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Who All Thinks we Need an As-We-Type Spell checker built into the ADDforums posting Windows
I wasn't serious . I was just kidding.
but then I went to look for something for myself and I found this
Web Browser Spell Check, Version 1.1
The cost is $ 200.00
I would make a donation towards it if there was anyone else interested
this one works as you type into the posting window
its shareware at 29.95 American
this is a test to see how well it seams too work
Works for me
obviously it doesn't pick up gammer mistakes
seams = seems
06-08-03, 10:08 AM
If your going to spell
*...spell "YOU'RE" CORRECTLY ...*
it doesn't cost any more
"This is your book" - "Your" indicates that something belongs to you. It is known as a possesive prononun.
"You're not listening to me" - "You're" is short for "you are".
I don't know I think a spell checker may take away from the true ADD nature of the forums...lol
06-08-03, 03:15 PM
Here is my thought....You know that book, You mean I'm not lazy, crazy or stupid? Okay, well as an ADD I do not want to prove them right on any of those points...and I think if we get a spell check here instead of doing our OWN spell check, I think that would, at least for ME, make me a little lazy. I mean, why can't I, after I have written up a post, review it myself, for grammar, spelling, content, etc. (which I do most of the time anyway, not always). It's not that our posts are so long that we will miss a misspelled word...and if we DO miss a misspelled word, so what? Who is watching over us? It's just us. It's not that anyone is grading our posts...so I guess what I'm asking is what is the purpose of paying money for a spellcheck? Now if we were handing in our posts to a professor, or Albert Enstein, that would be a different story....:)
Hey un real
do you have a burr up your a** or something.
With regards to this latest post regarding my spelling thank you for the correction but would you not really call this a grammar mistake as opposed to a spelling mistake ?
I certainly feel that I spelt "your" correctly even though you feel you have the right to chastise me on it .
If you wish to respond to any of my posts I would really appreciate if you could lose the attitude that you are projecting in your reply's. Unless of coarse, this is your normal way of speaking to someone. If that be the case then I apologize for obviously not noticing that this is your normal tone and attitude.
If this is your normal tone and attitude please let me know so I can very quickly add you to my ignore list as I as an ADDer have to put up with crap like this from linear thinkers on a daily basis and I come here to unwind and enjoy myself not to be put down by someone like yourself.
Thank You Very Much
Your fellow ADDer
(did I spell it correctly or use the correct word this time)
Good point Joan
at 5:00 o'clock in the morning I was just running around in a totally happy ADD fog and when I misspelled a few words (which I noticed when reviewing my post but still couldn't correct them as I didn't know the proper spelling )I went off on a ADD computer tangent looking for a spell checker.
I agree with you on your post as it is nice to be able to communicate and not worry about the politically correct way of saying something.
Thank you for your thoughts
Actually I think the point about taking the time to stop and check our spelling an grammar before we click submit or going back to edit the post before time is up is a good idea. We as ADDers do need to learn and practice skills instead of taking the easy way out of things.
If spelling/typing is that much of a problem for us many people have WORD some other word processing program on their PCs already. It would only take a couple extra minutes to copy and paste what we have written over there to check it.
As to the your and you're mistakes. I make them all the time when typing. if somebody asks me what each means I will tell them I do know the difference. When I type my brain moves so much faster than hands so I amost always use "your" when typing it's almost like instinct .
What really irks me is how so many people use their when he or she should be used. I see and hear it on TV, in commerials, and by many well educated people.
Of course I try my hardest not to point it out to people...lol
I actually do take the time to edit my posts when I make them and still make mistakes as some things just arent spelled the way they should be (grin) or the way they sound.
One of my pleasures in life is making the computer do the work for me not because I'm lazy more the opposite. I will spend hours making the computer do something I can already do with a pen and paper in 2 minutes . I do it for the mental challenge.
Tara are you aware that you can set up a poll and then e-mail it to someone by using the "File" "Send" "Send Page By E-mail"
menu functions from Internet Explorer. If They vote on the poll then there computer automatically sends there Browser to the results area in ADDforums. If they are not on auto login or are not a member then the "you Are not A member" screen appears and asks them to register.
It attually works quite neatly. Try sending a new poll page to yourself to see how it works or any page for that matter.
I'm not saying not to use spell check at all...I would be so lost with out it. But I think some people do rely on it too much and don't even bother to read over things. I know have done that too often...lol
06-08-03, 10:39 PM
That's my point, too... just that a spell checker is not necessary if one takes the time to be careful and not just post the first thoughts that spill out of their mouths (or keyboards... lol). I don't want to have an attitude, and I'm certainly sorry if I projected that here... just that if anything, I'd be sure my signature in an email, which someone reads on EVERY message I post, is spelled correctly.
