Things i'd like, but haven't gotten around to adding yet:
Add new forum posts to forum after replying. The downside of using behind-the-scenes posting is that you miss out on seeing all the other replies and new threads posted whilst you were pondering your own words. Would be nice to get these without having to reload the whole page...
Better preference / signature management Currently a total hack, with each instance of CodeProject having its own set of preferences and sigs loaded.
Additional editing options, convenience functions... Including things like David Stone's CPhog+Midas project, a Markdown option, templates, etc...
Automatic timestamp for modified posts
Page-level indication of pending and failed posts
Shortcut keys on the post/modify/reply form Current plan:
Ctrl+Shift+C Wrap selection in tags
Ctrl+Shift+< Insert a <
Ctrl+Shift+> Insert a >
Ctrl+Shift+& Insert a &
Ctrl+Shift+L Create a link
Ctrl+Shift+^ Create a link w/ clickety tail ([^])
Ctrl+Q Quote selected text (or format selected text as a quotation, if selection is in the editor)
Ctrl+E Insert emoticon
Ctrl+L Create a link[^]
Ctrl+Enter Submit your post
Esc Closes the post editor or Closes the preview, if previewing
Ctrl+Shift+P Preview your post
Ctrl+Shift+S Submit your post
Make linkification work with https:// addresses
Keyboard navigation in forum Current plan:
Ctrl+Right Arrow Moves to the next post
Ctrl+Left Arrow Moves to the previous post
Ctrl+Up Arrow Moves to the previous thread header
Ctrl+Down Arrow Moves to the next thread header
Alt+R Reply to the current post
Alt+M Modify the current post
Alt+N Create a new thread
Ctrl+Q Reply to the current post, quoting the entire post
I don't know if this falls under 3) or not:
How about a checkbox (or something else, small enough not to annoy those who don't want this) which controls the visibility of a formatting toolbar like the one in the "original" reply form? With formatting toolbar I mean the "small, big, pre, code, etc" toolbar.
For some reason the Signature dont work for me, I have to enter the sig every time i use CPHog to reply a post.
Since u said its a hack, i thought i could embed my sigs in the scritps itself so that i can ensure 100% that my sigs will be always available.
But i wanted to know the format of the sigs stored in var aSigSet = new Array();
aSigSet = ["This is <b>my</b> sig."];
Would work to force a single signature. Before you do that, try one thing please: make sure signature "-" is selected and the Random checkbox is unchecked. Make sure CP is open in only one window or tab. Enter a signature. Reload CP. See if it sticks.
Add new forum posts to forum after replying.The downside of using behind-the-scenes posting is that you miss out on seeing all the other replies and new threads posted whilst you were pondering your own words. Would be nice to get these without having to reload the whole page...
Each message has its own ID in the page, right? Would it be possible to go through all the messages in the downloaded page after doing the post, and add all the new ones dynamically? Complex, I know, but cool
I like the shortcut keys, although I wouldn't use keyboard navigation.
One thing that really annoys me about the forums is the way the scrolling is done when you select a post. As I'm getting further down the page, I like scrolling down so the message I'm reading is somewhere around the middle of the screen. However, as soon as I select the next message, the pages jumps back up, so that the message is now at the bottom of the screen, which means I have to scroll down to be able to select the next message. It would be nice if the forums only scrolled if the message didn't fit on the screen.
"Punctuality is only a virtue for those who aren't smart enough to think of good excuses for being late"John Nichol "Point Of Impact"
Add the ability to view or go to the root of a message and the parent as well. Some threads are huge and I need to check what the parent or original message is without going back. That might be more of a CM/CP change.
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