Forum software upgraded!

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
The tool enables insertion of a URL to an image, for externally hosted images. For images inserted directly into a post, you can drag-n-drop or copy-n-paste - no need to deploy a tool.
I prefer to use a tool because drag and drop is hard if I'm on a touch screen, and other forums have different systems. Having an icon to click which then prompts me with a method is simpler/clearer for me as it's not something I do every day.
 

EEPhil

Number 28
Having an icon to click which then prompts me with a method is simpler/clearer for me as it's not something I do every day.
I agree. Unfortunately my browser of choice* doesn't seem to support the code behind the kebabs - so that's those methods in the more difficult box for me. I can just about remember the BBCode for most of the "missing" items, and some of them appear on a mouse right-click menu if I select some text. Should I want to change the font-family (I don't!) I'd be up :poop: creek as I can't remember all the fonts!

* choice - a browser that doesn't replicate itself and hog my limited memory and works in an old version of Windows. No choice really!
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
As usual, in the quest to be the "latest and greatest", the software update has broken some things. Eg:

Copy&paste of a quote in WYSIWYG mode breaks the formatting (work-around: switch to BBCode mode)
 

Black Hole

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I see at least one of my threads has been given the new property of an article. This has had the unwanted side-effect of displaying my forum profile under post 1, which was not written with that in mind. I now have to either re-write my profile, or there has to be a separate profile for that purpose.
The thread in question seems to have reverted to a normal discussion thread now (why did nobody say anything?).

What is the policy/background please? What can we expect as authors?
 

EEPhil

Number 28
I'm having problems locating the information that tells us what is an article or a discussion thread. Where is this information?
 

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
It's a user option when creating a thread, selectable just under the title box. The available options depend on which forum section you are creating the thread in.

I think it's a one-shot though, I don't think it is editable after the event (except perhaps by an admin).
 
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