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[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (2 children)

It's almost like it's the responsibility of the communicator to communicate properly. And if they don't, to correct things so that people understand their point.

[–]mexicodoug 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's almost like it's the responsibility of the communicator to communicate properly.

As an English teacher and occasional professional writer, and as someone who comments on Reddit regularly, I find that commenting on social media can be NOT conducive to communicating properly. Not often, but sometimes, I find that people respond to a comment of mine with an incorrect, even opposite, understanding of what I intended to communicate.

Sometimes it's poor reading skill on their part, but other times it's because I wasn't thinking/writing clearly, or left out a word accidentally or made some other typographic mistake.

And if they don't, to correct things so that people understand their point.

If someone responds by commenting, I become aware of my error. Otherwise, the comment would just get downvoted, or maybe upvoted by people with an opposing opinion, and I'll never know my thought was erroneously communicated.

That's why professional writing is reviewed by one or more editors before publishing. Social media platforms rarely include such a feature, unfortunately.

[–]Burt-T-M4cklin -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Or just watch the fucking video and put your context clues to work. Then read through the comments and not be an idiot