Correcting misspellings on the subject line; was RE: Use of English on PBS (was: Re: PBS responses)

Jim McKenney
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:28:47 PDT
Adam wrote: “And in the case of Nerine masoniorum--the second "o" precedes
the "i" in texts dealing with the bulb, and on the internet.  So... are
people being polite by copying the error? …”


Adam, I think it might be important here to make a distinction between what
is written on the subject line and what is written in the text. 


Note that Jim Shields did not change the spelling on the subject line,  but
he did use the correct spelling in his text. That is what I would have done.


I’ve asked this question before and so far have not gotten a good answer: if
in replying one has changed the spelling of a word on the subject line, will
that effect search results which use the original misspelling?   Uncertainty
about this has made me reluctant to correct misspellings on the subject



Jim McKenney

Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone

My Virtual Maryland Garden



Webmaster Potomac Valley Chapter, NARGS 

Editor PVC Bulletin 


Webmaster Potomac Lily Society







More information about the pbs mailing list