And yes, "Your" versus "You're" is a grammar mistake, not a spelling error. A spelling checker would NOT catch your or you're. Both would be considered correct. However, a grammar checker would flag it immediately. And I guess if I have a 'tude about all of this, it's because I was an English major in college, and this is also one of my biggest, hugest pet peeves. (Your vs. You're... or They're versus Their.)
06-12-03, 06:14 PM
It does not matter to me. But if I spell something wrong hopefully someone it isn't so bad that someone can't figure it out. Besides, I am not perfect.
Now math.......I glad this forum is not about math. I would be in a big mess
06-17-03, 09:47 PM
Our spelling is who we are . Bad spelling does not bother me but I do tend to make judgements about a person by their spelling. If you are a perfectionist you will use tools to make sure all your posts are perfect. Imperfections add to our character.
Some folks are just careless typers. We also try to express ourselves in "chat" that breaks all rules .
Thank you unreal for taking the time to respond to my post regarding an attitude. I respect and appreciate any and all constructive citisisum (spelling) and I apologize if I sounded harsh.
I am afraid it is one of my ADD bad traits which is to "Get My Back Up" when I detect a tone in someone's voice or typing weather it be real or imagined on my part.
To be blunt " I prefer to be called an "a**hole to my face (voice or typing), But please be prepared to tell me why, and give me time to explain or justify my actions. If I'm not aware of a problem then it is pretty hard to correct it.
06-18-03, 12:46 AM
Garry: I appreciate your dialog with unreal (Eric)..... I too get um....riled up.... when I detect a tone in someone's voice....whether real or imagined....(tones are SOOO hard).....
By the way, he wasn't posted in awhile because he's getting married on June 28....and I imagine is up to his ears with wedding stuff...:)
But I agree...let someone call me WHATEVER to my face....and tell me why...:)
06-18-03, 02:54 AM
Another example of humor gone undetected due to the flat toneless incapacity of text to convey irony...
I used to IM with a person who couldn't spell, and I could see them mess up, erase, retype, mess up, erase, retype, on and on when I'm sitting there rolling my eyes at the screen. I personally don't care about spelling as long as you can communicate. it can even be kinda funny sometimes.
obviously there's a certain threshhold that you don't want to fall under, but for the most part spelling and capitalization and indentation that we're taught to use when writing a resume, etc. is just wasted time in the effort to communicate over the net.
Save the spelling neuroses for when you get that job as a newspaper reporter. Otherwise, don't sweat it.
07-03-03, 01:15 PM
Heh, I'm a spelling bee geek (I actually made it all the way to nationals) as well as a grammar nerd myself, so I can associate with this thread. Not all of us ADDers have bad spelling... some of us just can't type; that's all. :p
And for those who are worried, I actually tend to be quite lenient about other people's spelling in chats and discussions, mainly because I'm quite adept at making typos myself. (Confession time: I once misspelled "brain" as "brane" while working on a school paper... shows you where mine was at the time. :rolleyes: At least the spell checker caught it!)
My spelling and grammatical snobbishness are usually reserved for errors in published works and other seemingly professional materials; those who have seen the Proofreader's Hall of Shame (http://www.zone38.net/phs/) will know what I'm talking about. ;)
So, what's the point of this? Nothing really. Just more aimless ADD-ish ranting; move along...
07-03-03, 03:37 PM
If you use Internet Explorer, there is a great FREE plug-in for it which I use and LOVE. It is called I.E. Spell (www.iespell.com). All you have to do is highlight any text you have typed, then either click the button on the tool-bar, or right click and choose "Check Spelling", or go to Tools -> ie Spell.
I love this program.
thanks big wheels checking it out now
Ok even though I didn't get to vote, because I was too late seeing it.
I vote for a spell checker...the reason for this is...I can look a word up, or write it a kagillion times and I will still spell the darn thing wrong. I have always had this problem..as well as my father has the same problem...some kind of brain fart is my guess..lmbo
BTW...downloading IEspell...thanks Big Wheels..it will come in handy in many places I'm sure.
07-05-03, 06:00 PM
Even if this Forum installs a spell checker, I recommend getting IE Spell (www.iespell.com) if you ever use web-based email or post to any other forums/groups using Internet Explorer.
Even though some web-mail sites have spell-checking, I find IESpell is faster since it runs the check locally on your machine. With the web-mail sites you usually have to do some clicking around.
I hate it when I try to sound smart in a post but misspell a word in it! I feel like it kills any credibility I might have!
01-06-04, 01:02 AM
The Mac has a speller that can activate in almost any edit field...
01-21-04, 02:34 PM
when i am being pedantic, i use this site. you all can breath easy though, i am not hard on anyone but myself. i find myself editing everything i read, but, feel no need to point out other's errors. my *own* errors are another matter....