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On 2/10/2004 12:24 AM, Sherwin Dubren wrote:

Edit> preference> mail & newsgroups> composition> wrap plain text at*68* characters.
--jack

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Find the setting (assuming there is one) for Characters per line
Change it to 60 and you should be fine.
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 06:24:54 GMT, Sherwin Dubren

email: dallyn_spam at yahoo dot com please respond in this NG so others can share your wisdom as well!
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On 2/9/2004 12:26 AM, Sherwin Dubren wrote:

Well, eye used spell check on this and I think its fare to say awl is well. Bare in mind, eye think know spell checker corrects every mistake. Many words have duel spellings and or meanings and some times its hard to illicit what won is trying to say. Relying on spell checker could bee you're wurst vise. Sleigh the temptation of laziness. Spell checker may seam a good thing, butt sum day it mite make a fool of ewe.
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Very good, Jack. ;-)
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Well Jack, I was just waiting for some wise ass to show how clever they were, and so you didn't disappoint me. By the way, I can't find any setting in Netscape that adjusts the line length.
Sherwin D.
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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:07:37 +0000, Sherwin Dubren wrote:

VERY 'professional', Sherwin.
Has it ever occurred to you that, due to the international appeal of the Internet, not everyone who posts here has English as their native tongue? Some speak English as their second or third language and the intricacies of its spelling rules is lost on them.
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Everyone get busy commenting on this post because it will soon die otherwise!
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First of all, I wonder about someone who hides behind the name anonymous.
Secondly, I lived abroad for several years studying the language in that country, so I know what it means to try and communicate in your second language. Although I never did it while living abroad, if I wrote a letter to the newspapers, etc., I would have had one of my native friends check my language. Despite all that, I think that many of these postings are coming from English speaking countries and the issue is more that they were probably never properly trained to spell. However, these people do know enough to compose a message and send it to a news group. All they have to do is invoke a spell checker. You can bet if these people are adding up their bills or balancing their checking accounts, they use a calculator to be sure everything is correct, if their arithmetic is on the weak side. Most of the messages on the newsgroups are pretty good about spelling, and an occasional error is not a problem. However, some of the messages I see are atrocious, and makes you wonder how some of these people made it past the second grade. If there weren't these nice tools like spell checkers available, I would say this is something we have to accept, but that is not the case. The sad thing is that most of these spelling offenders are not even aware that they are making these mistakes.
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Anonymous wrote:

All the more reason to invoke an automated spelling check.

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[snip]

Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.
The Ranger
PS: Reset your line-wrap to 66 [characters]; it'll help in delivering your message without having to take extra steps during the editing phase for future posters.
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The Ranger wrote:

Well, I don't understand that at all.
Steve
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It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,' etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid... That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.
The Ranger
ObEdibleGarden: My dwarf mandarin orange tree is producing fruit like mad after I decided to stop coddling it. Go figure.
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The Ranger wrote:

Well, that wasn't so simple and I still don't see why they are "mutually exclusive". Don't worry about it. We are only prolonging this thread far past what it deserves. Don't feel that you need to reply unless you really want to.
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Not everyone active in this newsgroup has the (spell check) option. Why keep this ridiculous thread that didn't even belong in this newsgroup going? Seems to me that only the folks that want to use this forum as a chat-room are responding so to not let it die.

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It is obviously of some interest to several/many/a number of people. An unmoderated group frequently wanders off-topic. Is there a moderated group for strictly edible gardening topics? Then someone will filter extraneous posts. Rec.food.cooking is extremely chatty. Rec.food.recipes is moderated and all business -- nothing but recipe requests and answers. Many unmoderated groups *are* a little like chatrooms. How does a discussion of sugar-snap peas evolve into bicycle repair? The same way a group of non-virtual people starts out with a public highway agenda and gets to contemporary jazz. The threads generally die out after a while (unless they're for or against cats), and new topics are usually on-topic.
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You are the ridiculous, sour faced old trollop who first responded by calling the OP a liar and claiming that no newsreader/browser, including the OP's had a spell checker. Your idiotic claim, which was quickly refuted, is what got the thread started, so stop throwing stones at those who responded. Threads about how to post and read, and the features of various newsreaders or browsers are quite valid topics. Pull your withered old head in and stop being such an asshole!

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Grade school drop-out eh?
BlackShadow
BTW, trim your posts you tired old tart!
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On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:07:37 +0000, Sherwin Dubren wrote:
[top post moved below where it belongs]

[top post moved from above to here]

Please don't top-post. It makes it much harder to follow the conversation, and is considered rude on usenet.
Also, I'm serious. Until you can fix the way your lines break, you have absolutely no business criticizing anyone's spelling. It is far more difficult to follow your postings than those with even a large number of misspellings -- particularly phonetic mispellings. If you are too dim-witted or unresourceful to solve the problem with Netscape, then try another news reader. I see lots of posts from Netscape users which are not butchered the way yours are, so I know it is possible to fix the problem.
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message

That's funny!
But can you keep it going through everything you post?
The Ranger
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il Mon, 09 Feb 2004 06:26:26 GMT, Sherwin Dubren ha scritto: [snip]

I hadn't noticed any glaring errors. I can still understand you guys. And some of us live in countries where the spelling is still the original stuff. ;-) But I won't belabour the point as I go to clean out my grey aluminium milk saucepan and continue to cook my bacon under the grill. <heheh>
A spell checker for my Amiga? hmmm I would have to train any dictionary New Zealandese.
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I had no idea so many people were using off-brand, no-name browsers and newsreaders in this newsgroup! I assumed that since most everyone uses a Microsoft Windows operating system that they would also use the compatible Microsoft internet explorer browser along with the Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express for the newsreader and email client which requires one to have word processor software to activate the spell check feature!.
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il Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:33:48 GMT, "Aggie" ha scritto:

Some of us like to be different :-)
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