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What (if anything) does KOR stand for

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In various parts of the interweb I have come across postings in Esperanto which finish with the three letter acronym KOR or #KOR. From my initial perusals and observing what happens it seems to be something to do with a person's desire to have their language construction corrected by others.

Does anyone have a fuller explanation about this convention, how and why it is used and how to indicate that just occasionally you would like someone to just respond if they understood your meaning rather than give long critiques of one's beginner efforts ( sometimes it feels like genuine help and sometimes like a way to condescend to a beginner or put someone down and as a mild dyslexic who routinely makes a lot of mistakes it can be a bit wearing at times)

2 years ago

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It is not a convention, it is something introduced by the "Duolingo Esperanto Learners" group in Facebook (as far as I know). Some people start using it (instead of the whole "korektu min!") on different websites.

Citation from the Facebook group :

Add ‪#‎KOR‬ to your Esperanto post to request correction by an Esperanto instructor. Please instructors, no corrections without a specific request.

Since we are not in Facebook, it must just mean "Please correct my message".

2 years ago

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Thanks, i was seeing it somewhere other than facebook, on reddit i think, so it must be spreading

2 years ago

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I hope not. On Twitter "hashtag-kor" apparently means Korea.

2 years ago

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It's a hashtag used in the Duolingo Esperanto Learners FB group and apparently means "korektu min". It's not used anywhere else that I know of, unless it's spread. The intent is to cut down on gratuitous corrections and it seems to do that, although I've seen people (including advocates of the system) get around it by playing dumb and asking for a clarification.

2 years ago

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Thanks, might be I just saw it on FB and mixed it up,with other things ( I have been reading a lot about Esperanto recently )

2 years ago