Disable delete / backspace with a checkbox on writing page

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This might seem like a weird request, but I'd like to be able disable delete / backspace on the writing page with a checkbox. I might even just try coding this up with Greasemonkey / Jetpack to intercept the keystroke in the textarea and see what I think.

See, I've written Morning Pages in a moleskine in the past, using a pen. The thing about writing in pen is that there are no edits, only additions to the page. The only way to really affect something I've already written is to cross it out, so having that constraint in mind makes me spend a little more thought about what I'm about to commit to the page before I do so.

And, oddly enough, it's also gotten me to a point where I feel better about just spewing because there's no going back. Sometimes I cross-out and sometimes I misspel, and that's okay.

But, not everyone will like that, thus a checkbox on the writing page
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Lorna Rusbridge

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Brilliant idea! Just what I want/need - a Write-or-Die type interface.

In fact, I'm thinking of using Write-or-Die to do the actual writing, and then cut-and-pasting to 750Words for the motivational benefits.
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Yes, I think this is a good idea. Even just an audible warning when the editing heas y keya kesy keys are being ued used will be a hle help in getting the o words flowing with no regre regard. Editing keys would mean delete, a bakb backspace and arrow kea keys. OK, perhaps only the left and ir right arrow hea keays keys, becu because on one would like to go back and see what one has written.