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Bone to pick

  1. Jan 6, 2004 #1
    this is the best message center on the internet!!

    now, (here it comes), i gotta bone to pick. i type fast and poorly, i also did not pay attention in grammar school about the rules for spelling.

    WHY DON'T WE HAVE A SPELL CHECKER????????

    honest injun(hope i'm not un-pc), i'd trade smilies for a spell check.

    thank you,
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2004 #2

    Eh

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    Why care about spelling, if you don't care about punctuation?
     
  4. Jan 6, 2004 #3
    Or you could type what you want in MSword or another program like that, then just transfer it over. Overall I don't think that anyone will care about your spelling if it's understandable. This isn't www.grammerforums.com or www.spellingforums.com. I would have to say that when the ideas are flowing faster than you can properly type, than just get them out, then sort out the rest later.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2004 #4
    Olde Drunk,

    Check this out:

    http://www.iespell.com/

    This is a great piece of software for spell checking text on web pages. Works great for forums, blogs and any other place were text is entered on a web page. It's free.

    I should also mention that iespell works with Internet Explorer or any browser which uses IE's core files. MSN, AOL, Slimbrowser, etc.
     
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  6. Jan 6, 2004 #5
    thank you jimmy!

    preciate!
     
  7. Jan 6, 2004 #6
    There are some forums based on vbulletin with spell checker. But most of the time people don't use it, such as good spellers like me :smile:

    The spell checker feature would be nifty, but you can always go to http://www.dictionary.com if you're unsure of spelling.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2004 #7
    Spell checkers might seem like a lazy man's way. In the long run, however, they have helped me improve my spelling. Plus it's easy to miss mistakes; especially in longer posts.

    Now grammer is a different story. I haven't found a grammer checker that I like. They always end up mangling my sentences. I haven't tried one in a long time so they might have gotten better.

    You're welcome. :smile:
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2004
  9. Jan 7, 2004 #8
    I would suggest Jimmy's link, I use it often and would recommend it. The reason there isn't a spell checker is that they are often very server intensive.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2004 #9

    Njorl

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    Have you read "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"? I'm considering getting it.

    Njorl
     
  11. Jan 7, 2004 #10

    Monique

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    Are you SERIOUS??

    no way :wink:
     
  12. Jan 8, 2004 #11

    Tsu

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    YEAH!!! WHAT THE HECK'S THE MATTER WITH YOU ANYWAY???
    DID YA GET SMACKED UPSIDE THE HEAD OR SOMETHING??? :frown:
    HOW IN THE WORLD CAN WE TALK WITHOUT THE SMILIES??? [?] HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF I WAS REALLY TICKED OFF AT YOU OR JUST HAVING FUN AND FLICKIN' YA S**T IF I DIDN'T ALSO FLING A BUNCH OF THESE AT YA???



    PLEASE DON'T TAKE THE SMILIES AWAY!! [b(] LIFE IS AN EXCLAMATION POINT AND THESE ARE MINE!!!:wink:
     
  13. Jan 12, 2004 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    Wats rong wit usin Macrosof Werd?

    Jist copey and paest.

    I doo it al the tiem.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2004 #13
    Spelling counts?? HUH??? since when? what do we lose post count points? or what? C'est Qua ca? hoooboy I had enough problem in HS with spelling in French, and now you want what in english? take out the smilies no! <-- Like this guy, lots!
     
  15. Jan 27, 2004 #14

    jimmy p

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    lol, Ivan you make me laugh...ur added to the list on favourite posters.
     
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