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Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Posted by Michael on 12 June 2005, 19:00 GMT

And now the moment you've all been waiting for has arrived: the unveiling of our new reviews editor!

Congratulations to Ivan Papusha, who is now responsible for proofreading and editing submitted reviews. Like our file archivers, Ivan has been working behind the scenes for a few weeks. He currently attends the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology with the goal of someday studying electrical engineering at MIT. Once again, congratulations to Ivan!

Everyone's new job is to distract Ivan from his studies by submitting copious quantities of critical, well-written reviews.

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Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

If we want to distract him, wouldn't it be better to write bad reviews with all sorts of spelling and grammar errors? Then he'd have to spend hours cleaning them up!

:-)

Anyways, congrats!

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 19:05 GMT

Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Tzazak  Account Info

No, I don't think that would work. I'll bet you the second he sees the word "teh" he hits the delete button :)

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 19:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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If he's been at this site for any length of time, he'll know who to ask to write a script to check the spelling and automatically delete files with poor spelling and grammar.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 21:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Jonathan Pezzino  Account Info
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Automated Grammar Nazi...cool

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I WILL NOT BE REPLACED SO EASILY!

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 19:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Nor will I, because it would only regulate reviews, not posts.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 23:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Everyone's heard the "Weapons of Math Instruction" joke, bu I think that the Grammar Nazis are much more dangerous.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 23:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Travis Evans  Account Info

I agree--writing an automated grammar correction program that corrects the right errors nearly 100% of the time and makes nearly no mistakes wouldn't be easy.

Reply to this comment    16 June 2005, 19:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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It wouldn't correct them, it would simply delete the file on the first incorrect thing.

Reply to this comment    17 June 2005, 00:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Travis Evans  Account Info

It would still be difficult to ensure that it wouldn't sometimes find what appears to be an error but really isn't.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2005, 15:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, everyone knows how bad the Word grammar checker is...

Reply to this comment    20 June 2005, 22:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Actually, the grammar checker is one of my favorite features of Word. If I had to pick one feature in Word to use to reccommend it to someone, I would pick the grammar checker.

Reply to this comment    21 June 2005, 00:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
burntfuse  Account Info
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Really? I guess it has some great humor value... I turned it off long ago because it was always "correcting" grammatically correct sentences. It's not just me (see link).

Reply to this comment    22 June 2005, 12:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Timmc Account Info
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Or we could write marginally acceptable reviews that are lengthy, grammatically correct and follow a basic critique structure that would apply to any: Assembly Game, Basic Game, et cetera. While it may meet the criteria it wouldn't be unique, or seem like an original review on a file. Hence causing difficulty differentiating these reviews from authentic well thought out ones.
...much like understanding this comment (has 30 reviews in some txt file for such occasions).

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 07:22 GMT


Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
burnsn Account Info
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If wee wunt to disstruct him, woodnt it be gooder to write bad revioos with all sports of selling and grammer errers? Then he'd have to spend howers cleening tehm up!

:-)

Aynweys, cungrads!

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 21:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Jonathan Pezzino  Account Info
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w33 kuld allsew spam hime wit latza poyntlis dewplakit rivuuws.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 21:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Ivan Papusha  Account Info
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Oh no way, man, no way.

Reply to this comment    12 June 2005, 22:20 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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Poor guy... Congratulations, BTW.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 14:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Maybe you need my über-automatisch-grammatik-Nazi program. (Or script MS Word to do it.)

I just realized: using a mixture of cron scripts, bash/tcsh scripts, AppleScript, and MS Office, I could do that on Mac OS X, depending on how good Word's scripting ability is. Wow.

Reply to this comment    14 June 2005, 00:10 GMT


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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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hehe...Someone should subit a review like that. I wonder how he would handle it. Hey good luck man!

Reply to this comment    19 June 2005, 07:37 GMT


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Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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I don't know about you, but if I had to read though a bunch of pointless reviews night after night from the same people, I might start to catch on and delete their account.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 00:23 GMT


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Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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I've considered that on occassion, but it'd be too wrong :\

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 04:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Oor meybe-a ve-a shuoold send heem luts ooff refeeoos vreettee leeke-a thees? Vhet du yuoo theenk ooff thees idea? Iff qooesshuned ebuoot thet, ve-a'll joost sey ve-a thuooght ve-a vere-a sooppused tu speek leeke-a thet oon a Svedeesh seete-a leeke-a thees oone-a. ;-)
Bork Bork Bork!

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 02:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Sebastian Schmied Account Info

This one was too hard for me.

Reply to this comment    13 June 2005, 15:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
CajunLuke  Account Info
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ROTFLMAO

Reply to this comment    14 June 2005, 00:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Travis Evans  Account Info

If it were me, I'd completely reject reviews written like that, rather than trying to correct them. :-)

Reply to this comment    16 June 2005, 19:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Tzazak  Account Info

On the other hand, who's actually going to write a review like that?

Just because I know a hundred people are going to reply with this, the reply to this post of "ME!" is banned.

Reply to this comment    17 June 2005, 03:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Me13579  Account Info

Well, apparently Kevin Kofler will...

Reply to this comment    18 June 2005, 04:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ivan Papusha Joins ticalc.org
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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No, I won't, I was just joking. ;-)

Reply to this comment    18 June 2005, 15:44 GMT

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