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Wednesday, January 15 - 10:22amSanction this postReply
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Since upgrading to Windows 7, I no longer see the formatting stuff that used to be to the right of the text box for posting. This is the case for Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 26.

Dean or whoever, can you do something about this?

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Wednesday, January 15 - 10:38amSanction this postReply
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I'm using Google Chrome (but could easily switch to Internet Explorer or FoxFire), and I also have no formatting controls. (I have been using html to get blockquotes, italics, bold, small, etc.) Controls would be nice.

Here is another things that would be an improvement: When I create an email inside of RoR's email editor, no matter what I try to do, I can NOT get a couple of simple blank line so that I can separate paragraphs... The RoR formatter squeezes out all blank spaces and blank lines and won't allow me to use html for that (very authoritarian of it :-)

If that could be changed it would be nice.

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Wednesday, January 15 - 5:32pmSanction this postReply
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Yea... the html textbox forms for this website are like 10 years old. I donno what Joe's long term vision is for this website... upgrade path?

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Thursday, January 16 - 8:02amSanction this postReply
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Meanwhile, can you tell how to include a link using the HTML syntax? I know the syntax for bold and some others.

Ted Keer wrote how a few years ago, but I can't make it work.

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Thursday, January 16 - 8:25amSanction this postReply
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Merlin, here is how I do the html for a link (substitute the 'less-than' for the left-bracket, and the 'greater-than' for the right-bracket):

[a href="http://rebirthofreason.com/"]Link to RoR[/a]

which gives you:

Link to RoR

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Thursday, January 16 - 10:45amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Steve.

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Tuesday, January 21 - 8:14amSanction this postReply
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Steve,

I just fixed the new line problem with the private mail. Fortunately the new line data still existed in the database, it just wasn't being displayed with [br /]'s.

Next I think I'm going to get rid of the spellcheck feature for the forum posts... because for some reason its killing the website's performance.

As for formatting... I guess I could chip in a little time into restoring WYSIWYG... its actually a really difficult problem for security reasons. I will see if I can easily integrate an open source WYSIWYG editor with this website.

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Tuesday, January 21 - 8:51amSanction this postReply
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Dean,

Thanks. I really like being able to put in spaces between paragraphs.

If you can fix the spell-checker's performance issues, that would be good. I use it to make up for my spelling deficiencies.

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Tuesday, January 21 - 9:11amSanction this postReply
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Update: the WYSIWYG editor integration was pretty easy. But maybe some new line information will not work right due to compatibility issues... Sorry I'm editing the code directly on the website so things might not work today if I'm in the middle of changing/testing something.

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Tuesday, January 21 - 1:18pmSanction this postReply
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I restored some formatting functionality with tinymce.  There's an issue right now with new line interpretation...  I'll fix it later today.

For example, this sentence should not be so far from the text above. The solution in the meantime is to just press Enter once, and the paragraphs will come out ok when you post.

I got this to work pretty easily with the RoR private mail, but that was already pretty much ready for the tinymce editor.  Everywhere else on this website the textboxes and newlines are handled in a different way.

(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 1/21, 1:24pm)


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Tuesday, January 21 - 7:10pmSanction this postReply
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Testing.

Alrighty...



Forum WYSIWYG is working better now.  You might have to restart your browser, and then clear the cache, and then come back here if your font doesn't show up correctly in the editor.  Wow my old desktop's 5.1 speakers sound waaaay better than my new laptop's speakers.


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Tuesday, January 21 - 8:11pmSanction this postReply
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Job well done!



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Tuesday, January 21 - 8:56pmSanction this postReply
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Thank you , Dean. This is indeed an improvement.   




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Wednesday, January 22 - 5:02amSanction this postReply
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Great job, Dean!


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Wednesday, January 22 - 5:06amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Dean. I like it better than the past version.


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Wednesday, January 22 - 8:06amSanction this postReply
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Wow!

Thanks, Dean.



(Edited by Stephen Boydstun on 1/22, 8:10am)


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Wednesday, January 22 - 9:43amSanction this postReply
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Stephen, Thanks for sharing those beautiful flowers.

 

You're welcome all.  Was something I should have done  a while ago.  Maybe I'll work on the textboxes in other places too... particularly the article submission.

 

Anybody have any other features that they're dying to have?  I heard someone say they'd like to know read count.

 

(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 1/22, 4:56pm)



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Thursday, January 23 - 12:27pmSanction this postReply
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Testing spellcheck.

 

(Edited by Dean Michael Gores on 1/23, 12:27pm)



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Thursday, January 23 - 7:47pmSanction this postReply
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Testing spelchek.  

 

Cool - when I clicked the "Preview with Spell Check" 'spelchek' was all yellow in the Preview window -  but I do  miss the right-click to bring up suggested spellings feature.

 

(Edited by Steve Wolfer on 1/23, 7:52pm)



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Friday, January 24 - 6:10amSanction this postReply
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Yes, Dean, read count (#16) would be a great boon to the site, inviting more participation, I think.

 

Showing current readers of a thread would be also be good, to the same end. Perhaps that is not feasible, however, with this site's framework.

 

The uniqueness of the appearance of this site---due to its unique creation by Joe, if I'm not mistaken---remains one of its attractions. And that appearance is a very attractive one. To have extended these posting tools is a boon.



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