Yesterday morning I submitted a post, and when I saw later that people had reacted and commented, I looked at it again and saw that it had been badly mangled, as if a would-be copy editor had taken a dull hatchet and pinking shears to it. Needless to say, I fixed it. But I'm curious as to how such a thing could happen. An electronic glitch? Does the site use some kind of software that deletes random words when it feels like it? Or does the site, in fact, employ a human or humans who are allowed to alter people's prose? I did cut and paste it from where I'd already posted it, on Facebook, so I guess it's possible that it got screwed up in translation, but I don't know that. Anybody? Would an administrator or technical maven care to enlighten me here?
Every device i have ever had does this & worse from time to time.
This one, lately, has developed a weird "stutter" where it capitalizes the last word I have typed & adds it after the final punctuation mark, with a different "accent", usually an exclamation mark.
Or even worse, puts the last word of a Previous (fully posted) post as the first word of my next post,.......WTF!
So i just proofread & Edit. It cannot be fixed & the next tic could be far worse
The site works best with a desktop, people who use mobile devices, (I don't know if that includes you. ) often encounter problems. You can also sometimes get problems if you make the things first and then open them with the app, it is best to copy into a text editor, and then copy to here, or type straight into the site.
@waitingforgodo Well you know full well that, it was set up by Christian fundamentalists, to collect information on sceptics. And that they are making a hit list, ready for when the evangelicals are poised to take over and make the USA a theocracy.
I often copy and paste and sometimes drop a word while doing so. Proof read your own stuff. Fix it and proof read again. I find a mouse on a PC more accurate than a finger tap on an iPad,
This site does much stuff well. It even retrieves whole comments an unwatched finger tap loses.
Or it's a conspiracy.