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I've been around this and other forums for quite some time now. I have a pet peeve I'd like to express. That is, when you ask for and receive advice, please have the courtesy to come back to the board and let us know what the outcome has been. It's annoying to spend some time helping someone out only to never find out the results, good or bad. If the advice helps, GREAT! If not why not.

Pay attention to how old a thread has become. If it was started 5 years ago, the OP may not even be around anymore and the point is moot. Start a new thread, please.

Also, don't jump into an existing thread with a problem of your own. First of all, use the search function. Yes, I know, it can be a bit frustrating but give it a whirl. If you can't find what you need, start a new thread in the appropriate forum. You'll get better responses in general because sometimes people won't read all the way through a thread becausewe do get a lot of repetitive answers. If the question has been answered, it's not necessary for a lot of"I agree, me too's". After awhile, it just dilutes the thread.

Finally, please use the spell checker. Prolly still isn't a word.:readit:;)

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I've been reading posts on this forum since February. I have a hard time believing that there is a spell check feature.



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FeButter wrote:
I've been reading posts on this forum since February.  I have a hard time believing that there is a spell check feature.

 

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Only if you use you own. There isn't one on the Forum that I know of.
 

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I think it depends on your browser. Mine is in the upper left hand corner under the font size. I'm using IE 8( I think).

Thanx fer the updat. LOL :cheesygrin:

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Hobie great thread!

I am new to the forum but will long be here from now on. If not for help and guidance, also for the camaraderie! Your points are well noted and so true...

I was searching through threads last night trying to find a solution for my no spark problem and did find some. I thought GREAT! But when I read on to look for the conclusion and remedy, there wasn't one. The person who started the thread just up and disappeared before stating if and what fixed the problem. That kind of pisses me off. And you can tell they're newbies from the few posts they had. Its like they're using the knowledge of members on this site but then when they don't need help anymore they disappear leaving some members, who are searching for answers, still in the dark.

As for the spell check, that goes for veterans as well. Not just new members. And the squiggly line under a word does mean somthing. THE WORD IS MISSPELLED! Right click the misspelled word and correct it using the drop down list that pops up. Its not rocket science.

Let me also add a peeve of my own. If someone needs help, don't give them the answer in a PM. We can't see it and we may need it. Use PM only when the message should truly be private. Or in the very least, if the answer in the PM produces favorable results, post it in the thread so we can all see it. Motorcycles are machines and machines do breakdown. We may not have a problem now but we will, and your answers could seriously help.

That's my 2 cents. I hope I didn't over step my boundaries but I just felt compelled to agree and to sound off a little myself.

Ride Safe,

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That's my 2 cents. I hope I didn't over step my boundaries but I just felt compelled to agree and to sound off a little myself.

Ride Safe,

Kevin
Can you review that right clicky thing again ??? (just kidding)



The only "BOUNDRIES" here are spelled out in the Forum rules...:gunhead:
 

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Good one shooter. Yeah I'll get right on that tutorial. As for spell check, IE8 doesn't have one. Don't know about the other versions. Yet another reason to download Mozilla FireFox and use that browser. It has a wonderful spell checker. To enable or disable spell check in FireFox:

Tools> Options>General Tab> Browsing Section> check or uncheck spell check.


Google Chrome has a built in spell checker also. Internet Explorer just stinks out loud!
 

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Actually that is a good point. But the spelling thing does not bother me in the least. I have worked around some great folks that could not spell worth a crap but were very good at what they did. Once I had this Mechanical worker that made modifications on a mechanical room that a Corp of Engineer stud totally screwed up. The engineers prints were exact. Exactly wrong. The illiterate Mechanical guy fixed it. Saved tons of money and caused the Engineer to issue a huge thank you for bailing him out. Myself I can understand what a person is saying without having to embarrass him or her. But that just me. :waving:
 

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That's a very good point Ceasefire. It doesn't really bother me either unless its flagrant.

Albert Einstein came up with E=mc2 AND the theory of relativity AND was very instrumental in the Manhattan Project (which of course was the designing of the Atomic Bomb) AND he couldn't spell worth a darn. He was dyslexic.

But I think the annoyance is with those who purposely talk and spell Ebonics or hillbilly slang. Such as typing "prolly" instead of probably. I'd rather see it spelled probibley! At least I know they've tried. Or "dat" instead of that. And this is "my baby daddy". NO THIS IS YOUR CHILD'S FATHER DAMN IT! Just 2 more cents from me...
 

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I truly don't know what version I have but on this forum, there's a little abc on the upper left hand side just under the font size that I occasionally use.



Let me say this, these threads are already swerving away from my main points. I deal with the mis-spellings just fine. Except for prolly.:cheesygrin:That was a very minor issue that has begun to take over what I spent the most time elucidating. Proper etiquette and use of this great place.

Hobie
 

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Found in the composing (Reply)screen for this forum and others.
 

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As I am about the only guy who has been around here longer the Hobie I agree 100% with your post. My number one pet peeve is people not reading the responses to the subject before responding themselves and giving the same advice that has been posted 3 or 4 time already.:lash::lash: So try and read at least some of the posts to see if your advice has already been given.

Thanks and good night.:waving::waving::waving:

This is still the best place on the internet, could use just a little porn,:kissing: but then again, that could just be me.:cheesygrin::cheesygrin:

Thanks Steve!!:claps::claps::claps:
 

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Firefox 3.6 Spell Check - Tools, Options - Advanced - "check my spelling as I Type".
Good points. - Maybe one more that has been mentioned previously is to re-edit your post heading after a problem has been solved indicating no more suggestions are needed. :claps:

Ps - Goldwinger, you've been around for a while.....but you need to work on your post count:cool:
 

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This has been brought up before and I agree. It's hard to diagnose problems long distance and it takes some time so it would be great to have the feedback because we could all learn something from it.

Steve
 

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96aspencade wrote:
Firefox 3.6 Spell Check - Tools, Options - Advanced - "check my spelling as I Type".
Good points. - Maybe one more that has been mentioned previously is to re-edit your post heading after a problem has been solved indicating no more suggestions are needed. :claps:

Ps - Goldwinger, you've been around for a while.....but you need to work on your post count:cool:
You see Bob, I believe in quality much more then quantity. So if you were to go back through all of my posts you will see that every single one is 100% useful and relevant. And has added to the topic at hand.:thumbsup::thumbsup: NO, really!!
 

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However if you are editing one of your own posts (which I seem to do frequently because want to revise somethingorI forget to spellcheck...) you will find it over on the other side.
 

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....But the spelling thing does not bother me in the least. I have worked around some great folks that could not spell worth a crap but were very good at what they did. .....

Me too... and I never complain about it.. but there is a very good reason to get the spelling correct.. The forum search engine categorizes every single word (even if misspelled) so not onlywill the search database get larger and slower, but the information is lost (unless you search forthe misspelled word).. example:

New word: xspellcheckitx

Now search for the word...

and you get this...
 

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