No, the comments haven't been moved back (they still exist).
We actually have two comment systems: The original forum system, which is used to allow comments to be made to articles, and a lighter weight Comment system that is used for Quick Answers (and previously Tips).
Tips used to have comments attached to them. We've ditched this and instead moved to having Forums attached to tips (same as articles) and so we've imported the comments attached to tips into the new forums we've created for each tip.
Issue #1. When I do so, I noticed that the "Tip" tab is highlighted, even though it's not the primary tip. Maybe add a dynamic tab "Alternate Tip" that only displays when viewing an alternate tip? I suspect this also applies to articles, though I haven't seen any alternate articles yet.
Issue #2. When I visit the latest articles page, there are checkboxes for everything except for "Alternative Article".
When I paste a link to a Code Project article, the title is filled in for me. Looks like you probably use some AJAX to to ask the server for the title, which takes a second or two. You could probably avoid that AJAX call as follows...
When I paste a link to an article, I typically have the article open in another window. That means you could drop a cookie when a user visits an article to associate the article ID (or even the full URL) with an article title. When a user pastes a link to that article, the cookie can be inspected to get the article title. As a fallback, you could still hit the server with some AJAX.
I'm not sure, but I suspect so (I'll try make time to create a quick test this weekend). Though, cookies are sent to the server with each page request. If a user views enough articles, that data could grow and slow down their page load times a bit. One possible way to overcome that would be to only store info on the last 25 articles viewed.
I don't think it would be very hit and miss. How often do you think users paste article URL's without having recently viewed that article? I usually copy the URL's directly from the browser address bar.
Nope, I use Code Project's bookmark feature. Also, that doesn't seem to work from IE9 (I suspect IE copies the shortcut file rather than the text URL). Unless you are talking about going to the properties for the favorite and copying the link from there, which somebody COULD do. And I'm sure somebody COULD view an article in one browser then paste it into a different browser, or they COULD have a giant list of URL's stored in a text file... but I doubt that happens often.
I was referring to the bookmarks bar as it exists in FireFox, Chrome, and probably the others as well. Just right-click and choose "Copy".
And no, I seldom use the "CP bookmark feature", as that only works for CP material; I have a universal bookmark system in place, with an actual database so I can store whatever I choose, then search, list, sort, etc.
Yep, it works. A little difficult to find. Usually with forum posts I copy/paste HTML into notepad precisely because it can fail. Autosave gave me confidence to post without doing that - but then I was gutted I didn't take a backup!
Our thinking was that if the submission page failed you'd start again by following the trail back to the initial submissions welcome page (Submit.aspx) so it's on that page we listed the auto-saved drafts.
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I did notice I could post an alternative article though. Seems a bit much for simply telling someone their article needs a bit of work, images are missing etc.
I believe there used to be a "Add comment" button at the bottom of a pending article/blog/tip.
Now, back to the topic in hand. I am extremely confused with what is going on, depending on which path I follow, I end up at 2 different articles, (note the different set of messages at the bottom), however, under the users profile it only lists one.
I couldn't find an answer for this, but I was wondering at what reputation level does a user gain the ability to delete other user's answers in the Q&A?
I'm asking because I noticed a few questions this morning where there is only 1 solution available today when there were at least 5 others the day before. The user who's answer happens to remain is new and very low reputation so I'm curious if they had the ability to do this, or if I'm just off my rocker today.