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Spell Checker on search Answered

 I propose a new feature similar to Google, where is you make a spelling mistake in your search is comes up with "Did you mean: etc", because its rather annoying when you think your spelling of a word is correct but when you search it no 'ibles come up.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Difficult - who's wrong spelling are you thinking of - yours or the people who bad-tagged their work?

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Reply 11 years ago

 I was meaning, if I use the search box and accidentally spell 'pinapple', when the results come up, it says something like 'Did you mean: pineapple?'. Basically the same sort of system Google uses.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, but you might get "Did you mean pinapple?" when you spell it right. It's still a good idea.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, but what if the author spells it, "pinaplle?" as Lemonie is asking. If the author does, it'd be impossible to find the instructable with spelling "pineapple," or "pinapple."

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

Good point, however an automatic spell check could work for when typing, searching, and writing an instructable.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Firefox does that for me anyway. But the search option is a toss between "I can't spell" or "they can't spell" and I find with Google that I'm saying "no I didn't, I know what I'm after"...

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

No, what I mean is, Instructables will automatically replace the incorrect spelling of a word with the correct spelling, as long as the word isn't made up, or so terribly wrong you don't know what it's suppose to be.
I don't think it'd be able to replace incorrect grammer though.
(I know, grammar.)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Oh yes I get it, but are you going to be presented with "you spelled it wrong" of "they did"? It's a good idea, possibly worth implementing.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 11 years ago

I think I know what you mean. Either way though, with the automatic spelling fixer, that wouldn't be an issue. However you are right. If is is just a spell checker, if the author spelled the name of the instructable incorrectly, it'd be hard to find.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

Or a spell checker for the search box perhaps?