[Suggestion] Show new posts to the same thread when running 'Preview Post'



  • When previewing my post I cannot see if it will be hopelessly outdated. Using the preview function does not show any new posts behind the scenes. I have to use another browser tab, which isn't such easy because there is no link to the thread itself (most time, exception: threads over multiple pages).



  • I think preview post was just meant to show how it would look when posted. I usually refresh the page and then make a post.



  • I think it's a valid suggestion.
    Other forums (like phpbb), give a notification that 'there were X new posts, are you sure you want to post?' and then show you the new posts.
    However, in that case it is when you post rather than preview.



  • Here once we post they show the updated posts but no indications as you mentioned.

    But notifications would help for sure.



  • [quote author="QtK" date="1291642198"]I think preview post was just meant to show how it would look when posted. I usually refresh the page and then make a post. [/quote] @QtK: thanks for the hint :)

    I didn't realize that a browser refresh keeps my input intact.



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291645435"]I didn't realize that a browser refresh keeps my input intact.[/quote]

    Yeah, um, that's not working here! Google Chrome 8.
    If I right click->reload or hit F5, I lose all my input.
    Which browsers and reload methods?

    Weird thing is if I close the browser or force Chrome to die and then start it again, my input is still there.



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291645435"][quote author="QtK" date="1291642198"]I think preview post was just meant to show how it would look when posted. I usually refresh the page and then make a post. [/quote] @QtK: thanks for the hint :)

    I didn't realize that a browser refresh keeps my input intact.
    [/quote]

    No it does not. I refresh it before inputing any text.



  • [quote author="xsacha" date="1291645587"][quote author="Wolf P." date="1291645435"]I didn't realize that a browser refresh keeps my input intact.[/quote]

    Yeah, um, that's not working here! Google Chrome 8.
    If I right click->reload or hit F5, I lose all my input.
    Which browsers and reload methods?

    Weird thing is if I close the browser or force Chrome to die and then start it again, my input is still there.
    [/quote]

    I am also using chrome and I didn't mean to imply that the input text remains intact. What I do is usually refresh before making any input.



  • When I refresh after preview by hitting [F5], my new text is still there (Firefox 3.6.12 on WinXP)



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291647911"]When I refresh after preview by hitting [F5], my new text is still there (Firefox 3.6.12 on WinXP)[/quote]

    Thats good.

    But ideally I thought a refresh should update with the content completely from server. In chrome it happens so.



  • ...I guess the text isn't stored on the server, but only processed for preview...



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291648206"]...I guess the text isn't stored on the server, but only processed for preview...[/quote]

    True.

    If the text is saved after a refresh it's the browser being helpful.


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