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Questions tagged [spelling]

For discussing spelling-related edits, asking about preferred spellings, or reporting spelling problems on the site itself.

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Typo in the flag summary page banner

There is a typo in the Disputed flags page banner. The word agreement is as aggreement. Extra "g" is added. In plain text: When flags are reviewed by trusted members of the community and they are ...
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Spelling mistake in Stack Exchange, Inc. API Terms of Use page

In the Stack Exchange, Inc. API Terms of Use page, the first paragraph has a word with a spelling mistake. The word programmatically is displayed as programatically (with single m). ... a set of ...
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Typo on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter

In https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/create-filter When the size of the parameters being sent to this method grows to large, problems can occur. This method will accept POST requests to ...
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Is it considered good practice to edit region based spellings? [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed that some of my questions/answers on various communities have been edited for reasons such as "spelling mistakes". They've included things such as changing "initialise" to "...
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Can I build a bot for Stack Exchange which fixes spelling and grammar?

I've been looking into the Stack Exchange API, and thinking of building a bot. I often see posts by new users that have poor spelling and grammar. I figure that a bot can easily do the job of fixing ...
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Inbox typo “exampe comment”

I just received an inbox notification for an "exampe comment" (sic): That should be "example comment".
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What's the preferred solution to other users writing my username wrong?

This is probably a weird and somewhat silly question, but recently, I've found that a couple of users have made the same typo in my username: Nzali instead of Nzall. If people accidentally make a typo ...
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Why doesn't the spell-checker work in question titles in Firefox?

I rely on using the spellchecker when writing my posts. I noticed that when I write in the title field the spell checker isn't available. In the body of the question the spellchecker does function ...
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Inconsistent typography in close reason

The text for the close reason “unclear what you’re asking” contains four apostrophes: three simplified typewriter apostrophes U+0027 and one correct typographic apostrophe U+2019. unclear what you'...
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Spelling error in release notes

The iOS latest version of the SE app's release notes has a spelling error: The achievement bar button item will now stay in it's designated area The word it's is misspelled; there should be no ...
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Typo in roomba deletion reason: RemovedAbandonedClosed has an extra “d”

When a closed question gets automatically deleted, the reason of deletion which is displayed is "RemovedAbandonedClosed", but the help center says it should be "RemoveAbandonedClosed" (without the ...
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Typo when dismissing comment flags as moderator

Perhaps a minor issue, but the text that accompanies this action reads "comment flag dimissed" [sic]:
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Typo in Stack Snippets: “Javascript” should be “JavaScript”

That's not a pluralization bug, so I shouldn't expect Jeff coming to my house with a giant "S", right?
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Typo in the Terms of Service

I found a typo in the Terms of Service, section 4. When accessing the askubuntu.com, meta.askubuntu.com, or chat.askubuntu.com sites ("AskUbuntu"), Subscriber will also abide by the most current ...
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Spelling correction in Tour page

In each site's Tour page (except MSE) under Improve posts by editing or commenting section the image describes about how to use comments. In that the content is as add comment but actually in the ...
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Spelling correction in comment everywhere privilege page

In each site's Comment Everywhere - Privilege page, under How do I comment? section the description is starting as "Click the add comment link under each post....." But actually in the posts add a ...
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Should the writing style be corrected by editors?

Some people put a bunch of sentences in one paragraph. Others like to separate their writing a bit more and would write the same thing in 2 or 3 paragraphs. Some people use a lot of abbreviations, ...
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Spelling mistake in Stack Exchange tool tip

I see a spelling mistake in Stack Exchange network profile page accounts tab's tool tip. The "across" is displaying "accross" in the accounts tab. But in reputation and activity tab the tool tip is ...
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Typo in “Stack Overflow Thanks YOU!” page [closed]

As can be seen here, highlighted in yellow color:
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Typo at /help/searching

At /help/searching, it says: Relative datas in a range (1y..) look back to the same date... But "data" is already plural! (Or, maybe, it's uncountable.) Also, and perhaps more importantly, "datas"...
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Please use proper en-dashes for ranges in SO Careers

Tagged spelling since some wonderful person is probably watching it for these quick fixes and it's in the same spirit as a simple typo. Please replace the hyphens on the careers profile page with en-...
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English as a second language - Is it acceptable to edit spelling and grammar? [duplicate]

This question refers specifically to questions posed by individuals that are clearly using English as a second language. It does not refer to people who are making minor mistakes in their native ...
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Correct spelling mistakes in titles [duplicate]

Should I take the effort to correct spelling mistakes in titles? I get a +2 from correcting, but this is a never-ending-task. Is this useful or should I spend my energy in something else?
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Typo on malware page

On http://stackexchange.com/about/malware , the second sentence reads: Please report any site proxing our content to Google here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/spamreport That probably ...
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“Subcribe” to the weekly newsletter

