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Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

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Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

The icon used for the Insert Code button on the editor has changed.

Are there any other changes to the editor or the forum software as a whole?


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‎07-27-2017 11:27 AM
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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

We've updated the "media" experience for the community.

 

Changes:

  • Images you add are now displayed inline instead of as attachments
  • When you add an image (Insert Photos button), the upload experience is more modern, allowing drag and drop plus some control over where the image is stored.
  • The "Rich Text | HTML | Preview" tab in the message editor is below the message instead of above
  • Message editor toolbar is a little different, but has the same functions

Messages with attached images will be "migrated" to have the newer inline display.  With as many messages as we have here, this can take a while.

 

We hope that this makes it easier for contributors and visitors to see the complete message without needing to download image attachments as a separate step.

 

Chris

 

 

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‎07-27-2017 11:27 AM
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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

We've updated the "media" experience for the community.

 

Changes:

  • Images you add are now displayed inline instead of as attachments
  • When you add an image (Insert Photos button), the upload experience is more modern, allowing drag and drop plus some control over where the image is stored.
  • The "Rich Text | HTML | Preview" tab in the message editor is below the message instead of above
  • Message editor toolbar is a little different, but has the same functions

Messages with attached images will be "migrated" to have the newer inline display.  With as many messages as we have here, this can take a while.

 

We hope that this makes it easier for contributors and visitors to see the complete message without needing to download image attachments as a separate step.

 

Chris

 

 

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

Of course all of the responses where I was directing people to use the forum {i} icon menu are now confusing and how to describe the new insert code icon is a challenge. I guess that it shows </> but not very clearly at some screen resolutions.

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

@ballardw - I know the icons are different in the new message editor.  By updating to the new "media" experience, the new toolbar came "for free" -- changes and all.  We might be able to adjust it to use the old icon if you think it's confusing.  Personally, I don't really care for the "</>" image because it implies "HTML code" to me.

 

If you notice other strangeness on your screens, let us know.  Add a screenshot if you can, because our display settings might be different than yours.

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Good news @ballardw! Got the {i} back.

 

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

ChrisHemedinger wrote:

Good news @ballardw! Got the {i} back.

 

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Thanks!

I hoped it would not be too complex to point to a different icon somewhere from my limited experience with such widgets.

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

I (personally) would like to have the

 

Rich Text   HTML    Preview                                                                     Quote

 

line back on top. The "Quote" button is right where the "Post" button used to be, and I already can't count the many quotes I had to remove before posting.

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to KurtBremser

@ChrisHemedinger

 

No blockquoting capability? (Unlike every other forum software that I have used...)

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to KurtBremser

Hi @KurtBremser - I moved this back for now.  Our community platform folks advised us to move it to the bottom when we added the media enhancement, but I agree that it works fine from the top.  If it's a problem we may move it back, and it would be just one of those things to get used to.

 

And @PaigeMiller, you know we have the "Quote" function for including the body of the message you're replying to.  But I get your meaning -- you want a blockquote formatting function on the message toolbar for more general use.  I'll see what can be done.

 

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

Good news @PaigeMiller - we'll get the blockquote button -- I've been missing it too.  Adding it requires a small config change that can be done only in certain maintenance windows, so look for this early next week (by Wednesday at the latest).

 

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

Thank you!

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Posted in reply to ChrisHemedinger

I have to say that there are things I didn't "quote" because I would have been having to delete so much of the source post and some of those seem to get garbled html (or something) when you delete things in the middle.

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Re: Did they update the Editor on the Forum?

Block quoting is now In Da House.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…

 

You get the idea.  Add text, select it, then click the obnoxiously large doublequote icon in the editor toolbar.

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