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Home - by - February 16, 2013 - 17:26 America/New_York - 87 Comments

UPDATE: I need to hear from the users. Is anyone getting frozen by the spellcheck feature? I might have to search for another plug-in. I really don’t want a spellcheck feature, I just want editing capability for commenters. Stay tuned.

Update 2 – There are compatibility issues with Firefox. Gonna look for another plug-in.

 

You can now edit your comments. You have 5 minutes to catch your mistake or rethink your insult. lol

You also can run spellcheck on your comment before you submit.

You’ve been asking for this for a long time. You’re welcome.

» 87 Comments

  1. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Sew, know ewe wont make anymore Spelling eras.

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  2. Jerry Manderin

    February 16th, 2013

    PIElcha;lke WEif PWEI QA;ID ;AKEIA.

    LOL!

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  3. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    Thank you!

    When does printout capability appear?

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  4. conservative cowgirl

    February 16th, 2013

    This is getting to be some fancy website!!! ;)

    And I love it!

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  5. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    oy.

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  6. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    Sometimes Spelling eras are intentional. Like that one (which occurs in elementary school).

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    And the dating service. When does that begin?

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  8. conservative cowgirl

    February 16th, 2013

    @MaryfromMarin, I imagine that spelling of error is how Fur would say it. :)

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  9. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    Watching the edit timer countdown is like watching the debt clock in reverse. Except slower.

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  10. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    I can change it to 2 minutes if you want.
    Or how about 15 seconds, to make it really challenging?

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  11. How about 15 min.

    February 16th, 2013

    Their
    There
    Know
    No
    15 would bee better

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  12. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Or how about 24 hours?

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  13. The Doktor

    February 16th, 2013

    One thing I most certainly did NOT ask for is my computer processor over-heating because of the “Traveling JPEGs” in the “iOTW Illustrations” section. This is the main reason I cannot stay on iOTW long enough to read the posts, let alone comment, most times.

    I know, sour grapes. Tell ya what. I’ll use my browser spell checker so I don’t over-tax yours!
    ;-)

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  14. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    Why did I get a thumb-up on my editing? Is that like positive reinforcement for dummies?

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  15. Kenny Sullivan

    February 16th, 2013

    Wow! I”ll lock smart know!

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  16. Wow

    February 16th, 2013

    Beat the Clock

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  17. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    In reality, I put it in so people can edit their comments and not have youtube videos embed!

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  18. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Dok, if that widget is overheating your processor you might want to get a new computer. Each image is less than 20k.

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  19. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    New iOTW game: “Beat the Edit Timer!”

    24 hours is way too long. The interval should be long enough for regular posters to catch things, and too short for the remedial trolls.

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  20. Kenny Sullivan

    February 16th, 2013

    Mine is running a 21% and I have two pages up.

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  21. Kenny Sullivan

    February 16th, 2013

    actually, having a spell check makes me a worse speller ’cause I don’t have to go look that word up.

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  22. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    What does the ABC with a green check mean, above the comment box? And the grey square with a diagonal double-ended arrow?

    Pinning you down like a butterfly, BFH.

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  23. Kenny Sullivan

    February 16th, 2013

    I gotta go. We got snow coming and the wife forgot the bread….

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  24. Author

    February 16th, 2013

    Removed by Author
    I always wondered who this Author person is and why he is removing so many comments

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  25. Saxindacity

    February 16th, 2013

    Spellcheck should be most most helpful for the “educated” liberals who sometimes comment here.
    As far as rethinking…when do they ever think for themselves in the first place?

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  26. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    I’m on a Macbook and my typical routine is to have
    iOTW open with at least 6 or 7 tabs open.
    Photoshop is open and I’m working on something, sometimes 500mb files.
    I’m also listening to Spotify or watching a movie and I have gmail chat open, or maybe skype.

    I never dreamed that the AJAX slide show loaded with 15 20-25k images was putting people’s computers into convulsions.

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  27. Comments

    February 16th, 2013

    Comments I would like to remove. Did not quite make my point.
    Or,to much babbaling and still no point.
    Still don’t see a clock damn iPhone

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  28. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    BFH–

    Ipse dixit.

