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does spelling count in a webpage I tend to make a lot of mistakes

7/19/2017 5:38:02 PM

Elid Venega

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Assuming what makes you happy is serving a target audience: That depends on the audience. [Common people who went out and played all the time] tend to separate from those who [stayed in and read books] because their communication styles differ. This has no correlation to whether someone is a 'snobby elitist' or 'a country bumpkin'...they just learned different styles, under different preferences...but it still significantly affects how people react. Following, if your target audience: - likes your down-to-earth, natural, unthreatening language, you've got an opportunity to be an amazing success already. - is a business with a public image to keep, herd mentality expects businesses to be mostly error-free. Then it's reasonable to tell you to go further with spelling/grammar or pay someone to do it for you. If these just don't sound right for you, the assumption might be wrong.

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By the way, this video covers the interesting curve concerning the top 100 English words... and that everything works in this weird way -- societies, attention, popularity, wealth, every language from ancient history to today... kinda sorta an 80/20 rule (I've heard 90/10). The Zipf Mystery (Vsauce ... 21 minutes) https://youtu.be/fCn8zs912OE With those words getting the most attention; get them right and you get to blend in...while most people forgive you for getting weird words wrong (because hey, they don't know them either). I'd call that 80/20 curve the beaten path -- 80% of people are perfectly happy there and that's okay.

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@Ready I can drop any relevant limit tests your way if I have one / you want (like on one of your codes, or a Q&A...) -- if there's anywhere you just need to know what to work around so you can focus on your main idea. (no worries though)

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@Kirk Schafer That video gave me a fun coding project. It follows nicely after my first 2 codes on law of large numbers. Hoping SL can handle the data size needed to get a decent result Thanks for sharing.

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@Kirk Schafer Awesome, thank you. I'm not sure what's needed yet but I'll let you know