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#1 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

You may have noticed that the forum software has changed slightly with the new version.  The most dramatic difference is in how the Rich Text Editor (RTE), the thing with all the text editing features, handles quotes.  There's a trend away from using BBCode, the [quote] type tags, so now a lot of the hand-coding options we had are either modified or gone.
 
Frankly, the new editor isn't very user friendly, so you should expect to need patience while learning how to use it.

You can always switch the RTE off and just use plain text, by clicking the little light switch icon in the upper left of the editor's toolbar. Sometimes it helps to toggle it back and forth while composing posts that need particular formatting.
 
And if you want to read how others feel about it, check out this thread at the IPB forums.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

I've had problems with the light switch as well. Sometimes all the text disappears when I toggle it.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

Great.


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#4 Père Ubu

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

I had a spot of trouble editing out a typo (it wouldn't let me type), but it was easily fixed by clicking on the full editor.  This forum seems miles ahead of others in respect to interface, and is extra easy on old iPhones.



#5 Bluewolf Pete

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I don't seem to have an editor's toolbar, and hence, no light switch.
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#6 Brian Robinson

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Hit 'more reply options'
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#7 Bluewolf Pete

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

Still don't see an edit bar.
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#8 Gwydion Stone

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

Does your window work like this?

 


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

There's a trend away from using BBCode, the

type tags, so now a lot of the hand-coding options we had are either modified or gone.

 
[Viseguy reply starts here...] Too bad. Part of the inevitable dumbing-down of user interfaces, I suppose. Speaking of dumb, there's a flaw in the parsing engine. Notice how it insists on adding an end-quote ("

") to balance the deliberately unbalanced "

" tag in in your post?
Thereby destroying the use-mention distinction that has been preserved in BBCode until now?

[...Reply continues here.] And when I try to insert spaces after the open bracket and before the close bracket to make it into a faux-tag, it strips out the spaces, turning them back into live tags, which I don't want -- and which is messing up the formatting of this reply. Don't you just love software that knows better than you what you want to do? :blowup:

 

PS: Standard keyboard shortcuts, like Ctrl-B for boldface, no longer work either. :blowup:


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

There's some symbols that pop up when I try to use emotes.  :dead:​ 


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Damn, this thing is buggy as hell. 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Yay!!! I got my toolbar back! :thumbup:


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