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fu ([personal profile] fu) wrote in [site community profile] dw_beta2012-09-24 10:29 am

Editing with the new Create Entries page

We pushed out editing of your own entries using the new page with this code push. Please bang on it and let us know if you run into any issues specifically when editing an existing entry.

Known issues:

  • Admin editing of community entries still goes to the old view (this is deliberate, because we have something else lined up for admins)
  • Title still says "create entries".
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[personal profile] musyc 2012-09-26 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
(Denise, correct me if I'm wrong here.)

I don't believe this is ever going to be changed. It's a bikeshed problem, where more time is spent arguing about how to implement a fix than the actual fix is worth. There's almost a perfect 50/50 split on that little ticky box - no matter which option they picked, they'd annoy/upset/anger half the users on the site.
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[staff profile] denise 2012-09-26 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
You are generally correct! Though, a "remember last state" thingum like we have on many other similarly contested checkboxes is not as much of a disaster, and will likely happen someday.
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[personal profile] musyc 2012-09-26 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just reading a thread wherein you detailed this exact issue earlier today, so it was fresh in mah head despite the lack of coffee. XDXD A ticky box with a memory is a Good Idea, and I hope that could work for users. I'm in the DON'T YOU DARE UPDATE MY TIME I'LL DO IT MYSELF GDI camp, so I understand how it can be a thorny problem. XD
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[staff profile] denise 2012-09-26 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee, yeah. It's a really tough problem! YOU ALL WANT TOO MANY OPTIONS. <3

(For those who haven't read it: Why More Options Are Usually Bad UI)
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[personal profile] musyc 2012-09-26 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll have you know it was that very post that convinced me to try Scrivener. AND NOW IT IS MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSS. <3
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[personal profile] turlough 2012-09-26 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Please let this "someday" happen soon :-)
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[personal profile] scolaro 2012-09-26 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, that's why I mentioned the memory option. Apart from this bit the new new entry page is awesome. Thanks!
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[personal profile] scolaro 2012-09-26 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
No one wants that, of course - that's why I mentioned the memory option. ;-)