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Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Ozonewanderer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Now that Bogleheads has upgraded to a new platform, is there a spelling checker available when drafting posts? I don't see one.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by modal » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:15 pm

Firefox has a spell checker built in.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Toons » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:24 pm

Google Chrome's built-in spell-checker can automatically check your spelling in web forms and text fields.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Ozonewanderer » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:38 pm

I'm aware of browser based spelling checkers, but I was wondering if the new platform has one built in.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by mas » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:48 pm

Nopoe

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Epsilon Delta » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:03 am

modal wrote:Firefox has a spell checker built in.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
But if you accidentally set it to use Australian English you could embarrass yourself by misspelling "re-characterize". :oops:

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by NAVigator » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:57 am

Ozonewanderer wrote:Now that Bogleheads has upgraded to a new platform, is there a spelling checker available when drafting posts? I don't see one.
Off coarse, its knot like thinks arnt mispelt on this forumn. :lol:

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by cinghiale » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:02 am

Unfortunately, a spell check funtion would likely not catch the most common errors that show up-- over and over again-- on this forum's threads. In fact, there have been a few threads devoted to this topic.

Some of the top vote getters are "Buffet" instead of "Buffett," the principle/principal mix-up, and "Boggle" or "Bogel" instead of "Bogle," which seems particularly irksome since the right spelling is ever before us at the top of the screen.

There are, of course, the tender mercies of your Boglehead colleagues-- with some willing to act as freelance grammarians and spell-checkers at no extra charge.
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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by gkaplan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:15 am

advise/advice
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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by SimpleGift » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:56 am

losing/loosing
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Post by NAVigator » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:12 am

Van Guard/Vang/Van/Vangaurd/VD/Vngrd

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Post by Curlyq » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:59 pm

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Bylo Selhi » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:18 pm

Ozonewanderer wrote:I was wondering if the new platform has one built in.
Just curious, but why would you prefer one in the forum software if most browsers already provide a decent spell checker?

And to add to the list of situations where spell-checkers are useless,...

principle/principal
their/they're
your/you're
its/it's
manager/manger
lye/lie/lay
...

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by dickenjb » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:26 pm

risk averse / risk adverse

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Ozonewanderer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Bylo Selhi wrote:
Ozonewanderer wrote:I was wondering if the new platform has one built in.
Just curious, but why would you prefer one in the forum software if most browsers already provide a decent spell checker.
I'm curious as to why go through such a massive software upgrade and still be lacking the basic services that most other internet forums have.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Epsilon Delta » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:54 pm

Ozonewanderer wrote: I'm curious as to why go through such a massive software upgrade and still be lacking the basic services that most other internet forums have.
There are two view on software. One is that every piece of software must do everything. The other is that different pieces of software should do different things. bhbPP is open source so it should be no surprise they took the second view.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Stonebr » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:20 pm

modal wrote:Firefox has a spell checker built in.
Safari does too. I just tried to misspell "definitely" using the common internet bozo spelling with an "a" and it keeps correcting.
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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Ozonewanderer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Epsilon Delta wrote:
Ozonewanderer wrote: I'm curious as to why go through such a massive software upgrade and still be lacking the basic services that most other internet forums have.
There are two view on software. One is that every piece of software must do everything. The other is that different pieces of software should do different things. bhbPP is open source so it should be no surprise they took the second view.
If there are modules that tadministratortor can add to the platform providecde spelling checker, may i suggest they consider it. I'm sure there alotsots usersesr who do not know how to add their own spelling checker and who would rather not bother.

BTW my spelling checker does not work well as you can see...

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by joe8d » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:21 pm

I just use the spell check from my Goggle toolbar.
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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Mudpuppy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:35 pm

dickenjb wrote:risk averse / risk adverse
But what if I want to risk a verse... or maybe a whole chorus? :)

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by House Blend » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:03 am

Mudpuppy wrote:
dickenjb wrote:risk averse / risk adverse
But what if I want to risk a verse... or maybe a whole chorus? :)
I hate all kinds of ads, but ad verse is worst.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by bottlecap » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:40 pm

Fine. Since no one else has volunteered, I'll be the spellchecker. Send me the word you want to spell and I'll find the correct spelling of it.

I don't work weekends, though.

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Re: Is there a spelling checker here?

Post by Bylo Selhi » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:37 pm

bottlecap wrote:I don't work weekends, though.
Maybe I can spell you during those periods.

Also if you send me the spell you want to cast and I'll check to ensure that it's the correct incantation.

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