Post often — then modify

Started by John Raabe, May 15, 2005, 10:34:41 PM

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John Raabe

When writing a long post, it is a good idea to go ahead and post a rough draft and then modify this post as you rework it, spell check or add to it. (Click the Modify button in the upper right hand area of your post when you view it.)

I have not done this in the past. Occasionally, while writing a post, I've hit the wrong tab or mouse button and then I've lost all my work before it was posted. Agggrrr...

It is very easy to modify your posts at any time so use this tool often. It is a valuable insurance program.
None of us are as smart as all of us.

glenn kangiser

Welcome to the club-- I have done the same thing--hit some key and everything is gone --sometimes I just re-write a very short version of all the junk I was going to post.  Then everybody breathes a sigh of relief. ;D
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

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Is there a spell check , on this forum ,, a icon I don't know what it means ?  Other than the one in my desk draw??? :(  Very poor speller here , any easy help would be nice . HTBH ;)PEG
When in doubt , build it stout with something you know about .



Thats good advise. I do that especially when I am on my laptop always seem to some how click something on my touch pad that sends in back a page and I lose everything.


Actually I think I'm with Glen--the posts after I've lost everything are much more concise.  ::)

The best I can say on spelling, typos, and the like is that looking at one's message in different type sometimes makes mistakes almost as obvious as if they were in[glb]glow[/glb]

I once wrote a story, handed it to someone to read, and to my horror she edited it instead--saw all the double spaces that should have been single, a couple of typos--the kind that spell-check doesn't catch, repeated words.  The page that I had thought was perfect to start with was well and truly marked up.  After all that stopped bothering her, then I think she read it as a story.  

The moral is--for an important project you do need an editor, you cannot do it for yourself.  But a change of type helps a bit.

John Raabe

The spell checker is integrated into the browser not the forum.

The one I use is iespell. I just right click on the text before I post it and spell check is on the menu. It does a fine quick job. And it's free.

If you use Foxfire there is another spell checker for that - Glenn has posted something about it here. Perhaps a search on spell check.
None of us are as smart as all of us.

glenn kangiser

I don't remember how I originally found this but here is the link to the Firefox spell checker I use.  It works great with this forum.

"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

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The Google toolbar has a spell check with it, if you are still using windows.

It works in languages other than English.

And it also has something called AutoFix, which, even if you spell it the way they do, always shows up as a misspelled word, and besides it doesn't do flip for this:

I have too apples that I can give two you, which still leaves some for Glen to.

I like Google toolbar, but then I have to take tracking cookies out at least once a day.


I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.

A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when eye rime.

Each frays come posed up on my screen
Eye trussed too bee a joule.
The checker pours o'er every word
To cheque sum spelling rule.

Bee fore a veiling checker's
Hour spelling mite decline,
And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
We wood bee maid too wine.

Butt now bee cause my spelling
Is checked with such grate flare,
Their are know fault's with in my cite,
Of nun eye am a wear.

Now spelling does knot phase me,
It does knot bring a tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den
With wrapped word's fare as hear.

To rite with care is quite a feet
Of witch won should bee proud,
And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
Such soft wear four pea seas,
And why eye brake in two averse
Buy righting want too pleas.

Not mine, many versions out there, this one came from here:
Où sont passées toutes nos nuits de rêve?
Aide-moi à les retrouver.
" I'm an engineer Cap'n, not a miracle worker"


That's by far the worst of those I've ever seen.

Almost unintelligible even when I read it aloud.

So of course I sent it to everyone.