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rich or plain text editor?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jake Bunce, Jan 16, 2012.


which editor do you prefer?

  1. rich (wysiwyg)

    26 vote(s)
  2. plain text

    11 vote(s)
  1. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I am curious, which do you prefer?
  2. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I always use a rich-text editor where/when available.
  3. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

    Same here.
  4. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Except Xenforo's

    It must be purged with the holist fire and bathed in the blood of jesus so it can be cleansed of all it's impure sins.

    It is the most hated feature on our site in regards to xF because when people post from any word processor it just murders the formatting to hell and back.
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  5. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    Not to start another editor war, but which one does support cleaning up crappy MS Word and such markup? (I really have no idea and am just asking)

    Beyond that though, I think that if people feel the need to write their forum posts outside of the forums editor (as your members already to, since they are used to it), that says there's other problems with whatever editor you were using before as well. How about some feedback as to what their problems with the editor are? Then maybe those can be addressed by the xF team and then, people won't feel the need to write in an external editor and attempt to paste their text into the forum editor.
  6. Ryan Thorn

    Ryan Thorn New Member

    I like both for different occations. It really depends on what im using the them for.
  7. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    People don't post out of xF because it sucks. People are complaining that when they copy and paste from outside that the bbcode breaks. We are a writing community and people are on the go writing on all sorts of devices and tablets and save it till later when they are able to visit the site and post.

    vBulletin and Invision Power Board handle the copy and paste into the editor just fine and it is the only quirk I have with XenForo.
  8. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, I was just curious as to what use cases your membership had to post from outside of it and paste into it. Thanks. =)
  9. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Is this logged as an error and will it be fixed? Let's hope so. I can see being a writing community that it's an important feature to have.
  10. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    It is logged as an error/bug I believe.
  11. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    This was just released today: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...ts-prevent-members-from-losing-content.26205/

    Maybe that'll help a little anyway.
  12. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  14. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    You think I'm joking? I have already prepared the sacrificial chamber.
  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Personally, I prefer a hybrid that XenForo unfortunately doesn't have... A plain text editor that you can insert BBCode into with the editor toolbar (the raw BBCode, not rendered).

    To be completely honest, TinyMCE makes me want to stab someone sometimes (especially when posting code). If the editor code was somewhat modular, I'd take a stab at replacing it.
  16. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    Would you like my sacrificial knife?
  17. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Have you looked at the Minorin toolbar add-on? It takes the plain-text editor and adds a BB code toolbar. It's fairly similar to the 'hybrid' editor that vBulletin 3.x used.

    I don't have any huge complaints against XF's rich text editor. But of the users that I've had complain (usually visiting from a phone or tablet), switching them to the plain text editor w/toolbar has fixed it *most* of the time.
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    +1 Minorin is cool.
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