87Views5Replies

Author Options:

Speling Errror found, and maybe some suggestions to make instructables better? Answered

Just today I received an email from instructables for getting a best answer, "Thanks for sharing your answer, youre so smart!" Am I the first one to spot the speling eroor? lol, maybe I am being a bit of a grammar/spelling Nazi but I think it is worth pointing out, and should be fixed for professionalism.

Also, if I could make a few other suggestions, why not make the "reply" feature open up the entire comment thread? vs just the first message on a reply chain? Often I get people on my instructables constantly replying back with more questions, and when I click reply, I only see the original post in some separate page. I would prefer if this was set up a bit more like you tube, where the main video opens up with the comment you want to reply to at the very top with a reply box already open for you directly below.

And lastly, when it does open up in that separate reply window, the editor looks different, with controls open at the top for bold, italics, links, etc. Personally I like this old style editor the best because it works the best. The one used with that stupid floating bar does not work well, and is annoying to use, but not only that, highlighting text to turn into a link does not work and I have to paste the entire URL into the comment making the comment longer that it needs to be. Not only that, but if you highlight text, then try to right-click on it for spellcheck or copy/paste or something else, the text will just deselect itself. I learned that if you click and drag to select the text, and press the right mouse button while holding down the left mouse button, you can "right-click" the selection this way but that does not work on laptops which do not use a truly separate left/right button. (my laptop has only tactile dome button underneath the mouse pad to detect clicks, but it uses the capacitive layer to detect where the finger is to know whether the left or right mouse is pressed. This means I cannot press the left and right mouse at the same time.

Discussions

0
None
Toga_Dan

2 years ago

wel, persanaly eye hav gotn uzed two readig howevr anywon spels onlyne. If it iznt ambyguous, eye'm OK wit it.

0
None
Yonatan24

2 years ago

It displays "you?re" for me. With a question mark, that is

0
None
Toga_Dan

2 years ago

hah. The op on this thread mentions "speling eroor". I have to wonder if this is deliberate self deprecation(sp?), or just accidental irony.

0
None
-max-Toga_Dan

Reply 2 years ago

I did that just to be funny lol. To show off how stupid spelling mistakes would make instructables look. And it STILL is not fixed!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!