Try to picture this:
You decide to help the community correcting some notebook entries, then you notice there is already a correction there.
Situation 1 - The correction is full of mistakes
Situation 2 - Not only is the correction full of mistakes, but also the person gave some wrong grammar explanations, justifying the mistakes they made and teaching them as if they were correct.
Have you ever come across “corrections” like this?
What did you do or what would you do if you did?
Would you correct them? Report them? Downvote them? Ignore? PM the student/corrector?
Hello, Allie. yogi mate.
I've been correcting more than 300 notebooks in my language, Japanese. When I see a strange correction and don't say anything about it and add my correction quietly. But there are not so many weird corrections in Japanese section. However, I sometimes think the learners want just grammatical correction or useful natural expressions. It depend on their levels though. And this is off topic, I'm astonished by people don't say "thank you" after correction and post another. Do they dislike the corrections and require better one? There are some weird people I don't understand. :P
You shouldn't criticise other people.
Just do your own correction as well as you can. And describe exactly, why you are right
Allie, this is a problem that's been going on for years on italki. Here are a couple of threads I started on this issue:
There's no obvious answer. If you criticise the member who's making the substandard corrections, they'll just start getting nasty.
There's one particular member who is incapable of writing a coherent sentence in English and yet has 'corrected' thousands of unsuspecting learners' notebook entries. This member introduces their own grammatical errors, and turns correct English into complete nonsense. And there's nothing that anyone can do about it.