OpinionSpell check in your browser makes you lazy.
      – Nevermore, 2008-09-04 at 21:29:37   (9 comments)

On 2008-09-04 at 21:30:12, Nevermore wrote...
if that little red line doesn't show up, I don't even think to read over what I typed.
On 2008-09-04 at 21:32:38, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I've always been a compulsive proof-reader, and there's no downside to having the check in your browser - although it cannot always be trusted. Spell checking on computers in general is relied on too much though...
On 2008-09-04 at 21:35:04, BorgClown wrote...
When it catches a misspell, I make the effort to correct it manually. That way I become more familiar with the words I fail more.
On 2008-09-04 at 21:36:18, BorgClown wrote...
My bane is the laptop's little keyboard, combined with my big fingers.
On 2008-09-05 at 05:00:59, ThatOneGuy wrote...
I would say it makes you more efficient.
On 2008-09-05 at 05:05:13, Nevermore wrote...
I very rarely have a problem spelling, so it really doesn't help me in that area. What I meant is that it's made me feel like I don't need to read over my posts and so I make mistakes that have nothing to do with spelling; typing "at" instead of "an", things the spell check doesn't pick up on. I used to read over my posts to make sure I didn't make typos. Now I depend on spell check to catch that stuff. I'm lazy.
On 2008-09-05 at 08:10:17, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Ah, good point - perhaps everyone is guilty of that without realising. Unless you read back over what you've written or someone points out a mistake, you're not realising how many times you're getting things wrong.
On 2008-09-05 at 17:24:43, BorgClown wrote...
When things start feeling like a chat, I give less attention to proof-reading, because I get the feeling that it hampers the conversation. But I get mixed feelings here, because it is a less immediate form of conversation, and it stays forever. I should go back to thinking more and writing less.
On 2008-09-05 at 17:24:55, BorgClown wrote...
I like pie.