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Offline CTxCB

Things that bug me
« on: November 17, 2015, 02:15:33 PM »
Here's things that bug me on the forums which could be changed:
  • When you finish a post, instead of taking you back to the last page of the topic (where your reply to the topic would be), it instead takes you back to an overview of the topics in the current sub-board, or sometimes back to the root of the forums... Which both seem to be equally as annoying, because sometimes I want to re-check my reply for spelling mistakes or read over it a final time, or look back over replies previous to mine.
  • The 'Insert Code' feature doesn't word wrap, meaning that if I did a large paragraph in code form (which some pieces of code actually are), it would be one line with a vertical scrollbar, which in my opinion is obnoxiously annoying, because it makes the code difficult to read (ignoring the fact it might be a paragraph) and I more often than not have to copy code like that to an external program (such as Notepad++) which supports Word Wrapping.
  • When I try and post an image such as a direct gyazo link in the image section, it just shows the whole thing scaled and doesn't show a smaller version that fits into the post area. Another annoying thing is that large images break the formatting because it makes the whole post have a vertical scrollbar which means that text then reaches the extent of the scrollbar and not the visible area. It'd be a lot cooler if you could click on an image and it'd show it fullscreen.



Offline troflip

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 03:39:17 PM »
You use word-wrap for code??
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Offline CTxCB

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 03:55:49 PM »
You use word-wrap for code??
What I mean is, the code area should be word wrapped:
Code: [Select]
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Offline troflip

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 04:00:21 PM »
I disagree with that. Code should retain its formatting and use a mono-space font. No code editor I've used wraps by default.
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Offline Kawa

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 04:31:45 PM »
Addendum: if you have a long line of code, you likely have a readability problem on your doorstep. Consider taking that long-ass statement and splitting it into a few lines. For example:
Code: [Select]
if ((x > left) &&
    (y > top) &&
    (x < right) &&
    (y < bottom) &&
    (complicated check #1 that goes after the simple coordinate check) &&
    (complicated check #2)) {
...

Offline CTxCB

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2015, 04:37:10 PM »
Addendum: if you have a long line of code, you likely have a readability problem on your doorstep. Consider taking that long-ass statement and splitting it into a few lines. For example:
Code: [Select]
if ((x > left) &&
    (y > top) &&
    (x < right) &&
    (y < bottom) &&
    (complicated check #1 that goes after the simple coordinate check) &&
    (complicated check #2)) {
...
It'd still be cool to have word-wrapping as a failsafe.

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2015, 07:01:54 PM »
As long as copy+paste doesn't carry the carriage returns into it's destination.

The large image creating horizontal and vertical scroll bars in the post IS annoying, though. It should scale the image down to the size of the post window. There should be no scroll bars inside a post area at all, really. Except for code, I guess.
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Offline CTxCB

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 02:43:18 AM »
As long as copy+paste doesn't carry the carriage returns into it's destination.

The large image creating horizontal and vertical scroll bars in the post IS annoying, though. It should scale the image down to the size of the post window. There should be no scroll bars inside a post area at all, really. Except for code, I guess.
Yeah, that DEFINITELY is more annoying. I think the thing about going back to the sub-board after writing your post is equally annoying, because maybe you want to re-read replies or make a second reply in the topic. About the Code-Thing, maybe I'm trying to make there be no vertical scrollbars, because I just think they are annoying, they lose immersion of the forum experience. :P

Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
Vertical scrollbars are very handy for code blocks so you don't have to scroll all the way down the page just to get passed them. It's all there but in a handy little scrollbox.

I don't get your comment on immersion, though. A forum is a forum. It is what it is. It's not trying to be something. No disbelief to suspend. ;)

Changing the page the forum sends you to after a reply is a simple checkbox switch, though. Although, nobody should ever ever be making second replies on a forum. Double posts are something to be avoided, not encouraged. Read the entire thread then reply and address each point. If you have more to add, edit your post. Nobody likes double or triple posters.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 08:41:17 AM by MusicallyInspired »
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Offline Cloudee1

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 04:22:24 PM »
Here's things that bug me on the forums which could be changed:
  • When you finish a post, instead of taking you back to the last page of the topic (where your reply to the topic would be), it instead takes you back to an overview of the topics in the current sub-board, or sometimes back to the root of the forums... Which both seem to be equally as annoying, because sometimes I want to re-check my reply for spelling mistakes or read over it a final time, or look back over replies previous to mine.
  • The 'Insert Code' feature doesn't word wrap, meaning that if I did a large paragraph in code form (which some pieces of code actually are), it would be one line with a vertical scrollbar, which in my opinion is obnoxiously annoying, because it makes the code difficult to read (ignoring the fact it might be a paragraph) and I more often than not have to copy code like that to an external program (such as Notepad++) which supports Word Wrapping.
  • When I try and post an image such as a direct gyazo link in the image section, it just shows the whole thing scaled and doesn't show a smaller version that fits into the post area. Another annoying thing is that large images break the formatting because it makes the whole post have a vertical scrollbar which means that text then reaches the extent of the scrollbar and not the visible area. It'd be a lot cooler if you could click on an image and it'd show it fullscreen.

1. If you go to your profile home page, click on look and layout. About halfway down is a checkbox that reads "Return to topics after posting by default." Checking this box will land you in the topic that you just replied to.

2. I disagree, code should not wrap. Usually if someone is posting code, it is because it is supposed to be copied and pasted not necessarily simply read. Also the wrapping would crash the indenting making it less readable rather than more.

3. I can look around and see if there is a thumb/lightbox mod but for now we are all at the mercy of the poster.

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Vertical scrollbars are very handy for code blocks so you don't have to scroll all the way down the page just to get passed them. It's all there but in a handy little scrollbox.
Pretty sure he actually means the horizontal scroll bars not the vertical ones.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 04:24:30 PM by Cloudee1 »
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Offline MusicallyInspired

Re: Things that bug me
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »
Ah...yes that makes much more sense.
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