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eraserhead
(stardust savant)
07/16/03 03:34 PM
I Have A Complaint  

I have a complaint about the Check spelling feature. Does anyone here use it? Why? It doesn't work! All it does is it tells you this word is misspelled. The misspelled word will appear in red. (Something tells me I misspell "misspelled", and "misspell".) Yeah, and how exactly does that help you? What you want is to know how to spell the damn word. You don't want to know how to misspell the word.

The message you get from the TW Check spelling feature is that you're a loser who can't spell. That's not what you asked for. The TW Check spelling feature should offer you some help, not insult you.



"I wish you wouldn't spit on my stage. I can't fuckin dance, you know?" -Iggy, live on stage, 1982

kingsteved
(crash course raver)
07/16/03 04:02 PM
Re: I Have A Complaint new [re: eraserhead]  

I agree. If you try to correct the spelling and it's wrong you just have to go back and try again, and again,, and again until the red disappears- I can't tell you how many times I've misspelled Warszawa. <<< Hope that's correct - OOPS it ain't correct according to spell check.



Wraith2
(stardust savant)
07/16/03 05:47 PM
Litteraci new [re: eraserhead]  

Corrective spell check is a crutch; a tool for the weak minded. (Not unlike organized religion.) The TW spell check is cruel but, if nothing else, it inspires us to be better people. It sends the message that poor spelling is unacceptable. If you don't want to be incessantly confronted by those blazing red letters, then you should learn to spell!

Spell check knows you have a problem but it knows that the solution is not to help you hide it. Spell check wants you to solve your own problems. Spell check cares.

Got hat sich erschossen ein dachgeschoss wird ausgebaut

Cucumber
(kook)
07/16/03 11:04 PM
Re: Litteraci new [re: Wraith2]  

Where did you get that quote from?
God in German is spelled Gott,not Got

I never use the spell check.I totaly rely on my instincts.

...the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;..

white rabbit
(acolyte)
07/16/03 11:37 PM
Word new [re: eraserhead]  

If one is really that concerned about spelling issues, another option would be to type out the post in Word (or other word processing program of your choice that catches potential errors) and copy and paste from there. But that seems like too much effort.



SugarPlumFairy
(acolyte)
07/17/03 01:41 AM
Re: I Have A Complaint new [re: kingsteved]  

I think Warszawa is spelled Warszawa. Er, in English anyway. In Finnish for example it is simply Varsova.
The reason that the word shows up red in spellcheck is that the program's vocabulary doesn't include the word and it thinks it doesn't exist.

Access // Amnesia // Interface

eraserhead
(stardust savant)
07/17/03 09:52 AM
At least I can spell UFO new [re: white rabbit]  

In reply to:

Spell check wants you to solve your own problems. Spell check cares.


Well, when you put it that way.
In 1995, this woman, a Norwegian rockstar, appeared on Swedish television to talk about her close encounters with ETs. She had written a book about her experiences, called Du er jeg (that's the Norwegian title, translated into English, it would read: "I am you") and she was in Sweden to promote it. Anyway, she said there's this law in the universe, this universe, a universal law, or rule, that says you can't force anyone, you can't force ideas on others. It's not okay to do that. And it is against this law to interfere with other people's business. You can't force someone to do something against their own will. The aliens live by this law, she said. And it is this law that prevents them from helping us, the Earth, in times of crisis. This is why they can't land on the White House lawn. They can only help us help ourselves, she said. I was reminded of this Norwegian UFO lady when you said "Spell check wants you to solve your own problems."

I also want to take this oppurtunity to thank white rabbit for introducing me to dictionary.com. It works like magic. If you're not sure how to spell a word, say the word "dissappointed" which I always misspell, and probably just misspelled again, you can just type in any crazy attempt at spelling it, and dictionary.com will answer like this:

No entry found for dissappointed.
Did you mean disappointed?

