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Preview button on updated own posts?

by matze77 (Friar)
on Dec 08, 2008 at 12:20 UTC ( #728918=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi Monks!
Did i configure something wrong, or is it common that after a Posting is submitted and i want this note updated later there is no "preview button" anymore.
(as it is with the first post), since i have to update my postings a lot (after figuring out something i didnt think of is missing, learned by replies or personal messages for example).
Is this preview button regarding updates not wanted?
Or technically not possible?

Thanks in Advance
MH

Comment on Preview button on updated own posts?
Re: Preview button on updated own posts?
by jdporter (Canon) on Dec 08, 2008 at 16:17 UTC

    Nope, you're right. That's the way it is.

Re: Preview button on updated own posts?
by almut (Canon) on Dec 08, 2008 at 17:17 UTC

    I sometimes (when I feel unsure getting the formatting right the first time) just open a fake reply to my own node, with the sole purpose of having a text area with preview functionality. After having fiddled around with my update until it looks fine, I then cut-n-paste the respective snippet into the text area of my existing to-be-updated node (or rather, into my favorite editor, which I have attached via Firefox's It's All Text! add-on), and just close the dummy reply browser tab.

    Anyhow, if you use this workaround, be sure to not inadvertendly hit the 'submit' button for the dummy preview!

    That said, I agree that having built-in preview functionality for node updates would be nice to have.

      You could also use your scratchpad or your private scratchpad for that, then nothing bad happens if you accidentally press "Submit".
Re: Preview button on updated own posts? (no x3)
by tye (Cardinal) on Dec 08, 2008 at 17:31 UTC
    Is this preview button regarding updates not wanted?
    Or technically not possible?

    No.
    No.
    Is it implemented yet?
    No.

    - tye        

      Are you agreeing with the OP or disagreeing?

      In other words, "No, it is not technically possible" or "No, it is possible".

      I'm so adjective, I verb nouns!

      chomp; # nom nom nom

        Which interpretation doesn't make following up with "Is it implemented yet?" nonsensical?

        - tye        

Re: Preview button on updated own posts?
by f00li5h (Chaplain) on Dec 08, 2008 at 23:15 UTC

    Just keep updating the node until the formatting is right, I'm sure nobody will notice ;)

    Update: fixed formatting.

    @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;

        Well played sir.

        @_=qw; ask f00li5h to appear and remain for a moment of pretend better than a lifetime;;s;;@_[map hex,split'',B204316D8C2A4516DE];;y/05/os/&print;

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