Announcing spellcheck October 22, 2000 4:34 PM   Subscribe

There's now spellchecking and an improved comment/preview system that doesn't require reloading pages to edit. If you find any bugs let me know. I think the spellchecker.net popup works in most major browsers.
posted by mathowie to Feature Requests at 4:34 PM (14 comments total)

...and I know I should merge the two chunks of code between MetaFilter and MetaTalk. It's probably not too much work, so I'll try to get to it later tonight.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:40 PM on October 22, 2000


We marvel at your singlehanded and heroic nature!
posted by EngineBeak at 7:03 PM on October 22, 2000


It used to be the case that when you put in newlines in a response, they'd show up in the posted result. Now they seem to have fallen out, and to break you have to use [br] except angle brackets. For experiment:
This is a line

This is a new line, and there's a blank line between them.

This is a new line only there was a [br] between.

Maybe it won't act the same here; this seems to be the old code. But in a new posting now, if you want a paragraph you seem to have to explicitly use [br][br]. It didn't used to act that way.

By the way, thanks for all your efforts. (But while you were in there, couldn't you make the window just a bit bigger? [grin])
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:45 PM on October 22, 2000


OK, this is the old code. Had I done the same thing in MeFi, all those lines would have been concatanated together into a single paragraph except where I explicitly put breaks.

posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:46 PM on October 22, 2000


I knew I forgot something. I'll fix that line break thing right now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:48 PM on October 22, 2000


It was easier than I thought. It's done.

I also made the form element a bit bigger.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:59 PM on October 22, 2000


Could you rearrange the buttons to make the preview the button the first one after the text box?

It may seem silly, but I'm used to typing what I type, then hitting tab enter in rapid succession to go to the preview.

The spell check, while definetely a cool idea, should probably be the third button. I don't think the majority of people will be using it every post... I tend not to be terribly concerned with typos, and there aren't that many "It's spelled XXX, dolt!" posts here anyway.

Otherwise, very very cool.
posted by cCranium at 5:59 AM on October 23, 2000


Good point. Just made the change.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:27 PM on October 23, 2000


It's very very very cool now. :-)
posted by cCranium at 1:28 PM on October 23, 2000


hey mathowie, let us know if you need any help with the site's CF code, i'd love to have a look around the inner workings of MeFi. =)
incidentally, who's your ISP?
posted by pnevares at 10:50 PM on October 23, 2000


hey mathowie, let us know if you need any help with the site's CF code, i'd love to have a look around the inner workings of MeFi. =)
incidentally, who's your ISP?
posted by pnevares at 10:50 PM on October 23, 2000


GUN.
(i blame it on IE not responding to my first click, and thusly i clicked again)
posted by pnevares at 10:50 PM on October 23, 2000


matt, man, you rock. i mean, not that i ever spell anything wrong, but it's reassuring to know that if i did, metafilter would save the day. is there a laundry plug-in? because that's next on my list of things to conquer...
posted by judith at 10:54 PM on October 23, 2000


pablo, I'll eventually put the code up at sourceforge, and you can download it and play with it anyway you want.

My ISP is the almight Pyra.com, since MetaFilter sits under my desk at work. We're on a shared T1 office line, and I'm surprised at the uptime and speed of it actually.

judith, I'm working on project laundry, but I can't get coldfusion to properly separate lights and darks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:23 AM on October 24, 2000


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