Should You Correct That Thing on the Internet Quiz

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Is it pedantry?

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Did you start by saying, "Well, actually … "

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Could the mistake cause harm?

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Could the mistake cause embarrassment?

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Is it an issue of personal preference?

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Is it a matter of opinion?

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Can the mistake be fixed?

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Is your comment related to the person's gender, race or other personal trait?

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Are you sure your correction is correct?

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And it's just the correction … no insults or personal judgments?

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And it's constructive?

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About This Quiz

You see it (or maybe hear it) right there: It's on the Internet, and it's not right. You're sure of it. It beckons you, "Correct me! Point me out! Tell everyone how wrong I am, and how right you are!" But … should you, really?

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