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05 May 2012 7:41 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Dave Knight19 Aug 2011 9:51 p.m. PST

Yes – I can't function withoot one
No – people who take part in this hooby should be able to spell properly
Er – it already has one

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2011 9:53 p.m. PST

It already has several, and they know who they are.


ScoutII19 Aug 2011 10:22 p.m. PST

No…chances are pretty good that your web browser has one built in (or has a plug-in to do it).

Chrome and Firefox both have it built in. ieSpell will do the job for Internet Explorer.

x42brown19 Aug 2011 11:26 p.m. PST

Having a good suit of dyslexia helping programs tuned to my problems I know from experience that a unexpected extra "spell checker" can be much more of a problem than a help.

If you need your spelling checked (as I do) it is much better one that is yours (such as pointed out by ScoutII) and you know and trust rather than a unknown on a internet site.


bruntonboy20 Aug 2011 2:19 a.m. PST

I dont fink it dose mysev.

Andrew Beasley20 Aug 2011 3:58 a.m. PST

No – I use a plug-in and force myself to read the babble I have posted before pressing submit!

Does not always help grammatically but is a lot better than my hand writing.

skippy000120 Aug 2011 4:35 a.m. PST

Spellcheckers are designed by software engineers that can't spell.

After being taught by Nuns, you can't help but become THE ULTIMATE SPELL CHECKER!!!!!!

So there.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2011 6:07 a.m. PST

We must first find a speelchecker that does not insist that "wargaming" is a Bad Word. I could never convince Word's spellchecker, and that is probably because Bill Gates is a Commie Lib. grin
And if you could find a grammar check that did not hate the passive voice…

It already has several, and they know who they are.

I used to be the TMP Grammer, and, Speling Facscist™ but I am retired. The pay sucked.
However, I am now a Grammer, and, Speling Facscist™ Emeritus and will come out of retirement occasionally to entertain at parties.


Use the one on your server.
So that's a no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranger32220 Aug 2011 7:03 a.m. PST

Are you making fun of my half asleep "hooby"? It's ok…I'm laughing at myself for that one! Thankfully, Bill fixed it…

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2011 7:04 a.m. PST

"Yes – I can't function withoot one"

Nyther can I….

vojvoda20 Aug 2011 8:42 a.m. PST

When I am really worried about it I write in Word, cut, Alt-tab over to IE and paste. Most of the time I just let the spell-Nazis take me to task and I blame it on:

A. Drink
B. Tired
C. Opps
D. My physical injury
E. Some form of mental condition.
F. Left Handed using a right handed keyboard.

James Mattes

Angel Barracks20 Aug 2011 1:48 p.m. PST

No – I can still read misspelled words, no doubt you can too.

John D Salt21 Aug 2011 2:47 a.m. PST

I can still spell words, no doubt you can too.

All the best,


Pizzagrenadier21 Aug 2011 2:34 p.m. PST

Alt-tab over to IE

See, there's where you went wrong, right there.

Dave Knight21 Aug 2011 6:44 p.m. PST


Hooby made me laugh

StarfuryXL521 Aug 2011 9:17 p.m. PST

Needs more hoobies.

kyoteblue21 Aug 2011 9:53 p.m. PST


Ranger32222 Aug 2011 9:16 a.m. PST

So from now on we replace the current standard poll option with "needs more hoobies"?

Ranger32222 Aug 2011 9:17 a.m. PST

I totally missed Starfury's comment before I posted. Beat me to it by a day. Curses.

StarfuryXL523 Aug 2011 7:33 p.m. PST

Well, half a day. grin

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