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Not a Bug No cancel button on edit thread

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by welshstew, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    If I click "edit" and then change my mind, there is no way to go cancel.

    nocancel.gif

    Not sure if this is a bug, but if designed this way, please can you move this thread to suggestions and update title to "add cancel button on edit thread".
     
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  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Back button?
     
  3. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    "Cancel Changes"

    Not sure why you'd want one, not one anywhere else either
     
  4. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Back button?
     
  5. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Where to find that one? :D
    SCNR
     
  6. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    If I use the back button my new post doesn't appear unless I refresh

    I create a new post
    then click edit
    decide not to edit
    hit back
    no new post
    hit refresh

    ohhh, looksie there it is

    In this scenario, it might cause confusion and people emailing admins about where there post has gone, as it isn't intuitive that you have to hit refresh to see you post.
     
  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You could always use the final link in the breadcrumb then?
     
  8. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Well, let me try that....
     
  9. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that worked.
     
  10. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    yes, but again not intuitive
     
  11. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Yes, I have to admit I wouldn't have thought of it on my own.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's mostly an issue with browsers and how they treat content added after the page is loaded. The only way around it (that I know of) is to prevent caching so the back button loads a fresh page, or to manipulate the location hash (though I'm not sure if that's applicable in this scenario either).
     
  13. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    I agree, but the majority of internet users are not going to realise this, and will think it is the forum / software and as such contact admins to try and resolve, not realising that the post is fine.

    The third way is to add a cancel button that takes the user back to the thread (refreshing the page in the process)
     
  14. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's sort of a moot point when editing becomes inline. But what you're asking for isn't really feasible anyway - you'd have to be adding it to every possible exit point, but it'd still fall over if they actually use their back button which you can't prevent.
     
  15. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    fair point
     

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