For those who have issues with this thread, consider it this way - these are our issues. It doesn't mean we don't like you/won't help you/won't reply etc. It's just things that get us - like the colour green annoys some people. It might be weird but it doesn't mean they hate everyone who wears it. If you want advice though it seems the ladies in here are in no way about to jump you or anything, please ask.
For me, I have fairly mild issues that if I was a child today would probably see me labelled as OCD, Aspergers and ADHD. So if you take the OCD and add in the observant nature from the aspie you'll see I am prone to notice things that other people wouldn't even realise were there.
Then add in the fact that my background is in print advertising (good fit, lol). If I made a mistake or didn't pick something up in those ads, I was actually liable to be sued as were my clients, my employer and so on in the event that one wrong word changed the representation of the product/service - aka false/misleading/deceptive advertising. So I HAD to notice. I'd have clients who would suffer from their own clients if something had a mistake in it that was just grammar or similar, demanding their money back for that week.
Anyway basically I spent a good deal of my working week 'proofing' so I notice. I get the urge sometimes to sit when I'm reading my chick lit escapism books with a red pen and fix all the mistakes that have made it to print I'd probably love to be a sub-editor. That'd be a good role for me.
Anyway it's not about YOU. It's about me. I would NEVER in a million years go into your thread and not respond because your sentence structure is a bit off. I'd never go in on an unrelated topic and tell you that your grammar is wrong. No way, no how. I might have my issues about this but I also like to live my life as a nice person!!
Ok, now that's out, I think I've seen most of not all issues of mine in here. I hate posting from my phone in here because I'm guaranteed to make a mistake or get auto-corrected without knowing and then I can't go back and edit.
I find seen/saw, bought/brought, did/done are all things I struggle with but they are also really common so maybe I just run into them more. I think my issue is grammar more than spelling in general.