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Offline luckybit

Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:16:57 PM »

Unlimited Opportunities should be changed to say "Limitless opportunities".
http://bitshares.org/index.php#industries

Unlimited Opportunities isn't the best use of the the English language. Unlimited Opportunities seems like the intended expression was to be "Limitless Opportunities". To a native English speaker Unlimited Opportunities has an awkward sound to it compared to the standard expression. This awkwardness makes it stand out in the wrong way.

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Canidate should be spelled "Candidate".
http://bitshares.org/voting/

Prior to the official launch of Bitshares I think it is important that spelling be perfect on the website. Presentation is everything and errors in grammar may give people a certain impression about the state of the source code.

The website looks very good, it just needs some additional polish in the grammar dept is all.


« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 12:19:43 PM by luckybit »
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Re: Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 01:31:55 PM »
https://github.com/BitShares/bitshares.org

I just submitted a fix for the "candidate" misspelling.  You can fix these issues yourself and request that your changes be merged into the site, if you like.

Offline bytemaster

Re: Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 01:33:49 PM »

https://github.com/BitShares/bitshares.org

I just submitted a fix for the "candidate" misspelling.  You can fix these issues yourself and request that your changes be merged into the site, if you like.

Thanks.   

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Re: Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 01:45:27 PM »
Just a tiny one. With Eddie it says "Bitshares MUSIC", with cob is says "BitShares Music".
 

Offline luckybit

Re: Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 04:47:36 AM »

https://github.com/BitShares/bitshares.org

I just submitted a fix for the "candidate" misspelling.  You can fix these issues yourself and request that your changes be merged into the site, if you like.

Thanks.   

Define native English speaker?   


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My working definition of a native English speaker is someone who speaks English exclusively.

To put it another way, it's a person who thinks exclusively in English. This person for example might have a large vocabulary, and know a few different words which mean the same thing, but in order to capture different feelings or frames they choose different words according to for example how the word looks to the eye or sounds to the ear when read out loud.

Homonyms I would think would be really confusing for non-native English speakers. Also the word associations are different even between different groups of native English speakers but there are common word associations in certain communities.

So usually "Limitless" is used in favor of Unlimited even though both expressions would be grammatically correct. Limitless being more commonly expressed as "Limitless possibilities" is just the more popular way of saying it and so it doesn't stand out as much. If the goal is to make the expression stand out then Unlimited does stand out but it's associated with "Unlimited data plan"  for example to most people in the United States.

Unlimited data plans may not exist everywhere so those associations don't exist elsewhere, so the connotations are the same.

I apologize for all of this. I'm a nitpicking perfectionist at times which is why it's probably best to ignore my subjective cosmetic suggestions. Spellchecking is objective.
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Offline toast

Re: Suggestions for improvement of the website, spelling errors.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 03:00:52 PM »
luckybit +5% "Unlimited Opportunities" makes me feel like like I tripped when I read it... good call
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