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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[/url] or [PLAIN]www.spellingforums.com. [Broken] 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.
     
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  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:
     
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  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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