Some sites have a right sidebar advertisement for the newsletter which triggers a popup for anonymous users (and maybe some others) to enter an email address where they'd like the email to be sent. ...
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Spelling fix (for Canadians)

Before you say this is an insignificant change and a waste of time, please read the countless "bug reports" on plural misuse. Yes, this is a small change. But for the sake of the Canadians (and other ...
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Typo in Stack Egg “winning the internet” message [closed]

I won the internet!! I got the congratulatory message on winning, but noticed a typo:
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Typo and about the book search

If I add a book to the read books on the careers site, I should be able to search by ISBN; at least the text tells me I can. But neither ISBN-10 nor ISBN-13 worked; search by title did. If it does not ...
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Typo in ad for Braintree

This ad has surfaced on SO. The drone is a Parrot Bebop Drone instead of bepop.
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Does SE standardise [!] on American English or is British English allowed too? [duplicate]

I had a recent edit which "corrected" my spellings to American English. Should I care?
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Typo in tooltip on network profile

On the network profile, the tooltip of accounts tab has a typo. (it says "accross" instead of "across")
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misspelled “chcecked” in the notification mail

I just received an email from Stack Exchange <do-not-reply@stackexchange.com>, which has a misspelled word "chcecked". It should be "checked". The following items were added to your Stack ...
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New email template: small typo or you love us? :p [duplicate]

I want to say that I was very surprised to see the new email template, you did great work as usual. I just wanted to point out that there is a small <3 at the bottom of the email. I guess that's ...
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Prevent edits of under 6 characters of your own post from bumping it to the top of the active list

So...I just found a typo in one of my old posts. It's only one character off. On the one hand, I want to fix it because I'd like my posts to be typo-free. On the other hand, I don't want to look ...
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Someone pressed Shift in The generic off-topic reason

It's an incredibly minor typo, I know. It's just that it looks weird as heck, and the longer it stays, the more closed questions get stuck with it forever.
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Require questions to pass a spell-checker

Right now writing proper English is optional instead of mandatory. As a result, there are a lot of questions here that have: Awful grammar. Spelling errors. Txtspeak - using 'u' instead of 'you'. ...
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How do report a typo in the “Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable example” help center page

See here: For more information on how to debug your program so you can create a minimal example, Eric Lippert has a fantastic blog post on the subject: How do debug small programs. The link to the ...
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Helpful answer typo [closed]

The "helpful" answer includes the text If you then combine the all the small solutions
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Adding grammar / language help to stackexchange

We know that certain people, especially the ones with English as their second language, are struggling to get answers at SO. I happened to notice a fitting example moments ago, here. All of us could ...
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Typo on the Close Votes review audit failure message

There is a (very minor) typo in the Close Votes review audit failure message. The message is presented as follows: STOP! Look and Listen. This was an audit, designed to see if you were paying ...
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Spelling error: 'Arcade' instead of 'Arqade' [closed]

I spotted an instance where it mistakenly says Arcade instead of Arqade. Given it's the name of the site, this is a pretty serious error.
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Area 51 commitment onebox typo

That should be "committers", with an extra t.
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Spell Check for Stack Exchange [duplicate]

I have visited a lot of Q/A and Forum sites similar to this one. Many of them however had spell check. I don't see it as a must fix for the site; however if an automated engine/plugin could check the ...
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Text error at new unanswered questions [duplicate]

I haven't noticed this before, so I don't know if this have always been like this or not. But at a new question (Bootstrap scrollspy and no rubber-band bounce) which are currently unanswered, there is ...
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Typo in First Posts queue

If you go to the First Posts review queue, and if there's an answer in the queue and if you hover with your mouse over "No Action Needed", then you get a tooltip "this answers seems to be valid": But ...
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Typo for info on silver/gold badges [duplicate]

When you show the info of a badge by hovering the mouse over it, e.g. for the nice/good/great question it shows: bronze badge: Question score of 10 or more silver badge:: Question score of 25 or more ...
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Is correcting several minor spelling mistakes considered a substantial edit?

I was about to edit the answer Christian Kuetbach gave in: Does force close of a Java application cause Database connection leakage The answer and its style were not bad, having only minor mistakes/...
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Tooltip for comment flags gives an option that cannot be done

Just a short while ago, we got a non-answer on Arqade. Which then got a spam comment from the same 1-rep user. So, I was planning on flagging it as spam. However, when you actually click on the ...
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This typo is exemplary and worthy of additonal attention [closed]

This question brought to my attention a typo in the bounty dialog: Um, yeah, someone missed an i. There's also a . there that looks out of place.
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Colossal formatting bug on profile page [duplicate]

While taking refuge from the storm, I ended up on my profile page, whereupon I came across the most awful bug. There should be at least one space in there!