#1

Member
Sandwich Islands
We shavers like fiddling with the details in the hope of streamlining or refining our experience. Here's a tiny suggestion that may help make our interaction with one another a little less cluttered.

I've noticed that each time we edit a post, notification of our changes is added to the top of our posting like this:

(This post was last modified: Less than 1 minute ago by Bouki.)

Would it be possible to move this information to the bottom of our comments, where it would still serve its purpose without distracting from the our main message? It may also be nice to set it in smaller type and in a shade of gray to give readers another clue that it's not really part of the poster's comment, like this:

(This post was last modified: Less than 1 minute ago by Bouki.)

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#2

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
not a bad suggestion!

I'll talk to our themer to see how big of a change this is and if it's doable.

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#3

Member
Sandwich Islands
Thank you!
#4

Super Moderator
Las Vegas, NV, USA
It’s good to see suggestions like this. Sometimes we get so used to things being how they are, that we don’t realize there could be (often subtle) ways to make them even better. Smile

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#5

Member
Woodstock, VT
This is a great idea. Mostly it's little things like spelling or a misplaced/forgotten word. When I see it up top I feel like it's the first thing we all see.

Making a great forum even better. Smile

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#6

Developer
Arnhem. NL
Moving it to the bottom is hard as there isn't actually a fixed bottom, while there is a fixed top. I could move it under the post comments, but l can't guarantee bottom, depending on post length it might end up in the middle of the post area and look rather strange. Smaller less obvious text I can do next time andrewjs18 clears the cache.

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Leefish
#7

Member
Sandwich Islands
(01-23-2017, 06:38 PM)leefish Wrote: Moving it to the bottom is hard as there isn't actually a fixed bottom, while there is a fixed top. I could move it under the post comments, but l can't guarantee bottom, depending on post length it might end up in the middle of the post area and look rather strange. Smaller less obvious text I can do next time andrewjs18  clears the cache.

Thanks for looking into this, leefish! Since pushing the "last-edited line" to the bottom of the comment box sounds troublesome, could it go up into the grey frame next to the comment number? Right now, the timestamp of the original version of the comment appears there. Is it possible to replace that by the last-edited time, or could both time stamps somehow be joined together?

Cheers!

Bouki

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#8

Developer
Arnhem. NL
Bouki , I have the glimmerings of an idea in my head, I will go play about on the test site.

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Leefish
#9

Developer
Arnhem. NL
(This post was last modified: 01-29-2017, 07:53 AM by leefish. Edit Reason: Test the notice )
Small update, I have changed the size of the notice for now and that helps I think. I will test my final idea this Sunday. I have a full time job and so really only have the weekends for these edits.

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Leefish
#10

Member
Sandwich Islands
(01-29-2017, 07:52 AM)leefish Wrote: Small update, I have changed the size of the notice for now and that helps I think. I will test my final idea this Sunday. I have a full time job and so really only have the weekends for these edits.

Thank you, leefish! It's very generous of you to tinker with this in your free time. The smaller size is a vast improvement, and I'm looking forward to seeing your final ideas.

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