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Explanation, not excuse

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen, Danville, on Aug 8, 2013

I had an email exchange with a reader that I thought I would share with you. The editorial staff and I appreciate feedback, positive or negative (particularly positive though), and the chance to respond.

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Posted by Apollo G. X. Apted
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 9, 2013 at 7:01 am

Couple ideas:

1 -- There are always some readers who will catch those omissions, typos and occasional grammatical disasters that spell-check allows to pass. And this publication has a regular readership, some of whom would like to help, I'd bet. Would a clickable "proofread hot-line" email link to the editor, prominently displayed, be acceptable to facilitate that assistance?

2 -- do they teach Journalism in the local schools, or at least good or creative writing? What about linking-up with a class that might have one student/week eagle-eyeing the DX as a part of his/her regular assignments? Some will be better at it than others, but anything may be better than nothing.

3 -- While we're on the subject of possible improvements, here on the Forum message board I never use the Main view, and have to click through it to get to the Message Board view to see what's generating new discussion. Would you consider making Message the default Forum screen? What does anyone else think?