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Re: Editing your writeup is now a separate action from viewing a thread and voting on replies

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 13, 2016 at 20:31 UTC ( #1165506=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Editing your writeup is now a separate action from viewing a thread and voting on replies

I take it that means that for those of us that neither find the behaviour neither surprising nor any kind of a problem, are forced into a change that seems (to me) to be a retrograde step in terms of the UI?


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Re^2: Editing your writeup is now a separate action from viewing a thread and voting on replies
by jdporter (Canon) on Jun 13, 2016 at 20:54 UTC

    How much do you hate it?

    :-)

      I wouldn't say I hate it. It just seems to take two steps at each stage in place of a previous 1.

      Eg. Due to a browser bug, my posts frequently end up with extraneous text appended.

      With the old system, when I commit the post, I can immediately see if there has been such an addition, and then right below I can delete it and re-commit.

      With the new system, this does not show up in the "this is how it renders" part, so I have to go to the display view to see if anything has been appended; if it has, switch back to the edit view to delete it; then back to the display view to check it has actually gone (and nothing else has been added); and if it hasn't (or has), back to the edit view...

      I appreciate that I'm one very few Opera users that is afflicted by this particular problem; but none the less, it just seems retrograde to introduce this modality to the site in order to "fix" something that had been perfectly fine for over a decade.

      As (presumably) the old code is probably still there, if there were an option for me to configure my settings to revert to that old way, I would utilise it.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Not understood.

        It seems that I grossly overestimated the story points involved in making the change you desired. ;-)

        Please go to your Display Settings, scroll all the way to the bottom, and find the checkbox for "Edit your writeup directly in the display view, instead of in a separate page".

        I am happy to have been of service. :-)

        I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
        With the new system, this does not show up in the "this is how it renders" part

        Are you sure? If so, that would have to be a pretty major browser bug, since I know for sure that the server is sending the new version of the node in the "this is how it renders" part.

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