Chell specker (in General)


Daz June 23 2008 7:54 PM EDT

Can we get some way to submit words for the spell checker, please?

Perhaps on the "The spell checker has flagged the following words as misspelled" page there could be a link?

Only admins should be able to actually add the words, but there can be a list or something sitting there they can check if they get bored.

I REALISE this may be open to abuse (spamming, for example), but I'm getting very sick of writing in real English and being told I'm wrong. It's even more vexing when I have a number of English words and need to use the <nospellcheck> tags to even post them.
As another example, I also wouldn't mind getting 'Daz' added. It's not over the 4-letter cut-off, so the checker doesn't automatically register it.

Wizard'sFirstRule June 23 2008 7:58 PM EDT

I second that suggestion.

j'bob June 23 2008 8:10 PM EDT

NO, I second that suggestion.
/me carps BlueWolf. (in a happy friendly way)

AdminG Beee June 23 2008 8:12 PM EDT

Admins can update the spellchecker. I often do, although I suspect Jon then deletes my entries ;)

Just make a post or PM an admin (full admin) if you find a hole in the spellchecker.

Users can expect a carp if they're wrong though, and expect worse if they turn into a nuisance ;)

Godpanda June 23 2008 8:17 PM EDT

*nuisances* COLOUR is NOT a word!!!11!!one!

AdminG Beee June 23 2008 8:24 PM EDT

You don't need to use the letter "u" to be a nuisance GW ;)

Godpanda June 23 2008 8:55 PM EDT

Thank pickles. I hate the letter "u". Foul letter. BAH! I... *sed it!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 23 2008 9:21 PM EDT

i think a suggestion link would be great as well.

until that time, how about enc, robf, rbf.for starters.

i know there are others that often annoy me but i cannot think of any at the moment!

if we cannot have a link, i suggest appointing one admin as the spell-checker ambassador and listing them as such in wiki or some place equally obvious. then we will know who to send submissions to and who to lynch when our suggestions fall on deaf ears.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 23 2008 9:22 PM EDT

ooh, it should be g beee, because of the link to a spelling bee, that is just right and just!

AdminJonathan June 23 2008 10:20 PM EDT

if you'd capitalize your acronyms you'd know that RBF et al are in the dictionary already :P

Tyriel [123456789] June 23 2008 10:32 PM EDT

"if we cannot have a link, i suggest appointing one admin as the spell-checker ambassador and listing them as such in wiki or some place equally obvious. then we will know who to send submissions to and who to lynch when our suggestions fall on deaf ears."

Who needs an admin when you have Bast? :D

QBRanger June 23 2008 10:40 PM EDT

As I remember, Jon gave the full admins the ability to add words to the spell checker.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 23 2008 11:19 PM EDT

i would, however my existence is a living tribute to e.e. cummings therefore i cannot capitalize.

AdminJonathan June 24 2008 12:16 AM EDT

then get used to nospellcheck :)

N0seBLeeD June 24 2008 12:23 AM EDT

Lol? ... thanks but COLOUR is a word.


It's Canadian spelling.

TheHatchetman June 24 2008 1:39 AM EDT

Spell checker won't let you post
And the thing you hate the most
Is that you think you got them right
But if you only knew, you might...


BLAME CANADA! BLAME CANADA!

j'bob June 24 2008 1:39 AM EDT

Chuck Norris.

Lochnivar June 24 2008 3:51 AM EDT

British spelling Nosebleed.....
In Canada we use the British spelling for most words (as opposed to the lazy American abominations... seriously, thru? nite? what is wrong with you people?)

Some, such as programme, we have opted for the shorter versions of..... however I find amusing how much people who speak 'English' are thrown by the 'English' spelling.

And spell check be damned I will always spell colour with a u!

Cube June 24 2008 5:20 AM EDT

Thru is only used on road signs because it's faster to read. Nite is only ever used for copyright reasons (I think), no one actually spells it like that in everyday use. Lastly, color is the original Latin spelling.

Daz June 24 2008 6:11 AM EDT

It's Latin alica? Puteus Maybe nos should iustus switch sulum secundus vox nos umquam utor ut Latin!

We aren't speaking Latin.

Also, that was in internet translator, not sure how much means what I wanted it to...

Daz June 24 2008 6:22 AM EDT

um. I'm currently quite medicated (4 wisdom teeth outed), so that last this I said may be angrier or something than I meant. I can't tell. Might be best to ignore it.

I'm also going to get off the forums until I can think properly.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] June 24 2008 10:23 AM EDT


We're sorry to see you go, Daz! ;)

QBOddBird June 24 2008 10:45 AM EDT

Oh wow, Bast.

+2 chocolate scoops

Tyriel [123456789] June 24 2008 12:07 PM EDT

*wonders which crazy admin changes the thread title*

Probably Beee or Jon... :P

Add Beee to the spell checker, thanks. :D

j'bob June 24 2008 4:19 PM EDT

Hmm, it told me MTL is spelled wrong. In all caps. We don't use MTL enough? That's weird. I propose everyone start using MTL in all their posts in a show of solidarity for the MTL!

Lord Bob June 24 2008 5:58 PM EDT

"if you'd capitalize your acronyms you'd know that RBF et al are in the dictionary already"

Awesome.

Obscurans June 24 2008 6:05 PM EDT

sed 's/u//g' - there you go
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