HRWiki talk:List of common misspellings

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What exactly is this page for? Nothing links to it, and it seems to just be a waste of space, as no one is really going to read this to make sure they spelled something right. →FireBird

This page is used by MediaWiki in the generation of the "Pages with misspellings" [1] page found in the Special:Maintenance section. -- Tom 09:42, 3 Dec 2004 (MST)

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[edit] Revival

As you can see, I have revived this page, and am in the process of adding words commonly misspelled here from a larger list on Wikipedia. This has already proven useful; I have corrected spelling errors on dozens of pages throughout this wiki. In order for this page to succeed in the future, it should be linked somewhere close by to HRWiki:The Stick, perhaps in HRWiki:Cleanup. I would appreciate any ideas you have on this matter, as well as any other entries that could be placed on this list. —BazookaJoe 20:15, 18 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Badia

I don't think this thing likes two-word "misspellings" as the Maintenance page shows several hundred listings for "Strong Badia", most of which do not contain that mistake. (I think it's searching for each word individually, and, of course, "Strong" appears on nearly every page here). Similarly, I think "the the" should be removed for the same reason. --It's Jay Times! (tines) 04:43, 19 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] False Positives

"'till" turns up 3 pages, and "'till" is on none of them. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:08, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Reversion

Reverted to the previous version because someone removed "Strongbad: Strong Bad"

I'm not the one who did it, but would like to point out that the Strongbad search gives just over 50 results, all of which are either as spelt in e-mail or part of a picture link (as far as i can tell)

As far as I can see, Strong Bad is perfectly linked to from every page. No redirect is used. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:28, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Google

All the google links use "inurl:" This doesn't seem to work on google, and I'm sure that it uses "site:" So I'm gonna change all the links. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 23:11, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Yippee. It uses templates. That saved a lot of work. If anyone has any problems with this, you can revert it, but it works fine with google. link_icon.gifThe Joe(Talk) 23:15, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Whoa or woah?

Wait. Are you sure that "whoa" is the correct spelling? I thought "woah" was correct for, like, ever. Shadow Scythe of Strongbadia?! 01:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

whoaLoafing 01:36, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Note, though, that for a long time, TBC had a tendency to spell it "woah". Therefore, it will sometimes appear this way because we are reflecting how it was actually written by TBC. Heimstern Läufer 01:37, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Woah Whoa. I guess it's not. Now, about the TBC spelling thing, would that mean we always spell it woah because they do, or we spell it woah when it's shown as text and add a <!--sic-->? Bluebry 01:41, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
Of late, they've started using "whoa" (to my relief). I think we only have to use "woah" if it's actually written in the toon, e.g., if it's on the computer screen for a sbemail. Heimstern Läufer 01:51, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
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