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theblackdragon

It would be nice if we could have a button or an option available someplace for previewing posts and replies before submitting them. I've had to edit my posts more than a few times already because of stupid formatting errors on my part (i'm used to HTML, not bbcode) that would've been caught had i been able to preview what i was attempting to post.

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Edwin

That would be nice. Also, I think there's a screw loose in the spell checker. Sometimes it will flag correctly spelled words. Other times it will take the last few letters of one word, then a space, then the first few letters of the next word and call it all misspelled.

Edwin

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Adam

Edwin, I don't think the site has a spell checker. If there is a problem with your browser's built-in spell check, I don't see how this site could possibly affect it.

Edited on by Adam

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Edwin

I'm looking at the "Check spelling" button right now. Directly above the upper right corner of this comment box. I don't think it's part of my browser, but I suppose it could be.

Edwin

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theblackdragon

i don't see the spell check option for normal comments, but for posting a new topic and editing a topic/comment, it's there. weird, IMO.

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future of NL >:3
[16:43] James: I should learn these site rules more clearly
[16:44] LztheBlehBird: James doesn't know the rules? For shame!!!
[16:44] Vintage: We have rules?
[16:44] Reala: don't expose the staff to sunlight, don't get them wet and don't feed them after midnight

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Edwin

That is weird. For me the button is here in the forums, but not in the comments section for news articles.

Edwin

Nintendo Network ID: Edwicket

theblackdragon

this is where the buttons are for me:

news articles: only on editing a comment
forums: only when posting an entirely new topic or editing a comment/topic.

I don't think it's just the browser, either, because I'm using Firefox, which has a built-in spellchecker.

BEST THREAD EVER
future of NL >:3
[16:43] James: I should learn these site rules more clearly
[16:44] LztheBlehBird: James doesn't know the rules? For shame!!!
[16:44] Vintage: We have rules?
[16:44] Reala: don't expose the staff to sunlight, don't get them wet and don't feed them after midnight

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Adam

Huh, you're right. Spell check is only there after you hit Edit or when you are starting a new topic, not when you are just posting a normal reply for the first time. My bad, Edster! That's just odd. Seems like if spell check were there from the get-go, you wouldn't have to press Edit as often, and the lack of a post preview wouldn't be so hard to overlook.

Edited on by Adam

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Edwin

No worries. Just to be clear, I have spell checking in all the places theblackdragon does as well as when posting regular comments. I have the option right now as I'm typing this. And I'm using IE which I don't think has a built-in checker.

Edwin

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jangonov

Im with theblackdragon on this one. I have firefox too (better then IE imo) I have no problem with the spell checker. but a preview would be nice.

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Adam

Edwin wrote:

No worries. Just to be clear, I have spell checking in all the places theblackdragon does as well as when posting regular comments. I have the option right now as I'm typing this. And I'm using IE which I don't think has a built-in checker.

Just to be clear, that wasn't clear at all, because the Black Dragon said she had it only when posting new topics or editing posts, exactly like I do.

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