Viewing Post before Posting

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:51
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Hello - is there a way to view your post before posting - in particular (well specifically) to check hyperlinks and paragraphs. I have in the past made a few mistakes and the hyperlink hasn’t worked...so I would like to check before I post (as the forum offers no edit function). I have tried MS FrontPage but doesn’t seem to help.

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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 21:00

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 21:00
Now that, is a COOL idea! I to, have buggered up the linky thingies, and the piccies, and stuff.

That would be good, to have like a preview page, sort of like the "ARE YA SURE NOW LADDY?", before pressing the submit button.

eifloW

See, now if I had a preview pane, I could have picked up that mistake on my name......

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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:48

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:48
I have suggested a facility to edit posts, but your suggestion may well provide a second opportunity for those of us who are all thumbs as well.

Not a bad idea, tho I suspect David is wishing the forum was less work :-)

Dave O
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Reply By: JJ - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:04

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:04
I have sent Posts either by first composing as a new document or new e-mail (as I did with this) and just copy & paste into New Post; followup etc.
Advantage of new doc. is to save & file for future reference.
I think (Exploroz) David suggested this to me when I was having posting probs.
Also useful for posting multiple Posts.
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Reply By: Pneumatic - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:20

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 09:20
I would suggest ExplorOz upgrade to a comprehensive forum platform such as vBulletin.

I think this website is the greatest, however the forum is…ummm…well….stone age.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:26

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:26
I agree with you that the format is stone age... There is(IMO) something about the stone age feel that is kinda comfy though... Like an old pair of jeans...
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Follow Up By: Pneumatic - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:40

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:40
I do like the feel myself...funtionality is somewhat lacking IMO. I think EO could run into problems as the site grows and more people post. Perhaps EO can plagiarize some of the vBulletin functions like a forum main menu page, generalized categories, link reference to threads you are particapating in, picture uploads, etc. Just general stuff to smooth thing along. If to many more people start to use the forum individual posts will get lost in new postings and communication will be lost in the madness.
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Follow Up By: Pneumatic - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:43

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:43
ooh and of couse post perview and editing :)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:55

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 13:55
This has been brought up numerous times, but the dinosaurs of the forum dont want change.

I agree with you, plus the seperated format of Vbulletin etc makes life so much easier.

Why reinvent the wheel?
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:29

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:29
Greg,

It has been developed but not tested and installed as yet?

I have also looked into the spell checker thing and I may part with the money to install it. I am just getting over the shock of the new server bills at the moment so things that cost more will take a little longer however things that are development may just occur.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:08

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 21:08
Hi David,

I use the spell checker on the Google toolbar occasionally. Seems to work well. Maybe a solution for those that want it in the mean time. There are probably other Toolbar style spellcheckers available for free download too.

Dave
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