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MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 8:04 am
On Friday, March 24th 2006 7:23 am, MacDeacon wrote:
Tell that to Microsoft Word! That's usually how I do my spell-checking.


There's a built in spell checker here. One thing I don't like is how it isn't always available, for example, in the blogs or doing a character guide. ^o) Seems to me it should be easy to add that feature to all areas.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 11:15 am
On Friday, March 24th 2006 8:04 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 7:23 am, MacDeacon wrote:
Tell that to Microsoft Word! That's usually how I do my spell-checking.


There's a built in spell checker here. One thing I don't like is how it isn't always available, for example, in the blogs or doing a character guide. ^o) Seems to me it should be easy to add that feature to all areas.


Don't you mean "spell chequer"?

Generally, I have found that the built-in version rarely catches what I want it to catch... plus Word has a grammar checker that is passing fair.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 11:16 am
On Friday, March 24th 2006 8:02 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
Please change 'Bernard Wriggly' to 'Bernard Wrigley'. The spelling is wrong.


This sort of request would go better in the Duplicate Persons threads, but I will fix it.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 11:52 am
On Friday, March 24th 2006 11:15 am, MacDeacon wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 8:04 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 7:23 am, MacDeacon wrote:
Tell that to Microsoft Word! That's usually how I do my spell-checking.


There's a built in spell checker here. One thing I don't like is how it isn't always available, for example, in the blogs or doing a character guide. ^o) Seems to me it should be easy to add that feature to all areas.


Don't you mean "spell chequer"?

Generally, I have found that the built-in version rarely catches what I want it to catch... plus Word has a grammar checker that is passing fair.

I don't really like the Word spelling or grammar checker, it doesn't pick up things like sentences which end in a preposition.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 12:33 pm
On Tuesday, March 21st 2006 11:54 pm, bobpage87 wrote:
On Tuesday, March 21st 2006 8:35 pm, WiseCrack wrote:
Throughout the guides I notice a lot of people spelling the word "favorite" as "favourite" ^o) Please check these things guy.

OK, that's not actually a spelling mistake, that's just British spelling instead of American spelling.


hmm really? Never knew that. But yeah, as Mac said, if it's an American Show I would use the American Spelling.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 5:43 pm
On Friday, March 24th 2006 11:16 am, MacDeacon wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 8:02 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
Please change 'Bernard Wriggly' to 'Bernard Wrigley'. The spelling is wrong.


This sort of request would go better in the Duplicate Persons threads, but I will fix it.


No, it shouldn't. Duplicate means more than one, but there is only one person in the database, and it is spelled incorrectly.

On Friday, March 24th 2006 11:52 am, bobpage87 wrote:
I don't really like the Word spelling or grammar checker, it doesn't pick up things like sentences which end in a preposition.


That isn't always a mistake. ^o) Sometimes it should go at the end. I'll give you one example:

wh-questions: Who's the present for?
Not: Who for is the present?

There are several more instances where this is the correct structure. ^o)
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 6:51 pm
On Friday, March 24th 2006 5:43 pm, MoggIntellect wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 11:16 am, MacDeacon wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 8:02 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
Please change 'Bernard Wriggly' to 'Bernard Wrigley'. The spelling is wrong.


This sort of request would go better in the Duplicate Persons threads, but I will fix it.


No, it shouldn't. Duplicate means more than one, but there is only one person in the database, and it is spelled incorrectly.

On Friday, March 24th 2006 11:52 am, bobpage87 wrote:
I don't really like the Word spelling or grammar checker, it doesn't pick up things like sentences which end in a preposition.


That isn't always a mistake. ^o) Sometimes it should go at the end. I'll give you one example:

wh-questions: Who's the present for?
Not: Who for is the present?

There are several more instances where this is the correct structure. ^o)



The present is for whom?

I had the Duplicate People thread renamed to allow for everything we do there.^o^
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 6:58 pm
On Friday, March 24th 2006 6:51 pm, MacDeacon wrote:
The present is for whom?

I had the Duplicate People thread renamed to allow for everything we do there.^o^


Sweet, that makes it easier.

As for your English lesson, the use of 'whom' is more than out-dated in informal English. If TVRage were a doctoral thesis, we should use 'whom', but it 'ain't'!

I hate people who speak like they're from the 19th century. ^o) TVRage is 'cool', not 'rather splendid'.
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Message Posted On Friday, March 24th 2006 at 7:06 pm
On Friday, March 24th 2006 6:58 pm, MoggIntellect wrote:
On Friday, March 24th 2006 6:51 pm, MacDeacon wrote:
The present is for whom?

I had the Duplicate People thread renamed to allow for everything we do there.^o^


Sweet, that makes it easier.

As for your English lesson, the use of 'whom' is more than out-dated in informal English. If TVRage were a doctoral thesis, we should use 'whom', but it 'ain't'!

I hate people who speak like they're from the 19th century. ^o) TVRage is 'cool', not 'rather splendid'.


What're you teachin' them there Chai-nese folks, boy?!?!*-)

Hey, check out this website: PseudoDictionary.com
bobpage87

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 2:10 am
Well, I'm an old fashioned guy. I use words like whom, henceforth, whither etc.

Anyway, spelling mistakes.

Challenge Followup PM:
The guide hass been transferred to you.
"Has" is spelt incorrectly
Not: Summaries from previous seasons...
Not sure if this is automatic or something that is written seperately each time, but in this particular one "Note" was spelt incorrectly.
MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 9:10 am
I've noticed that when you add a new person with a capital in the middle of their name it is automatically made a lower case, such as 'O'Brian' will be 'O'brian'. Can that be changed to avoid spelling mistakes? ^o)
bobpage87

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 9:14 am
On Saturday, March 25th 2006 9:10 am, MoggIntellect wrote:
I've noticed that when you add a new person with a capital in the middle of their name it is automatically made a lower case, such as 'O'Brian' will be 'O'brian'. Can that be changed to avoid spelling mistakes? ^o)

Hmm, I feel that would be difficult to do, because it corrects the capitalisation automatically. I never use capitals when searching for someone, quicker just to use all lower case, but when one clicks Add New Person, it automatically capitalises the first letter of each word, the same thing happens if you have all capitals. But I agree, it is annoying, I'm constantly coming across people and submitting them here to capitalise the whatever letter. But they are usually "Mccann" or something. ^o)
MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 3:46 pm
"Enter The Name Or TVRage ID number of the person you wish to add: "

'The Name' should appear in all lower cases: the name. Otherwise the meaning is to literally enter 'The Name'. ^o)
MoggIntellect

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 3:53 pm
"Discussion For Shows that will premiere soon" under 'Upcoming Shows' should have a lowercase 'f' for 'for'. ^o^
bobpage87

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Message Posted On Saturday, March 25th 2006 at 3:56 pm
Oh yes, Sebrioth and his mad capitalisations. They were quite literally everywhere a month or two ago, almost every other word in some places was capitalised.
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