I’m curious, how fast are the forum members at typing - ideally with how much accuracy?
I’d like to know both those with and without TextBlades and, for those with TBs, how it has changed, if you can remember.
For me, I was in the mid 50s/minute at 97% before the TB and typically mid-60s averaging about 99% with the TB.
There are many typing test sites out there which count differently as well as give different kinds of tests. So, before I recommend one, just for consistency sake, let me explain some of these.
Some sites count every letter you get wrong. Some only count how many words are wrong (thus two errors in one word only count as one error). Some count corrected mistakes while others don’t (though you obviously take time to correct an error). Some do normal sentences, but with no odd symbols. Some include numbers. For those last two items, a somewhat professional typist probably isn’t affected much, but for those of us who type more casually, we simply never practiced those so we suddenly slow way down.
So, I think the best way to make decent comparisons, that we should stick to the basics even though my opinion is that the TB has considerable advantages with numbers and symbols (don’t have to reach way up for them anymore, thus I touch type them instead of stopping to find them).
Thus this is my recommended site for such basic testing:
It just uses common words (no punctuation or symbols - not even sentences).
It will give you the calculated characters/min (the tests are 1 minute so it’s all of them minus the adjustment for errors) and calculated WPM (based on 5 characters/word). It also tells you the total number of characters. It does NOT give you the accuracy rate but tells you how many words you missed (no matter how many errors are in the words). So you can calculate that yourself. Of course, there are different was of calculating as I mentioned above. You can see each word you missed listed together with how you spelled it so you can count them yourself. But it is easiest just to assume any missed word is one error.
My last test had 339 characters after error adjustment (68 wpm). I actually typed 359 characters, but there were four errors. So my error rate would be based on 4/359 (1.1%) so my accuracy would be 98.9%. Thus my report would simply be:
68 wpm at 99% accuracy (if I didn’t want to bother with decimal points).
In my case, I’d do more than one test - only a minute apiece so doesn’t take much time. Which is why I would then say 65 wpm at 99% accuracy.