It’s nice to have access to local news and I keep trying to use this site but it has a number of huge turn-offs for me. Please try to address these issues if you want to be seen as “news” and not an amateur-style “blog”.
1. Use spelling and grammar checks. News should be written properly. Nearly every story on this site has bad spelling or grammatical errors. You treat your readers as imbeciles and I expect most of your readers are exactly that as a result.
2. Stop using the words “another” and “rocked” all the time. Electrical outages do not “rock” neighbourhoods. “Another” car accident story doesn’t need the word “another” pasted on it. Everything has happened before and will likely happen again. “Another” is a pointless word most of the time.
3. Do not publish pictures of human feces. No one wants to see it.
4. Stop using capital letters incorrectly! Words rarely need to be capitalized within a sentence. Basic adjectives do not need capitalization. “The black Hyundai…” not “The Black Hyundai…”. “Thunder Bay is a great place, and it’s a lot like the city Plate Cove West, in Newfoundland where I was born and raised.” Says Jeremy.” contains two errors. The unneeded capital creates a sentence fragment. “Thunder Bay is a great place, and it’s a lot like the city Plate Cove West, in Newfoundland where I was born and raised.” says Jeremy.
The bottom line is that you write to adults about adult issues. Please stop writing like you only have a grade six education and I will stop telling people how crappy this site is. Seriously, this site is like a grade 6 newsletter at best.
Six “p” rule = Proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance. Learn to use English correctly before you try to present yourself as a journalist.
(Note from Pino: This just in, Another person ROCKED by basic shit that doesn’t matter to us. Also, a blog is based on a persons opinions, not news, know the difference. Have a good day REAL Concerned Citizens. May you all HaVe A gOoD dAy. Picture BeLoW)