Why do blogs cross out words and not just delete them?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by waloshin, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    #1
    Why do blogs strike out words and not just delete them when they don't make sense?
     
  2. schimmel macrumors member

    schimmel

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Sweden
    #2
    If I understand you correctly, it's because it's less confusing to do it that way. The comments probably refers to that word in some way, and that's why it was changed. If it would just be replaced by the new word, the comments wouldn't make sense to new readers, and so on.
     
  3. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    #3
    I think also if they're making corrections or updates they keep whatever was written initially and strike it out. I guess that way is more honest in a way, as they reported a certain fact, then corrected it without "sweeping it under the rug".
     
  4. MOFS macrumors 65816

    MOFS

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Location:
    Durham, UK
    #4
    The other reason is for a comedic aside, so the real thought are "strike thru"-d, whereas the official reason is then subsequently written. Bit difficult to give an example here as no strike thru text modifier.:eek:
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #5

    For the life of me, I can't think of a good reason.
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    #6
    Do it manually. See the secret list of magic codes. The droid word you seek is "strike".
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007

Share This Page