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Forum Editor Is Horribly Broken, Please Fix

post #1 of 11
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I would have to say that the Forum html/ajax/what not system is very impaired. Formatting goes wonky, no emoticons, posting on ~Apple~Insider on an ~Apple~ computer using an ~Apple~ web browser is quite unpredictable and... Well, you get my drift.

 

I understand you all put in a lot of effort into this upgrade, but is it possible to just turn off the editor to a standard non-html non-ajax system? 

 

(Feel free to merge this with any other threads if this is not appropriate to be a thread on its own, in this case I would like to highlight the ~editor~ specifically)

 

Thank you for your consideration.


Edited by nvidia2008 - 6/14/12 at 8:09am
post #2 of 11
And it's completely borked with Safari 6. lol.gif

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Don't worry. Because of that, they should* fix it shortly.

If they could get rid of the extra whitespace that occurs for absolutely no reason (particularly with quotes and line spacing in general), that'd be great. You can tell when I upgraded to 10.8 DP4 because all my posts after that point have the extra spacing in quotes that I can't remove with the BBCode replier.

*better
post #3 of 11

I can't even see an editor when I reply to someone. It just throws a mess of HTML at me. I've been a web designer for years and even I want absolutely nothing to do with that (especially given how poor the actual HTML involved is). What's wrong with a simple BBCode quote/reply system? Pretty much nobody wants to mess with actual container-level HTML for this sort of thing. It is a usability nightmare.

 

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The update also made Tapatalk extremely difficult and annoying to use.

 

There's absolutely no need to reinvent the forum wheel.

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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xian Zhu Xuande View Post

What's wrong with a simple BBCode quote/reply system?

You can switch to the BBCode editor in your user preferences.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


You can switch to the BBCode editor in your user preferences.

 

Killer. This should be advertised more.

post #6 of 11
Hallelujah. Some glitches though on right hand side. 335

Keep at it, AI, love ya.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

You can switch to the BBCode editor in your user preferences.

Ah. I went looking for that yesterday but my 'Edit Account Settings' button wasn't working.

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Originally Posted by sr2012 View Post

Killer. This should be advertised more.

It should be the default.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Xian Zhu Xuande View Post

It should be the default.

Yes.
post #9 of 11

I love change, and things should always be moving forward and refreshed. But, and I've waited this long to say it, so you know it's not knee-jerk, the new forum is a step backwards.

post #10 of 11

Guys, the Rich Text as well as the BBCode Editors' buttons are not showing up in Safari 5.1.7 (Mac). It was working fine yesterday. Basically, all I see is a simple edit box with no controls (bold face, fonts, colors, insert pictures, etc. buttons are all gone). Now when I use FireFox 12.0, the Rich Editor controls are back. What's going on? Is it just me or are any other Safari users seeing the same thing?

 

This is what I see in Safari:

AI_forum_editor.gif

 

Update: I solved the problem. I opened Safari preferences, disabled all of the extensions, and my editor buttons returned. Then re-enabled each extension (one at a time). All of the extensions are enabled again, but the problem did not come back. So, weird, but easily solved.


Edited by Suddenly Newton - 7/3/12 at 6:30pm

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post #11 of 11
Websites in their current form have reached their sunset. It was like when CD-ROMs became obsolete. That's where we're at. Much more streamlined web apps, and "web" content in the form of apps, iBooks and so on for iOS are the future. Android? Who cares.

Nothing will disappear but iPhone and iPad from 2012 to 2022 is where it's at. Bloated, nonsense websites (not referring to any specifically here) with rubbish ads and endless tracking and privacy issues are no longer relevant for the future. They'll still be around, like trucks, but people want compacts and sedans.

Try AdBlock, and MenuEclipse for Mac. Live better. Sorry advertisers, but the moment I turn of AdBlock I feel like something is very, very weird. Since using AdBlock for a year I got so used to looking at things "properly" not messed up.
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