The next major change is to update the forum theme. -Bill
Would anyone else like to see “recent discussions” and “new discussion” changed to Recent Posts and New Post?
Would anyone else like to see “recent discussions” and “new discussion” changed to Recent Posts and New Post? I think it is confusing to new ‘posters’ and any current members that haven’t signed in to this new Vanilla Format. Plus 99% of other forums use posts instead of this new verbage (discussions).
The major issues that I have had with the last version of vbulletin software, and the Vanilla, as well, is ALL of the divergence from the behavior and methods required to do almost anything. There are cryptic little icons, like the gear of knob that one needs to finally guess may be some much-needed, useful function, like, " Edit "
I do not navigate any Forum, by looking at the Recent Posts (or whatever one chooses to call them here and now), but rather, by looking at a category (or whatever they are now called) ... Having some accurate indication of what is New is quite helpful on every other Forum, but the " New " function here, seems unpredictable and quite broken.
Have harped on this before ... Similarities to the function between different Forums (to me this site is a Forum) is a real plus. Having one Forum behave grossly differently in many aspects is a detriment.
To me, this Forum is essentially a Technical space. Having aspects of Social Media here is not useful, and could well dilute the amount of technical information present, and perhaps allow drift into baby pics, and pet-trick pics.
Love the one "Enter" keystroke generate a double-space ... have never seen this in any text editor function or typewriter, ever ... always gets me! Why must this be the way that it is? ... Completely unique among any Forum that I visit. (have just now stopped trying to compensate for this anomaly).
Appreciate that David and the Wind-Sun crew, and BB Bill have chosen to make the investment in time and $$ to exit vbulletin and find something better, And, thanks again to all who are working to make this site still be on of the better sites for content, if perhaps not quite yet there in functionality.
FWIW, Thanks! Vic
There may be a problem with your OS or keyboard driver converting the single return/enter keystroke into a <carriage return><line feed> pair. There have historically been problems with operating systems and word processing (including text editing) software revolving around whether breaking to a new line should be a single "newline" (=<line feed>) character (Unix derivatives) or two characters (<cr><lf>) or the other single character, <lf> (various incarnations of Windows). Some software is smart enough (or obstinate enough) to realize that <cr><lf> should only space down one line. Other software is not. To some extent the behavior of the web server will be influenced by the OS on which it is running or is most commonly run. Anyway, an actual network trace of the web traffic or a browser trace using a web developer plugin will tell you what you are actually sending to the server. At this point you appear to be in the minority.
OK thanks inetdog, and M D. All that I know, is what I see. If it is my Toshiba Laptop, with IE 11, running Win 7 HPE that is causing it, I cannot know. HOWEVER, this is the ONLY site where this behavior is evident, AND have NEVER, EVER seen this behavior anywhere, EVER before. That is all. NBD .... space, space ..... space
I have stopped changing my typing style, or editing my posts to remove the added spaces, it was just one more little, niggling thing that makes this site a mystery. I do not use a SmartyPants Phone at all, as moderately reliable Cell coverage is 20-or-more miles away.
Sorry to be redundant. Thanks,