I'll po YOUR lite! (algeh) wrote in suggestions,
I'll po YOUR lite!

Spellcheck entry/comment checkbox "always on" option

Spellcheck entry/comment checkbox "always on" option

Short, concise description of the idea
It would be nice to have a toggle in your user prefs to have the "Spell check entry before posting" checkbox default to on instead of off if you preferred it that way (and to also have it use that setting for your comments).

Full description of the idea
I have a learning disability, and one way it manifests is that I make a lot of typos. As a result, I always run the spellchecker on my entries. (and now, on my comments. Yay!) It would be really nice to not have to remember to check the box each time, but rather to say somewhere in my preferences that I'm always going to want things spellchecked.

An ordered list of benefits

  • one less thing to remember when posting
  • might encourage better spelling (at least from me)
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • a new field would have to be added to track this preference, and it might be too much of a db hit to look it up each time (toss it in a cookie upon login?)
  • more use of the spellchecker would probably happen, and the spellchecker might bog the site down
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • make another option on the personal info page for "always spellcheck"
  • add relevent field to db
  • add a cookie with relevent info in it when user logs in
  • add some javascript to page to check for cookie and check/uncheck box accordingly
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