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Add a Food Enhancement - Spelling Suggestions


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Monday, September 21, 2009



Hi everyone

We launched an enhancement to our "Add a Food" food search page last week. We now run a spell check for every food search, and if we believe the result is wrong give some small text saying "Did you mean...". For example if you search for "mayonaise" we will say "did you mean mayonnaise". You can then click on the new highlighted word to re-run your search.

We hope this makes our food search even easier to use. Please reply below if you have any issues or problems, thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com
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GRAMVICKI 12/22/2009 8:27PM

    Thanks!!

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STAMPINGADDICT 12/21/2009 1:15PM

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SPARKENISTA 12/21/2009 9:56AM

    Great idea! Thanks. emoticon

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ISLOBIRDSEEDS 12/21/2009 4:05AM

  Thank~You! emoticon

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1FAVOREDLADY 12/19/2009 10:47AM

    How nice and smart too!

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JEWITCH 12/16/2009 2:11PM

    Thanks SP!

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FRANKLY5 11/28/2009 9:15PM

    this will help me. My spelling is not my strong point.

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SUNCAL 11/28/2009 6:33PM

    great!

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PAISHAR2 11/28/2009 3:52PM

    Way to Go!!!!

sharon

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MIZZAVERY 11/28/2009 2:39PM

    thanks!

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NERAK015 11/28/2009 1:27PM

    This is very helpful!

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LOVEPAINTING 10/8/2009 2:13PM

    This is so great.

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IRENEHARPS 10/8/2009 12:55PM

    It can't hurt!

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KMIRANDA2000 10/8/2009 6:44AM

    Great!

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KRISTINEKIDS 10/7/2009 3:51PM

    Sparkpeople is so user friendly, we aren't surprised we won!!

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PETALDEAR 10/2/2009 10:32PM

    Good for sorting out american spelling versus English spellings

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SHARBABY123 10/2/2009 9:45PM

    Great idea!

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THREEE 10/2/2009 9:09PM

    wel, iff youe mussed, butt i donn't thinck i'lle nead itt...

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DORSKI 10/2/2009 4:04PM

    Thanks this helps a lot as i often misspell words


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LOVEPAINTING 10/2/2009 2:09PM

    This add-on will definitely help for us non-spellers.

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TINALEX61 10/2/2009 9:45AM

    Thanks this was a good idea, it already has helped me out.

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JSAVEHRS 10/1/2009 10:26PM

  sounds good

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ELSLASTSTAND 9/29/2009 5:10PM

    great idea, as people from different cultures spell things differently, as some foods are exotic and delicious! Thanks!

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SASANDRA 9/28/2009 7:58PM

    This is good because I am a mis-speller (is that spelled right?)

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LIQUID11 9/28/2009 7:13PM

    GREAT !!
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MARKDORENE 9/28/2009 3:48PM

    thanks.

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KIMHALLMARK 9/28/2009 2:46PM

    great idea even good spellers have typo's and this will help. thanks

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TIGERLILY03 9/28/2009 1:28PM

    This will be very helpful for me and anyone else in the "eye kant spel" group. Thank you for making this enhancement.

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GRANNYOF05 9/28/2009 12:06PM

    Thanks. Sometimes we inadvertantly hit the wrong key on the keyboard and wonder why it's not coming up. This will defineately help everyone.



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DAISIESR4ME 9/28/2009 10:05AM

    Thank you! It will be so nice to see words spelled correctly -- wish this could be done throughout the entire site!!!! emoticon

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CASPER61 9/28/2009 9:28AM

    this is going to be so helpful

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MADMADMOM 9/28/2009 9:09AM

    thank you, this will be so helpful

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KITTIKATKITTY 9/28/2009 8:35AM

    Thanks

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VIBAUSTIN 9/28/2009 7:06AM

    Thank you- I think this will be very helpful.
I have moved from up north to the south and there are great foods here. But, I have not got all the spellings completely down yet. I know the spell-check will help me.
Thanks again.

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DTSM53 9/28/2009 6:53AM

  Thank you! This will be helpful.

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MIAJOEB 9/28/2009 12:52AM

    I am so happy. I have been having problems on spelling and I am grateful for the assistance especially when I am looking for gorgonzola or manicotti.

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GILBYII 9/28/2009 12:14AM

    thank you. this will be most helpful.

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PICKYCHICK5 9/27/2009 6:16PM

  This was really good.

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FOTOMAKR 9/27/2009 7:41AM

    cool that will make it much more easier for the members like myself that are grammatically challenged lol.

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LSDALOIA 9/26/2009 10:13PM

    I've been sparking for a couple of years, and the site just gets better and better. Thank you so much for all of the improvements like this one!

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HEBREWS111 9/26/2009 10:06PM

    Thank you!!!

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KATYDOGSMOM 9/26/2009 9:04AM

    It seems at least 4-5 a week I can't find a food listed. When that happens I go to the Daily Plate. It's always there. Not to dis Spark People, I think the Daily Plate's database of foods is bigger and easier to use.

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VMOMMA 9/25/2009 12:35PM

    Great feature! Sometimes I don't even want to think how to spell things so I misspell it first.

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LOREENYK 9/25/2009 12:12PM

    I thought it was hilarious when I typed in "NingXia" (a supplement juice) and the search suggested "Nincompoop". Laughing is good for you too!

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MSSIS2 9/25/2009 11:45AM

    Thank you and that is a terrific idea. Sometimes it is hard to spell the names of food we eat, especially if it is something different. emoticon emoticon

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JACKLIN11 9/25/2009 8:14AM

    hey I think that is great but is there a way to add say 5 meals or 3 meals and 2 snacks or to just put times to what you eat

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SUTHRNSASS 9/25/2009 6:44AM

    Oh this will help me...sometimes i type faster than i think. ty!

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LOOSEINGIT 9/24/2009 8:42PM

    Thanks guys you are the Greatest

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VISUALLYRICS 9/24/2009 6:47PM

    Thanks so much for all of the great ideas! This is an awesome website!

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LOCKHART7 9/24/2009 1:46PM

  When we add a food that isn't in the list why doesn't it save it so when you type it in again it will just pull it back up? Or am I doing it wrong? I can get it to post it to my current day, but the next day when I type it in it isn't there and I have to retype in again.

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