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Title: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 18, 2010, 04:40:59 PM
I find the Spell Checker extremely difficult to use with the current Lenten purple background.  The word highlighter works very well at illuminating the black text, but the dark background makes all the surrounding, unhighlighted text almost impossible to read.  For me, this is very important, since I quite often judge whether a word is spelled as I intended by the context within which I'm using the word.  If I can't read the surrounding words, I lose all sense of context.

Is anyone else having this problem?
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Anastasios on February 18, 2010, 04:54:21 PM
Yes, everyone is having this problem (Mike mentioned it).

I have to find in the template where that happens.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: ozgeorge on February 18, 2010, 09:37:14 PM
Yes, I've noticed an increase in spelling mistakes such as dropping the "u" from "colour", "favour", "neighbour" as well as the "O" from "Oecumenical". ;)
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: ms.hoorah on February 18, 2010, 09:59:09 PM
Ehhhhh, PtA!  I hereby grant yinz temporary Picksburg citizinship cuz ahz worried abaht yinzes spellin worries n'at. Oakel-Doakel? :)
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: John of the North on February 18, 2010, 10:30:09 PM
Yes, I've noticed an increase in spelling mistakes such as dropping the "u" from "colour", "favour", "neighbour" as well as the "O" from "Oecumenical". ;)


Quite so!
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 18, 2010, 10:30:36 PM
Ehhhhh, PtA!  I hereby grant yinz temporary Picksburg citizinship cuz ahz worried abaht yinzes spellin worries n'at. Oakel-Doakel? :)

What happened?  Cat got your tongue? ;)
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on February 18, 2010, 10:53:23 PM
If you use Google Chrome, it automatically spell-checks everything you type and uses a red squiggly line to indicate which word is mis-spelled. I love it!
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Anastasios on February 18, 2010, 11:33:58 PM
My firefox does that too. Not sure if it was a plugin I installed or it just does it.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 18, 2010, 11:39:17 PM
Off topic perhaps, but just wondering why my avatar doesn't show up any more. ???


Selam
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Salpy on February 18, 2010, 11:49:25 PM
I can see it.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Anastasios on February 19, 2010, 01:07:56 AM
I fixed it.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 19, 2010, 02:31:57 AM
My firefox does that too. Not sure if it was a plugin I installed or it just does it.
My Firefox does, as well, but I still prefer to double-check with the spell checker.  I guess that's just the perfectionist in me.  (Yes, I once proofread a photocopy. :P)
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 19, 2010, 02:33:02 AM
I can see it.

That's weird. My avatar isn't showing for some reason. You mean you guys can see it but I can't? All I have is a little X that does nothing when I click on it.

 ???


Selam
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Salpy on February 19, 2010, 02:39:09 AM
Yeah, that's weird.  I can see your avatar, but you can't.  Maybe it's the difference in browser?  I have Safari.

In the last couple of weeks I also had the experience of not being able to see my avatar.  Like you, I only saw an x, where St. Hripsime is supposed to be.  I don't know what caused it.  I fixed it by recopying the image's address from the website I got it from and pasting it where it says "I have my own pic," in my "forum profile."  You may want to do the same.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on February 19, 2010, 02:41:06 AM
Yeah, I see it.
Title: Re: Spell Checker and the Forum's Lenten Background
Post by: Salpy on February 19, 2010, 02:44:54 AM
Is anyone else having a problem with their avatar?

Everyone has probably already seen this, but I'll link it anyway:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,21452.0.html

It's the directions on how to set your avatar.