Hub Pages Personnel:
Please follow this link to a thread about problems with the spell-check utility. I'm guessing it was inadvertently posted in the wrong topic forum, as there has been no input from staff.
I thought if I 'reported' it, the thread would go away, and so would the others' comments acknowledging there is a problem.
Staff rarely reply in the forums - this forum is more for feedback from other members, not staff. It's probably easier to get their attention by emailing them directly.
OH. Given the title of this particular forum, I would have thought otherwise--that this would be THE ONE forum they would be checking on, and frequently...
They do check this forum, when they can, though they don't always post a reply right away.
I found two things that are making the, built-in to Hub modules, spell checker very confusing to use. 1) Browsers except for IE have their own out-of-the-box spell checkers. When these are in operation, they interfere with the HubPages spell checker. 2) When a draft of a Hub under edit is saved, the spell checker markup is stripped so that we save a clean draft. When this happens, it feels like the spell checker didn't do anything, or like one can't scroll through its results.
My plan is to flag the Hub edit box so that the browser won't spell check it, and to disable the saving of drafts when there is spell checker markup on the page. You can remove the spell checker markup by clicking on the spell checker button a second time. That way, if you want to save a draft with spelling errors, you still can.
These changes will be out on the site, soon. After they are, I will find out if they are the full extent of issues some Hubbers have been reporting.
by Liz Elias 6 years ago
Lately, I have been noticing some odd behavior with the spell-check utility.Normally, if nothing is misspelled, a dialog box pops up stating, "No misspellings found."However, if there are wrongly-spelled items, they used to show up underlined in red.What is happening now, is that there...
by Liz Elias 6 years ago
Hi there, Hub Pages programmers--It would be very helpful if the spell-check utility could be turned on globally for the entire hub while in edit mode.I often find errors in the capsule titles and/or in photo captions, but spell-check is not currently available for those fields.Thanks for...
by ASHWINSPGA 9 years ago
When i comment on a hub, before i hit ok i use the spell-checker to correct the typos. But after posting my comments for one reason or another i had to edit them sometimes re-writing a whole new one but i notice that the spell-checker is not available to me anymore when i edit. Is it possible to...
by Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 2 years ago
Is your spelling getting worse?I prided myself as a kid on my excellent spelling. As the years go by it's getting constantly worse. I think it's the fault of Spell Checker, a blessed little program but one that makes us rely on it. Are you having the same experience?
by Leni Sands 4 years ago
Just wondered if there was any point in having a spelling and grammar checker within hubpages?I raise this question because I see a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes while reading through hubs. It spoils an excellent piece of work. If people wrote their piece in word, first or...
by Earth Angel 9 years ago
Greetings from Earth Angel!! A few weeks ago I noticed the spell-check feature had disappeared on all of the active comment boxes within my Hubs, or when I'm commenting on anyone else's Hubs!! Am I having yet another "blonde moment" and it's right in front of me?? Blessings always, Earth...
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