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Preview for Node Updates?

by bofh_of_oz (Hermit)
on May 27, 2005 at 16:48 UTC ( #461141=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Today I had to add a lot of text to one of my posts as an update (in response to some good questions/answers), and I (again) noticed that there is no <preview> option when I'm updating. True, most often an update is only a couple linex of text with barely any formatting... but what happens when you need to add a lot?
I personally had to open a new post window, type my update text in there and preview it, then cut and paste into original window. It works but is somewhat cumbersome. Wouldn't it be more useful to add an option to preview the updated node before posting it?

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Re: Preview for Node Updates? ( duh :)
by tye (Sage) on May 27, 2005 at 17:07 UTC

    Preview for updates is also a required (well, highly desired) feature for moving forward with storing node update history to resolve the problem of people blanking out their own nodes in regret, making silent updates that make some replies appear nonsensical, misguided newbie updates that wipe out the original question, etc.

    It's been desired for a long time. It is just a matter of someone tackling it. I've heard reports of people intending to take the task on, but I've yet to hear of any progress, despite some of the claims having been made a long time ago.

    - tye        

      As I've seen in Open sourcing perlmonks thread, if one wants to do something about PM site functionality, they should ask gods for a membership in pmdevils clan and do it themselves...

      I don't know if I can do this at all since my experience with "Perl for WWW" is rather limited... But i'm willing to try and, if someone is willing to add me to the clan, I'll try to do this if only to learn Web programming with Perl ;)

      An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it...

Re: Preview for Node Updates?
by johnnywang (Priest) on May 27, 2005 at 16:58 UTC
    I second that. I'm not as careful as OP, but always had the feeling "it would be great if I can preview".

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