QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Aug 15 2012, 06:37 PM)
Yes? Accuracy is important. There's massive difference between someone who can type reliably at 100wpm with over 95% accuracy and someone who herp-derps along at 130wpm but with typos and retarded spelling all over the place and then just leaves them be. The test is a measure of how fast you can type an exact paragraph, not how fast you can hit keys that generate a rough approximation.
And even if you don't consider accuracy when typing to be important, there's no way you can generate an "accurate" test that gives a reliable measure any other way. You'd just be allowing for an arbitrary number of mistakes and punishing those who are slower but more accurate than what you decide is acceptable. Or you wouldn't check for mistakes at all, and then someone can just mash keys and random and fake a huge speed.
The thing is... hi-games doesn't demand 95% accuracy. It doesn't even demand any accuracy directly, you just can't keep typing if you made a mistake. I never said accuracy wasn't important, I said tests should allow small mistakes e.g. not getting a capital letter. Things most words processors can fix very easily when writing a paper, essay, etc.
Also, I don't think copying a text should be the only way of measuring how fast you can type. I don't find myself copying texts very often, unless of course, I'm taking one of those tests.