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Spellcheck/ Do You Use This Feature on A2K?

 
 
Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 09:08 am
I have to admit that I have NEVER used the spellcheck on A2K. I don't know why. Stubborn, I guess. I usually wait until I have written a post, and then notice that something does not look right. I also find that many of my boo-boos are typos and not spelling errors. I obviously think faster than I can type.

I am like the guy who does crossword puzzles in pen. I usually end up having to edit my post AFTER the fact.

I have Atomica, a little program where you can look up words while you are doing something else on the computer, and check that. I find that very handy, when I can't find the right word, which is often.

Do YOU use Spellcheck on A2K? Do you find it helpful and handy? Can you convince me why I should end my sloppy habits, bite the bullet, and admit that although I am a good speller, I am not perfect, well........... Very Happy
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 09:11 am
Nope! I'm the same way. Editing rocks. I almost always use the quick reply window, and type in bb code if needed (italics or whatever.) Just less steps, and I'm usually A2K'ing in quick little bursts when I have a moment.
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New Haven
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 09:17 am
I try to check the spelling when I have time. Right now, I'm having a problem posting and frequently I am ending up with 3 or 4 copies of the same post. Thus, I have to spend more time going back to delete the extra posts.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 09:42 am
New Haven- Just removed a duplicate post of yours here. Took me at least 5 minutes. The server is going bananas the last day or so. It is very slow. When I try to post, and I see that it is not "taking", I click again. I think that the double and triple posting has to do with the extra clicking.

Wonder if these problems have anything to do with the "worm" that was burrowing around the internet last week? Evil or Very Mad
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 09:50 am
Check the Announcements forum. I have contacted the hosting company about the slowdown.
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mckenzie
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 01:52 pm
Nope. Content is my problem, not spelling, and spell-check won't help that!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 02:18 pm
Noe eye doen't.

It IS the extra clicking that causes the double posts.
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steissd
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 02:38 pm
I do. It helps me to locate and to correct typing slips (like "alraedy" instead of "already"). The only problem is that the spellchecker considers such words as "U.S." or "Saddam Hussein" being errors...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 03:27 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm....
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 04:37 pm
I do, especially when I'm feeling very, very VAGUE! Confused
This happens too often.
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mckenzie
 
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Reply Thu 30 Jan, 2003 10:46 pm
I'm sure you've all seen this, but it's rather apropos ...

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
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 awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

- Author Unknown

Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:07 am
no thanks to spell check. most of the ones i've seen use american spellings which are wrong of course :grin:
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New Haven
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:16 am
Examples, please. Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:32 am
check when i have typed, and mean, cheque
favorite when i mean favourite
color when colour is the 'proper' spelling

i go with the oxford spelling, not merriam-webster

if you play scrabble with me, the oxford rules
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 06:52 am
Ah, beth - you are a true cholmondoley!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 08:10 am
What the hell is a "cholmondeley"??? Confused
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 08:13 am
Where I come from, (Brooklyn) using colour or flavour or any British form of spelling would be considered snobbiness, a gross affectation![/b]
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 09:08 am
Well, 'tis pronounced "chumly" - I was humorously and sneakily agreeing with Beth about "proper" spelling- saying she was a real chum - (friend) - in a very British spelling sort of a way!
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steissd
 
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Reply Fri 31 Jan, 2003 01:09 pm
EhBeth, why do you consider American spelling being erroneous? It is used by larger number of people than the British one. I understand that Canada is a part of the British Commonwealth, therefore British spelling there cannot be replaced with anything else. But the USA is an independent country since 1776...
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2008 03:13 am
Is thjer a spellcheck on der nw able2Know???

Where?

Where's zit at?

Joe(I needs it)Nation
 

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