Yes, typo corrections on the intentionally typo'd post will make me cancel next week's update too.
Mini rant time. So typos. I make them every so often in the comic. Most of the time it's something very minor like the swapping of two keys (I type fast and sometimes my left hand hits a key a second too soon). Most people ignore them. I like those people. But then you've got those people who feel the need to comment JUST to correct typos. I get email notifications for comments. I get a little hyped when I get those- and then really annoyed when it's a comment containing little more than a typo.
Like hello, I spent 5-12 hours on this page and the only thing you're going to comment on is a stupid typo? Not the art? What's going on in the story? It's frustrating and annoying as hell. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't FIVE different people correcting the same typo.
In the comment section rules I have on the main site it states:
"2. No spamming. Anything considered spam will be deleted. Spamming includes:
- Typo Corrections. While I appreciate the intent of these, more often than not they are spammy when 5 people comment only to post out typos. By the time you see the page it has already been uploaded to several sites. I'm unlikely to fix the typo unless it is major."
People are able to comb through and pick on typos but apparently lack the ability to read rules. Again, I do appreciate the intent but it's spammy, annoying, and at this point more frustrating than anything. Bonus points if the people pointing out typos are acting like they've given me a million dollars by pointing them out. Or if they go out of their way to screenshot the typo, upload it on DA, and mention me in the process. Yes, that has happened.
Why don't I just block them? Well- in the past I didn't want to go to the extremes of blocking spammy commenters. However, I have indeed started blocking for it on DA. However, on CF blocking doesn't really prevent people from commenting on your comic and that's a change I hope comes in the near future. All blocking does on CF is prevent people from sending me direct messages which only prevents them from sending me screenshots of the typo. Trust me when I say I know exactly who I'm blocking if/when CF updates their block system.
I hate blocking in any capacity, I really do, but honestly, it's making me dread posting pages more than anything. "Time to upload another page so people can focus on nothing except the mistakes I made!" type attitude forming. It's taken a toll on motivation as of late.
So what can I do to discourage this spam? I can't block them, making it a rule in the comments section is clearly not working. I get that this is probably a trivial pet peeve to have but you know what- I'm going to take some more drastic measures. PRS will not be updating today on CF, DA, or Twitter. Whenever the typo police are out in force, I'm skipping an update. Call it extreme or whatever but I'm tired of dealing with people DMing/mentioning me and wasting my time and energy with screenshots of typos. Patrons will of course get their early updates as originally scheduled. Same with discord.
I'm sorry guys, I know this is extreme, but I'm just in a foul mood over this and it's killing my motivation and energy.
To all of you good and wholesome commenters: Thank you! Your comments truly make my day and are what I look forward to most each time I post a page. You guys are the reason I've managed to not give up on this comic on so many occasions. Y'all are the best!