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Latest Fixes October 9

Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 9 18:47:15

Since the last post, I have fixed several pages where the footer was floating up from the bottom. If you encounter any other pages where the footer does this, please let me know in the comments!

I have also fixed some long running bugs where if you comment on your own post, you get a dashboard notification about the comment you just made. There was a similar problem for replying to your own comment.

If you find other instances of getting spurious notifications in your dashboard, please complain in the comments.

A New Feature

Steve has brought it to my attention that it is tricky to manage a subscription. You have to remember what Context Ord you would like to assign before going to the page. As per his suggestion, I now have a table below the form showing the Context Ords currently in use and a sampling of the people you have assigned each.

I hope this helps.

(Yes, I know this whole Context Ord thing is a bit strange. And I wish I could think of a better name. I'd use Grouping Number but that would cause confusion with Groups. Clique Number sort of works, but "clique" has some negative connotations. Suggestions welcome.)

Tags: footer context ord dashboard


Chris Price on Oct 14, 2023 10:35 AM

Typos or Grammar

From the Dashboard page, under the You Have 1 New Subscribers heading:

"Clock the relevant Manage Subscriber..." S/B 'Click'.

Under the You Have Group Administration Tasks heading:

"Click on a group name to go to the relespective administration page" S/B 'respective' and need a period at end of sentence.

From the Update Your About Page page (/groups/My_Private_Fnora_Office/editAbout.fn):

"If your group rules,..." Missing word, 'has'...

Under the What your About Group Article Will Look Like heading:

"...use the inline buttons to upload missing images if any." Missing comma after 'images'?

On the Modify Group Permissions? page (/groups/My_Private_Fnora_Office/changeType.fn):

"...as well as for changing the the default permissions..." Repeated word.

In the Can Comment with Moderation. section:

"...viewed by a moderator before they appeal." S/B 'appear'.

On the Update Your Privacy Settings page:

"...sock pupputs,..." S/B 'puppets'.

On the Privacy Settings Update Successful! page:

"...can send you a private message currently" Missing period at end.

On the Short About Me Update Successful! page:

"Or just click the FNORA logo..." Reference to Fnora from a Conntects page, potentially confusing. I think I've seen multiple instances of these inconsistencies that should be reconciled.

That's all for now, I think you refer to these things as nitnoids. Just trying to help you polish this baby up to a high shine.


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 14, 2023 12:40 PM

in response to comment_80_1

Fixing nitnoids is important! Thanks!


Chris Price on Oct 14, 2023 8:57 PM

More Typos

On the Create a New Post page, in the Tags section:

"Mult-word tags..." S/B 'Multi-word'.

"You can have up to five tags per postj" S/B 'post.' Missing period.

In the And now the post proper. section:

"...you can hit the Post button..." You've relabeled the 'Post' button as 'Publish'.

FYI, I've lost a couple drafts toggling between browser tabs while composing a post...



Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 14, 2023 10:35 PM

in response to comment_80_3

Phooey! I thought I had the lost data problem fixed. It's supposed to give you a popup when you have unsaved data and you close a window.

Until I get it fixed, remember to hit Save Draft now and then. They My Stuff "tab" for the group or blog will list your drafts.

P.S. Have you tried the Edit in New Window button? In that mode you get line numbers -- at the price of no wrapping. (This can be useful when pasting from a word processor. Each paragraph is a line and it is easier to add the needed line breaks. One of these days I intend to automate that process.)


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 15, 2023 11:00 AM

in response to comment_80_3

I think I have all the typos fixed now. Hopefully, I didn't introduce any new ones.

I tried to replicate your losing of drafts without success. When I try to leave a page with unsaved data, I get a popup. At least that's the case in Mozilla. Are you using a different browser?

I'll give Chrome and Brave a try in a bit.


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 15, 2023 11:49 AM

in response to comment_80_3

OK, I can replicate your problem in Chrome.

To avoid losing data, use Mozilla until I can figure out how to prevent losing data in Chrome.


Chris Price on Oct 15, 2023 2:09 PM

in response to comment_80_4

Thanks a lot, Carl. I resorted to the separate window editor after I lost my draft, and that worked fine. I'm using the Brave browser, which I understand is based on the Chromium source code.


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 15, 2023 2:16 PM

in response to comment_80_3

OK, regarding the loss of unsaved data, I think I have it fixed.

For Mozilla, a call to preventDefault on the event caused a popup to allow the user to cancel out. For Chromium, I had to add a return value attribute to the event.

I'll check to see if this works on Chrome proper in a bit.

Tested with both blog and group posts using Chromium. Still to do for personal posts and About pages.

Not Done

It is still possible to leave a page with an unfinished comment. This is lower priority since comments are generally shorter than posts, but I'll put it on my todo list.


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 15, 2023 2:19 PM

in response to comment_80_7

For big posts the separate window editor is handy for other reasons. If you get a QTML error, you can do a preview with line numbers. It's quite handy.

It's also a bit better for finding the paragraph breaks when you paste from a word processor -- which generally just turns paragraphs into lines without the empty line in between which I use for paragraph breaks.


Chris Price on Oct 15, 2023 2:29 PM

in response to comment_80_9

I noticed yesterday while composing a post draft I could not get blank lines between paragraphs/blocks, no matter how many blank lines I entered , and using the p tag didn't force blank lines in either the preview or publish rendering.


Carl Milsted, Jr on Oct 15, 2023 3:59 PM

in response to comment_80_10

Let me try.




How is this?

Need to have some content even in empty paragraphs. The non-breaking space entity works. (See QTML)

This is a bit of a hack. Another, probably more a canonical approach would be to use the .type tag to get vertical space. After all, typewriter mode is supposed to allow visual typesetting...

Done typing.


Chris Price on Oct 15, 2023 8:28 PM

in response to comment_80_11

Works for me. Thank you.


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