should mylot have a spell check option??

United States
August 26, 2010 6:21pm CST
ok, hello mylotters, friends and other...I'm just wondering. should mylot have a spell check option!?! not to be mean or anything. i know that a lot of people don't have perfect english. but this spell check option could help out a lot right? how is your spelling, and grammer? if mylot had this option, would you use it? nobody is perfect. honest question, for honest answers right? i know i'm not perfect. so if given, i would use it whenever i need it. what about you???
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@veromar (1458)
• Argentina
26 Aug 10
Well.........myLot already has a spell checker of sorts. You know how when you're typing and you get that red squiggly line under a certain word? That means the word is misspelled. It's instant and points out the error right away. The fact is a lot of people either don't notice they've made a mistake or don't know how to correct it. Especially those for whom English is not their native language. Personally, I'd never use it because I do pay attention to the squiggles. Sometimes I'm just too tired (or lazy) to correct myself! lol.
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• United States
26 Aug 10
Really? myLot has a spellcheck? I never knew that, wow, I guess you learn something new everyday. Maybe they should have the correct way to spell it too along with the squiggly line, for the people who have no idea on how to do this. That would really help out. I wish they had a punctuation check, I could sure use that one, lol!
• United States
27 Aug 10
hey X18PRS! I thought so! It is a nice feature! thanks for sharing!!
@veromar (1458)
• Argentina
29 Aug 10
Wow. I guess it is true that you can learn something new everyday! lol. I really thought that the spellcheck was a myLot feature! I had no idea that it had something to do with the browser I use (which is Firefox). Huh! Thanks for the information!
@carpediem17 (1317)
• Singapore
27 Aug 10
hi keshia, i think mylot does not require a spell check option as much as a "save" option for work-in-progress replies.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Aug 10
Hello carpediem17, you could preview your comment before posting it but it is not much useful as you can already go through your post before push the post button.
• India
27 Aug 10
not worth previewing it. . what the use it ..are u looking for specific patterns in it ..and in any case , when u create a typo mistake . its underlined by red line .. but had there been SPELL CHECK it wid have been lot better. . :) hmm ... there are loads of plugins avialabe for FIREFOX/ chrome whr u can customized ur browser and use accordingly .. enjoy :)
• United States
27 Aug 10
thanks for sharing guys!
@marguicha (84050)
• Chile
26 Aug 10
If mylot pretended good spelling and perfect grammar it could not be an international site. There are many of us that don´t have English as our native language. We are doing our best. If we corrected more (I do some editing) we couldn´t post or answer much and we´d get bored of the site and leave. I think mylotters filter that a bit: they don´t respond much to posts they don´t understand. The computer itself has these options for the more exquisite writers. Take care friend!
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• United States
26 Aug 10
ok, i completely understand!................thanks for sharing!!
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Aug 10
You have a point there marguicha.
@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
29 Aug 10
Hi keshia2007, I think a spell check would be convenient, but it is not neccessary because there are so many other sources for checking your work. I live with my dictionary and thesaurus whenever I write, whether it is here on myLot or elsewhere. My grammar is usually pretty good, but every once in awhile I get stuck on a word that doesn't look right. I then stop and check it; most times it is correct, but it doesn't hurt to check. One thing most of us can appreciate about myLot, it doesn't take off points for bad grammar or misspelled words. So, as long as it isn't a foreign language I will read it,if the subject is one that I care to respond to.
• United States
30 Aug 10
i understand! thanks for sharing!
@Tina30219 (28441)
• Onaway, Michigan
29 Aug 10
I agree I think a lot of sites should have a spell check on them. I know I have a hard time spelling words that are long ones . I know it would come in handy for me. I know I would definitely use it if a site had a spell check.
• United States
30 Aug 10
thanks for sharing!!
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
29 Aug 10
A spell check would be nuce on Mylot! then I wouldn't have to guess or look up a word in a dictionary! My spelling isn't real bad. It is when I try to use words that trouble me alot! That is when spell ceck would come in handy!
• United States
29 Aug 10
thanks for sharing!
• Canada
28 Aug 10
I wouldn't really need it. Firefox underlines my spelling errors as I type, so that is of course pretty helpful. I've made many mistakes and it always catches them for me.
• United States
28 Aug 10
i understand. internet explorer does not have that option. thanks for sharing!!
• Jamaica
28 Aug 10
yes they need one. MyLot would make understanding their oversea clients much easier.
