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Time to go back to the old editor RRS feed

  • Question

  • The current editor for the MSDN forums is terrible.  Up to last week it was "ok" but now it has lost so much functionallity that it doubles the time for each posting.  You have to post then open to set the alert me, you can no longer expand the editor.

    It so POOR now.  Please go back to the working one!

    Lloyd Sheen


    Lloyd Sheen

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 8:11 PM

Answers

  • The editor has nothing to do with the alert me problem. Thanks for the feedback on the expand issue. Aside from the expand part, we are aware of some bugs we are working on fixing.  If you could expand on what is terrible and what functionality loss you have seen it would be appreciated, just to make sure we understand exactly which issues you want addressed.

    Community Forums Program Manager

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:23 PM
    Answerer
  • I think we may expect a better version of the editor soon. I agree that the things you listed make pasting code and links harder. Say, as I usually type partially, at least, code right away, I now have to re-add carriage returns. Another problem, as you noted, that editor window is modal and not resizable - modal means we can not get code from the thread to insert into that code block window.

    Also, after I insert a link if I need to continue typing I have to press space.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


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    Yes, a new versoin of the editor is currently planned for the April timeframe. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:29 AM
    Owner

All replies

  • The editor has nothing to do with the alert me problem. Thanks for the feedback on the expand issue. Aside from the expand part, we are aware of some bugs we are working on fixing.  If you could expand on what is terrible and what functionality loss you have seen it would be appreciated, just to make sure we understand exactly which issues you want addressed.

    Community Forums Program Manager

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:23 PM
    Answerer
  • When I was talking about the editor I meant the entire posting procedure.  

    The two main problems are:

    1.  You can no longer expand the size of the "editor"

    2.  The editor will get rid of CR/LF's that are copied from code in VS

    3.  The alert problem

    Thanks

    LS


    Lloyd Sheen

    Friday, February 10, 2012 4:24 PM
  • One more thing.  I am now posting a new question.  The dropdowns that you now have to answer just take more time.

    To summarize my problems with the new forum posting, IT DOES NOTHING FOR THE POSTERS!!!!!!!

    Lloyd Sheen


    Lloyd Sheen

    Friday, February 10, 2012 4:47 PM
  • I have another problem.  I just pasted a name from MSDN site.  Now all I can do on the time is cursor back to the start of the line.  The cursor will not allow me to add content.  If you open a new window (perhaps lose focus) then the problem goes away.  This is new (and not wanted) behaviour in this new editor.

    LS


    Lloyd Sheen

    Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:17 PM
  • One more.  The preview pane is just that.  It losses all formating except colour.

    LS


    Lloyd Sheen

    Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:45 PM
  • Why in any way shape or form would you consider what you wrote an answer.  The current editor is terrible.  I has so many problems I would think all the people who use this would rejoice if it went back to a working version.

    Perhaps it is time to look at the problems, not just close the case!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lloyd Sheen


    Lloyd Sheen

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:28 PM
  • I think we may expect a better version of the editor soon. I agree that the things you listed make pasting code and links harder. Say, as I usually type partially, at least, code right away, I now have to re-add carriage returns. Another problem, as you noted, that editor window is modal and not resizable - modal means we can not get code from the thread to insert into that code block window.

    Also, after I insert a link if I need to continue typing I have to press space.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 7:42 PM
    Moderator
  • The editor has nothing to do with the alert me problem. Thanks for the feedback on the expand issue. Aside from the expand part, we are aware of some bugs we are working on fixing.  If you could expand on what is terrible and what functionality loss you have seen it would be appreciated, just to make sure we understand exactly which issues you want addressed.

    Community Forums Program Manager


    What makes Brent's response an answer is that he logged a bug. That's what you get on forums issues... fixes or bugs logged so that fixes can be found.

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:30 PM
    Owner
  • I think we may expect a better version of the editor soon. I agree that the things you listed make pasting code and links harder. Say, as I usually type partially, at least, code right away, I now have to re-add carriage returns. Another problem, as you noted, that editor window is modal and not resizable - modal means we can not get code from the thread to insert into that code block window.

    Also, after I insert a link if I need to continue typing I have to press space.


    For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert. - Becker's Law


    My blog


    Yes, a new versoin of the editor is currently planned for the April timeframe. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:29 AM
    Owner