Spell check function

Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:17
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I think it's time to include a spell check function to this site!. What do the Managers think of including a spell check function?
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Reply By: Rod W - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:22

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:22
Yes! I've often wished there was one.
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Reply By: floyd - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:29

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:29
wotfar mesmellinggoodtoday./'.';, alwais usse myesmellchek b4 puutting woods hear
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:45

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:45
If you use Internet Explorer, get iespell
If you use Firefox, get spellbound
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:28

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 12:28
I use ieSpell, been a bloody great program easy to use.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:00

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:00
Should have added that you can use it for all web postings on all sites also not just on here, so is more useful than a dedicated EO system.
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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:53

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:53
Thanks MrB. Down loaded Ispell. Pretty simple.
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Reply By: Coops (WA) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:08

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:08
personally I think that if we're not sure then we should look it up ourselves and find out the correct spelling.
Doesn't make a whole lot of difference to me in the end and if David sees fit then good on him but I'll manage without it.
Not a dig , just my thoughts
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, May 20, 2005 at 16:10

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 16:10
Ditto!!!
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:48

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 13:48
there's nothing wrong with my spelling...its my typing!
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:02

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:02
Yep, I've got fat fingers... Especially on night shift...
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:04

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 14:04
i have ten left thums...see i meant to type digits
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:17

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 09:17
Ha ha ...... thums = thumbs
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:01

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:01
I think an edit feature would be much better...

hoo care's if ewe mispel fings realy
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, May 20, 2005 at 16:20

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 16:20
Yes, I agree that an edit function would be handy...

prob'ly best if it was "active" for only a limited time after message is posted, otherwise ppl would be editing their posts left, right & centre, and things could get thrown right "out of whack"...

I'm OK wit tha spelun (I think???;-))
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:08

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:08
Bugger the edit feature!
If we had that, people would be able to change posts and they wouldnt get the ragging they so often deserve.

An idea is to not post whilst drunk....
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:07

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:07
Sparky, you can always us a spell checker on your computer. Well perhaps not you specifically but contributers can and cut and paste the checked passage to the response. It is on the local computer after all and doesn't get to the remote til you actually press.

Just type it into a word processor and cut and paste. My problems are the typos anyway rather than misspelt words...........
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:35

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:35
spill checq got my vtoe
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Reply By: motherhen - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:49

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 15:49
How often do i see my mis-typing as the words vanish after I have pressed submit! I would prefer an ability to edit our own posts.

I see some pretty amazing typing and spelling on the forum - but don't mind in the least - we can still read the meaning. We live in a world of sms, msn, email - all "quick communiciation" where bad typing, spelling, and the abbreviations we wonder over are all the go.

By the way, this from me, who my children well remebmer how i used to get the yellow highlighter on the school newsletters and send them back to the teacher - now they should do better, so deserve to be corrected.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:34

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 17:34
Oh, you mean like this ?

"By the way, this from me, who my children well remebmer how i used to get the yellow highlighter on the school newsletters and send them back to the teacher - now they should do better, so deserve to be corrected."

remember spelt incorrectly
"i" needs to be a capital letter
"to get the yellow highlighter onto"
change to "used to use the yellow highlighter on"
teacher...singular, they plural....please don't mix.
Suggest re phrasing the last part of the very one long sentence, possibly breaking it into two more coherent sentences.

Footy...former teacher

(yep, we all make mistakes, don't we:))))))))

(and boy will I get some flak over this one)
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 01:27

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 01:27
LoL..that is too close to home Footloose, my wife is a teacher and is always telling me to put a few full stops in my replies. I just tell her I type it like I'd say it, and we aren't getting marked on it...little did I know!

Definitely agree that we need an edit function, or at the very least a fake first submit, because just like Motherhen said, I see all my mistakes the second the reply is on it's way
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 07:07

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 07:07
My vote goes to you Motherhen, I also usually see my grammar and typing mistakes when its too late to change them. Carolyn
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Follow Up By: motherhen - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:54

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 10:54
Good one Footloose! LOL
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11:03

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11:03
Sorry Motherhen. The opportunity was too good to resist. My grammar and spelling often slips on the net, but it's usually an informal medium of communication.
I'd have to agree that many education systems have a lot to answer for. The other day I was helping someone address a list of criteria for a job application with Qld Health, and the application form had an error !
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:02

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:02
My Knew Pea Sea

Eye have a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea,
It planely marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin not sea.

Eye strike a key and right a word
And weight four it two sae
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long,
And eye can put the error rite,
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect all the weigh
My chequer has tolled me sew!

Mike Harding :)
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:05

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:05
I should have mentioned; the above was not written by me. I found it somewhere on the net a few years ago.

Mike Harding
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Monday, May 23, 2005 at 07:06

Monday, May 23, 2005 at 07:06
Saw this today and thought it fitted this thread I bet most can read and understand it. Carolyn

Rindercella

Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion.

Rindercella worked very hard - frubbing scloors, emptying poss pits
and shivelling shot. At the end of the day she was nloody backered.

The sugly isters were right bugly astards. One was called Chairy Hest and the other was called Hetty Swands. They were really yorrible and hucky and had fetty sweet .

The sugly isters had tickets to go to the ball but the botton ritches wouldn't let Rindercella go.

Suddenly there was a bighty mang and her gairy fodmother appeared.

She purned a tumpkin and six mite whice into a cuge farriage with six hite worses.

The gairy fodmother told Rindercella to be back by dimnight otherwise there would be a clopppin falamity
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Reply By: greenant - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:50

Friday, May 20, 2005 at 18:50
Thought this was worth sharing. Pretty amazing!

Subject: Typoglycemia

Don't delete this because it looks weird. Believe it or not you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearer at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Amzanig huh?

yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.



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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:11

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:11
Ummmmmmmm dear MOTH if your look up under the tools on the computer you will see iespell...... it has been there for a couple of years. Personally I think typos add character and expression to posts but then I am only a SWBO.

Carolyn
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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:54

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 08:54
Pity spell checkers don't fix the grammar!
I agree with Carolyn that spellling errors add character and interest to the forum. Prizes should be given for originality and creativity!
Anni
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