Tonight on CB Unsolved Mysteries... (in General)


SimplyNic July 12 2008 12:43 PM EDT

Last two days I logged on to my character, Original Elites, my score drops from its current standing back down to roughly 666k (Haha... Bad omen much?). I check the battle log but there are no new battles or anything.

Any idea as to why this might be?

three4thsforsaken July 12 2008 12:44 PM EDT

Jon did a score rescale. It's still on the front page.

SimplyNic July 12 2008 12:46 PM EDT

Huh... I didn't see the page...

Cube July 12 2008 5:59 PM EDT

I was fighting you the past few days, and then you stopped giving me a challenge bonus.

Cube July 12 2008 6:05 PM EDT

Oh here, found the page he's talking about
http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002UDY

Any chance we can get bboard on the spellcheck list so that we can post links easily?

Flamey July 12 2008 9:23 PM EDT

hear hear.

AdminNightStrike July 12 2008 11:41 PM EDT

Really, the spellchecker should just ignore anything starting with "http://"

Timberwolf July 12 2008 11:55 PM EDT

/me pictures a barrage of poorly spelled posts starting with 'http://'.

MissingNo July 13 2008 12:02 AM EDT

I think the spellchecker is useless anyway. It does more harm than good. And honestly, do you think it genuinely stops being from typing stupidly?

Timberwolf July 13 2008 12:08 AM EDT

Perhaps not, but at least the stupidity will be spelled correctly.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] July 13 2008 1:10 AM EDT

"do you think it genuinely stops being from typing stupidly?"

errr, yes!...i mean no! well , what i really mean to say is that i am definite in my lack of any pertinent decision one way or another. therefore i am undecided in a very conclusive manner! so, yes!

AdminJonathan July 13 2008 1:50 AM EDT

> I think the spellchecker is useless anyway. It does more harm than good. And honestly, do you think it genuinely stops being from typing stupidly?

Oh, yes. This is one of the clearest-cut experimental results ever on CB: if you make people spell English correctly, almost all the idiots will give up.

AdminJonathan July 13 2008 1:52 AM EDT

NS: feel free to update util_convert_plaintext_to_html. The "right" solution is to automatically linkify anything starting with http://, which has the side effect of taking it out of spellcheck.

MissingNo July 13 2008 1:55 AM EDT

I know there have been times when I posted a message on the forums that was only 1 or 2 sentences. And typing a word or 2 that isn't in the spell checker's list means I have to go back and insert the HTML tag. It's not a truly big deal, just kinda an annoying hassle sometimes.

SimplyNic July 13 2008 2:05 AM EDT

"Oh, yes. This is one of the clearest-cut experimental results ever on CB: if you make people spell English correctly, almost all the idiots will give up."

Quite agree Jon quite agree.

Cube July 13 2008 4:20 AM EDT

You don't know how glad I am that there is a spell checker. It just makes the forums... classier? Maybe thats not the right word, but some word that means "good" in the end.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] July 13 2008 9:04 AM EDT

"NS: feel free to update util_convert_plaintext_to_html. The "right" solution is to automatically linkify anything starting with http://, which has the side effect of taking it out of spellcheck."

big, Big, BIG WOOT!

Daz July 13 2008 9:29 AM EDT

I like that the forums check us for spells ( :D )

What I dislike is that I have no way of getting things added to the list beyond pestering admins who may or may not feel like doing it :\

AdminJonathan July 13 2008 10:47 AM EDT

I agree, but allowing everyone (read: including "idiots") to add words defeats the purpose. And adding some complicated voting mechanism doesn't seem like it's worth it.

AdminG Beee July 13 2008 10:58 AM EDT

Daz,
I've added every single word that I've been asked to add by users, providing it has correkt spelling of course.

I don't feel pestered at all by such requests.

Flamey July 13 2008 11:36 AM EDT

Are they direct requests, or do you even do it when people complain about it in their individual posts?

Yukk July 13 2008 12:08 PM EDT

The only drawback of the spellchecker is as someone pointed out, when making a short post with words is doesn't recognise and there's a workaround for that. I'd much rather that than have to wade through SMS text or some gangsta or worse, leet stuff on the boards. Me, I prefer my reading material to be a reasonable facsimile of English and the spellchecker definitely helps out there.

ScY July 13 2008 7:07 PM EDT

M3 2 dawg yo i w4N7 sp3lch3kr t0 g0 4W4Y NP

Honestly, spell checker isn't the worst thing-- like Jon said it cuts down on the idiocy that *could* happen on the forums. Shifting through the broken English as written by people of crackmonkey status is worse enough...

BTW, would that be NS's first action as new partner? o.O

If so, congrats =)
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