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1. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5465 posts) 20 Dec '07 23:13

For those of you who aren't subscribed to the newsletter, just letting you know about our new membership survey for 2007.

The survey in 2006 proved very useful in helping us decide what to do in the year ahead. Some of the suggestions in there included a wiki travel guide, maps and extra photo space. While some of the suggestions haven't quite made it yet, others are now major features on the site.

This is your chance to really let us know what you would like us to be working on. And to help us understand the people who use Travellerspoint.

Fill out the survey here

Oh.. and we're giving a $50 Amazon voucher to one lucky participant.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5555 posts) 27 Dec '07 07:24

...My mum made me...

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 27 Dec '07 07:27

Quoting Peter

Oh.. and we're giving a $50 Amazon voucher to one lucky participant.

How will u decide on who the lucky participant will be?:)
The one who says the nicest things about TP?;)

4. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5465 posts) 27 Dec '07 19:38

Yep, and nice comments about me help as well hehe

Seriously though, it will be random. Names in a hat kind of thing.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 10 Jan '08 11:28

I didnt think about it when I was filling in the survey but I have an idea for a new feature.
I was on another site that has a spell checker to check spellings when making a post.
Would that be possible to have on TP?

Mel

6. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4395 posts) 10 Jan '08 11:40

This is just my opinion (though I believe it's shared by Sam and Peter), but a spell checker should never be something that's implemented by a website (imagine the insane amount of work in billions of websites independently creating spell-checkers). Instead, it's the task of the browser (or the Operating System, which the browser can take advantage of) to implement a spell checker. And indeed, all modern browsers do implement a spell checker, and have done so for years. SeaMonkey and Firefox implement this natively on all Operating Systems, as do Opera and Safari on OS X. (Opera on Linux and Windows allows you to install a third-party component to get spell-checking.)
Basically, the only browser left out (as always) is Internet Explorer. Which, really, no one should have any reason whatsoever to use anymore. It's the buggiest, most outdated and most horribly ineffective sorry excuse for a browser that's out there. Please, get rid off it and start using a real browser.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2008, at 11:47 AM by Sander ]

7. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 10 Jan '08 11:57

Quoting Sander

Basically, the only browser left out (as always) is Internet Explorer. Which, really, no one should have any reason whatsoever to use anymore. It's the buggiest, most outdated and most horribly ineffective sorry excuse for a browser that's out there. Please, get rid off it and start using a real browser.

Ah, come on, Sander - tell us how you really feel!!!!!

Sander has pretty much covered the response given in the past for not including a spellcheck. Two other things that are usually mentioned as ways to avoid posting misspelled words are the preview function and the dictionary function. Granted, one doesn't always notice a misspelling when looking at the preview but it does allow people to catch their own mistakes more often than not. If you are really unsure about the spelling of a word, the dictionary function is terrific. Type the word the way you think it should be spelled, highlight it and click dictionary. If it's not correct, the dictionary page gives you any number of possible words you may have been trying to use. Normally, you'll recognize the one you wanted and be able to make the correction before clicking submit.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 10 Jan '08 12:01

Thanks for the info.:)

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru, 7274 posts) 10 Jan '08 13:29

"Dream destination" was a hard one! I've been fortunate enough to visit London and Paris - the two places I wanted to see most. So I put down Mozambique, since I'm developing a thingy to see Africa. Now, I just have to convince Neal...

10. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 10 Jan '08 13:54

Quoting tway

"Dream destination" was a hard one! I've been fortunate enough to visit London and Paris - the two places I wanted to see most. So I put down Mozambique, since I'm developing a thingy to see Africa. Now, I just have to convince Neal...

Just start singing these lyrics from Bob Dylan's Mozambique:

I like to spend some time in Mozambique
The sunny sky is aqua blue
And all the couples dancing cheek to cheek
It's very nice to stay a week or two
And fall in love just me and you.

  • Hint: sing it to him while he's sleeping (his favorite pastime) and he'll think the idea was his...

Isa now returns this thread to it's regularly scheduled topic...

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