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#1 Hooves

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:36 PM

Egads! are we not living in the 21st century? are we expected to be typists?

bring on the spelling checker!

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 04:18 PM

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55% of plepoe can. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but teh wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

I duntspiell 2gut eiver. +Gramr is evn worser :blink:

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OOPS!! 4got da link
http://www.iespell.com/download.php

Edited by Leo, 20 December 2007 - 04:38 PM.


#3 fiddlerjoebob

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

Is "cripy" a word used frequently in Californao. We tend to say Crimeany in Vermont, but I am not sure of the spelinling.

randy :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:25 PM

Considering what I've seen so far in this thread, I think you guys should be made to

Check your spelling at the door!

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:19 PM

Considering what I've seen so far in this thread, I think you guys should be made to

Check your spelling at the door!

:ph34r:


Waht's worng? I dind't get it.
And why all tihs tlak aobut sepllnig? I was albe to raed all the psosts wihtuot any prboelm.

#6 Boney

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 06:21 PM

Is "cripy" a word used frequently in Californao.

If it's Californian, does that mean it's something like "bloody"?

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55% of plepoe can. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.


Seriously, I spell pretty decent but I type terribly, often transposing or duplciating letters. Lucky I don't play English tina! So last year I put up a request for a spell checker, but was told that it wasn't on Invision's to-do list.

I wonder about CNet users who aren't native English speakers, if they actually have to stop and htink to read words like taht, teh, and wiht. Worse yet, what happens when they use an automatic translator program liek Babelfish or Google's online tools? Computers aren't nearly so holographic-minded as we humans. (Yes, I could read that mangled prose, which is even worse than my fastest typing).
--Mike K.
Edited to note that none of hte misspellings above are deliberate! That's how I type!

Edited by ragtimer, 20 December 2007 - 10:25 PM.


#8 Leo

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:11 AM

Seriously, I spell pretty decent but I type terribly, often transposing or duplciating letters. Lucky I don't play English tina! So last year I put up a request for a spell checker, but was told that it wasn't on Invision's to-do list.

I wonder about CNet users who aren't native English speakers, if they actually have to stop and htink to read words like taht, teh, and wiht. Worse yet, what happens when they use an automatic translator program liek Babelfish or Google's online tools? Computers aren't nearly so holographic-minded as we humans. (Yes, I could read that mangled prose, which is even worse than my fastest typing).
--Mike K.
Edited to note that none of hte misspellings above are deliberate! That's how I type!

Hi ragtimer

Ok; all kidding aside. When I add a post, or edit, or use PM, the menu bar of the forum software has a toolbar for formatting. On the top line, on the right is a button marked ABC over a check mark. Click it and an error message will come up that says: "ieSpell not detected. Click to go to the download page". It's the link in the post you quoted. It adds a spell checker to Internet Explorer. If you click on the CNET download mirror it takes you to here: http://www.download....0...&tag=button

It says:"IESpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell-checks text-input boxes on a Web page. It should come in particularly handy for users who do a lot of Web-based text entry (Web mail, forums, blogs, diaries). Even if your Web application already includes spell-checking functionality, this utility is faster than a server-side solution. Plus, you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications instead of having to maintain separate ones on each application"

Tthnaks ;)
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:23 AM

If I were to choose between someone not posting because they fear that their spelling or grammar was not good enough, or that they speak another language other than English, then I would choose the posting every time.We all attempt where possible to compile our postings in the best possible way and the more complicated ones I spend some time thinking the post over before posting,but this site is about people posting,putting forward ideas,making amusing comments,
helping other players etc. What we do not want to do is to put anyone off posting,it should be encouraged and welcomed no matter how the posting is put together.
Al

#10 JimLucas

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:25 AM

Ok; all kidding aside. When I add a post, or edit, or use PM, the menu bar of the forum software has a toolbar for formatting. On the top line, on the right is a button marked ABC over a check mark. Click it and an error message will come up that says: "ieSpell not detected. Click to go to the download page". It's the link in the post you quoted. It adds a spell checker to Internet Explorer.

Hmm. I don't see that button. On the other hand, I'm not using IE.

My browser (SeaMonkey) seems to have its own spell checker, though, so Invision doesn't need to provide one for me.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:37 AM

Seriously, I spell pretty decent but I type terribly, often transposing or duplciating letters.

From the comments here (and some of the spelling and fouled-up "formatting" I've seen in posts), I wonder whether I'm the only one who uses the "Preview Post" button to review what I've written and correct it before actually posting it? :unsure:

We all attempt where possible to compile our postings in the best possible way...

I think the evidence is that we don't all go to that trouble. :(

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:50 AM

hi Leo ,

do you have any suggestion for Firefox text control?

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:03 AM

Hello Dirk,

Go to the Firefox homepage and download the spell-checker! I've used it for ages and it works well enough although it does tend to use American spellings for some words - which I ignore! I generally have no problems with spelling but like others I tend to transpose letters when typing.

To answer Jim's question, I use the preview post function every time I post, often several times. I still miss the odd howler though. :(

hi Leo ,

do you have any suggestion for Firefox text control?

Dirk



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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:28 AM

Hello Dirk,

Go to the Firefox homepage and download the spell-checker! I've used it for ages and it works well enough although it does tend to use American spellings for some words


If you go to the firefox extensions page Here you can download other language dictionaries to use with the built in spell checker (I think the firefox spell checker is built in for version 2 upwards) - there's a British english one that you can install. (The spellchecker is switched on in the depths of the Edit->Preferences->Advanced->General

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:39 AM

An advert in todays local paper

BED FOR SALE
with Matrice

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#16 Leo

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:09 AM

An advert in todays local paper

BED FOR SALE
with Matrice

Al

Hi Al

This should work

http://nerdapproved....le-of-whiteout/

Thanks :D
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:21 AM

hi Leo ,

do you have any suggestion for Firefox text control?

Dirk

Hi Dirk

Doesn't Firefox2 come with one? I think it was upgraded last summer :unsure:
http://www.mozilla.c...x/features.html

Thanks
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:07 PM

If I were to choose between someone not posting because they fear that their spelling or grammar was not good enough, or that they speak another language other than English, then I would choose the posting every time.
...
What we do not want to do is to put anyone off posting,it should be encouraged and welcomed no matter how the posting is put together.
Al

I was not worried about non-native English speakers' postings -- these folks seem to be pretty careful. I was concerned about their attempts to read ours (my) sloppy typing.

My real question was: How careful should we be about fixing every little typo? Do a few transposed letters really cause trouble for someone?

BTW, one nice thing about this group is: very few nit-picks about honest errors. (Just a few jokes now and then).

Now to see if I have that spell checker button on the frame ... OK, found it,, wenet tot eh DOwnload, loaded it, will attempt intallation later. THanks, Mike K.




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