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Re^2: voting does update

by RonW (Parson)
on May 20, 2016 at 00:34 UTC ( #1163563=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: voting does update
in thread voting does update

Since you can't vote on your own posts, why would the "update post" form not be separate from the "reply posts / voting" form?

(I'm not basing this on the layout as seen on screen. I know that CSS can move elements to places other than where they would appear with out CSS. It just seems to me that it should be possible to keep those 2 functions in their own forms.)

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Re^3: voting does update
by jdporter (Canon) on May 20, 2016 at 01:13 UTC

    I don't how to answer that other than what I said in my post above. It's an (unfortunate) artifact of the way the engine works. Not that it can't be changed; it would just entail a massive refactoring. Which I feel pretty confident in saying, ain't gonna happen. However, work I've been doing recently will "fix" the problem in a different way: the "edit" form will be removed from the "main view" of your post and pushed off onto a separate edit page. In fact, it's already like this for most sections, including Meditations. If you visit your post Multi-stage flip-flop?, you won't see an edit form right there, but you will see an 'Edit' link in the upper right.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

      I like that change. It unclutters the page display. Thanks.

        Turns out, it wasn't nearly so difficult.

        If you go to your Display Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom, you'll find a new checkbox for "Edit your writeup directly in the display view, instead of in a separate page". If you turn on this option, you will get an "update your post" edit form directly below your normally displayed post. Note, however, that the writeup edit form is now separate from the voting form, so that the surprising behavior documented in the OP will no longer occur.

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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