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alfiemooon

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 00:51
Dear Moderators.

As an albeit slight Dyslexia sufferer,when I`m composing a post on the Forum,I try to ensure that my spelling is correct but I find the site "times out" on me.

1) Is there a time setting that can be altered in My Settings?
if not
2) How can it be overcome...the time out,not my dyslexia..ha ha

It can be so easy to come across as being related to the Policeman in `Alo `Alo..ha ha


Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ
Last Edited by alfiemooon on 29/09/2009 - 00:52

Don

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 00:59
My solution is to not take it personally, when other board members go on the occasional rant about spelling.
They are great people who mean well.
They try to maintain standards and that's good.
The time limit is to prevent posters fron altering content, AFTER others have had a chance to respond to the post as it makes for some very confusing and sometimes misleading threads, hard for readers who come along later to sort out...

I have learning disabilities also. I have no choice but to live with it 24-7, they can suffer through a sentence or three, it won't really hurt them, and if someones complains, I can endure it, it won't reall hurt me either!

Forgive and forget, it is what you got to say that makes a post relevent, not whether you spelled it right that really matters.
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

polchraine

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 01:00
Nic,

I don't know which browser you use - but suggest that if you do not use it already then get Firefox 3.5.2 and load the British English Dictionary. It well do an automatic spell check and underline any word that has been spelt incorrectly and with a right mouse click you can bring up a list of possibles.
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Road_Dancer

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 01:01
Try composing your post in something else, like Word for example, and then copy and paste the post into the 'reply' box. That should get around the timeout.
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alfiemooon

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 01:19
Thanks for the tips Guys.
No,no one has said anything,it`s more of a case or removing any possibly cause before publishing.
Using OE as I don`t know how Firefox works..If it ain`t broke,why fix it
And,appreciate the need for "time out",I did "preview" a few times with a post earlier and it helped.
It was a case of plucking up courage (went very carefull there,I can tell you..ha ha) to ask but hope my question helps other sufferers on here as well.

Nic aka Captain Crabtree..ha ha ha
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

polchraine

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 01:31
Nic,

Firefox it not much different to IE in how you use it. - I presume you are referring to Internet Explorer.

You say If it ain`t broke,why fix it but IE is, in general, broken. FF is a lot better in the way it does things including spell checking.

Go to: http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

and download it - you can run it in parallel with IE and once you have had a taste you may well become hooked.
.
K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

alfiemooon

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 01:44
polchraine wrote:
Nic,

Firefox it not much different to IE in how you use it. - I presume you are referring to Internet Explorer.

You say If it ain`t broke,why fix it but IE is, in general, broken. FF is a lot better in the way it does things including spell checking.

Go to: http://www.mozilla-europe.org/en/firefox/

and download it - you can run it in parallel with IE and once you have had a taste you may well become hooked.

Yeah,sorry..he he...a prime example of lack of finger on key/eye co-ordination.
Yep,I keep hearing about all the holes/faults in Microgate but I can`t get to grips with noppix/Linux although I`ve got a disc for retrieval.
FF seems to be becoming well known these days and with 5 pcs here,I know what it`ll be..."Nic,how do I....?" when the kids/young people in the family get stuck...ha ha ha
seriously though,I`ll take a peek over the next week or so,thank Top Man.


Nic

ps...IATA...wink
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ
Last Edited by alfiemooon on 29/09/2009 - 01:50

Hardgravity

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 06:22
I second polchraine's view about Firefox.

I use it and find the spell check very uesefull, though not perfect.

My own spilling has improved a lot since using it.

EDIT: that should read spelling, FF does that though, if a word is spelt correctly it doesn't highlight it. A grammar check would be nice as well!
Cheers, HG

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Last Edited by Hardgravity on 29/09/2009 - 06:24

polchraine

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 07:29
Nic,

You will rarely get the How do I ... questions.

It is almost identical to IE in use except some of the little icons are different but they are self explanatory. As I said, you can have both on the PC and choose which to use.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Thordell

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 09:01
Have to say I suffer the same sort of problems and use Word and then cut and past but there are times when you are so keen to reply you do and then looking at it the next day realise it makes no sense at all.
Jackie H
K7, K20D, istDS, Optio SV, ME
Most used glass
50mm f1.4, 60-250mm, 28-80mm,
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro & Bertha 50-500

johnriley

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 09:05
It's generally a good thing to take some time over a post. I tend to hit the wrong key from time to time, but because I type quickly anyway it doesn't cause a problem.

I would suggest the composing in Word (or similar) and then pasting into the message box as a good way around it. It will give you plenty of time to check the content.

After posting, you can still edit for 30 minutes.
Best regards, John

alfiemooon

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 11:44
Thanks John,

Yes,a composition in word then a paste over seems to get the vote so far.

No,it`s not the Editing Time that`s the problem,it`s the Composition Time...ha ha ha...one can get so darn passionate about what a subject that,before you know it....click "Add Comment"...and it`s gone,off into the outer depths of Ether Space.The only thing that`s missing is the LB voice "Computer says No!" or worse still,that dreaded "Cannot Do" Windows chord..he he

Suggestions have been extremely helpfull,thanks to all.


Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

johnriley

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 12:39
Actually all you need to do is compose your message and before you press the "add comment" button highlight all your text and press Ctrl+C - this will copy your text to the clipboard.

If the upload fails, then start again, click in the message pane to get the flashing cursor and just press Ctrl+V - this will paste your comment and away you go!
Best regards, John

Bob and his Pentax

Link Posted 29/09/2009 - 16:18
To prevent timeouts while composing a posting try checking the 'Remember me on this Computer' box when you log in
Good luck

Bob

Pentax user since 1978, Digital since 1997.
Kit includes: K-7, K20D, K10D, *istDS, full set DA* lens, etc

Anvh

Link Posted 30/09/2009 - 08:44
I also have dyslexia and I have not seen any forum member get mad at me because of wrong spelling. Really don't worry it simply for those people to get too lazy when typing behind a computer.
When a comment is badly typed it's sometimes very hard to read but a simply spellings error would not matter much on how readable something is.

The new opera has also an automatic spell check and that's a simple download and run kind of browser. It also has UK English in the package so it helps me on this forum a lot since I use Transatlantic English I believe
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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