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Plain editor Answered

PLEASE fix the basic editor in the answers section. It can't be that hard to force a <BR> into the html on a CR character.

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steveastrouk

8 years ago

Ah
Ha
Its
Fixed
Finally


THANKS !

Steve

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NachoMahmasteveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

.  Kind of.
.  Still run together at You:Subscriptions:Comments

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kelseymhNachoMahma

Reply 8 years ago

What do you mean?

If you hit the REPLY link in the list of comments, the editor is different? That seems rather, er, unencapsulated to me...

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

. @kelseymh: If you go to your Subscriptions page and click the Comments tab, steveastrouk's comment of Sep 9, 2010, 12:46AM shows up in the listing as one run-together (no spaces for CRs, CRs are just dropped) line. The popup displays correctly.

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kelseymhNachoMahma

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, yeah. The listing of comments have never been properly rendered. All markup is stripped, and special characters often show up as "unknown glyphs."

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kelseymh

8 years ago

Bumpity bump BUMP!

Can we PLEASE get the broken "plain" text editor backed out to something with the brains of a nematode, which can at least recognize carriage returns as end-of-paragraph markers?!?

Here is the latest example of the stupidity this broken editor engenders: https://www.instructables.com/community/Cell-phone-repeater-for-my-home/. That user clearly put a fair amount of effort into composing a response full of helpful content, Web links, and so on. But it's all jumbled up together :-(

I've already proposed the idea of simply bringing up the Rich Editor but with the buttons hidden away (the little triangle icon) until the user decides they need them. That was met with stony silence. I'm sure Staff know more about what's going on behind the scenes to come up with a better solution.

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killerjackalopekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

I'm really missing the functioning plain editor since I do some much 'ibling on my phone these days and it's just not happy with the rich one.

Not for lack of trying either, I have tried out every browser about apart from the new mozilla release because I'm still on 1.6 for another few weeks. 

Also I can't use the plain editor to write 'ibles because it's not working and the rich one's the default.  However I can live with not writing 'ibles on the go.

I'm all behind the revival of the original plain editor or a rewrite to include carriage returns...  

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kelseymhkillerjackalope

Reply 8 years ago

Just FYI, with the currently broken "plain" editor, you (paid users) can use raw HTML markup; for example, put <P> at the beginning of each paragraph.

It seems like a pain, I guess, but I've been doing raw HTML for 20 years now, so for me it's pretty easy.

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killerjackalopekelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

No hope with the touchscreen phone... It only has link tags in the dictionary and separates words with various symbols... Though there could be a market for an html and other coding languages as a predictive keyboard, depending on how hard it would be to build I might look in to that. Next week I plan to start working on android apps, as a hobby sort of thing, to counter all the physical outdoors stuff going on.

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kelseymhkillerjackalope

Reply 8 years ago

Oh. So you can't just type straight text (shift-comma p shift-period)? I've never used one of these newfangled "smart phones" (I like my phones dumb enough to let me call someone and talk to them, thank you very much :-).

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lebowskikelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

This is fixed now.

This is a new paragraph.

This is a
return.

I'm not using the rich editor.

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kelseymhlebowski

Reply 8 years ago

Was it fixed and rolled out? Or is the fix in the sandbox? Steve seems to be unhappy :-) Rats. I should have made that a haiku, shouldn't I? What is the next line?

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lebowskisteveastrouk

Reply 8 years ago

Ah, you're right. It's working for admins, but not other roles. We'll get it fixed.

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kelseymhlebowski

Reply 8 years ago

Yay. Thanks for clearing up that confusion, Cloude!

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Burfkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

Absolutely right!

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NachoMahmakelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

.  We may not agree on some things, but I definitely agree with you on this one.
.  IMNSHO, Robot should forget about adding new features for a while and fix some of the major problems, such as the editor(s). But, like everyone else, I'm not privy to what Robot has going on. ;)
.  I love the site, but the editor is VERY frustrating at times.

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steveastrouk

8 years ago

Hey, Rachel is supposed to be on a fixing stuff gig ! Rachel FIX THE EDITOR PLEASE, PLEASE fix the editor.

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lemonie

8 years ago

WYSIWYG?

L

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caitlinsdadLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

I AM DISSAPOINT. What is that? What it means I don't even...great, now the rich editor is broke.

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caitlinsdadLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

So what's up with you? Any ibles for the plethora of contests?

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Lithium Raincaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Nah, I'm afraid the forces of apathy/little time are too powerful. I'm on the sidelines handing out water lately. More prizes for cartoonists with mad skillz! :p What're you entering?

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

. Seconded . And now it appears that the rich editor doesn't work at all. :(