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Re: (jeffa) Re: Suggest adding code tags if perlish text found in post.

by EvdB (Deacon)
on Jun 12, 2003 at 11:35 UTC ( #265338=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (jeffa) Re: Suggest adding code tags if perlish text found in post.
in thread Suggest adding code tags if perlish text found in post.

And the janitors do a superb job - no complaints there.

The disclaimer is at the bottom and after a few posts most people will have found it and read it. Maybe the above 'feature' should only apply to the first 5 posts or so.

I worry about you janitors, I lose sleep, I fear that RSI will creep up on you. Surely if it saves you a few edits a day?

--tidiness is the memory loss of environmental mnemonics


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(jeffa) 3Re: Suggest adding code tags if perlish text found in post.
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Jun 12, 2003 at 11:58 UTC
    As for saving a few edits ... well, there are two kinds of posts that need to be editted. Easy ones and nightmare ones. Simply slapping code tags around a post is a piece of cake, but those nightmare edits require a whole lot more. Many times i will copy the original post to a gvim window so i can apply many search-n-replace edits to it. You might be surprised at the number of newbie posts that use a plethora of <br> tags. I think most of these have been composed in some sort of WYSIWYG editor, because entities such as < and > will be escaped.

    But right now, the biggest chore i have undertaken as an editor has been title changes. Sure it's easy to change one title, but you have to propagate that down and change every title. I have been meaning to write a tool to handle this, but i fear the testing part. ;)

    If you really want to help us editors out ... join us! That way you can see what it is all about and write some tools after a couple of days of editting. Even though i hate data entry chores, i haven't had the need to write code instead hit me, it's really not a big deal. :)

    jeffa

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