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Re: RFC: Edit your posts in a separate page, rather than at the top of a thread. (yay, but...)

by tye (Sage)
on Mar 09, 2016 at 23:10 UTC ( #1157233=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Edit your posts in a separate page, rather than at the top of a thread.

I like the idea at least "in general". It would be good to discourage the casual editing of already-posted nodes. I fairly often navigate (to a parent node, to a domain where I don't have a cookie, etc.) just to get rid of the edit box because it gets in my way when reading.

Note that we should also mitigate duplicate posting, however. When we have previously had node types with an "edit" link and no textbox, those node types had a higher rate of people not noticing the "edit" link and eventually figuring out that the brower's "Back" button made an textbox appear.

- tye        

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Re^2: RFC: Edit your posts in a separate page, rather than at the top of a thread. (yay, but...)
by jdporter (Canon) on Mar 09, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
    we should also mitigate duplicate posting...

    Sort of a "Whoa, cowboy!" Do you have any ideas on how to do that?

      The 'add' field gets a hidden GUID which, on preview, is used to upsert a row recording the most recent "preview" for each such session. When you post, the new node_id gets recorded in the preview row. Posting when a node_id is already in the preview row either updates the linked node or perhaps offers to.

      Preview rows from a week ago get purged. One day users can reclaim unposted previews.

      - tye        

        are previews cached somewhere currently?

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