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This update sucks balls.

Post by erwtenpeller on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:05 am

It does. It seems like the forum engine tried to get smarter, and with it, fucked up any hopes of making an orderly post. I'm assuming this has been an automatic update from the forum engine, or host or whatever, but it's pretty impractical.

The new quoting functionality, and "smart" copy-pasting are especially bothersome to me. Makes it so much harder to format a post.

So, question:
Any way to disable this new functionality for my account?

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Sohan on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:12 am

When you're editing a post or creating one. There's a button to the far right which looks like a paper/document. Click it, and it should get you back to the BBCode version. Sometimes it will fuck up and show you the color code for each and every line, but just ignore that as it pretty much does nothing.

But yes, this new version is horrible. Give back the old! Crying or Very sad

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by erwtenpeller on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:14 am

Sohan wrote:When you're editing a post or creating one. There's a button to the far right which looks like a paper/document. Click it, and it should get you back to the BBCode version. Sometimes it will fuck up and show you the color code for each and every line, but just ignore that as it pretty much does nothing.
Ah, thanks for the tip man. This is much better Very Happy

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Grufftoof on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:14 am

What Sohan said, more or less.  And no, as far as I can see there is no way to turn off this (automatic) update.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Amaryl on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:41 am

SO basically, there was a change, people are not yet used to it (like me) and so it sucks balls!

lets see in a few weeks when people have gotten the hang of it Razz

I find it discomforting too currently! its really breaking up my normal rythm.

if only this update actually improved  the search function :'(

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by erwtenpeller on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:46 am

It sucks balls because it automatically transports all sorts of meta-information I don't need.

Example:
If I post an image, I copy the URL of the image, paste it in my post, and put it between [img]

However, with this update, when you paste an URL, it automatically embeds [url] tags to go with it. Invisible ones you don't see. Putting that image link you just posted, that's automatically been pimped with this meta-data, in-between [img] tags, it spazzes out.

I was going to post an example here of how bad it spazzed out, but it messed up my post to such a degree I had to remove it.

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Anyway. It appears the forum remembers I prefer to compose my posts in "Editor Mode" or whatever. So, problem solved! Once the button is clicked, all that nasty auto-make-up is gone.


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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Drustai on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:47 am

Amaryl wrote:if only this update actually improved  the search function :'(

This. The search function is fucking awful.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Sohan on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:24 am

We will probably get used to over it time, seeing as the old system has been there for years and we're not used to something new.

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Post by erwtenpeller on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:28 am

That would be true if it was still functioonal.

With the new update I quoted someone's post, and for the life of me couldn't figure out how to add lines outside of the citation block.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Sohan on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:31 am

The same thing happened for me, if you don't have a line above and no under the quote, it's impossible to write something outside of it in the "design" mode and not "edit" mode (as I will from now on call it).
But with the Switch Editor Mode function everything should work as normal, unless it bugs just once as it has done for me.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Seranita on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:19 pm

ugh  how to sort this

why can we not go back to the old one I prefered the old post bar

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by erwtenpeller on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:09 pm

You can. Click the "Switch Editor Mode" button.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Vaell on Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:26 am

Whenever I quote someone, I can't seem to type outside of the quote box. Odd.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Sohan on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:11 am

That is when you press the button on the far right of the list above the editing box that looks like a document/paper and it will take you back to the old BBCode view where you can type outside of the box.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by Muzjhath on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:19 am

Drustai wrote:
Amaryl wrote:if only this update actually improved  the search function :'(

This. The search function is fucking awful.

The issue with the search function is the lack of propper index. Doubt that'll ever exist.

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Re: This update sucks balls.

Post by erwtenpeller on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:29 am

Sohan wrote:where you can type outside of the box.
Yeaaaaahh!

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