In this topic, you share a text relevant to EA, such as an article, essay, blog post, book or academic paper. I tell you three errors.
I’m offering to help EA by finding errors that people didn’t know about. Please only submit texts for which knowing errors would be valuable to you. I hope this will be useful and appreciated.
If I post errors for your text, you must choose to debate one of the errors with me or choose not to debate. A one sentence reply explicitly opting out of debating is fine, but silence violates the game rules. Other feedback, such as which errors you agree or disagree with, is also welcome.
I only guarantee to do this for up to 5 submissions made within 5 days. First come, first serve. Limit 1 per person.
You must have already read the text in full yourself and like it a lot. (If you skipped reading notes or appendices, that’s fine, but state it.)
I must be able to find a free, electronic copy of the text. I can frequently find this for paywalled texts. If you already have a link or the file itself, please send it to me (DMs are fine).
If I can’t find three errors, I’ll say that. I don’t expect this to come up much. If it does, my expectation was wrong. I have two beliefs here. First, I’ll be able to find errors in texts that I disagree with. Second, people here are likely to share stuff I have disagreements with. To give a number, I predict finding errors for at least 80% of texts.
I expect prose texts over 1000 words long that say something reasonably substantial and complex. Otherwise I may aim to find fewer errors.
I’m not agreeing to read the whole text. My plan is to read enough to find three errors then stop. If something is addressed in a part I didn’t read, you can tell me and I’ll respond. I have experience replying based on partial reading and it’s rarely a problem.
I will only post errors that I consider important. If you consider an error unimportant, let me know and I’ll explain my perspective. You’re welcome to do that before either choosing an error to debate or choosing not to debate. You may want to state why you think it’s unimportant so I can address your reasoning, but I can explain importance regardless.
Your EA forum account must have been created in Sept 2022 or earlier.
Maybe this will inspire someone else to host the same game or a similar game.
This can serve as some examples of replying to the first error (well, first three).