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Do you hate to be corrected?
« on: May 12, 2013, 07:37:12 AM »
Scenario:
-You share some infographic on Facebook that makes some claim (political, food science, etc)
-I comment with a single link to a snopes or politifact or factcheck article with references that demonstrates that the claim is wrong.

What is your response?

I've been accused of being ANGRY so I stopped including my own commentary when I post the link. Now I'm accused of being offensive because I shouldn't correct family members like that.

Personally, if I make a statement that is demonstrably incorrect, I want people to correct me.

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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 07:56:06 AM »
If they don't want to be corrected they shouldn't post inaccurate information, especially when a quick snopes check almost always reveals whether those passed along emails/links/pictures/etc. have any merit or not.

People want to be able to post their tirades without being challenged or having to think about their nonsense. Well, facebook isn't designed for one way communication (but twitter is). Personally I gave up trying to represent truth to many people on facebook and took them out of my news stream because I don't have an interest in seeing that much crazy and those people don't have an interest in the facts even if it pistolwhipped them in the face.
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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:22:19 AM »
I have been corrected on a few things on facebook, and while it stings the ego a bit, I'd prefer to be pointed out than put forward something that is untrue.
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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 08:29:08 AM »
I don't care if those people are insulted or not.  I post the correction for everyone else who has to read it.  People have a habit of believing what they read.  Whatever nonsense was posted by the original poster will likely get shared onward by someone else, either on Facebook or in real life.  I figure that correcting it up front is doing a favor to all those people, even if the original poster gets their feelings hurt from their embarrassment.  There's already too much misinformation out there.

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 08:36:32 AM »
You should stay off facebook.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 08:44:34 AM »
I agree with the OP and do the same thing and if someone doesn't like it, well, too bad!

No different then trying to help someone on a forum, if I provide bad advice, answer something incorrectly or someone has a better idea then I'm all for hearing about it and learning as well:)
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 09:08:11 AM »
While I still think ya'll should stay off facebook, there is a definite "right" and "wrong" way to correct someone online. Just posting a link may not seem personal or sensitive or whatever people are looking for. Here's a for instance (kinda): For a long time I used to think emoticons were corny and childish and silly, but then I realized how far they actually go in portraying levity and/or friendliness, etc. So if you say "I'm making a Belgium Ale" I may correct you and tease you a little but if I uase a ;) it makes in all ok. :)
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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 09:30:13 AM »
Personally I gave up trying to represent truth to many people on facebook and took them out of my news stream because I don't have an interest in seeing that much crazy and those people don't have an interest in the facts even if it pistolwhipped them in the face.

^This. This may not surprise anyone here, but I tend to speak my mind. If people don't like it, they delete me. If someone is really obtuse and aggressively ignorant on my own feed, I delete them. It all works out in the end.
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 10:42:56 AM »
Personally I gave up trying to represent truth to many people on facebook and took them out of my news stream because I don't have an interest in seeing that much crazy and those people don't have an interest in the facts even if it pistolwhipped them in the face.

^This. This may not surprise anyone here, but I tend to speak my mind. If people don't like it, they delete me. If someone is really obtuse and aggressively ignorant on my own feed, I delete them. It all works out in the end.

I don't have a problem with you correcting me, it's that yer such an ass when you do. :P
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 11:13:40 AM »
I don't have a problem with you correcting me, it's that yer such an ass when you do. :P

That is so true. I've been called a lot of things, but "tactful" is not one of them.
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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 11:37:10 AM »
No lie, this is one of my biggest pet peeves. People, regardless of which side of the political spectrum they're on, love to "share" or "forward" some stupid piece of drivel that supports whatever opinion they have, regardless of facts. If ignorance and confirmation bias had a love child, it would be a shared infographic on Facebook.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 11:46:03 AM »
. If ignorance and confirmation bias had a love child, it would be a shared infographic on Facebook.

Priceless! I can't stand it when someone tries to share me a bit of their "wisdom" in email as a tag line. I just can't stand it! STFU up already!
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Re: Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
So if you say "I'm making a Belgium Ale" I may correct you and tease you a little but if I uase a ;) it makes in all ok. :)

You misspelled "use" :))

I've gotten myself in trouble for correcting people, but it's never happened on Facebook. I don't have much sympathy though. You want to post dumb stuff without commentary? Buy a diary.

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 12:33:52 PM »
I love this thread.
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Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 01:02:50 PM »
ah, the lovely nirvana of not being on Facebook.

i jumped off almost 3 years ago. not for correction stuff, but for 3 separate are-you-kidding-me-i'm-a-grown -up-not-in-high-school-anymore situations. one of which because i friended someone another friend didn't like and the fallout it caused. seriously. 
« Last Edit: May 12, 2013, 01:05:22 PM by sparkleberry »
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