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Improve forum editor


#1

Any chance we could get the forum software updated to something more in line with modern forums? The editor is woefully inadequate.

One obvious problem I have spotted is that it seems to strip out HTML(like) stuff. A reasonable security procedure for sure (although most forums allow you to use a few basic HTML tags), but it’s a big problem when you have a code intensive forum as I hope this one will be. For instance I recently posted a big chunk of code over in the Projects forum. The code was fairly well documented including a bunch of XML Comments (a great feature of C#). Because it’s XML, it includes a bunch of stuff in <…> style, which then gets removed, and breaks stuff.


#2

So you are referring to change both the forum and the projects page?


#3

Forum


#4

The idea behind the forum is to remain simple. We have smilies, quotes, and C# code formatting. With so little options, I’m not sure I see a reason for a more complex solution. I have taken into account what you mentioned about XML and HTML. I chose to convert both into visible tags so your comments will remain.

Bold?

/// <example>
/// <code>
/// // Example code to use this class.
/// </code>
/// </example>

#5
/// <example>
/// <code>
/// // Example code to use this class.
/// </code>
/// </example>

I think you have a little bit more to do :wink:


#6

Quote:

Code:

/// <code>
/// // Example code to use this class.
/// </code>
/// </example>

Blank:

///
/// // Example code to use this class.
///

///

Edit: as you can see, only the code block is not displayed correctly.


#7

@ Josh:

Since it looks like [code is just a stylization for pre, you might just put something in to convert the HTML symbols back to real ASCII. I guess the trouble with that is about how you would deal with pre in the code.


#8

@ Chris, Robert

What are you guys talking about? Looks like it works to me…


#9

Gus,

It’s working now, wasn’t before though :slight_smile:


#10

Josh, it was not working before, now it does.

Thanks! :wink:


#11

I know I was just messing with you guys :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

You guys do not know this, this is our Josh daily joke :smiley: He fixes the problem and then tells you there is not problem…then you scratching your head trying to figure out how it was fixed on its own!


#13

BTW:

The smiley didn’t work

See my post here

http://www.tinyclr.com/forum/4/480/#/1/msg3297

:confused:


#14

Fixed.


#15

so Josh is more like a Joker monkey? :stuck_out_tongue: