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Why can't I preview my posts?

Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
Hello again, ranchers!

After posting this question in the Ant forum, and afterwards, looking at my post, I wonder why we don't have a "Preview Post" action?

Has anyone discussed this and are there plans to include it, in the near future?

With thanks,
Bear Bibeault
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The current forum software does not allow for that option, but posts are easy enough to edit after you post them. I do it all the time since I'm the world's worst typist!


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Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
Hi Bear,

Nice to hear from you, again! Hope all is going well...

How does one go about editing a post which has already been submitted?

Kindest regards,
Unnsse Khan
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Joined: Nov 12, 2001
Posts: 511
Bear,

Please diregard my previous posting.

I figured it out...

Thanks for the response.

Cheers,
Adam Price
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Joined: Nov 11, 2005
Posts: 95
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
The current forum software does not allow for that option, but posts are easy enough to edit after you post them. I do it all the time since I'm the world's worst typist!


Actually, I would qualify the statement that they are easy enough to edit. In my experience, if I post a posting that includes more than one (code block/quote) it is not at all easy to edit. When I click on the edit button in those cases, I get an edit screen that only includes my original post from the last code/quote forward.

Does that make sense?

i.e. If my post is structured like this:

{A quote from soemone}


[I]s[{My response to their comment}/I]


Further explanation

Then when I click on the edit button to correct my spelling mistakes or whatever, I get an edit dialog which contains only this:



Further explanation


Drives me crazy - I have to rebuild the entire post.

-Adam
Adam Price
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Case in point - when I click on my previous post to correct the extra tags in my example, I m only given this much to work with:

************


Further explanation

Then when I click on the edit button to correct my spelling mistakes or whatever, I get an edit dialog which contains only this:



Further explanation


Drives me crazy - I have to rebuild the entire post.

-Adam
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Um, no, actually that does not make sense to me. I have never seen the edit field not show the complete contents of the original post, nor have I seen anyone else complain about that. Which browser/OS are you using?


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Bear Bibeault
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Actually that has affected me on a number of occasions. It's sporadic and only seems to affect posts that contain code blocks.
Ilja Preuss
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Yes, it's a known problem with our current forum software, and apparently nothing that can easily be fixed...


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Jim Yingst
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[Bear]: It's sporadic and only seems to affect posts that contain code blocks.

More specifically, it seems to affect only posts that have
blocks and [code] blocks together in the same post. Even then it seems to be inconsistent, but generally it deletes what's between the quote and code, or code and quote. If you notice the problem in time, the browser's back arrow is your best chance at recovery. Most of us simply don't use
tags at all, and that seems to avoid the problem entirely. I realize that's not an ideal solution, but that's what we have...
[ March 15, 2006: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]


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