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Discussion in 'That's So Meta!' started by seebs, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Feel free to post things in this forum, or in this thread, or something.

    I would love a markdown editor, myself, because I find it more comfortable. Not sure how practical it is since bbcode has features markdown doesn't, but it'd still be nice for basic usage.

    I might try to get an emoticon thing going that only does colon-word-colon emoticons and doesn't try to interfere with our lovely ASCII art.
     
  2. Wiwaxia

    Wiwaxia problematic taxon

    I dunno if this is already a thing and I'm just missing where it is, but if not, an option for non-mods to edit user titles so we're not just an endless parade of "new members".
     
  3. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I... don't know.

    Huh. There's a custom title field, but it looks like non-mods can't edit theirs. Lemme go mess with a thing.

    EDIT: Yeah, it just wasn't allowed for normal users by default. Fixed!
     
  4. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Maybe a section for discussion brainbugs not related to autism and abuse?
     
  5. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    Oh, hey, not a bad idea at all.

    I may have been premature in making the subforums, the big thing was that I definitely wanted to have a separate thing for abuse so that people who don't want to read about it can very easily avoid it.
     
  6. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Also, are the profiles uneditable, or am I just too clueless to get to the editing page?
     
  7. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I think they should be editable. There should be a pop-up menu from your username in the upper-right with fields, "personal details" I think is the profile. Unless I missed a thing?
     
  8. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Yay, found it. Took me a while because I´m used to a different setup.
     
  9. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Would it be possible to include an edit indication at the bottom of posts? The main things I'd want to see are (1) the time a message was edited, and (2) the name of the editor, if moderators have the power to edit others' posts. I figure people can add a note at the end to indicate what was edited and why.

    Test test
     
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  10. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    Suggestion: Maybe (eventually) archiving stuff from Seebs' blog? I know that I, for example, would like a way to look for all the autism stuff, or all the stuff I've submitted without have to use tumblr's terrible and inaccurate search feature.

    If I have free time (like this coming summer, maybe?) I'll even volunteer to do it!
     
  11. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    There's an automatic edit notifier if you edit a post more than a minute or five after posting it. Moderators can in theory suppress it, I guess.

    I do periodically archive my tumblr, and I will totally someday figure out a way to put up archival copies.
     
  12. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Excellent!

    In the account/privacy section, under Edit Your Contact Details, there's an option for for who gets to View Your Identities. Does that mean Sub Accounts or something else? If it means sub accounts, heads up: it was automatically checked and set at Members Only.
     
  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I think "identities" refers to the facebook/aim/twitter stuff which I disabled more thoroughly elsewhere.
     
  14. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    While by no means an immediate need, multiquote makes participating in larger discussions much easier, because you can quote the posts without getting pulled to the bottom, and then fill in your answers when you're done.
     
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  15. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    I think I can just turn that on.

    EDIT: Yup. No idea how it works, though.
     
  16. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Allow me to explain, then!

    There's now a +Quote button on each post that will add that post to a selection of quoted posts. When you've got some, there'll be an "Insert Quotes" button under the bottom-left of the post box dialogue thingamy. Click it and it'll bring up all those messages, you can select which to remove (if, say, a question was answered already) and also shift the order they'll be pasted in. Then you click to quote those posts, and BAM! A whole bunch of quoted posts.

    Relatedly, I don't know if this was a feature before or if it's part of multiquote, but you can highlight text to either +Quote or Reply normally to that, saving you from having to cut the rest out later. You can +Quote multiple different parts of the same post, too, so as to respond to all the various sections more easily and not have to add [ /quote ] [ quote] all throughout.
     
  17. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    The highlight text thing was there before, I believe. And I did not know about the +quote for multiple sections from a single post, that's awesome.
     
  18. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Yeah, it's the big reason I asked about it. I like to quote multiple people and different PARTS of what different people say, and if people do the same to me, well, it just becomes ever so much easier to respond on a point-by-point basis, I think.
     
  19. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Hey, Seebs, the profile posts seem to always show up as UTC instead of [set local timezone]. Any chance that's fixable? No big deal, just takes a minute to parse out the UTC-version.
     
  20. albedo

    albedo metasperg

    Pfft. IGNORE THAT, I JUST CAN'T READ. Too many "I'm going to bed" posts, I got confused.
     
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