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  29. Dude

    February 16th, 2013

    I like to listen to RadioReference.com. NY fire and PD. scanner feed.
    Unf-ckin believeable.

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  30. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    When I said “slower” I meant slower than the debt clock. But perhaps 5 minutes IS a tad too long. Adrenaline rushes are good for you, they say.

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  31. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    Thank you BFH for the spell check. It will save having to put separate comment corrections out there and keep me from creating an indentation in my forehead from slapping it so often.

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  32. Chip in

    February 16th, 2013

    Maybe we should chip in and buy Kenny a Mac book Pro.

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  33. Jethro

    February 16th, 2013

    I approve your spellchecker. It accepted “KKK” and didn’t call it a spelling error.
    (Not that I frequently use KKK in any of my writings…..)

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  34. Moxie Man

    February 16th, 2013

    Thank you!

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  35. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Is anyone else getting an issue with the spellcheck?
    I’m hearing it is locking up some computers.

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  36. Thanks to BFH

    February 16th, 2013

    For this website. It’s the only one I’ve seen that seems to run 24/7. Always something to read and think about.
    The Ron Paul bashing is the best. What a nut case.

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  37. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    re: spellcheck. I’ll check.
    .
    .
    .
    .

    Wow, another question answered! Mirabile dictu!

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  38. RosalindJ

    February 16th, 2013

    Testing, testing one two three (from my mobile).

    Thanks so much, BFH. You’re the. Well the guy with the big fur hat ;)

    ..and the deiting works fine. Didn’t try the spleer chkr yet.

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  39. Iphone

    February 16th, 2013

    Test
    Now I see the clock. Had to turn on cookies.

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  40. RosalindJ

    February 16th, 2013

    Spellcheck isn’t functional in the BlackBerry. I can live with that if y’all can.

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  41. Spell check

    February 16th, 2013

    Dump it.
    It fun to see who the stupid or hurried or tired people are.

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  42. norman einstein

    February 16th, 2013

    @BFH, in answer to your question…
    I just tried the spell check feature by posting a YouTube link without the period at the end.

    I got a small box saying ‘no spelling errors’.
    - it said nothing about forgetting the period to prevent embedding
    - it froze Firefox. Had to “force quit”.

    Thanks for trying.

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  43. Nice job

    February 16th, 2013

    EINSTEIN!!!

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  44. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Ya. It’s giving Firefox problems.
    Dammit.
    I have to keep searching.

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  45. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    I have Firefox, and don’t seem to have any problems. But is that just with video posting?

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  46. test

    February 16th, 2013

    Test Test

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  47. Moxie Man

    February 16th, 2013

     
  48. Moxie Man

    February 16th, 2013

    Looks like he removed previous plug-in.

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  49. Opera Mini

    February 16th, 2013

    Not working
    But who cares

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  50. Doc

    February 16th, 2013

    Never had a problem with spellchecker…but that floating ad box is a pain in the ass…It fuxupmy Droid now.

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  51. Doc

    February 16th, 2013

    I hate that thing also. Very annoying

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  52. IronyCurtain

    February 16th, 2013

    Doc, you are correct. BFH and I discussed this days ago because I frequently access the site in the morning on my iPod. The floating ad box that pops up and hijacks the screen is EXTREMELY annoying on a small device. Some modifications were made but it still seems to be a bit of a problem. We’ll see what can be done.

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  53. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    So you can edit your comment for up to 5 minutes after you post it?

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  54. iPhone user

    February 16th, 2013

    It does the same on my iPhone.

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  55. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 16th, 2013

    tist

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  56. BillyShaft

    February 16th, 2013

    no moer speeelin errrorrs. woo!

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  57. RosalindJ

    February 16th, 2013

    That floating ad box. Glad I’m not the only one frustrated by it. Thanks IronyCurtain for working to fix it.

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  58. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    I guess you have to wait 5 minutes for an answer too? Can others see your crapily worded comment before you edit it???

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  59. Yes we see it

    February 16th, 2013

    Thats the best part. Make an outrageous statement then wipe it out in 5 min.
    Did anyone else see the comment where someone was going to buy us a Mac Book Pro. I don’t see it anymore. It was there for like 5 min.

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  60. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    Like disappearing ink?

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  61. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    I’m not seeing any way to edit my comments.

