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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:36 AM

'Preview' posts, & the SPELL check.

I have to give the spell check the benefit of the doubt, cuz I do have this accent, I write the way I talk,& sometimes I talk funny.
But here's the dang deal:
If I preview a post before posting, I seldom have a 'spelling' issue. .but posting without doin' the preview almost ALWAYS has some weirdo freakin auto correct bs in my post.
Is it ME?
Is it the spell check anti southern discrimination?
Wth?
thanks in advance for Your assistance.

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Reply 'Preview' posts, & the SPELL check. (Original post)
furtheradu Mar 2017 OP
Docreed2003 Mar 2017 #1
furtheradu Mar 2017 #2
WinkyDink Mar 2017 #3
furtheradu Apr 2017 #7
Silver Gaia Mar 2017 #4
furtheradu Apr 2017 #8
Silver Gaia Apr 2017 #10
Fla Dem Mar 2017 #5
Orrex Mar 2017 #6
Aristus Apr 2017 #9

Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 01:55 AM

1. Lol...I'm from the south with a New England heart... for what it's worth...

The autocorrect feature and the way certain words are rendered can be very frustrating, particularly in the title of the post. For example, words with certain accent marks over then will be changed in the title like ‹ber and SlŠinte. I don't think this is an intentional knock on those of us from the south, it's just a problem with the way certain words are rendered by the system, primarily in the title of the post. Hope that helps...SlŠinte!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:43 AM

2. "From the south with a New England heart"! ?

That ought to earn You some Brownie points!
My "auto correct" knows I don't use fancy accent marks, it slaps my posts over goofy stuff..for instance, in my OP, where I typed "Is it me", it changed to "I sometimes" !?! Wth? Sure slows me down.
Ok, "slows" just turned in to "slowshe". Imma gonna step away from the 'smartphone',& get some sleeep! Goood Night! yawwwnnnn!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 04:04 AM

3. Spell Check is a Fascist.

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:46 AM

7. I KNOW!

That's what I'm thinkin'!

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 04:44 AM

4. Maybe try a different keyboard app?

The LG keyboard on my tablet did stuff like that and annoyed the HELL outta me. I installed the Google keyboard app, and am now MUCH happier. It has a lot more settings I can mess with, too.

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Response to Silver Gaia (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:50 AM

8. I du on a 'smart phone',

Maybe that's the problem? !
Thanks for understanding my freakin frustration!

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Response to furtheradu (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 03:35 AM

10. Glad to know I figured that right.

I totally get your frustration. Hope the advice helps. I post on a tablet, a 'smart phone,' or PC, depending on where I am.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 09:11 AM

5. Do we have an auto correct? I know we have spell check (thank God). But I've not encountered

auto correct? Is auto correct only on ipads?

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 09:18 AM

6. Can you give an example of the kinds of words that it's auto-correcting?

A great many words are spelled the same whether you're in Alaska or in Florida, but naturally there are regional words that don't enjoy nationwide familiarity or acceptance.


If it's the former, then it's probably something you'll need to learn to accept.

If it's the latter, then you can be comforted by the knowledge that it happens to everyone to some degree or another.

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Response to furtheradu (Original post)

Sat Apr 1, 2017, 01:55 AM

9. 'Dang' got throught the spell-check.

As a Texan born-and-raised, it's a part of my vocabulary I'll never give up, no matter how long I live here in the Northwest.

Same with 'y'all'.

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