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ATS SPELL-CHECK!

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:25 PM
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I love the boards, love the site, and love everything about it... except one thing.

I have noticed that a lot of posts by particular people (not pointing any fingers, but you can all probably name at least one) have TONS of spelling and grammatical errors.

My suggestion is an ATS spell-check system, at the touch of a button; it can highlight any errors in your post.

I think that this would make the topics easier to read, as well, easier to understand.

I understand that it would take time to make, but I do believe that in the long run, it will be worth it.

Hopefully someone can take this idea, and run with it.

Thanks
`MacKiller

EDIT: Grammar error


[edit on 8-7-2004 by MacKiller]




posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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That would suck so much processor time up! I think that would be a costly upgrade to the system.

Good idea though.

I use this site. www.spellcheck.net...



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:55 PM
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I feel that you get the measure of someone by how they compose a post.

I'm against a spellcheck, if you really need assistance then use MsWord.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:03 PM
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Here! hear! Nerdling Heere! haer!



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:05 PM
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I think your forgetting that in some cases it would help people a great deal mainly with people who are dyslexic including me for one I think it would save time if we had one. just my thoughts



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:09 PM
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You got me there se7ven.


I guess the most important part of Nerdling's post was the phrase "how they compose a post" not if it's spelled correctly.

Love the username even more now.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:15 PM
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dyslexia covers a wide rage of things so you could say composeing and writeing etc etc anyway end of the day its up to the Mod Gods of ats



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:16 PM
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What about those who post on our site who are non-native English speakers? - a spell check could completely warp whatever they were trying to say, where at least now you can semi understand them

[edit on 7/8/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]

[edit on 7/8/2004 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by SE7EN
I think your forgetting that in some cases it would help people a great deal mainly with people who are dyslexic including me for one I think it would save time if we had one. just my thoughts


dyslexic is that when you write backwards?

t’nac I esuaceb :lleps t’nac I ekil kool t’nseod tI yaw taht drow tfosorciM ni tsrif ti etirw I LOL

okay no need to get mirror

LOL I write it first in Microsoft word that way it doesn’t look like I can’t spell; because I can’t



[edit on 8-7-2004 by Sauron]



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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MacKiller, you want to get a Mac, mate!!

It spell checks every text window by default, incluing browser forms!



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 11:19 PM
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[edit on 2004-7-10 by Teknik]



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 11:22 AM
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Some people like to be lazy.

I think that is the spell-checking could be turned on and off; most of those problems would be conquered.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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Sceptic already said he won't be using a server side spell checker because of server load.

You can, however, use plugins for your browser that will check your spelling for you.
I was using IEspell for Internet Explorer.
I just switched to Firefox earlier this week and haven't configured a spell check for it yet.

Anyone have a good spell checker for Firefox?

[edit on 9-7-2004 by AceOfBase]



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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I recommend QuickSpell Its seamless integration into every application and ease of use makes it a really good option. I highly recommend it.




QuickSpell™
QuickSpell™ is a unique spell checking utility that seamlessly integrates with nearly every application on your desktop. QuickSpell™ monitors the keyboard as you type and checks for spelling errors on the fly!

No development or integration is needed. Just install QuickSpell™ and all of your applications get spell checking immediately. Now you can spell check HTML forms, edit boxes, dialogs, word processing applications, and much more.

A live indicator will display near the window cursor indicating whether the current word is spelled correctly or not.

Press [Ctrl]+S for an instant list of suggestions in a popup menu.

Press [Ctrl]+T to check the spelling for a highlighted block of text.

This feature relies on [Ctrl]+Ins, [Shift]+Ins, and the delete key working normally, and may not work in all applications.

Press [Ctrl]+E to customize settings on a per application basis.

QuickSpell™ Features include:

Better support for contractions
Live status indicator
Sound notification for misspelled words
Spell checking highlighted text
Application specific settings
Foreign language support with internet download
Custom 'User' dictionaries
CTRL + ALT hotkey support



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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Usually grammatical and spelling errors aren't a problem, except with very long posts and the like. ALso posts that are just one huge block of text.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 12:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure that this has been mentioned before. If you have an IE or IE based browser you can use ieSpell to check your spelling. It's free, and it works really well.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 03:24 PM
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There are already quite a few topics in "Board Questions & Business" regarding the possibility of integrating a spell-checker into the board system. Use the search feature to see what members and staff have previously stated.

The basic bottom line is processor power, with the high volume of concurrent user traffic and the the power-hungry requirements of spell-checkers, it isn't a feasible option.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 03:34 PM
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Who cares just cos people spell well and write perfect grammatically gramitalictyl ggrammeraticly or whatever still dosn`t compensate compinasate for the rubbish conently content.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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You've got to remember that ATS members are from different countries throughout the world so english is not their first language.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 05:04 PM
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infinite

You've got to remember that ATS members are from different countries throughout the world so english is not their first language.

A comment I made earlier...

Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
What about those who post on our site who are non-native English speakers? - a spell check could completely warp whatever they were trying to say, where at least now you can semi understand them

Not to be in your face or rude, but I already mentioned that only a few posts up...which makes an excellent example for my thread in the rant forum - WHY DON'T PEOPLE READ BEFORE THEY POST!?!?

And also, just a general comment that I assume we all were unaware of, but as The Head Hancho, Mr. Gray - *bows* - lol - as he pointed out earlier, this topic has been discussed in previous threads - and if he's put his two cents in, then I think there's little room for arguement - *shrugs* - like I said, not being rude, just pointing out the obvious...



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