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Painful editing experience with forums

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buddypine
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Joined: 2011-11-17
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I've just joined java.net and tried to sumbit a question in the forums - the formatting options for posting are incredibly painful to use:

  • it took me quite some time to carefully format the text and surround content with pertinent tags, then when I submit it seems all formating is ignored and the post is just displayed as plain text on the forum.
  • there is no preview to see how the final reult should look.
  • clicking on "More information about formatting" took me to another page and helpfully cancelled all my painstakingly inputted post.
  • all sorts of weirdness when I paste text from other sources, especially links.

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tonya_rae_moore
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 I've submitted bugs for your issues.  Please feel free to add any helpful, pertinent information to the issue tracker.

 

http://java.net/jira/browse/ABOUT-128

http://java.net/jira/browse/ABOUT-129

http://java.net/jira/browse/ABOUT-130

http://java.net/jira/browse/ABOUT-131

 

The C&P might not be fixable, as a lot of that "weirdness" is in place to control spam.  Hopefully we can at least see improvements on all the rest.  

 

exabrial
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Yah, we PLEASE disable the Microsoft Word like editor? Much like Microsoft Word, it's a pile of shit.