Why oh why oh why does the editbot keep changing my spelling? I'm sick to death of it! Now I just pull whole paragraphs out of hubs to stop the little monster committing cultural genocide.
When you say "cultural", do you mean it's changing British spelling to American, or foreign names to something nonsensical?
You do know that you can "untick" the editbot and that will restore your original spelling?
It's too bad they can't have the editbot recognize multiple correct spellings of words. I wonder if they get enough instances of those words actually being spelled wrong for their inclusion to be worthwhile in the first place? For instance, how many corrections of the word 'color' are actual misspellings or typos and how many are just corrections of the proper English spelling?
If they removed the proper English spellings from the list of misspellings, maybe they could add more words to editbot? Whenever I go hunting for the corrections in my comments, I invariably notice many more errors the editbot hasn't caught on my long scroll down.
It's kind of silly to see something like 'favourite' changed right next to another comment with two or three misspellings or typos in it. It gives an incorrect impression that Americanizing the comments is more important than correcting the errors. Luckily, our readers can't tell what's been changed.
If you find EditBot is changing correct spellings, please uncheck the boxes rather than trying to change your Hubs in Edit Mode. Please also Email Marina with examples. It is not our intention to exclude correct non-American English spellings and we can turn off those corrections site-wide as they are discovered.
by Dr. John Anderson 2 years ago
Use this thread to add suggestions for Editbot. Technical terms and alternate spellings:=> Omelet and Omelette are accepted spellings (UK vs US=> Tendinitis (also tendonitis), meaning inflammation of a tendon BOTH acceptable=> TE/100 g is a scientific term for antioxidant concentration...
by Marina 3 years ago
Happy Thursday, everyone! In August we pre-announced a new tool that fixes common spelling and grammatical errors across the site. Today, Editbot, the first iteration of the tool, is live on a small percentage of Hubs and their comments. It will be gradually rolled out to all Hubs over the next...
by Glenn Stok 3 years ago
I read in today's blog about the Automated Grammar and Spelling Checker coming in September.I like the idea of correcting errors in comments. Many times I had to delete comments that were written with terrible misspellings and very bad grammar so as not to lose search engine ranking, But I'm...
by Virginia Kearney 3 years ago
I just emailed a comment to HubPages staff but thought I'd also ask the forum group. I have a lot of errors in the comments posted on my Hubs because I write Hubs read by students and by people who are not native English speakers. It never occurred to me that these grammar and spelling...
by Susannah Birch 8 years ago
Sometimes I come across hubs that are well written but have a glaring grammatical mistake or other error. I usually leave a note along the lines of "---- needs to be fixed up, Feel free to delete this."Just wondering if too many "deleted comments" could ever have a detrimental...
by Thomas Swan 5 years ago
Is hubpages in danger of being over-run by writers from India who can't write proper English? I went to a hubpages question yesterday, and half the answers were from Indian hubbers who didn't understand the question but felt compelled to answer it anyway.It's not just answers. More than half of the...
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