FIX THE WEBSITE, PLEASE!

Posted by Hiraghm 3 years, 9 months ago to The Gulch: Bugs
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Okay, my frustration has reached its apex.

Who'd you hire to design the website, the same people who did the Obamacare site?

1) No html tags... I can live with that, but it's a pain in the ass.

2) persistent comments. FIX THIS. It's annoying as hell.

3) Crippled navigation. Likewise annoying as hell.


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  • Posted by sdesapio 3 years, 9 months ago
    Would you mind elaborating? "No HTML tags", "persistent Comments", and "crippled navigation" all sound very serious. Unfortunately, we have no idea what you're talking about.
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    • Posted by 3 years, 9 months ago
      Ever notice my messages where I'll TYPE SOMETHING IN CAPS or *put it in asterisks*? That's because there's no <i>italic</i> or <b>BOLD</b> tags I can insert.

      When I type a reply, change my mind, cancel, then go to reply to another message, the text from my first reply appears in the box.

      This is is problematic for a mental flea like me, because many time's I'll be scrolling down (or up; the threading on messages at times is insane) to grab some text to quote, decide to reply to another message... my first reply box disappears, and my text from it appears in the new reply box.

      Crippled navigation is more difficult to explain.
      For example, I'll be in the process of editing a comment of mine (I often need to elaborate my comments, and try to be amusing when entering my reason), want to see the original comment I was replying to... and the back button will take me to the *previous* topic I was viewing, not the topic with the comment I had replied to.
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      • Posted by sdesapio 3 years, 9 months ago
        So we've managed to get in a couple of your requests.

        1. "Persistent comments" should now be resolved.
        2. Comment editing is now all done inline - which should resolve your back button issue.

        Also note, while we were in there we decided to knock another long standing issue - how long comments should be editable. Previously, comments remained editable forever. Now, comments are editable for 15 minutes after initially posted.

        Thanks again for the feedback Hiraghm.
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      • Posted by sdesapio 3 years, 9 months ago
        Hey Hiraghm, Jay and I were talking about the "back" button issue and Jay came up with what I think is a great solution. Instead of going to another page to edit a comment, we could simply do the edit inline - without ever having to go to different page. Essentially making the "back" button unnecessary for your particular use-case. We're going to do a little work on it today to see if we can implement it quickly. I'll keep you posted.
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      • Posted by sdesapio 3 years, 9 months ago
        RE: "That's because there's no <i>italic</i> or <b>BOLD</b> tags I can insert."
        This is a feature we've long had in queue. It however is not a priority and probably won't be for some time.

        RE: "When I type a reply, change my mind, cancel, then go to reply to another message, the text from my first reply appears in the box."
        While this would probably be considered an "edge-case", or an issue effecting only a very small percentage of overall usage, I think it's something we could probably knock out fairly quickly - like today.

        RE: "Crippled navigation"
        This is how browser "back" buttons work. When you hit "back", your browser takes you back 1 page in your browser history. There is nothing that can be done about this. It's simply the-way-of-the-web. Maybe I'm just not reading your comment right?

        Thanks Hiraghm.

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  • Posted by  $  Mimi 3 years, 9 months ago
    Are you referring to the duplicate posts? I saw three of the same messages of Bambib late last night.
    It suggests the software is afoul. You are correct. I also got navigated once to a wrong page earlier.
    Hopefully, it’s something a webmaster can fix in the way of error, and not corruption as the result of hacking.
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    • Posted by jbaker 3 years, 9 months ago
      Hi Mimi. I didn't catch the duplicate posts you are referring to. Can you point me in the right direction so I can have a look?
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      • Posted by  $  Mimi 3 years, 9 months ago
        Well for the one example: halfway down the page of the "American Revolution ll” thread, you will see ‘deleted comment’ five times in a row. That is where the duplicate post was I was referring to above. (I underestimated how many I saw) I guess Bambib deleted them himself. That one sticks out the most because of how numerous they were. I’ve seen other duplicate post this month, (usually just one extra post) but I couldn’t tell you where I saw them. I had it happen to me once a week ago, but I deleted the extra post so I don’t remember where that one was. Hope this helps.
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