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Spell check would be an excellent addition to ATS!

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posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:02 AM
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I think if we have a spell check on ATS, then the quality of our members post would be improve, or at least I will understand what the heck they are talking about.

Most of us don't use spell check because we are too lazy to open up word, cut, paste and check, but if the spell check is on ATS, then most would use it, including me.

So, what do you think Mods?




posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:03 AM
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is needed!

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:06 AM
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When you become Mod, Zero you add it, if our current Mods don't agree.

Can we have a Mod election?



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:08 AM
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Mod election, I doubt that.

But Im all for it. Though I think this is up to the Mods, I cant say for sure if ATS'S system can handle another add on. Im clueless, I guess we wait for a mod to answer.

Fitting, its the two Indians who cant spell!

Deep



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:09 AM
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Altho i aint a mod on this board(i am on another tho) a spell check will be a great assest to thows of us who cant spel korrectly!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by ZeroDeep
Fitting, its the two Indians who cant spell!


Damn right.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:12 AM
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This idea has been tossed around many times.

I think the biggest reason it hasnt been used is because of the drain that it would put on an already loaded server. With the amount of traffic ATS has been receiving between members and guests it would most likely slow down navigation and it doesn't seem worth it.

I would encourage posters to check their own spelling or copy and paste from a program with a spellcheck. You might learn a thing or two if you have to look up a couple words each post. There have been some posts lately where the spelling is pretty bad, but I still think a spellcheck is lazy.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:16 AM
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Awwww PA you poured cold water on a great fire



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by ProudAmerican
This idea has been tossed around many times.

I think the biggest reason it hasnt been used is because of the drain that it would put on an already loaded server. With the amount of traffic ATS has been receiving between members and guests it would most likely slow down navigation and it doesn't seem worth it.

I would encourage posters to check their own spelling or copy and paste from a program with a spellcheck. You might learn a thing or two if you have to look up a couple words each post. There have been some posts lately where the spelling is pretty bad, but I still think a spellcheck is lazy.


I think we can compensate for the strain by buying a new server. How? With money of course. If we all click 10 google ads a day for a month or so, that should give you enough money for you to get a new server, right?

In that new server we can spell check.

Sounds like a plan to me.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:19 AM
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it would also be a pain to code ...... Our Skeptic Overlord has his eyes hanging out as it is....

You code it.. we'll look at it....

Chris



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by OzChris
it would also be a pain to code ...... Our Skeptic Overlord has his eyes hanging out as it is....
You code it.. we'll look at it....


Sorry, but I don't know how to code this or anything. I am not really into computers.

Guess, there goes my idea...down the drain.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:28 AM
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I am with you on this surfup but i guess i have to concede defeat oh well have to get me dictionary at the ready then!



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 07:25 AM
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Lern to spel betta insted?

If you really are having problems with it, create your posts in a text editor and spellcheck there then copy/paste to post.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:11 AM
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You could get a plug-in spell checker for your browser.spell checker



[Edited on 5-2-2004 by KillerD]



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:22 AM
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yes, i realy need it..



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:26 AM
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I'm against it. Pretty soon, people will lose the ability to spell correctly themselves. I think it's like having cars drive themselves, or math students with calculators.
People need to do things themselves once in a while. I hate spell-checkers...it's a tool of the lazy.
Sorry if this offends people with bad spelling.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:29 AM
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surfup and deep....I am Indian and I won the NY Daily News Spelling Bee when I was younger...I think you two are the exception to the rule.
or wait am I the exception????

pick up a pocket dictionary, keep it near your pc.

I think this spelling issue might be a bigger deal for those people who do not use English as their first language.

[Edited on 2-5-2004 by worldwatcher]



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 09:39 AM
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Dang WorldWatcher.....you got me on that point. I didn't think about the members with English as their 2nd language. It would be a good addition to the ATS store for a low amount. Like maybe 100 pts? This way, a mamber could turn it on it he/she wished.
Thanks for showing me another take on this.

(Btw, I'm a past spelling bee winner myself.)



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by surfup
When you become Mod, Zero you add it, if our current Mods don't agree.

Can we have a Mod election?


It wouldn't matter if he was a mod. Only admins can go in the DB and do stuff like that. Mods don't have access to that.



posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 12:12 PM
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theshadow,

are you a shadow mod?



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