Informal Poll: How do you type? (in Off-topic)

AdminTal Destra August 26 2009 10:54 AM EDT

We were talking in chat on the different styles of people typing.

I happen to use every finger and use them correctly to shift and whatnot, and there are hunters and peckers out there.

How do you type?

AdminShade August 26 2009 10:58 AM EDT

Why not make a full poll then? Or don't you want to because nobody seems to like 'my' polls? :p

AdminShade August 26 2009 10:58 AM EDT

I type with almost all of my 10 fingers btw :)

AdminTal Destra August 26 2009 10:59 AM EDT

Then make a poll, Mr. Admin

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 26 2009 11:22 AM EDT


Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 26 2009 11:24 AM EDT

I'm a proud hunter and pecker. I can still do around 40wpm and have no need to use the spell and grammar check as I know I've typed 100% correctly without slipping to the wrong key as is common with touch typists.

Cube August 26 2009 11:34 AM EDT

I type normally with every finger.

But on my cell phone I've only got a numpad(t9), but I type faster on that than with say a blackberry's keyboard. Still trying to decide if I actually want to get a phone with a keyboard because of this.

AdminTal Destra August 26 2009 11:38 AM EDT

I switched to a Motorola Q9 Blackberry, and its soooooo much better having the full keyboard

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] August 26 2009 11:58 AM EDT

Nuclear method, hit every key at once. Works like a charm.

This post created via the Nuclear Method.

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] August 26 2009 3:28 PM EDT

I dont know what you would call my method of typing... i use my middle and index fingers to type and thumb to space... i rarely throw in a pinky for a shift. Wow its kinda odd... never really thought about it before.

TheCakeIsTheTruth August 26 2009 3:29 PM EDT

I use my two fingers, though I can type fast with my two fingers. I've had people point out I only use two fingers, but I don't care.

AdminShade August 26 2009 3:31 PM EDT

Lord Bob August 26 2009 3:44 PM EDT

Hunt and peck. That's pretty non-standard for a computer science guy.

QBRanger August 26 2009 4:00 PM EDT

60 words a minute on the typewriter. Best thing my Mom did was insist I take a typing class in high school.

10 via the iPhone.

Burton August 26 2009 4:31 PM EDT

Every finger but my pinkies.

Adminedyit [Superheros] August 26 2009 4:35 PM EDT

hunt and peck ftw!

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 26 2009 4:56 PM EDT

I use probably 4-6 of my fingers to type but I am an honorary Hunter and Pecker.

Tyriel [123456789] August 26 2009 5:03 PM EDT

I don't really pay much attention to what fingers I use to type. Bur after typing this out, I can see that I use all fingers of my left hand (pinky for shift, thumb for space bar, and rest for random letters on the left-ish side), and don't use all of the fingers on my left hand (I use my pinky for backspace, and my index and middle fingers for typing. The thumb and ring don't get used much, if at all).

I can still type pretty darn fast, though. If I'm typing something already written and am not going back to fix errors, I can go upwards of 80 WPM on a good day. If I actually fix errors, I can manage to go about 70 WPM.

Not that the full speed actually gets used much, since a lot of my typing is programming. :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 26 2009 5:12 PM EDT


Lochnivar August 26 2009 6:16 PM EDT

my secretary does the typing...

I can't be expected to risk carpal tunnel that might jeopardize my tee times now can I?
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