Oops! I Made a Mistake!

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Have you ever posted something on social media, or perhaps it was a comment on a post and just about one and a half seconds after you clicked the submit button…

Oops! Why didn’t I see that typo!!


Well you don’t have to live with teh typo,
go fixx it. :)


That ability is hiding right under your nose if you haven’t seen it already.


A little while back Facebook added the edit capability. It is hiding somewhat though. If you need to edit a post, notice the upper right of the posting box is a little down arrow that you can click for miscellaneous actions. One of which is “Edit Post”

If you need to make an edit to a comment, what you have to do is hover over the comment text that you want to edit. Notice that a pencil icon will appear in the upper right area of the comment area. Then you can choose to edit the comment.



Now that you see how to do an edit in Facebook, you are going to have no problem doing it in Google+ because it is nearly the same. On a post, there is a drop down menu and on a comment, you have to hover over the comment text to see the edit option pop up.



If you need to make a small correction on an ActiveRain comment to a blog post, hover over your comment and notice that you have three options appear in the lower right corner: Edit, Delete, and Report. Click on edit if you need to make a text correction. Note however, that the Edit option is only available for 24 hours. After that, it will stop showing.


Don’t Ignore the Red Squiggles!

It is harder and harder to make spelling mistakes these days because our computers highlight the words when we do. Now don’t ignore those red squiggly underlines! You made a mistake. (The squiggles happen automatically in FB, G+, WP, etc ) In ActiveRain, notice the spell check button on the toolbar. It is just one extra click but it can save you from missing something. When you see a red squiggle word, right click on it to see a pop up list of word options as to what it thinks you meant (left click the word in ActiveRain editor)


And that’s all I have to say about spelling mistakes. Now fixing you’re grammar, well their is another post someday for that topic. :)  Your welcome.

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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Craig, thanks for the tips on how to correct typos on Facebook, Google+ and AR.

Aug 16, 2014 02:16 AM #10
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Sometimes my fingers just don't do what I want them to ... and "oops" occur.  THIS info is definitely something I can put to good use ... thank you. 


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Aug 16, 2014 02:24 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Craig - I try to use the spell check all the time because of my propensity to rush and create typos.

Aug 16, 2014 02:44 AM #12
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Craig,  I find that my iPhone makes mistakes sometimes when I am posting something to facebook.  Ha - it's the phone - not me.  I was so happy to see that I can now go back in and correct the silly phone's mistakes with their edit feature. 

Aug 16, 2014 02:49 AM #13
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Craig, I do try and correct any errors I see and this is a great help for us all.  Took me a long time with Facebook how to figure out how to edit, so thanks for another great time saving post.

Aug 16, 2014 02:59 AM #14
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Craig, I am very careful to correct errors. I feel the spell checker on AR changes words without notification.  I proof read and it looks good. Then I spell check and words change. That requires I spend time proof reading a second time.  I digress.  As always you show us how to edit with words and graphics that make it easy to follow and understand.

Aug 16, 2014 03:59 AM #15
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Kathleen Daniels  - I have never seen the AR spell check tool actually change a word without me clicking on a word with red underline. I'm experimenting with that just now and it only just underlines the words.

Aug 16, 2014 07:16 AM #16
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Hi Craig... Good reminders. I can't tell you how many times that 1 1/2 seconds happened and the mistake was staring me in the face. More often than not, it happens when I post. I check, recheck, and check again, but right after hitting publish... Dang! My iPhone on the other hand is a totally different story and the spell check has gotten me mixed up more times than I'd care to admit. It seems to correct what it thinks are mistakes just after I hit send or save or publish.

Aug 16, 2014 07:53 AM #17
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I fex my grammer befor I post.  Wroks evrytime for me.  Clikc on ABC is all.

Aug 16, 2014 10:08 AM #18
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Craig, I was happy to see FB add the edit capability.  There's something about FB that destroys my ability to spell.  Maybe all the political rants and cat memes kill rational thought?? Bill

Aug 16, 2014 11:22 AM #19
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Craig what are you saying that any of us would post something with an error on it?>???  Well I never   

Aug 16, 2014 08:52 PM #20
Jeremy Joslin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - South Windsor, CT
Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales

Great Info.  Fortunately, I've never made a mistake:)

Aug 16, 2014 09:39 PM #21
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Great post - If the red squiggles didn't give it away, I'm sure to see all of my errors after I hit the "Post" button!

Aug 16, 2014 10:25 PM #22
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Craig, it's so great to have you back. We have ALL missed your tips and reminders. You are the best, D 

Aug 17, 2014 01:52 AM #23
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Very rare for me to make a typo, but good to know these fixes in case I do. Thanks for the informational post.

Aug 17, 2014 09:51 AM #24
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have to admit I knew about all those, but still have to delete and start over on twitter eh?

Aug 17, 2014 12:16 PM #25
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Craig ~ We truly appreciate the ability to correct our spelling and can't understand why everyone isn't cognizant of these features?

Aug 17, 2014 11:05 PM #26
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate


Thanks for the share.  It will be put to good use.  I know of the Facebook tool but not the Google one.

Aug 20, 2014 05:08 PM #27
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Certainly something that we need to be aware of Craig. looking forward to the grammar post! 

Aug 23, 2014 04:13 PM #28
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

It's great that all these social media sites have incorporated edits to correct comments and spell check. Thanks for showing us how to use them.

I find reading what I write to be an excellent way to review, and then I hit the spell check.

Sep 03, 2014 06:50 AM #29
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