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  62. Troy

    February 16th, 2013

    I have to give this BigFurMatch.com thing a try…

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  63. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    I updated this post.Im looking for a different plugin. It crashes Firefox.

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  64. Flight Crew

    February 16th, 2013

    I think the hood is open and the mechanic is still fiddling with the doohickey.
    Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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  65. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    I have some real humdingers that have been stinkin for a couple months, how much to fix those? :idea:

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  66. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    Also, we’re trying to write a script where the ad gets blocked on mobile devices. It’s being tested right now.

    We’re always trying to improve things. We appreciate the respectful comments and patience regarding this from the people who trust that we will get it worked out.

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  67. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 16th, 2013

    fkgioe igh96rkbn kldslhksiyp ovk roslb kredopv. :evil:

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  68. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    F.D.R. that looks like Reverse Russian Hexadecimal translated from Chinese.
    Which reminds me, every time I try to update my email client the spellchecker gets all wacky and starts picking part of words that are spelled correctly. So I end up using an older version that has a working spell checker.

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  69. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 16th, 2013

    Okay. I’m using Google Chrome with AdBlock but I allow the ads on IOTW. I cannot edit my replies. Yes I closed and restarted Chrome. No change.

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  70. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 16th, 2013

    It does work when I use Internet Explorer.

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  71. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 16th, 2013

    Now it’s working in Chrome!!!

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  72. sablegsd

    February 16th, 2013

    “I gotta go. We got snow coming and the wife forgot the bread….”

    One word. Bread maker. Or is that two words? Spell Check says two words.

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  73. BigFurHat

    February 16th, 2013

    I think I was able to disable spellcheck. I think.
    Le me know. I don’t see it.
    But let me know if you have spellcheck and if it crashes your browser if you use it.

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  74. bfh

    February 16th, 2013

    Let’s see how this works not logged in

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  75. Unruly Refugee

    February 16th, 2013

    BFH, Firefox has a built in spell checker.

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  76. cato

    February 16th, 2013

    Gotta tell you, from a guy who is not a little tech savy, are you gonna make me “appear” smarter than I am or not?
    If so, I appreciate your hurculean effort and wish for your success where my parents, numerous teachers and professors failed.
    God Love you !

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  77. I'm Your Huckleberry

    February 16th, 2013

    Thanks Fur,

    It’s been a long time coming..

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  78. Pull the Trigger already

    February 16th, 2013

    Stranded in Sonoma

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  79. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    @BillyShaft–

    What a great avatar.

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  80. MaryfromMarin

    February 16th, 2013

    BFH–

    I don’t recognize you without your hat. Great disguise.

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  81. RONDO

    February 16th, 2013

    That countdown thing is freakin me out!
    OK to lose the splecheck, the edit feature id enuf.

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  82. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 16th, 2013

    Dear God! If you do away with spell check the stuff I say will make even less sense.

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  83. RosalindJ

    February 16th, 2013

    I went to the website. I got “Firefox can’t find the server at http://www.bigfurmatch.com.”

    Dammit. Talk about your money-making opportunity there.

    And the editing box works fine. Spell check gone now.

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  84. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 17th, 2013

    Spellchecker? Let’s see if I can find it. Testing.

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  85. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 17th, 2013

    Negatory. And what’s the box with arrows in it?

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  86. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 17th, 2013

    Ohhhhh. I seeeee. Thought it may have been a full-framer for embedded YouTubes.

    She no go. Ahh, you X it away by hand…

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  87. The Doktor

    February 18th, 2013

    Re: Irony Curtain’s:
    Doc, you are correct. BFH and I discussed this days ago because I frequently access the site in the morning on my iPod. The floating ad box that pops up and hijacks the screen is EXTREMELY annoying on a small device. Some modifications were made but it still seems to be a bit of a problem. We’ll see what can be done.

    Thank you for acknowledging the complaint from a decades-long IT Manager and sometime web coder. Plus, one of my sons works with Ajax and we discussed this just last week.

    Whatever you have done to CHANGE the “traveling JPEGs” (now just alternately fading in and out) has worked. Thank GOD I don’t have to “get a new computer” because of ONE SITE’S coding problems!!

    Thanks again.
    The Doktor

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