A repository that tries to feel superior by correcting your mistakes. I'm sometimes culturally insensitive and rude. Sorry.
The heart of this project is a user of the same name on github, orthographic-pedant. This user scans popular repositories for common typos and will attempt to correct them with proper pull requests. This project is in its infancy. You can guide the development by sending it scathing diatribes as an issue. If warranted, every pull request commented on will receive a lovingly hand-crafted response (from a human). This places @orthographic-pedant firmly in the semi-automated category.
Update: I'm dead.
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User reviews and mentions:
@orthographic-pedant you bring light to dark places.
This excites me more than it should. @Kainzo
As much as I enjoy the view from linguistic squalor, I feel obliged to visit pedantry avenue occasionally. @reggieb
You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. @RichardLitt
@orthographic-pedant thx little bot :) @theengineear
You. You're alright. Come back anytime. @jfryman
Loving this bot, @orthographic-pedant! @pudo
This is... wonderful. @p0pr0ck5
Your bot is a d-bag. @peanav
The Honeypot and related work
To catch any other spell-checker bots on Github, the following repository is a honeypot:
There is one known instance of a similar bot. Like this project, its life was short-lived and is only remembered by a shallow grave dug with a 404.
- "Request @orthographic-pedant to go over some repositories, or through all of an organization's repositories?" @RichardLitt
Search query for
abudance, no forks and filename
fork:false in:file abudance filename:readme
Wikipedia's list of common misspellings:
Hipster image credit: Christopher Michel