PM editing bug

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Veho, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Veho
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    Sometimes, when I click "edit" on a PM, and the PM opens in the full editor, some parts of the text are missing. I've noticed that if there's a smiley in a line of text, everything between the first smiley and the line break will disappear. This only happens occasionally. Anyone else have this happen?
     
  2. Phoenix Goddess

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    I've had this happen quite a few times.

    Thankfully, it doesn't happen all the time. I usually have to hit "Back" or look at my reply in a new tab, copy what went missing after the smiley, and paste it in when I'm editing.
     
  3. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Hmm, I haven't had it happen to me yet as far as I remember. Although I don't use a lot of smileys in my PMs, so maybe that's why.
    Both of you are using the Standard editor, it may be related to that (it's something I coded in manually, so there can easily be bugs).
     
  4. Cyan

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    I found that bug with some smiley too, using the standard editor.
    If you put multiple smiley and edit the message, all the content between smilies are missing.

    :angry: test :!: test :ph34r: it happens only when the smilley have this form : xxxx :

    Edit my message using the standard editor, it will result in this :

    :ph34r: it happens only when the smilley have this form : xxxx :
     
  5. Costello

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    wait... you can actually edit PMs ?

    we should totally remove that feature :angry:
     
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  6. Phoenix Goddess

    Phoenix Goddess The Ninja's Protégée

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    But it gives us magic D:

    One minute a line isn't there and the next minute there's a new line in the PM you just sent!
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Editing one that is already read I agree could lead to issues but ones that are as yet unread (several other forums offer an "outbox" type affair) is quite nice.
     
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  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    I'm often editing PM before it's read D:
    Don't remove it please.

    It's like I want to add things instead of creating a new reply, or fix grammar etc., I can just click edit before the user read it.
    I know, I could use preview, but I like the fact I can edit before it's read.