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New Forum Improvements

Posted by solomania9, Mar 2, 2010.

We just rolled out a nice little improvement to the forums. Now users can add bold, italics, underlines, and links.  (You can also make bulleted or numbered lists, but they're not as fun to demonstrate...)

We've also made it easier to add and resize photos, like so:

As always, there are more features coming in the future, but until then we hope you enjoy better expressing yourselves on Snooth!


(PS - Press Return for a big space between lines, or Shift+Return for a smaller space!)


Reply by Philip James, Mar 2, 2010.

OK Mike, 3 things:

  1. this
  2. is
  3. cool..


Reply by solomania9, Mar 2, 2010.

Thanks Philip, but the credit really goes to Chris for coding the complex stuff.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 2, 2010.

Don't you hate it when

  • You're the last one to know
  • That bottle you thought wasn't corked is
  • You confuse even yourself
  • someone abuses tools
  • wtf?

This rocks by the way.

Reply by napagirl68, Mar 3, 2010.

@gdp... LOL... love it!  too cool!  yowza.. the ironing board :-):-)

@ Mike and Chris, THANKS!!!!!   Great job!!

Reply by penguinoid, Mar 3, 2010.

Horray! Thanks. I'll have to figure out ways to abuse the new features, too. Should I start randomly inserting numbered lists into all my posts from now? Seems like an idea ;-)

At least I'll try out bold, italic and underline just because I now can.

Reply by Hugo Sauaia, Mar 3, 2010.

Oh guys, you´re awsome kkkk

Reply by dmcker, Mar 3, 2010.

Heve yu gys lst yr spllng chckr, tho?

Reply by dmcker, Mar 4, 2010.

Why are cut-and-paste links now not showing clickable-hot?

Also, when network traffic slows, the text editor loads like molasses in late winter....

Reply by Chris Carpita, Mar 4, 2010.


  • Spell-checking is king, no dispute.  We never had a spell-checker though, because that's done by your web browser.  Right now I'm using Google Chrome, and the little red swigglies are showing under words like "swigglies".   They do seem to disappear now that I made this bullet-pointed.
  • Cut-and-paste links aren't going to work anymore, since we have a better way of doing it now: you can build a real link!  It's (currently) the fourth button from the left.  Highlight a word, and then press the little link/chain button.
  • The editor isn't very well optimized for requests, but it should still be served over local servers via CDN in Japan.  Is there a difference between the first page load and subsequent loads? 
Reply by dmcker, Mar 4, 2010.

Firefox was doing checks before, and is no longer. Suggest finding a way to facilitate Firefox. Though I'm not up on current data, imagine there are more people using it than Chrome.

Why not try to facilitate both ways to link? Your 'better' way isn't always convenient.

Definitely worse on subsequent loads, and enough so that I've now walked (or surfed) away from attempts to comment more than a half dozen times in the past two days. Just now I had to wait more than 40 seconds to reply to this thread.

Also, once you paste in images and links they tend to extend below the bottom of the edit box so it's very difficult to add more text, etc. below such a paste.


In sum, several tweaks are still needed. Great idea and certainly prettier, but basic functionality is sucking wind at the moment...

Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2010.

Thanks for the new features.

Let us all use them effectively and not abuse them!

amour  !

Reply by dmcker, Mar 6, 2010.

Solomania, it really is often a pain trying to find a clickable button header to cut and paste to post an active link to whatever page, when quite often it's so much easier to just cut and paste the URL at top. I really hope you can re-enable the functionality that allows us to do so. What's wrong with facilitating both? In this instance, the newer way is definitely not the better one. 'Better' would be the capability to use both.

Reply by zufrieden, Mar 6, 2010.

These are nice upgrades, and it is great to be able to express our appreciation.  One comment:  why do grape varieties come up as possible misspellings?  I can cope with American spelling - however wrongly inspired - but I should think that "Pinot Noir" is part of any version of English.  Just a thought.

Reply by Philip James, Mar 6, 2010.

Actually Zufrieden - the misspelling/spelling suggestions are done by the browser, not by us.

Reply by zufrieden, Mar 7, 2010.

OK, so that is outside our control.  Just wondering, as all those squiggly red lines for common wine varieties seemed strange in the context of wine discussions.


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