First of all, everyone take a look at the Submit page here on this site, and read the instructions.
Secondly, I am amazed how many submissions come in from registered members, that make it unbelievably obvious they did not read a word of the instructions. It’s like AT LEAST 50%!!! And they are from NON-Filipinos!
Now I’m not asking for perfection, and I don’t mind mild grammar and punctuation errors, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I constantly get copy & pasted articles from other sites, or if they’re uniquely hand written, they’re in one big block paragraph, no punctuation, or consistently horrible punctuation, random capitalization of words in mid sentence, instead of at the beginning of a new sentence, etc.
How does this look:
my trip to the mall
my gosh filipinos Are stoopid as fuck im retired here in filipinnes from florida i was Going to the mall the Other Day to buy Some groserry’s and i Saw this sign in the store that Made no sense At all the grammar and Spelling was so bad i Just facepalmed and Shook my head in pity.so I made my way To the managers office to Ask why a professional grocery store Cant even psell words right or write so that it Makes any snence at all.and all He cood say is sorry sir.
I swear I get at least 4 or 5 submissions that bad every month, from non-Filipinos. I get a whole lot of articles just copy and pasted from another site.
Folks, This is not a Philippines news blog. This is a blog primarily about foreigners in Philippines, for foreigners in Philippines, and their real, true experiences in Philippines. You’re welcome to reference a news story, quote it, and write your opinions on it, or your similar experience related to the news article, etc. But just plain copy and paste from another site with no commentary on how it relates to you or your experience is just going to be trashed.
Please folks, understand I’m not going to be your proofreader. And I’m not going to publish your article if it is written below average elementary grade levels. And if you refuse to take 5 minutes to read the instructions on the submit page, I’m going to refuse to publish your submission.
Here’s a link to get you started: Learn To Read And Write
On the other hand, thank you to those contributors that do take the time to write properly, intelligibly, and with halfway decent grammar and punctuation. Because those are the only submissions I publish.
Why am I writing this post? I hope to cut down on my own wasted time. I don’t care if you waste YOUR time writing something that will not see the light of day, but I do care when you waste mine.