Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wellcome to Are Sight; We Hope U Liek It!

I'm sure this has happened; probably a bunch of times. But I'm not a content guy. Other than porn (see Thursday's upcoming TFRL), I really don't care what people put on their sites. That isn't my particular problem, and I pay very little attention to what people send us for content. I have enough problems without worrying that faculty members with multiple graduate degrees can't spell or put together a complete sentence.

And we have a very decentralized approach to content on our site anyway. It's called "every man for himself".  In other words, departments are pretty much on their own when it comes to content, unless they want to pay money to get help - which is rare.

BTW, we have neither a "Physeology" nor a Physiology department on our campus, so I can't get in trouble for that. And depending on your stylistic rules, there might be 17 errors in that short paragraph.


Anonymous said...

Yes, the foreign grad student who's been doing that database work for us, he can do a great job on our website.

Susan said...

You may not be a content guy, but I'm a content lady. This resonates w/me for sure. :-D

Anonymous said...

I am not, by title or position description, a content guy. However, by nature I very much am.

I cringe every time I receive content like this to post on our website, but I am not really allowed to say anything about it, so I just have to let it go the way it is.

Anonymous said...

This happened on my campus too, except it was the philosophy department and they misspelled their department name multiple times and not consistently either - maybe it was a philosophical statement. I do, however, have the power and the authority to go in and correct style, spelling and grammar errors - a power I wield all too often. *sigh.