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Re: Kill your "Comment" before you post since it's incorrect?

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Feb 04, 2013 at 15:14 UTC ( #1016958=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Kill your "Comment" before you post since it's incorrect?

I seem to remember there is a "preview first" setting for posting. Too lazy to look for it, but that feature has caused me to pull back on a post after proof reading. Of course you could just click on a link before you post thereby bypassing the problem altogether.


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Re^2: Kill your "Comment" before you post since it's incorrect?
by Athanasius (Monsignor) on Feb 04, 2013 at 15:32 UTC

    Do you mean the

    Settings Nodelet -> User Settings -> Miscellaneous -> No Forced Preview

    checkbox? According to Help for User Settings:

    No Forced Preview: Checking this option will make it possible to submit a node without first previewing what you’ve written; in other words, without reminding you to check that your post looks the way you intended. This is a bad idea except for those very wise in the ways of Markup in the Monastery and then, only for those who never make typos or other mistakes. As Writeup Formatting Tips notes, “Preview, Preview, Preview.” For the same reason you faithfully use strict; use warnings;, leave “No forced Preview” UNchecked.

    Hope that helps,

    Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

      Yes, but if one decided "OK, I edit once more", after that there is no forced preview - otherwise there wouldn't any more submissions at all :-)

      OTOH, perhaps if the "create" button could auto-hide upon re-editing in the form, so that one could only submit a previewed and then unaltered post - would that be a good or a bad idea? Might perhaps be possible with Javascript in a free nodelet....

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