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Spell Check

Original post made by Harald Paul Arthur Balle on Nov 13, 2007

Dear Dolores,

Each lunch hour, as a break from global technology development, I review the Town Square Forum to enjoy commentary from our communities. As authors write their comments, I note that they do not have the ability for Spell Check that would catch the misplaced or misspelled words.

As I notice copy-and-paste postings from e-chains to your forum, all the original misplaced and misspelled words are left in place. Is it possible to give authors spell check capabilities?

One additional help would be making up "member" names. You might have a glossary they could access that would offer click-on accesses to first and last names. I will gladly offer "Whip Baker, the All-American Spud, The American White Potato Society" for those that have difficulty with psuedonyms.

Thank you for the FORUM!

Hal Bailey

Comments

Posted by "member", a resident of Danville
on Nov 13, 2007 at 3:32 pm

hale,

these are forums ... what would be the purpase in that? do minor spelling errars bother you that much?


Posted by Forest Warn, a resident of another community
on Nov 14, 2007 at 7:20 pm

Knowing themers Hal person them there, I been themers there.

Me in words thinking as us can do would make understandable when spelling was ordered in order.

Courtesy as if them are horses would like spell horses the way them there can understand horse of any color.

For Warn

Posted by Vince from Alamo humor


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2007 at 8:58 am

I am often surprised when I find a very unique individual among Danville residents that has a sense of humor. They are very rare!

Member, in great humor, celebrated the humor created by the lack of spell check, but did not consider what humor could be created by spell check. When you spell check Piepho, the word is changed to Peephole.

Throughout my commercial life, I have been an author and contributing editor for trade magazines. In a test to see if anyone was reading my research and results, I would insert one or more "errors." I was often pleased that readers would respond to correct the errors and add further information to the results.

TDW created this Forum with similar purpose of interactivity. We should appreciate the ability to share humor, and our thoughts, among all cultures in our region including a less-than-humorous Danville.

Thanks for participating,

Hal Bailey
Diablo Vista CA 94507


Posted by James Milton, a resident of Danville
on Nov 16, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Hal,

You found a unique person in Danville. Where?

Jimbo


Posted by Todd Jackson, a resident of another community
on Nov 21, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Dear Hal,

I think we need a thought-check software to better understand our world, country, state, region and community. I laughed loudly at the coffee conversation that said, "We have liars, torturers, and savage maniacs in the White House, and who did we indict? Barry Bonds!"

AS we write our passions, considerations, positions and purposes, we need to look broadly at the level of thoughts we convey. Thought-check would say, "are we looking broad enough at our responsibilities as citizens. Do we care enough, beyond our lifestyle, to claim our likes and dislkes?"

Spell check only deals with words, Hal, and Thought Check deals with who we are as citizens.

Coffee again soon,

Todd


Posted by Alamo Mo, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 24, 2007 at 10:47 pm

Editor,

Please change "psuedonyms" to "pseudonyms."

HB's spell-checker flunked...


Posted by Hale Bayleaf, a resident of another community
on Nov 27, 2007 at 8:15 am

Alamo Mo, your point is a mo-better spelling without spell-check.

I would like to claim that psuedonyms is a pseudonym for pseudonyms, but alas I rely on auto-on spellcheck to determine appropriate spelling results. I often fail because the words I spelled wrong for the meaning I am seeking are spelled right as other words.

In other words, thank you for your humorous edit and reading the Town Square Forum.

Hal Bailey
as Hale Bayleaf after spellcheck