First of all, I did learn that it was apparently the community media operation that created the messed-up advertisement, although they may have had direction -- including text -- from a member of our group. That remains to be seen.
Second, there's some background to this that I chose not to include, but that has now become mildly amusing.
Before each of our events, I compose and send out an email invitation to our "supporters." These are people who sign up at an event, leaving their name and email address, saying that they wish to be notified of future events. I've done this for four or five years now, and the list has grown to the point that I have to send the notice out over the course of a day if I don't want Yahoo to shut my account down for spamming!
At our last membership meeting earlier this month, I was asked by the president of the group if I would send a copy of the invitation to the membership as well. I think part of her reason for this was because she didn't trust that I was actually sending it out, or maybe I'm just paranoid. Anyway, I dutifully sent it out to the membership last week -- a week earlier than it goes to the list. I received a couple of nice responses, thanking me for doing this volunteer task and complimenting me on how well the text was written. (No typos, for one thing.)
One member, however, chose to criticize me on two points. One issue was a judgment call; I explained to her why I chose the option I did. Hardly arguable, since the underlying facts were correct, as she had acknowledged. The other issue was not arguable at all, since the underlying facts were what she herself had provided. So I just laughed it off.
But when the "oh fuck" item showed up, with all its errors, and the question became does anyone even recognize them -- or care -- I just rolled my eyes and engaged in a lot of swearing. Then came the chuckle.
Last night I received another little "thank you" note from another member of the group. She addressed me as "Laura."
Conclusion -- They don't even know enough to care if they wanted to.
Dunning-Kruger rides again!!