Poll

Should we remove the spellchecker from Wedge?

YES!!!
30 (83.3%)
No, but replace pspell with support for enchant.
1 (2.8%)
No, my English-speaking community loves it.
3 (8.3%)
No, my non-English-speaking community loves it.
2 (5.6%)
Total Members Voted: 33

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #61, on October 11th, 2011, 02:51 PM »
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Now vBulletin does not have it and when I converted from SMF to it this was the single most complaint from my members
Yes, but do they actually *use* it?
Well I never used it as I always uses the one in FF but a lot of the members did use it but we have managed to get most converted to a browser spell check now. Still some that don't have a spell check and really need it  :whistle:  :eheh:
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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #62, on October 11th, 2011, 02:52 PM »
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Still some that don't have a spell check and really need it
Would these be the same people who wouldn't use it even if they had it? :whistle:
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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #63, on October 11th, 2011, 02:58 PM »
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Still some that don't have a spell check and really need it
Would these be the same people who wouldn't use it even if they had it? :whistle:
Funny enough no, we never had an issue when using the SMF one with them but only when we converted.  There will always be those that will just not worry at all lol

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #65, on October 12th, 2011, 02:33 PM »
What browser has them built in as I have always only seen them as a add-on

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #66, on October 12th, 2011, 02:38 PM »
Quote from DirtRider on October 12th, 2011, 02:33 PM
What browser has them built in as I have always only seen them as a add-on
Firefox, Chrome at least. I suspect the add-on you're referring to is the choice of dictionary since multiple dictionaries can be used...

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #68, on October 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM »
Then we just have to get people using it - and given the amount of XP users out there, that could take a while.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #69, on October 12th, 2011, 02:54 PM »
Quote from Arantor on October 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Then we just have to get people using it - and given the amount of XP users out there, that could take a while.
People who use IE should pay their browser choice... they won't have spellchecking as punishment!! :P

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #70, on March 4th, 2013, 06:56 PM »
Note to self, and to anyone... Wedge is still broken when clicking Spellchecking in quick edit mode.
It's an easy fix (I'll commit it at some point), just a wrong ID name, but it reminded me that we should really discuss whether to change this all to use php_enchant, or support both php_enchant and php_pspell, or get rid of everything, and consider that this was all a 'novelty' thing back in the early SMF days, and no one really has any use for this any more...

Would be nice to know if those who voted in the poll to keep the spellchecker (or at least consider keeping it), have changed their mind since 2011..?

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #71, on March 4th, 2013, 07:03 PM »
Well, switching to enchant is hard because I cannot seem to get WampServer to behave and use enchant dictionaries.

Back in the early SMF days it was pretty much needed because there weren't browser-backed dictionaries at all back then. Now it's largely unnecessary because browsers do have it (though in IE's case it needs to be done with a plugin)

Other systems are dropping it, I'd personally rather we did the same. Given how many wanted it gone back then, I can't imagine there would be a great increase the other way.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #72, on March 4th, 2013, 07:05 PM »
Hmm yeah, probably... ;)
I guess it's not even worth asking people again.

I won't work on it anytime soon though (i.e. before next weekend), if you want to remove it yourself, have fun.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #73, on March 4th, 2013, 07:08 PM »
I'm in the midst of some other stuff but maybe I'll get to it.

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Re: Spell checker
« Reply #74, on March 4th, 2013, 07:14 PM »
Let's just bump this okay next weekend then, okay? :)