Tonight on CB Unsolved Mysteries... (in General)
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?
Jon did a score rescale. It's still on the front page.
July 12 2008 12:46 PM EDT
Huh... I didn't see the page...
July 12 2008 5:59 PM EDT
I was fighting you the past few days, and then you stopped giving me a challenge bonus.
July 12 2008 6:05 PM EDT
Oh here, found the page he's talking about
Any chance we can get bboard
on the spellcheck list so that we can post links easily?
July 12 2008 9:23 PM EDT
Really, the spellchecker should just ignore anything starting with "http://"
July 12 2008 11:55 PM EDT
/me pictures a barrage of poorly spelled posts starting with 'http://'.
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?
July 13 2008 12:08 AM EDT
Perhaps not, but at least the stupidity will be spelled correctly.
"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!
> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!
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 :\
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.
July 13 2008 10:58 AM EDT
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.
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?
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.
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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