New Forum Software

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Catatonic
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It looks cleaner. I'm not a

It looks cleaner. I'm not a fan of forum software in general, though. Too much extraneous crap everywhere. I have a 24-inch screen and can only see 2 comments at a time, even if they're one word long!

Matt Barton
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Looks like there's some

Looks like there's some compatibility issues with the unsupported Quote module and the rich-text editor. It seems to work fine as long as long as you stick to one or the other, but trying to quote a post made with the RTE in the simple editor brings all the html tags with it. It looks fine in preview and posting. That quote module has always been a hack at best. That functionality *should* be part of the core.

At any rate, I took your advice about making the simple text editor the default for posts. I figure it's overkill for most posts, but it's there if you want to use it.

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Rowdy Rob
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New forum software.

The new forum appearance looks nice and snazzy. It seems to elongate the posts, though, making my verbose rantings seem even longer! But otherwise, no real complaints from the looks.

The real surprise was when I decided to POST a message. The new posting interface looks extremely complicated! I haven't been posting much in this past year (long, dark story, but irrelevant to the topic), but in my "comeback," I'm faced with a new posting interface that looks like a full-on word processor, complete with icon interface and such.  What do all the new buttons mean?

On top of that, when I "quoted" a previous post, everything seemed to be dumped into one jumble of text, which required extra work to format (adding "returns" and such).

Nevertheless, I'll give the new "posting" interface a chance to grow on me, but as of now, it looks quite intimidating.

(P.S. I just noticed the "switch to plain text editor" function. I'll explore the "advanced text editor" for a while, but maybe the "plain text editor" should be the default so as not to scare new members.)

Matt Barton
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Fixed.

Fixed.

	For best effect, the Quote filter must be applied *after* any filters that 
replace HTML, and *before* the Linebreak filter. Or conversely, if
HTML filters consider <div> tags to be valid, the quote filter can be placed
before them. Filters can be rearranged by using the weight selectors within the
'rearrange filters' tab.

Whoops. Maybe I should have actually read the installation instructions. surprise

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Bill Loguidice
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Quoting

Matt Barton wrote:

I don't really know what's up with that quoting feature, but it looks like it isn't quite compatible with the WYSIWYG for some reason. I suspect the double line issue is a pretty serious bug, but they haven't updated that module since I installed it. I doubt I have the PHP or CSS skills to fix it myself.

It's throughout the site and been there for some time. I don't recall exactly when that bug arose, but it was after some upgrade or another.

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Matt Barton
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I don't really know what's up

I don't really know what's up with that quoting feature, but it looks like it isn't quite compatible with the WYSIWYG for some reason. I suspect the double line issue is a pretty serious bug, but they haven't updated that module since I installed it. I doubt I have the PHP or CSS skills to fix it myself.

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TripHamer
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I like it......Looks more

I like it......Looks more organized this way.

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Matt Barton
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All right, it appears to be

All right, it appears to be working now -- so we have the "advanced forum," a WYSIWYG, and an image browser plugin for it. If you don't like it, you should be able to change the settings by editing your account page.

Also, the old image directory is too huge to use with the browser--it just starts to lag and crash. So I put the icons in a few directory. Any images you intend to use a lot could be put in your custom folder.

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Matt Barton
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Matt's attempt to make an
Matt's attempt to make an image with a caption using a table with an invisible border.

It takes some doing to make an image with a caption. Probably a bit too much work for casual use, but I do like this editor better than the plaintext one and image_assist. ARgh. Still hard to get it lined up just right, but all in all perhaps this isn't a bad solution. The input format must be full HTML to get it to work.
 

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Matt Barton
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Whew. I tried to install some

Whew. I tried to install some image captioning stuff, but it's far too complicated. I guess this will just have to do! I don't know why no one seems to consider built-in image captioning.

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