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Spell Check? #178693 02/18/2007 2:51 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Am I missing something or is there no spell check available? It seemed like we had a spell check on our old version 5.47 board before the upgrade, but I can't find any way to turn one on in the new version or if it isn't available, are there spell checks available somewhere that work with the board?

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Re: Spell Check? [Re: ] #178697 02/18/2007 3:18 PM
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There is no spell checker built into Threads 7 (I don't know about earlier versions as I came from Classic). However, I don't miss it as I use Firefox (with built-in spell checker) wink


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: ] #178698 02/18/2007 3:19 PM
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No there is no spell check - I think that Allen was making a mod over at ubbdev.com - but a default spellchecker would be great smile

Either that or use firefox 2 smile

Re: Spell Check? [Re: Ian] #178701 02/18/2007 3:26 PM
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FWIW - I prefer not having a spell checker on my site because I want to know who can spell and who can't laugh laugh



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Re: Spell Check? [Re: jgeoff] #178712 02/18/2007 8:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jgeoff

FWIW - I prefer not having a spell checker on my site because I want to know who can spell and who can't laugh laugh

hahaha sometimes, you say things, to make this fat man giggle like santy claws...

But agreed, I use FFoX2 and enjoy its spellchecker all the time wink


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: Gizmo] #178750 02/19/2007 6:07 PM
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The spell check that was included in some older UBB.classic versions was dropped by it's creator years ago. I'm surprised that it still works at all as it was a fairly expensive operation to support.

Nowadays most browsers have one built in. Firefox 2, Safari, I.E. 7 (I think), Opera, they all have it nowadays.


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: David Dreezer] #178753 02/19/2007 7:12 PM
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spellcheck.net used to actually advertise the ubb.c mod on their site; they had ad's on it so i'm sure they at least made a smidgeon wink


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: Gizmo] #178840 02/20/2007 4:52 PM
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I feel stupid but every time someone suggest UBBDev I have no idea who that site is. Isn't THIS the official UBB site? Why are they separated as if they are 2 places? Or perhaps I am totally missing something. And folks suggest using Firefox etc.. but that doesn't solve my community problem. I don't need spell check, my members, the vast majority of which use IE as their browser, need spell check. How would me using Firefox solve that for them? AOL, for example, has IE built in. Our stats indicate that over 98% of people visiting our site use IE.

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Re: Spell Check? [Re: ] #178842 02/20/2007 4:56 PM
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You can find ubbdev here This is where you will find mods made for threads. IE also has a add on called iespell.

Re: Spell Check? [Re: ] #178843 02/20/2007 4:57 PM
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UBBdev.com is the official site for unofficial UBB modifications wink

It used to be very active, but seems to have slowed down since Threads 7 replaced earlier products. :/ But it's still the place to ask for/get custom mods (such as a spell-checker) that aren't currently featured in the standard software...

(Okay, again glider posts right before me! Maybe I'll just get to some other work then... laugh )


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: jgeoff] #178845 02/20/2007 5:15 PM
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Sorry jgeoff whistle

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Please don't apologize - I'm gonna be fairly busy for the foreseeable future so be my guest! laugh


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: gliderdad] #178867 02/20/2007 8:09 PM
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UBBCentral is the OFFICIAL UBB website, HOWEVER, Groupee (the UBB Owners) do not provide support for any sites operating with modifications (as modifications themselves at times can be causing some issues in forums).

UBBDev has been around for a long time operating by UBB users versus the UBB owners (groupee).

As for sugguesting FireFox, I myself am not doing so, I've simply helped state that a lot of modern browsers have spellchecks built into them.


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: Gizmo] #178902 02/20/2007 10:36 PM
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So it sounds like I wouldn't want to use anything on UBB Dev because it would void us getting support? We are totally tech-disadvantaged and we had Rick do our upgrade and site design because we don't want to meddle with it. If using a mod from there would prevent us from getting his support, that sounds like a disaster for us? Or am I misunderstanding you?

Thanks for your patience here with these questions. We didn't upgrade for all those years (we were using Version 5.47 with no updates since Jan of 2000) because we didn't want to screw anything up. I am already worried about how to update to 7.1 or if we should just live with our slightly older version.

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Re: Spell Check? [Re: ] #178912 02/20/2007 11:10 PM
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No, thats not what i'm saying, i'm saying that UBBDev exists because modding your forum in general voids your support to using the helpdesk at groupee for support (support can be obtained here, ubbdev, or the support desk; generally most support would occour here or ubbdev; especially if a mod was causing an issue).

Most of th eitme you request support it's here, and not th egroupee helpdesk, which here I doubt rick cares if you're using a mod or not.

as for what version to run, I'd push for 7.1


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: Gizmo] #178925 02/21/2007 4:20 AM
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Still can't get used to calling it ubbdev LOL - prefered the name of threadsdev wink as it is threads we are now using and not ubb - guess it depends which side of the fence you come from ubb or threads wink

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'eh I preferred the "UBB Code Hackers" hangout wink... Not to mention, UBBDev is older tongue (checked the domain whois, UBBDev was regged in 2000 whereas ThreadsDev was registered in 2001).

And no matter what product you where running, UBB.Threads or UBB.Classic, it was (and still is) UBB wink...


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Re: Spell Check? [Re: Gizmo] #179188 02/22/2007 8:59 PM
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Using a mod will not necessarily preclude support. It will preclude support if a mod causes a problem. It will preclude your being upgraded through Rick or groupee as he will not upgrade a modded board if you intend to keep your mods.

Honestly, if you have 0 technical ability and can neither install nor maintain a mod on your own you're best off not touching them.


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Originally Posted by David Dreezer
Honestly, if you have 0 technical ability and can neither install nor maintain a mod on your own you're best off not touching them.
I concourr completely; theres a lot that can go wrong just in the installation of a mod (you are editing files and removing portions of official code and/or replacing them with 3rd party code afterall).


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