|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
New hints....by demerphq (Chancellor)
|on Feb 28, 2002 at 19:39 UTC||Need Help??|
Today I posted a site patch to change the little hints that are displayed underneath the new post submission.
Basically the issue it attempts to address is that many new posters dont know how to write a post properly and seem to ignore the current advice. (Too small and in italics is a good recipe to be ignored IMO).
So my patch provides a link to the list of approved tags, along as actually listing the ones currently (ie today) allowed. I think this is a cool for two reasons, the first is that it makes it patently obvious that the use of HTML tags in the post is a necessity. Second it provide the tags available for cutting and pasting for those of use who are like me and cant remember more than 3 tags at a time. ;-)
I thought I would post my proposal here as well as to those that are in the position to approve the proposal to see what the community thinks.
Everything between the lines is part of my patch:
Im hoping that ultimately this gets approved and we see a few less mangled posts and really ling lines....
Oh and im pretty sure its sized so that it fits exactly underneath the textbox, with the title visible.