• United States
28 Aug 10
agree, thanks for sharing!
• United States
27 Aug 10
It would certainly be useful although some people would also have difficulty using it and given the option they may save misspelled words. As for me my windows automatically spell checks for me and this is an excellent option for me as I am a speedy typist. I can type 92 words a minute and well since being on myLot I have gotten a bit lazy, by this I mean a couple times I can go so fast and hit enter and then while it is loading I noticed a misspelled word. I am such a perfectionist that I have started to slow down a bit as I hate it I do it. Spell check would be great in tag area as this is where I see a lot of misspelled tags.
• United States
28 Aug 10
i agree! thanks for sharing!
• Philippines
27 Aug 10
I think that's a good idea. Sometimes I get a wrong spelling on a word, and I feel uneasy so I check it in the internet. I would use it if there is one. I'm not so perfect with English language too. So this would be really useful.
• United States
28 Aug 10
i agree! thanks for sharing!
@rmnrmn (583)
• India
27 Aug 10
Defenitely I will use mylot spell or grammer check as I do many unwanted or type mistake unintentionally. So, if mylot provide this facilities it will be easier for us.
• United States
28 Aug 10
agree. thanks for sharing!
@Aaleexix (2291)
• India
27 Aug 10
Spelling checker is depend on the character of web browser. Some web browser has the spelling checker option. In mozila firefox spell checker option is there.
• United States
28 Aug 10
thanks for the info!
@youless (87670)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 10
It is better that Mylot has a spelling check option. Since I use Firefox to post, and I am glad that Firefox provides the spelling check automatically. So it doesn't matter for me that Mylot doesn't offer this function. But this will be good for others if they don't use Firefox. I love China
• United States
27 Aug 10
thanks for sharing. you are right. i've heard it all depends on the web browser your using. as for me. i don't have that option.
@maclanis (1508)
• Belgium
27 Aug 10
This would be a good thing, I believe, especially for people whose native language isn't English. When I log in to Firefox however, I have a standard spelling checker whenever I type something (like now). But it's in Dutch (because that's my mother tongue) and therefore not really helpful! My spelling and grammar isn't all that bad, but everyone makes mistakes. It's just easy to automatically check your spelling, and good for learners of English!
• United States
27 Aug 10
thanks for agreeing w/ me!! happy mylotting & take care!
@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Aug 10
Hello keshia2007r, i completely agree with marguicha so i would not want mylot to put up a spell check here, they could find help with the browser they are using and should be fine. At least that won't discourage some of the users from posting out here.
• United States
27 Aug 10
i understand..................thanks for sharing!!
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
27 Aug 10
I think it would be a good idea for mylot to have a spell check option. i don;t know how many times I've posted a response or comment only to realize too late that i have a typo. It can get frustrating.
• United States
27 Aug 10
you're not the only one! i type really fast, and don't realize my mistakes until its too late. so don't feel bad. it happens to the best of us! thanks for sharing!!
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@jd107nette (1457)
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
that would help a lot... ^_^ i think it would be a helpful option so we could be more confident of our spellings and grammar when we post responses or discussions. ^_^
• United States
26 Aug 10
i agree!!..................................thanks for sharing nette!!
• United States
26 Aug 10
Oh my gosh you made me chuckle here. I was just reading through 4 different discussions and saying to myself..I wish they would check their spelling. And then I came to your discussion next, haha. I understand too that quite a few of the people here are from different countries, etc., but I think a spell check is a great idea. This way they can learn how to spell as they write the discussions, or responses. Trust me, I'm not perfect either and I do have a dictionary right here in case I get stuck. For some reason, when you type certain words, they just don't look right, lol!
• United States
26 Aug 10
:) I know just what you mean. "sometimes when you type certain words, they just don't look right" lol too funny! I've experience this sometimes as well! but thanks for your comment! happy mylotting & take care!!
@chulce (1540)
• United States
26 Aug 10
It would be a nice feature, however, depending on what web browser that you use, it will let you know which words you have misspelled. I usually flip open a word document or something and check the word that way if I am unsure of the correct spelling. It works just as well. If you are an avid writer it is always helpful to always check your spelling. For me, I tend to use mylot to help generate some writing ideas or for practice. There are so many different discussions and topics, its quite helpful.
• United States
26 Aug 10
ok, that sounds really great. and i'm using explorer so i don't have this option. but you have a very good point!! thanks for sharing!! & good luck w/ your writing!!