“The German Rifle Commission, the same one that GAME??? up with the cartridge……,” a TTAG commentator writes. “Just where are your proof readers/editors residing currently??? Did they go to the Clinton school of politically correct writing??? Interesting article spoiled by no ‘spoof readers.'” Harsh! But it is true that . . .
TTAG doesn’t have any proof readers. There are the writers and there’s me and that’s it. As I write most of the content, when it comes to the majority of the articles on TTAG there’s me and there’s . . . me. And I make mistakes.
I go into a trance state when I write. I see words that aren’t there and don’t see words that are. Kinda like when you’re looking for your keys and they’re right in front of you but you don’t see them because you didn’t expect to see them there. Freaky!
There are also times when I get tired and make stupid mistakes. Times when I fail to fact check a fact because I’m virtually certain the info’s true and what are the odds I’m wrong?
If that’s not bad enough — and it is — I have been known to screw up someone else’s material in my zeal to make their article readable (e.g., eliminate passive construction).
I try hard not to make mistakes, and fix sh*t when it’s broken. To that end, I read as many of your comments as I can, and quickly correct typos and incorrect information. Our writers do the same with their posts and, thank you, mine.
I apologize for TTAG’s typos and mistakes. I thank you for your understanding and, uh, feedback. I submit this as my ultimate defense: TTAG may not be the most professional firearms-related website on the ‘net but we work hard every day to tell the truth about guns, no-holds-bard.