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Spell-Checker
« on: April 09, 2005, 08:11:43 PM »
Just a suggestion for the admins - can we get a spelling checker added here to the submission window?

I know it is common to have people with horrible spelling in their internet posts, but some of the recent ones I have been reading have been outrageous.  I'm not perfect, either.  And I also know that some of these guys could be copying their posts into Word or something beforehand.

Just a suggestion as a long-term idea.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 09:16:57 PM »
I don't know for sure but suspect that some of the posts you're referring to were written by people who are native english speakers. 


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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 09:27:42 PM »
  And maybe they are just like me- I just don't care.  If you can tell what it is saying, that's good enough.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005, 10:53:55 PM »
No, Landon, your posts are just fine... I'm talking about some of the guys whose posts are nearly incomprehensible - I think we only get the point because of the grace of the Holy Spirit enlightening us... otherwise, they're not even worthy of 4th grade.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 11:13:06 PM »
If someone is really concerned about their spelling they can download the new beta Google toolbar, available here.

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2005, 11:22:30 PM »
I wish they were concerned about their spelling.... honestly, a few mistakes here and there are not bad (like Landon and myself), but when it's a struggle to read the post then we are talking about unprofessional, immature, etc. writing - which shouldn't be happening amongst those of us who have graduated from elementary school.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2005, 11:31:29 PM »
cleveland,
Not all of us have English as a first, or even second, language. And not all of us have local spell-checkers either. It is frustrating (but you should see IM's and cellphone text-messaging if you want real irritation.)
I don't know how we can get a board-hosted spell-checker working with our Spanish and Russian boards and Greek text throughout the forum. I'm not even mentioning Arabic or Coptic.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2005, 12:31:53 AM »
I have implemented an English spell checker for next version of OC.net  It will be possible eventually for me to add-in other language spellchecking, but unfortunately as of right now my time is limited.

If there was higher demand and interest on behalf of OC.net posters, I would move faster.  I have several times over the past asked for beta testers to try out new features, but received little response or interest.

The next version of OC.net is set to roll out the 2nd week in May after I finish my exams.

As always, feature requests can be posted here and I will consider and implement them.

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2005, 12:35:01 AM »
In further clarification, if it matters to anyone,

I will be able to include all modern language spell checking with the libraries I have, but languages like slavonic and coptic will unfortunately be up in the air until a) someone who knows it writes one or b) someone who knows the language can provide me with a list of every word in the specified language and common morphographical mistakes so I can implement a logic system.

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2005, 12:38:46 AM »
That's a lot of work for a FSF or GNU effort. Ouch.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2005, 12:43:35 AM »
the new spell checker kicks ass. it highlights your errors and offers corrections.  well i like it anyway.

also some other new features I have implemented include:
support to preview/edit posts without reloading the page (a la gmail)
username autocompletion when writing PMs and whatnot(also like gmail)
more admin functionality
some user interface changes
bug fixes (lots)

and other stuff which im too lazy to type out

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2005, 12:48:33 AM »
I'm impressed  :)
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2005, 12:50:38 AM »
thanks.

the only question is when will i run out of ideas to implement?




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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2005, 03:28:36 AM »
I'll be very offended if the new spell checker only uses American English and drops the "U" from "colour", "honour", "vapour" etc and doesn't recognise "autumn" ;)

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2005, 03:39:30 AM »
I'll be very offended if the new spell checker only uses American English and drops the "U" from "colour", "honour", "vapour" etc and doesn't recognise "autumn" ;)

And perhaps most important on this board, if it doesn't recognise "Oecumenical"!
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2005, 09:25:42 AM »
No, Landon, your posts are just fine... I'm talking about some of the guys whose posts are nearly incomprehensible - I think we only get the point because of the grace of the Holy Spirit enlightening us... otherwise, they're not even worthy of 4th grade.

 Oh, OK.  Yeah, those annoy me.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2005, 05:27:41 PM »
waht do we ned a spill cheker fur?
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2005, 06:24:17 PM »
Why are you so unwilling to make allowances for people who post here and are from countries where English is not the native language?  Do you think that if you were posting in a language that is foreign to you that your grammar and spelling would be perfect.

So far I have had no problem following such posts.  Neither should you.

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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2005, 06:36:42 PM »
How rare...Orthodoc and I agreeing on something. I don't have the guts to try and post in my "other languages", Greek and Spanish - it would be too embarrassing. Kudos to those who participate here in a language other than their own.
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Re: Spell-Checker
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2005, 07:56:42 PM »
Wait now - I am encouraging people from other countries to post - I didn't say to put a national or ethnic ban.  I asked for a spell-checker - so that people from nations where English is not the first language can have the spell-checker go through and clean up the posts, so their ideas can be more clearly expressed.  If we (who speak English well) can help them in this way, then their ideas will come across more clearly - and better communication is in all our best interests.  I am sorry if I somehow made it sound like I don't want non-native English speakers to be posting - that is not my feeling or my intent.  I just want us to help them speak our language, just as I would hope that they would help us speak their language.
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