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In tech forms, when someone starts a new thread. It should be evaluated whether it has at least rudimentary sentence qualifiers, in the non-code tag fileds.
A crude list of requirements might be: at least on capital and lowercase letter, one of .,?!;, perhaps even no excessive usage of internet common acronyms(possibly to slow?).

Why should such a scanner be implemented:

  • "i don lik seein stuf lik thi in a threa"
  • May prevent some unreadable inquiries, being posted in the forums.
  • People attempting to post such poorly formatted post, might rethink their message and give it an overhaul.

Obviously, I am, as stated, talking about checking for the bare essential characteristics of a readable sentence. Otherwise anything more grammatically correct than that, would prevent a lot of people(including myself) from ever being able to post! lol
Although there could always be an "ignore it" option.

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    John A 1,896   8 Years Ago

    We don't even have a code tag checker (which would be relatively straightforward to implement). What makes you think we'll invent a literacy checker any time soon? Read More

  • Do you mean as in how Microsoft Word marks perfectly good grammar as bad, because it picks the wrong word to use as the verb? I have never seen a grammar program that works right. I have also never seen a spelling program that knows all of the words. Get … Read More

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Oh, of course checking if there is more than 45% capital letters, which is probably a sign of using all caps or something like "tHiS".

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We don't even have a code tag checker (which would be relatively straightforward to implement). What makes you think we'll invent a literacy checker any time soon?

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:)
QFT! :-)
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A literacy test would only work for people whose native language is English. Non-English speaking people might have a difficult time to meet the requirements.

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Agree with ad.

Also lots of threads start with a log/error message/link instead so any sort of filter wont work well.

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We can just get the code from Bable Fish and modify it to properly format the translations to be syntactically correct for the new language. Should be trivial... :icon_twisted:

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Also lots of threads start with a log/error message/link instead so any sort of filter wont work well.

Why do you think that a log/error message won't make it past the filter ? OR are you thinking that they are themselves written in so bad a langauge/ grammar ? Now C'mon

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01 - BHO - SearchDefault "http://www.search.com"

would be an acceptable line in something like a Hijack This Log. However, to a filter it would look no different to:

Buy Shoes Today - "www.ispamuswithshittyshoeadverts.com"

I don't get you.

Also we cannot be enforcing grammar (because I feel it would be too complex a task) but we could to some degree enforce proper punctuation marks, and I guess that's what the OP was mentioning.

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Do you mean as in how Microsoft Word marks perfectly good grammar as bad, because it picks the wrong word to use as the verb?

I have never seen a grammar program that works right.

I have also never seen a spelling program that knows all of the words.

Get rid of this absurd idea.

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Exactly :)
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When did I ever say it should check grammar? Rather I said it should see if there was things such as: excessive capitals, no capitals, and other such things that might indicate a poor post. Checking grammar would be an exhaustive process.

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I meant that it would perform just as poorly as the grammar and spelling checkers do. Someone with a perfectly valid post would be caught by this contraption, and would be unable to post what he means.

I want an email filter that recognizes zxnrbl in the email and throws it in the spam can. But that is just as hard to implement.

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