Suggestions:
disappointed
diss appointed
diss-appointed
disapointed





"I wish you wouldn't spit on my stage. I can't fuckin dance, you know?" -Iggy, live on stage, 1982

white rabbit
(acolyte)
07/17/03 10:34 AM
ethnocentricism new [re: eraserhead]  

I realize today that my logic was flawed and this idea wouldn’t work for non-native English speakers using word processing programs in other countries as every word written in English would probably show up as misspelled.

In that case then, keep using dictionary.com.




Tati_wl
(stardust savant)
07/17/03 05:37 PM
off topic: energy, prayers, angels... new [re: eraserhead]  

In reply to:

there's this law in the universe, this universe, a universal law, or rule, that says you can't force anyone, you can't force ideas on others


I read a book a week ago and it was mentioned. It was a book written by a spirit, incorporated in a medium woman (mediun= basically,people who have powers to communicate with spirits).
Anyway, the spirit was talking about prayers and guardian angels. He said that a lot of people pray for something, and if the wish is not accomplished, the person usually blames god, the angels etc. Now it comes: guardian angels can´t change another person´s decisions. They can inspire others, but can´t actually think for another person or change their thoughts and wills; it´s acctually against the universe law.
So it doesn´t work to pray "please, make John kiss me tomorrow", because John will do what he wants to do. No force of the universe can interfere. And so on. Interesting you saw this theory there in Sweden too, and yet related to UFOs (I associate aliens and spirits).

But when a person say a prayer "from the bottom of their heart", the good or positive forces of the universe surround the person and elevate it´s energy, and that´s why the person always feel better after praying (and it really happens to me, no matter how depressed I am when I pray, just after I feel a great peace ).

C'est payé, balayé, oublié

Shyster
(kook)
07/18/03 11:08 AM
Re: off topic: energy, prayers, angels... new [re: Tati_wl]  

In reply to:

I read a book a week ago and it was mentioned. It was a book written by a spirit, incorporated in a medium woman (mediun= basically,people who have powers to communicate with spirits).
Anyway, the spirit was talking about prayers and guardian angels. He said that a lot of people pray for something, and if the wish is not accomplished, the person usually blames god, the angels etc. Now it comes: guardian angels can´t change another person´s decisions. They can inspire others, but can´t actually think for another person or change their thoughts and wills; it´s acctually against the universe law.
So it doesn´t work to pray "please, make John kiss me tomorrow", because John will do what he wants to do. No force of the universe can interfere. And so on. Interesting you saw this theory there in Sweden too, and yet related to UFOs (I associate aliens and spirits).

But when a person say a prayer "from the bottom of their heart", the good or positive forces of the universe surround the person and elevate it´s energy, and that´s why the person always feel better after praying (and it really happens to me, no matter how depressed I am when I pray, just after I feel a great peace ).


What a right load of old bollocks.


NEXT!

andro genet
(stardust savant)
07/18/03 11:14 AM
Re: off topic: energy, prayers, angels... new [re: Tati_wl]  

tati, how i've missed you!

your funeral...my trial


Shyster
(kook)
07/18/03 11:31 AM
Re: off topic: energy, prayers, angels... new [re: andro genet]  

In reply to:

tati, how i've missed you!


How obvious is it that you admire her for her body and not the power of her brain?




NEXT!

andro genet
(stardust savant)
07/18/03 12:18 PM
Re: off topic: energy, prayers, angels... new [re: Shyster]  

well, yes. she's hot. she's a nice girl, too. i've missed seeing this hot, nice girl around here.

your funeral...my trial


Tati_wl
(stardust savant)
07/18/03 06:21 PM
what a loser new [re: Shyster]  

In reply to:

How obvious is it that you admire her for her body and not the power of her brain?


He can´t see my "hot body" when I post; only what I write. He can only miss, and admire my mind. I advice you to find a girlfriend, Shyster, you´re acting like a jerk.

C'est payé, balayé, oublié

ohramona
(cracked actor)
07/21/03 11:19 AM
Complane hear new [re: eraserhead]  

I don't spell too well. I use to be an average speller, or better, but with the advent of spell-check I emptied out the memory cells in my brain that were used for spelling so that I could put other things in them. I have a limited number of memory cells left.

