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#41 2015-10-26 04:59:45

hcgtv
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

Going back through history, Michael’s original post got me backtracking.

Hakjoon did a lot of work in the early years, this is the beginnings of Textile Quicktags. In hakjoon’s post he refers to a forum thread, #43133, which has gone missing.

Curious, what’s the forum policy on old posts, has the forum been pruned?

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#42 2015-10-26 13:57:46

Destry
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

etc wrote #296199:

Even if it is fast, chances are it is heavy.

The plugin requires adding CodeMirror to the root in its own folder, which is baggage, of course, but the plugin itself doesn’t seem particularly big. I wouldn’t know how to measure that though. I’m guessing Spiffin will share it eventually.

In any case, if you’re concern is “heavy”, then it seems we at least agree on #1— a heavy wysiwyg doesn’t belong in core. ;)

hcgtv wrote #296204:

Curious, what’s the forum policy on old posts, has the forum been pruned?

I still find my early posts (formatted in HTML, ha!) Maybe he self-edited. I’ve done that from time-to-time.

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#43 2015-10-26 16:19:00

hcgtv
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

Destry wrote #296214:

I still find my early posts (formatted in HTML, ha!) Maybe he self-edited. I’ve done that from time-to-time.

Whatever the policy in place, pruning of old posts should never happen. The value of this forum, aside from the helpful and friendly members, is it’s rich history.

One can derive valuable insights from forum posts that happened in 2007, more so than from what’s happening today. There were more people around back then that spoke their mind, today it’s like a Scientology meetup happening around here. Yeah, sure, whatever you say oh leaders.

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#44 2015-10-26 17:00:37

colak
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

hcgtv wrote #296215:

Whatever the policy in place, pruning of old posts should never happen.

+1


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#45 2015-10-26 17:24:06

wet
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

Anyone got a vague idea why this forum is titled “Feature ideas”? No? Me neither.

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#46 2015-10-26 17:25:28

uli
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

hcgtv wrote #296215:

pruning of old posts should never happen.

I’m sure there are reasons for that link to be broken other than that of pruning old topics. When I look at the hakjoon link it has a pid URL parameter whereas this topic here has a param of id. Removing that p doesn’t fix the hakjoon link, though, admittedly. Maybe the topic was moved to a different sub-forum, the redirect broke in the meantime, isn’t in place any longer etc.


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#47 2015-10-26 19:55:12

hcgtv
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

wet wrote #296219:

Anyone got a vague idea why this forum is titled “Feature ideas”? No? Me neither.

Robert, been playing around with Flarum, it’s where the main developer of FluxBB is now stationed.

Flarum is a bit different, it’s more like Vanilla than a traditional boxy forum like FluxBB.

I never really cared for the Vanilla style, but using Flarum has brought me around. Instead of Forums, we Tag our posts, and all posts and replies filter onto the front page, tagged appropriately.

Flarum is about to enter Beta 3, once it goes stable, it will be an easy transition for FluxBB patrons, Franz will see to that.

Would this fall under a feature idea or a heads up?

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#48 2015-10-26 20:38:34

candyman
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

I know Flarum: really awesome.
BTW… :P

Last edited by candyman (2015-10-26 20:39:23)

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#49 2015-10-26 22:17:18

hcgtv
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

candyman wrote #296222:

I know Flarum: really awesome.

I’m discovering new things about Flarum everyday.

Also, learning much from Toby and Franz as they go about coding and supporting their project.

BTW :P

Oh, that looks nice.

The first time that sidebar came out the left side at Flarum, scared the sh*t out of me.

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#50 2015-10-27 05:51:40

wet
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Re: Improved Text Editor Capability

hcgtv wrote #296221:

Robert, been playing around with Flarum, it’s where the main developer of FluxBB is now stationed. […]

Would this fall under a feature idea or a heads up?

I know I must not feed the trolls but here it goes…

This thread is titled “Improved Text Editor Capability”. I am subscribed to it because I want to learn insights about what members of our community are thinking with regards to syntax highlighters, WYSIWYG editors, formatting toolbars and the like.

I am tempted to cancel this subscription despite my genuine interest in this topic because valued members of this community have hi-jacked this thread to discuss forum policies and other unrelated paraphernalia which do have their own places on this site.

To add insult to injury, some of these members are regulars or carry a title of “Moderator” and are entitled or even encouraged to keep this forum tidy and relevant which – in my book – includes the effort to keep discussions on topic as far as possible.

You need not emigrate to Facebook/G+/Twitter to chat about $things, please stay here and find a forum. But: Use your imagination to find a suitable place, and do not hi-jack other people’s mental bandwidth.

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