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post #1 of 6
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Oh boy, this drives me nuts, everytime i wish to edit
my very own post i screw them completely instead
of fixing.

In my (not so humble) opinion there it is a huge mistake
to change the rules how the message window will behave.
If you are editing your own post there should be a "Preview
post Button" too. Instead there is a "Reset message Button".
This gives me the loop everytime. argh!
I am almost always losing a great deal of quality of my
post. Do you want that?
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post #2 of 6
I have never EVER noticed that button or made that mistake, and I've been here since before the "blackout." I shall go to edit this post and see what you're talking about...

Wow. You learn something new every day. I never click the Preview Reply button -- didn't know it was there either. I just look over my post after actually posting it and edit anything that I screwed up.
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post #3 of 6
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Originally posted by CosmoNut
I have never EVER noticed that button or made that mistake, and I've been here since before the "blackout." I shall go to edit this post and see what you're talking about...

Wow. You learn something new every day. I never click the Preview Reply button -- didn't know it was there either. I just look over my post after actually posting it and edit anything that I screwed up.

I do agree, same habits. BUT. There are circumstances, you know.
Sometimes you just want to edit a post, that particularily refers
to something important. You promise some research.
Finaly you do some research to back up particular
statements or assertions. Than editing starts...

You put a lot of effort into this editing, you just want
to see how it looks, therefor "PREVIEW" - BOOM - Reset
the whole thing, back to square one. You get the picture.
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post #4 of 6
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Okay, so i am the only one who is concerned.
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post #5 of 6
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Originally posted by Vox Barbara
Okay, so i am the only one who is concerned.

I don't think you're the only one concerned, it's just that people never come in here. (I've been a member since July 2002, and this is the first time I've had a look in this forum)

I agree with you, it is bad UI design to have buttons that, when you edit your post, are in same position as the buttons you use when posting a new post, but have different functions.

I nearly always use "preview reply", and do miss it when I am editing a post. I've never accidentally hit "reset message", but I can see how you might if on "auto-pilot".
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. H
I don't think you're the only one concerned, it's just that people never come in here. (I've been a member since July 2002, and this is the first time I've had a look in this forum)

I agree with you, it is bad UI design to have buttons that, when you edit your post, are in same position as the buttons you use when posting a new post, but have different functions.

I nearly always use "preview reply", and do miss it when I am editing a post. I've never accidentally hit "reset message", but I can see how you might if on "auto-pilot".

Exactly, i appreciate very much for understanding
my "auto-pilot" workflow. (Well i almost always
want to do my best as i can...)
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