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Suggestion: Message when Saving a New Hub, Have You Spell Checked?

  1. PegCole17 profile image91
    PegCole17posted 3 years ago

    I was on a different site yesterday and this question popped up when I saved a revised article.
    Have You Spell Checked this?

    Although it was a bit annoying, overall it reminded me to check my work before I published or saved.

    Just an idea that might help improve the quality of hubs. Perhaps it's been considered before.

    Peg

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Weighing in with an opinion for myself - no thank you.  I use the spell checker in FF and have no need to be reminded to take care of the squiggly red lines that show up whether I want them to or not.

      At the same time, there is an awful lot of misspelled words in hubs.  It might help.

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe the feature could be turned off after an author passes certain milestones, like ten hubs or so.

        Maybe not.

  2. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestion, Peg!

    We are actually in the midst of beta testing a feature in the HubTool that provides contextual suggestions based on what one has already added to their Hub. At this point, there is no note about spell checking, but we're definitely moving forward with providing more tips, and we might add in notes about spelling/grammar checks as we refine the tool further. big_smile

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone.
      Thanks for your response. I sure don't like the pop up annoying stuff, but if we want quality hubs it might serve as a reminder. Doesn't mean people will use it though.
      hmm

  3. WillStarr profile image82
    WillStarrposted 3 years ago

    I use Chrome, and it has a built in spell-checker. I like that.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I dun;t see why we do nead sum speel cqeckers or them grandma chequers.

      Sorrie just saw my typo - should be 'dem gradma'...

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Simey
        Dunt choo thunk dis will werk?
        I'm ain't two suure.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

          The problem though may be the misuse of synonyms.

          They're going to eat their apples there.
          There going to eat they're apples their.
          Their going to eat there apples they're.

          No spell checker would correct this - not many grammar checkers will pick up all the errors in the last two sentences....

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Now you're talking, Simey. Der grammar is always pesky.
            I wondered about that too, two, to, 2.

            1. Rosemay50 profile image80
              Rosemay50posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Grammar is pesky for most but when English is not your first language it must be a nightmare.

              1. PegCole17 profile image91
                PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Rosemay, I can not even imagine how poor my grammar would be in a foreign language. N'est pas?
                smile

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, Will. But it isn't hard to see writers who either don't have a spell checker or don't use it. For the novice writer who hasn't passed their first few hubs it might add some value to the site.

     
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