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Jim
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#0 - 19 June 2019, 5:01 am
We have a new text editor for posting, and I think it's pretty snazzy! :):angel:<3:alien::ninja::D

A few things to note:
  1. Ctrl-B, -I and -U work.
  2. Ctrl-Z and -Y work for undoing and redoing.
  3. Emojis work just by typing. So just type : and ) for :)
  4. I've not implemented a few options (such as centre- and right-align) that I didn't think were that important. I might implement them at some point.
  5. Images and videos are disabled for game threads. 
    • This includes all game threads including Spectator/Aftermath etc.  I can change it to only Day threads etc if people want.
    • Let me know if there are more options that should be disabled for game threads.
  6. Be careful when for example adding an image. If you press enter to insert, it will instead post.

A few things need improving:
  1. Tables, code and quotes probably need improving. Code and quotes look different while editing than after posting.
  2. Date and time would be great if they took account of users' timezones. I'll look into that at some point.
  3. I'll probably look at changing the order of the buttons so that the more important ones come first.



I haven't really done any customisation to it, so let me know if there are more formatting options, emojis etc that you want added. Also feel free to play around with different combinations and try to break it.

faust
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#1 - 19 June 2019, 7:35 am
Good stuff.

I would also disallow changing font size for games. There is really no reason for it. Would of course be neat if I could select a previous post to quote, not sure how hard that is to implement.

Also, is there an option to disable emojis? We wouldn't want 8) situations here (luckily that doesn't seem to be a thing here).
Jim
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#2 - 19 June 2019, 7:41 am
Replying to #1 (faust) (edited)
Good stuff.

I would also disallow changing font size for games. There is really no reason for it. Would of course be neat if I could select a previous post to quote, not sure how hard that is to implement.

Also, is there an option to disable emojis? We wouldn't want 8) situations here (luckily that doesn't seem to be a thing here).
You would say there's no place for using large text to make announcements, claims etc in game?

I think I can customise the emojis as much as I want, but I'm not sure if I can provide user-specific options. Is that all you mean - if there's a problem I can disable it for everyone?
Jim
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#3 - 19 June 2019, 7:46 am
Oh yes and I definitely plan to have a similar quoting thing to f.ds. Copy-pasting from another post doesn't work super well (it changes the font for some reason), so you definitely want to be able to access the BBCode from posts for the sake of quoting.
faust
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#4 - 19 June 2019, 8:46 am
Replying to #2 (Jim) (edited)
You would say there's no place for using large text to make announcements, claims etc in game?

I think I can customise the emojis as much as I want, but I'm not sure if I can provide user-specific options. Is that all you mean - if there's a problem I can disable it for everyone?
I think there is sufficient highlighting means with boldface, underlining and colors. I can't think of an in-game situation where having access to larger or smaller font would improve my experience.

No, I want to not have emojis. Like I want to write : and then ) without it turning into an emoji. Sometimes maybe I want to express that something is less than 3 rather than my adoration for it.
jotheonah
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#5 - 19 June 2019, 2:30 pm
Replying to #4 (faust) (edited)
I think there is sufficient highlighting means with boldface, underlining and colors. I can't think of an in-game situation where having access to larger or smaller font would improve my experience.

No, I want to not have emojis. Like I want to write : and then ) without it turning into an emoji. Sometimes maybe I want to express that something is less than 3 rather than my adoration for it.
The trick is just to really love 0, 1, and 2 and hate everything else. That way <3 and < 3 are synonymous.
Jim
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#6 - 20 June 2019, 2:57 am
Replying to #4 (faust) (edited)
I think there is sufficient highlighting means with boldface, underlining and colors. I can't think of an in-game situation where having access to larger or smaller font would improve my experience.

No, I want to not have emojis. Like I want to write : and then ) without it turning into an emoji. Sometimes maybe I want to express that something is less than 3 rather than my adoration for it.
I'll disable font size in games.

I'm not really convinced the emoji thing is an issue. Almost all of them start with ":", and I feel like 99.9% of the time that you type ":", it's followed by a space, or at least it's fine to follow it with a space. There's also "8- )", which you could probably come up with a rare case of it being slightly annoying. For <3, I feel like the worst case is you are forced to take a few extra seconds to add the spaces in "x < 3".

Another point is that if something is an issue, you know about it while typing, so you can fix it immediately, unlike the 8) issue on f.ds.
faust
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#7 - 29 June 2019, 7:32 am
Hey, on my browser (Firefox) the text field for the editor is wider than the screen, so when I write something long it scrolls to the right first before making a line break.

Is there a remedy for that? I don't want to scale the whole page down.
Jim
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#8 - 2 August 2019, 5:46 am
Replying to #7 (faust) (edited)
Hey, on my browser (Firefox) the text field for the editor is wider than the screen, so when I write something long it scrolls to the right first before making a line break.

Is there a remedy for that? I don't want to scale the whole page down.
Somehow I didn't notice, but it was the same for me. It should be fixed now.