Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
"It would work, if you can find alternatives to each of the steps involved in this process."

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.




real-time self-raising edition adds terms used in the Halfbakery
  [vote for,

This is an active 'e-book'-type addition to the HB, similar to a dictionary/thesaurus. Bake-tionary contains terms used in the Halfbakery; it autobotically updates itself in real time, as the terms are used.

(A quick search of 'dictionary' shows a bazillion entries, but not one like this. (I'm almost certain. Maybe.))

The Bake-tionary program searches every word of each new entry, cross-referencing to all dictionaries, thesauri and Google-rami across the known multiverses currently connected to the interweb.

When it finds a low-use or exclusive-use term, such as 'WKTE', it sends a customized note to the idea's creator, asking if it has the correct definition, then it adds the entry to itself. For example, Bake-tionary Bot says: "Sgt Teacup, I suspect you are using WKTE to mean 'widely known to exist'. If this is true, do nothing, and your entry will be noted and credited in the Bake-tionary, you hero, you. If this is incorrect, please write me a sternly-worded letter. I do appreciate it when you correct my grammar and spelling. Thank you."

It will not have an annoying 'Microsoft paperclip' tone. It will make its query to the style of the idea creator; sarcasm for the sarcastic, gentle tones for the soft and fuzzy users.

It will park itself as the top entry when searching '--tionary' in the Halfbakery Search bar. New Bakers can quickly search for style and spelling tips so as not to appear foolish for preventable reasons.

Sgt Teacup, May 17 2013

Prior art. Baketionary
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 17 2013]


       . . . or you could read the help file :)
FlyingToaster, May 17 2013

       From the 'help' file: //widely known to exist - this is widely known to exist in the real world.//   

       Note that the entry does not contain the abbreviation 'WKTE'; a search for 'WKTE' did not link to the help file.   

       With the Bake-tionary on the job, that link would've been made, the help file would be updated, and everybody could relax with a hot cup of tea and a bun.
Sgt Teacup, May 17 2013

       yeah well it took me years to occasionally remember that acronym; I don't see why anybody else should have it easier.   

       [edit: I've now been here 7-8 years and still can't remember it]
FlyingToaster, May 17 2013

       This is PTMBR.
ytk, May 17 2013

       Well sir, I for one like the idea. I liked it the first time I read it.
Heck, I even liked it un-hyphenated. [link]

       //so as not to appear foolish   

       Er, is this the same halfbakery we're talking about?
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2013

       Whoops. {new development: marked-for-deletion}   

       Thank you, and good night. You've been a lovely audience.
Sgt Teacup, May 17 2013

       //a search for 'WKTE' did not link to the help file// But you read and memorised the help file before you created an account... Didn't you?
pocmloc, May 18 2013

       Certainly! Who wouldn't?! And I've been a lurker for 10+ years! How could things have gone so horribly wrong?!   

       All I'm sayin' is, I had to go to Google for the definition of WKTE when it would've been nice to have an in-house HB-specific style and spelling tool, handy and accessible.
Sgt Teacup, May 18 2013

       [marked-for-category] to internal.   

       I actually did read the help file before posting, after lurking for few years with no intention of joining up.
FlyingToaster, May 18 2013

       //Good ways of getting kicked out are to post blatantly sexist or racist material; to abuse the site for commercial purposes; to persistently delete other users' criticism of one's inventions; to fraudulently vote using multiple accounts// - help file   

       Really? How does this site still have any members?
DIYMatt, May 18 2013

       I didn't know the help file existed
pashute, Jun 08 2015

       You would have if you'd read the help file.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2015

       It came in the introductory package, along with the t-shirt, 'Jutta with a thunderbolt' keychain and the first-year-free bun-of-the-month subscription.   

       still [marked-for-category] internal.
FlyingToaster, Jun 09 2015


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle