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On a site like the HB, spellcheck is important. In some chat forums, it
matters, too. This is where a good, learning auto-correct program can
really be helpful. But in most casual chatrooms and online games,
auto-correct really effs up abbreviations and chat lingo.
So my idea is for a smartphone
that lets you assign a profile to
each of your bookmarked websites and all of your online games. A
simple ON/OFF toggle for the auto-correct feature in your phone's text
programming. Set it, and it stays that way for that site or game until
changed manually again.
That is all.
||Anything that discourages mental spelling rigour is a bad thing.
||Not when you're speaking in code during a game for the sake of speed and efficiency, or typing usernames that the spellcheck doesn't recognize, and the auto-correct feature keeps messing it up. Your user name, for instance, is an auto-correct nightmare.
||"Did you mean to say 'there' ?"