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SpellingBee is a game for chat. It requires audio speakers and a browser that supports Web Speech API (e.g. Chrome 37) to play a spelling game.

Installation

Add to your wiki's MediaWiki:Chat.js:

importArticles({
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        // ...
        'u:dev:SpellingBee/startup.js'
    ]
});

NOTE: Make sure to clear your cache. Also try appending ?debug=true to the URL, to load the most recent cache, e.g. http://dev.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Chat?debug=true .

importArticles — Best Practices for installing JavaScript on Fandom
The importArticles statement is designed to combine multiple HTTP requests into a single data transfer, allowing multiple scripts to load and execute faster. If you've been installing several different scripts, your JavaScript file has probably accumulated unnecessary import statements. Click "Expand" to learn how to efficiently batch import scripts to speed up performance and make your code look cleaner. One other approach is by using the MediaWiki:ImportJS.
If your JavaScript file has several lines of code that say importScript, importScriptPage, or importArticles, you may be able to combine them! By batch importing a collection of scripts with a single import, your JavaScript code will load faster and look cleaner. Consider the example below. On the left is an example of what your JavaScript file might currently look like. On the right is how you could improve that code.
Multiple imports — messy and slow One import — clean and efficient
importScriptPage('AjaxRC/code.js','dev');
 
importScript('MediaWiki:localScript.js');
 
importArticle({
  type: 'script',
  article: 'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js'
});
 
importScriptPage('page1.js', 'wikiname');
 
importScriptPage('page2.js', 'wikiname');
importArticles({
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
        'u:dev:AjaxRC/code.js',
        'MediaWiki:localScript.js',
        'u:dev:FloatingToc/code.js',
        'u:wikiname:page1.js',
        'u:wikiname:page2.js'
    ]
});
Note: In this example, pay close attention to the placement of commas and other punctuation. For people who aren't familiar with programming (and even those who are!), a common mistake when writing code is to accidentally delete, forget, or misplace critical symbols like commas or quotation marks. This can cause a syntax error that breaks the code. Carefully follow the convention shown here when using importArticles.
But there's much more to importArticles than just this! For more examples and advanced usage, see the help page at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS.

Usage

[Spelling bee] Help Commands

  •  !bstart - Starts a game. Syntax : !bstart [languagecode], e.g. !bstart pt
  •  !bstop - Stops a game.
  •  !bhelp - Shows this help.
  •  !bplay - Join a game.
  •  !bleave - Leave a game.
  •  !bplayers - Shows player list.
  •  !bscore - Shows your score.
  •  !brepeat - repeats (speaks) the current word.

Use #word to play, e.g. #potatoes.

Notes

  • Note: Only administrators, discussions moderators, and chat moderators can start and stop the game.
  • Game will only work on compatible browsers, and will default to english if there aren't any words or tts engines in the selected language.
  • To add new words or change existing ones, alter the array arrOrigWords, e.g.:
var tWordStorage= {en: ['scripts', 'lua', 'developers', 'wikia', 'lifestyle', 'entertainment', 'games', 'java', 'jedi']};

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