Spellcheck issues June 22, 2004 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Is anyone else having trubble with the spell check?
posted by The God Complex to Bugs at 11:58 AM (15 comments total)

posted by Space Coyote at 12:02 PM on June 22, 2004

It worked ok for me on the post a new thread page on MetaFilter. Can someone test these pages with spellcheck out and let me know if they work or not? I can fix it later today.

New post on Mefi: works
new comment on mefi: ?
new comment on metatalk: ?
new comment on ask mefi: ?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:07 PM on June 22, 2004

On metafilter it hasn't worked for me posting comments in about a week (I've only tried two or three times, mind you).

In mertatalk it's currently sitting on the little loading graphic and doesn't seem to want to move. In ask metafilter I get the same thing I get in metatalk.

In the blue earlier I wasn't even getting the loading graphic when I attemped to use it.
posted by The God Complex at 12:26 PM on June 22, 2004

Mine has been hanging on the loading graphic since the changes started around the beginning of June on all new comment and thread pages on firefox 0.8. Occasionally I don't even get the graphic either, but I chalk that up to load, as it has happened before.
posted by loquax at 12:29 PM on June 22, 2004

Na "meta-filter boyzone" - bad spellers. The spell ck on my end has been either taking too long or not working for the past two months. Use other sources, word, Note pad and the like which can save some time.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:35 PM on June 22, 2004

but does it work on the post a new thread on MetaFilter page for you guys?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:55 PM on June 22, 2004

posted by The God Complex at 1:19 PM on June 22, 2004

It (on a new MetaFilter thread) works for me too, but nothing else does.
posted by loquax at 1:53 PM on June 22, 2004

posted by Quartermass at 2:40 PM on June 22, 2004

The only place it works for me is the new MeFi thread page. Everywhere else, it hangs on the trumpeting graphic doodad.

Administrator, please hoop me!
posted by dg at 3:26 PM on June 22, 2004

Oh, that is on Firefox 0.8, WinXP.
If I use IE6, the spellchecker still hangs on the trumpet thing, but also gives me this error message:

Line7, Char4, Access is denied.
URL: http://www.metafilter.com/spellchecker/bottom.cfm?jsvar=document.mefi.comment.value
posted by dg at 3:31 PM on June 22, 2004

After you fix it, can you replace the trumpet thing? How about some gears turning or a tiny hamster running in a wheel?

Anyone have any other "the computer is thinking" ideas?
posted by timeistight at 3:38 PM on June 22, 2004

i cant spell, if that's what you mean
posted by bob sarabia at 4:21 PM on June 22, 2004

I like the tiny hamsters idea,
or flipping pancakes.
posted by milovoo at 10:41 AM on June 23, 2004

Mine works in MeFi comments now but not meta or askme (if you're still interested).
posted by The God Complex at 1:20 PM on June 25, 2004

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