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Spellcheck

one year ago

Probably the wrong place to post this but... when is the spellcheck feature on this site going to be fixed? Someone told me I can just download Grammerly on my home computer, but I don't have internet access on my home computer. Mostly, I just use college library computers and occassionally my friend's laptop when I'm at his house watching his mother. 

Spellcheck

one year ago
Is this a serious question? I'm not sure any application I use on any computers or devices that I have do NOT have spellcheck included. The browser I'm using right now does spell-checking on its own. Usually I write in Word documents, and that spell checks as well. Does the college library computer have a browser that doesn't have spell-check? I'm not sure I knew that such a browser existed today, honestly.

Spellcheck

one year ago

Just type in any word program like Microsoft word or Abiword or Open Office. Or copy/paste it into a word doc to double check. (Really though, it's better to write in a word doc. Half the times I got lazy and typed in the editor last story I'd end up losing text and having to rewrite it. Mostly from accidentally forgetting to save before adding a link, or shuffling between tabs and somehow saving an older version. So it's better to type it outside first, anyway, as the risk of losing it is less and you get a backup out of it.)

Spellcheck

one year ago
If you're not using the rich text editor then your browser should be doing spellcheck for you (both chrome and firefox do it at least).

If you're using the rich text editor I'm pretty sure it does have spell built it. What part of it is working wrong?

Spellcheck

one year ago

I use Firefox and the advanced editor. I've never seen the spellcheck squiggle pop up. I tried writing various jibberish and misspelled words, but there was no spellcheck.

https://prnt.sc/qnxwz7

Spellcheck

one year ago
Advanced editor is a separate thing from the rich text editor. Rich text editor = text box where you type words has options at the top. You can use the advanced editor but also not use the rich text editor.

The rich text editor is SUPPOSED to have spellcheck, but I think it's got some sort of delay to it, so most people don't notice.

Spellcheck

one year ago

Okay, thanks for the heads up.

Spellcheck

one year ago
Most people write their stories somewhere else and copy paste them onto the site when they're done from what I've heard.

Spellcheck

one year ago

That's not convenient for me because I don't have internet access on my home computer. I can write the text out and then save it on a portable drive, but then I have to go to the library to upload it. Very time-consuming.

Spellcheck

one year ago

I’m pretty sure the RTE’s spellcheck just straight up doesn’t work. It doesn’t really bother me though.

Spellcheck

one year ago

I found it. It's in a drop-down. There's a menu at the top with the button you press to get to it. 

Spellcheck

one year ago

I'm not sure if I'm using rich text editor. Normally, it's underlined misspelled words in red. Now it's not doing anything. 

Spellcheck

one year ago
If you click a button on the screen to make things italic, you are using the RTE

Spellcheck

one year ago

Okay, thanks.

Spellcheck

one year ago
The RTE is broken.

Spellcheck

one year ago


You are using the RTE, and it's doing that to your posts. You can recognize it by the fact it's a hideous blinding white box surrounded by ugly cluttered buttons that always lags a moment before popping into existence any time you try to do anything. You can uncheck it in your profile, but you'll have to log out and then in again before it changes.

Spellcheck

one year ago

Okay, thanks, mizal. Um, where in my profile would I find that option? I seem to be at a loss.

Spellcheck

one year ago
Okay, I think I figured it out, mizal. Will this bring back spellcheck?

Spellcheck

one year ago

Okay, the spellcheck's working. Thanks, mizal. I appreciate all you do for me. The technical aspects of this site sometimes make me feel like Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer: "You're world frightens and confuses me!"




















Spellcheck

one year ago

Okay, now the spellcheck's not working. I'm putting my rich text editor back on because things are just more complicated without it. I think the site's been reformatted and that's why my spellcheck's not working.

Spellcheck

one year ago

I'll just copy and paste my stuff to spellcheck.net. Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions.