Forum Update - April 2, 2009

Minor update, but important

Thursday, April 2, 2009 by GunslingerBara | Discussion: Forum Issues

The forums have been updated again today with a minor change.  If a user edits his/her post, there will now be a "View Edits" button.  Clicking this button will show a history of that reply/post, along with highlights (red = removed text, green = added text).

If you do not see the button or clicking the button does nothing, please do a "hard refresh" by holding Ctrl and pressing F5.  This will clear your cache and force a download of the new image and javascript file.

Hopefully this will reduce the amount of griefers who go back and edit all of their posts.

Bara

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landisaurus
Reply #41 Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:18 PM

oh noes.  I'll be caught  (I edit my posts like a fiend.  Correcting typos and adding new ideas because I don't like double posting if I was the last person to post)

Ryat
Reply #42 Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:51 PM

This forum is real bad.

https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/328126

actually forces me to CTRL+ALT+DEL the thing.

Have noticed that other people could access it.

ZubaZ
Reply #43 Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:10 PM

ahh can't see it please change the color
Color blind?

ZubaZ
Reply #44 Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:16 PM

Here is the one I am most concerned about.

https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/335474
Yeah . . that one won't load all the way due to a FF bug for me.  In IE it loaded but was a bear.

Interesting . . . 

Jafo
Reply #45 Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:02 PM

It's the best thing since sliced bread.

At least one person has been permanently removed from Stardock's sites due initially to inappropriate forum edits.

Correcting typos is one thing.....revising the actual content to make respondents look 'silly' is entirely another....

The loss of the 'time-limited' edit function was "unfortunate" to say the least.  This is a welcome improvement, arguably superior to the old 'time-limit'...

 

And ZubaZ really si a good bloke.

Zoomba
Reply #46 Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:18 PM

Awesome update, didn't take nearly as long as I expected!

Neilo
Reply #47 Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:21 PM

Oh no..Not that this isnt a fine idea, but showing edits to older posts too!!!

My first posts to many folks over the years have been.....well colorful, if you take my meaning. Common sense usually kicks in after readin my first reactionary post and then i edited it.

Oh well, some people are either going to be amused or really pissed off at my first thoughts on a great many things....

Such is life....


Well done though guys!! And spell Check as well??? That will save me hours every day!!!!

harpo99999
Reply #48 Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:13 PM

another thread that has had a significant editing in the initial post is https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/340622

and when can we expect the spellchecker?

harpo

 

ZubaZ
Reply #49 Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:22 PM

and when can we expect the spellchecker?
There is none planned that I am aware of.

And yes, posts that are huge with multiple edits are a known issue now.  Great thinks must be thunk to resolve it. 

 

Annatar11
Reply #50 Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:37 PM

Great thinks must be thunk to resolve it.

Well, the edits have edit times/date associated with it. It could just show edits in the past 5 days or so. No mod thread should be updated that often, and since the main reason here is to stop the "bad" edit behavior, it will still be sufficient?

Wizard1956
Reply #51 Thursday, April 2, 2009 9:56 PM

Is this feature only applied to the replies or will the OP also show edits? Often that is edited to the point that all further replies are meaningless,or at least very confusing.

ZubaZ
Reply #52 Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:04 PM

Wizard1956
Is this feature only applied to the replies or will the OP also show edits? Often that is edited to the point that all further replies are meaningless,or at least very confusing.
The OP shows edits too.

Loupdinour
Reply #53 Friday, April 3, 2009 8:09 AM

At least one person has been permanently removed from Stardock's sites due initially to inappropriate forum edits.

Correcting typos is one thing.....revising the actual content to make respondents look 'silly' is entirely another....

The loss of the 'time-limited' edit function was "unfortunate" to say the least.  This is a welcome improvement, arguably superior to the old 'time-limit'...

Hrm, that will keep me from being a goof and doing what I said back up in reply 33, that or I saw the future and someone pulled that lol.

Wizard1956
Reply #54 Friday, April 3, 2009 8:16 AM

The OP shows edits too
That will eliminate some confusion then.  I am liking this new feature. Now if only we could get our guestbooks back with a working "Remove Comment" button.

Jafo
Reply #55 Friday, April 3, 2009 8:23 AM

And ZubaZ really si a good bloke.

Zu....when you edit my posts....you're gonna hafta improve your spelling......it's a dead give-away.....remember....I can spell..... Spell checker ...

Loupdinour
Reply #56 Friday, April 3, 2009 2:30 PM

Zubaz
The OP shows edits too.

Doesn't seem to work on other people's OP, just showing up for my OPs.

-Ue_Carbon
Reply #57 Friday, April 3, 2009 2:42 PM

https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/335474 every time I try to pull up this topic I get an IE error saying it cant pull up the page. Operation is aborted. Is it something on end or did this update mess it up?

Zyxpsilon
Reply #58 Friday, April 3, 2009 2:43 PM

Duh- Loup, why would you want to View_Edits other's first post? I believe this sort of power belongs to site moderators only and i can understand the reasons.

I can edit mines and view them... but it's by curiosity that i would "return" to yesterday's comments by someone if it all seemed incoherent.

The Anti-DRM thread by pyalot was locked for good reasons. This view stuff will prevent us from sounding completely off-topic to an otherwise honest reply taken in a REAL context.

Best weapon against Trolls, i've ever heard of.

Zyxpsilon
Reply #59 Friday, April 3, 2009 2:48 PM

-Ue_Carbon
Is it something on end or did this update mess it up?

If this was caused by a script kiddy work (IN a post), i'd cut the thick grass they walk on for a post or two right under their dancing steps of membership hopes. But i'm not SD's GunslingerBara, by far.

ZubaZ
Reply #60 Friday, April 3, 2009 2:49 PM

-Ue_Carbon
https://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/335474 every time I try to pull up this topic I get an IE error saying it cant pull up the page. Operation is aborted. Is it something on end or did this update mess it up?
It's a Stardock issue.  The web devs are working on it now.

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