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  • Member since
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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Add a Preview feature to the Reply function
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:13 PM

It'd be nice to be able to preview a post before saving it.

Apologies if this is a repeat.  I searched for any existing posts with this suggestion, but the search returned 1550 hits and I wasn't about to page through them.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:38 PM

One of the lesser attributes here (or not here).

I either type long posts in Word and import them when I'm done; or just go ahead and post at a point and then continue with edits.

Not great.

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 26, 2021 8:03 AM

the Baron

It'd be nice to be able to preview a post before saving it.

 

 

Thats what the little magnifying glass icon on the reply menu bar does. Lower line of icons, to the immediate left of the emoji happy face icon. Click on that and a preview of what you have typed will appear.

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, February 26, 2021 11:47 AM

stikpusher
 
the Baron

It'd be nice to be able to preview a post before saving it.

 

Thats what the little magnifying glass icon on the reply menu bar does. Lower line of icons, to the immediate left of the emoji happy face icon. Click on that and a preview of what you have typed will appear. 

Thanks, Stik!

I'd say that's a poor design.  It's not the most obvious thing, especially when a magnifying glass is most commonly used to indicate a search function.  It's not as prominent as it could be, either.  The forums that have previews typically use an enabled Preview button, placed next in the UI to the button that saves the post.  In this case, it would be better-user-friendlier, that is-to have it next to the Submit button.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 26, 2021 2:44 PM

I won't argue that. Why not simply label the thing as "preview" and take the guesswork out of the equation. I remember when the old site had a life ring icon as the save button. It took my dumb self quite some time to figure that one out.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 26, 2021 3:07 PM

I'd rather have spell check back. Confused

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:18 PM

OK, now I ran into a scenario in which the preview feature didn't preview my post. I was writing a reply with multiple quotes.  That is, I used the Quote feature to bring a post's text into my reply, then I split that quote up by putting quote tags around each point the original author made, and then put my replies after each quote.  I don't know if that's what prevented the preview from showing my reply, but it's what I did.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 5, 2021 1:26 PM

I didn't know that!  Now, wheres the spell checker ? Zip it!

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  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 5, 2021 2:30 PM

Yeah, spell check and save features would be most welcome.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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