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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

Lol.

On Jan 12, 2019, at 5:32 PM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@gmail.com> wrote:

J,

No, not thumbnail. That’s the whole point.
LOL, that's what y'all get for not providing any quote in context.

I thought Ken was talking about the message preview.

But in fact he was replying to your message:

As long as we're at it, it would also be nice if it showed
attachments.
So I amend my answer, yes a thumbnail of the attachment would be welcome.

Shal


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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

J,

No, not thumbnail. That’s the whole point.
LOL, that's what y'all get for not providing any quote in context.

I thought Ken was talking about the message preview.

But in fact he was replying to your message:

As long as we're at it, it would also be nice if it showed
attachments.
So I amend my answer, yes a thumbnail of the attachment would be welcome.

Shal


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

No, not thumbnail. That’s the whole point.


On Jan 12, 2019, at 5:15 PM, Ken Kloeber via Groups.Io <KWKloeber@...> wrote:

A thumbnail preview below the text box do you mean?

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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

Ken,

A thumbnail preview below the text box do you mean?
I was thinking only of moving the button out of the message formatting Advanced Toolbar and changing its appearance.

What it does now is open a pop-up dialog box containing the preview (full size). That's fine by me.

Shal


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

A thumbnail preview below the text box do you mean?


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:47 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
J,

> Gerald, thanks for that, great idea. I haven't checked out what
> happens with attachments, etc., but I'm glad to see this feature is
> already here.

Maybe it would be better as a blue "Preview" button below the message
box, together with the Green "Reply to Group" and red "Discard" buttons.
That way more people might know it exists, and might use it to advantage.

Shal

 That would be much more intuitive, next to “send”!


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

As long as we're at it, it would also be nice if it showed attachments.
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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:47 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
Maybe it would be better as a blue "Preview" button below the message box
I concur with this.
 
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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

J,

Gerald, thanks for that, great idea. I haven't checked out what
happens with attachments, etc., but I'm glad to see this feature is
already here.
Maybe it would be better as a blue "Preview" button below the message box, together with the Green "Reply to Group" and red "Discard" buttons. That way more people might know it exists, and might use it to advantage.

Shal


locked Re: Allow mods with appropriate privileges to edit messages in a locked topic #suggestion

 

And now I'm locking this topic as it's been beaten enough.

Mark


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

It's not present on an Android phablet.  But I don't expect mobile platforms to directly mirror the desktop environment any more than I expect the online interface to directly mirror the e-mail interface.

It would be nice if it could be included, though.

There are limitations imposed by the selection of working environment, though not all are impossible to remedy.

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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

KWKloeber
 

<<<Clearly the original "wish" has been granted, before it was even made. >>>

Again, preview eyeball isn’t always present . Maybe Mark doesn’t know about that?

Not on iOS 6s phone, iPad Pro,
Anyone verify it on an android tablet?


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 03:09 PM, Ken Kloeber wrote:
A forced preview is not a bad thing.
Just as a data point, the "antique" software I mentioned earlier does exactly this.  The button is "Preview/Post Message," after pressing this the preview pops up, then you confirm with a "Post" button.

Personally, I prefer to choose to preview or not, but where it is forced it's just a part of the process.

Clearly the original "wish" has been granted, before it was even made.  For some of the more obscure features (and any complex software, including Groups.io, has plenty of those) they're easy to either overlook or have no idea they even exist until you ask about them.
 
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     I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.

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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

Duane
 

Unless it's part of a software 'package' that would be difficult to 'break apart', it seems that adding the Preview icon/function to the composition window should cover the request.

Duane


locked Re: Allow mods with appropriate privileges to edit messages in a locked topic #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 03:53 PM, J_Catlady wrote:
It’s very standard
[Preview Function] (we're crossing posts here, but to keep flow in this case one has to)    It's the rule, not the exception.  And as we've already found, there is one here, it's just not quite as obvious how to get to it as I'm accustomed to.

Any time I have a post of fairly extensive length, and definitely when it includes images with captions, I always preview it.  You can and will occasionally get results that one would not have predicted and it's nice to be able to not have that unpleasant surprise factor for your readership.
 
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     I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.

           ~ Jay Gould, U.S. financier & railroad robber baron (1836 - 1892)


moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

 

Exactly, Chris, ‘training’ has no relevance to this discussion.


On Jan 12, 2019, at 12:54 PM, Chris Jones via Groups.Io <chrisjones12@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:43 PM, Michael Pavan wrote:
Of course, one could always just push for ‘better training’ instead of improvements…
Of whom, by whom?

Chris

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locked Re: Allow mods with appropriate privileges to edit messages in a locked topic #suggestion

 

Maybe a better question might be: why do you think groups.io actually already provides a preview function if preview is so useless in your opinion? 😊

On Jan 12, 2019, at 12:26 PM, Jim Higgins <HigginsJ@sc.rr.com> wrote:

Received from J_Catlady at 1/12/2019 05:43 PM UTC:

I use moderation on myself as a substitute for a "preview" function...

Why would one need a preview FUNCTION? Why not just proofread what you've written before sending it?

Jim H



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moderated Re: "preview" function for web posts #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 07:43 PM, Michael Pavan wrote:
Of course, one could always just push for ‘better training’ instead of improvements…
Of whom, by whom?

Chris


locked Re: Allow mods with appropriate privileges to edit messages in a locked topic #suggestion

 

Lol. Weird backlash to this request. It’s very standard and understandable.


On Jan 12, 2019, at 12:35 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 03:26 PM, Jim Higgins wrote:
Why would one need a preview FUNCTION?
Because many of us want to actually see how a message will appear, in its entirety, to all its recipients.  It's not about proofreading (though that's certainly a part of it) but about assessing layout.   

WYSIWYG is hardly a new, or controversial, feature.
 
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     I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.

           ~ Jay Gould, U.S. financier & railroad robber baron (1836 - 1892)


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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


locked Re: Allow mods with appropriate privileges to edit messages in a locked topic #suggestion

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 03:26 PM, Jim Higgins wrote:
Why would one need a preview FUNCTION?
Because many of us want to actually see how a message will appear, in its entirety, to all its recipients.  It's not about proofreading (though that's certainly a part of it) but about assessing layout.   

WYSIWYG is hardly a new, or controversial, feature.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763 

     I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.

           ~ Jay Gould, U.S. financier & railroad robber baron (1836 - 1892)

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