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Haven't used stack exchange in a while - forgot how cancerous the community is. Posted a question today on the raspberry pi forum, and someone (within a few mins of posting) edited my post to replace a hyphen with a comma, and removed the word "basically".

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  • 8
    So basically they just helped -- by improving readability!!!!!
  • 5
    @zvyn Removing a hyphen and a single word doesn't change shit. It just shows they're a no life Grammar Nazi who needs to realize not everyone speaks English and not everyone speaks perfect English.
  • 4
    @jhh2450 I think correcting someone is different from criticising them for not being perfect. I personally am grateful for that kind of feedback, especially since I'm not a native English speaker. Also if it doesn't matter whether there is a comma or a hyphen why get upset that someone changed it?
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    I suppose without seeing the post in question, you might think it would improve readability, but I do speak good English (and write it too,) and by no means did the edit improve on anything except possibly make the post slightly more formal.
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    @zvyn @jhh2450 (forgot to tag you in the above comment)
  • 2
    Could you link the question? I always upvote stuff like that to counter assholes in that fucking toxic site.
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    @AleCx04 absolutely- thanks:) and I realise it may be a stupid question, but I'm not a hardware person
    https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/...
  • 1
    Well, if you didn't get downvoted, consider yourself - lucky :/
  • 2
    @pmike I did, it seems someone countered it
  • 0
    @j4cobgarby damn... I was almost seeing some hope in SE :)
  • 2
    @pmike haha, seems unlikely for there to be any hope left
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    @zvyn Correcting someone is a dick move. It's kind of an "I'm better than you" attitude. Don't get me wrong, having someone critique you is fine, but only in the appropriate situation.

    I've got a friend from Germany who I'm constantly helping him fix his grammar. We've established it's ok for me to correct him, and he is always very appreciative.

    But correcting a complete stranger just to be a know-it-all is not ok.
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    @j4cobgarby not a stupid question at all.
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    @AleCx04 well thank you :)
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    They veto'd my post because I did an edit to add the hardware I was working with

    CAUSE THAT ISN'T A RELEVANT EDIT AT ALL RIGHT HAHAHAHAHA
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    Here's why I did it: Needed reputation to comment.
    That's the only reason I did it and I could see why someone would do that.
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