Should You Correct That Thing on the Internet Quiz


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About This Quiz

You see it (or maybe hear it) right there: It's on the Internet, and it's not right. You're sure of it. It beckons you, "Correct me! Point me out! Tell everyone how wrong I am, and how right you are!" But … should you, really?

Is it pedantry?

Did you start by saying, "Well, actually … "

Could the mistake cause harm?

Could the mistake cause embarrassment?

Is it an issue of personal preference?

Is it a matter of opinion?

Can the mistake be fixed?

Is your comment related to the person's gender, race or other personal trait?

Are you sure your correction is correct?

And it's just the correction … no insults or personal judgments?

And it's constructive?

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