The TW spell-check doesn't work too well for me. It doesn't always understand my sophisticated vocabulary, and simple punctuation -- such as apostrophes -- can throw it off. If I want to make sure I'm spelling something correctly, I use dictionary.com, Webster's, or skeezix.

When I was a kid, if I used a fairly sophisticated word in conversation my dad would say "Spell it." And if I couldn't he would say "You shouldn't use words that you can't spell." Not the best advice he ever gave me, but now that communication is increasingly in written form, I see a bit more sense to it. Don't you ever get an email from someone you think is rather intelligent that is just peppered with misspellings, and then your evaluation of their intelligence drops a few points? Don't feel bad if you can't spell though. I've found that spelling is not highly correlated with overall intelligence.



Man I need a TV when I've got Tourette's


andro genet
(stardust savant)
07/21/03 04:50 PM
T is for terrific, like tati new [re: Tati_wl]  

thanks, doll.

your funeral...my trial


dukewhite
(cracked actor)
07/21/03 08:12 PM
Re: Complane hear new [re: ohramona]  

In reply to:

I've found that spelling is not highly correlated with overall intelligence.



From my experience, the smartest people I know couldn't spell to save their lives. It's the dumb ones who place a huge emphasis on it in their lives, trying to make up for their other inadequacies.

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release


andro genet
(stardust savant)
07/22/03 09:59 AM
Re: Complane hear new [re: dukewhite]  

on the other hand, i know some smart people who spell really well, too. let's not leave them out of the equation.

your funeral...my trial


ohramona
(cracked actor)
07/22/03 12:50 PM
Re: Complane hear new [re: dukewhite]  

I've found that the peeps you call "dumb" often have a relative strength in skills that require rote memorization. They are generally too "dumb" to be consciously trying to make up for other inadequacies.



Man I need a TV when I've got Tourette's


Dr Evil
(your evil father)
07/25/03 09:00 AM
Re: I Have A Complaint new [re: eraserhead]  

In reply to:

The message you get from the TW Check spelling feature is that you're a loser who can't spell.


Your problem being?

But seriously, all computer programs are insultory....they just have different ways of expressing. TW does not offer spelling suggestions like Word, but then it doesn't challenge you with an animated paper clip every time you begin a post. Which gives me some ideas.....

© Dr. Evil

----------------------
E> (evilwebmaster@teenagewildlife.com)

CandidKate
(crash course raver)
07/27/03 01:35 AM
Re: I Have A Complaint new [re: Dr Evil]  

::through clenched teeth:: God, I hate that paperclip!

The poster formerly known as JarethsGirl.
"Did I leave the gas on? ..... No! I'm a f*ckin' squirrel!"


strangeDivine
(cracked actor)
07/27/03 01:17 PM
Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some new [re: Dr Evil]  

...paperclip men


I remember being really disturbed the first time I saw the MicrosoftWord paperclipman. It was really upsetting to me the way he kept blinking and staring at me, as if he were some kind of invading being trying to control me. I also couldn't figure out how to make him go away because it must have been one of the first times I ever used a computer. Now, I feel guilty about sending him away because it seems cruel. It is as if he just blinks out of existence. But he can always come back, but it is not the same being. He does not exist exactly as he did when last I saw him, because what I saw last time was a group of photons beaming from my computer screen into my eyes. Those are not the same photons as last time, they do not leave my eyes when they have done their work and return to the computer. But really, I don't ever see him at all. "He" is a program, a series ones and zeros. And that is what is really unsettling.

We all lie in the fun house

carsten
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/21/03 11:41 AM
Re: I Have A Complaint new [re: SugarPlumFairy]  


I think Warszawa is spelled Warszawa. Er, in English anyway. In Finnish for example it is simply Varsova.


I thought Warszawa is spelled Warsaw.
Pronounced as 'Joy Division'.

/Carsten








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