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Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve used FCKeditor before, and it’s certainly something we’ll consider going forward. The nice thing about TinyMCE is it does have some integrations with other modules that are useful.
Also just so you’re aware, TinyMCE has *lots* more word processing capabilities. The functionality available via TinyMCE and FCKeditor is just about identical. That doesn’t mean we expose all of it to end users. A lot of the other options in rich-text editors add minimal value, but maximum ways to break the layout/design of any given web page.
Thanks for taking time to investigate, I do appreciate it. This is an issue I understand quite well. It is really a problem of dependencies, and unfortunately we won’t be able to solve this as soon as we would like.
As the chart on this page shows, TinyMCE works on Mac OS X and Safari 3.x if using the 3.x branch of TinyMCE. However, as this page shows (especially if you download the modules and read their instructions), Drupal 5.x requires the use of TinyMCE 2, whereas Drupal 6.x requires the use of TinyMCE 3. TinyMCE 3 is not supported in Drupal 5.x.
So you may ask, "why not just upgrade to Drupal 6.x and solve all of the problems?" Ah! I do wish it was that easy. While the core Drupal 6.x code has now been available for some time, the problem is most supporting modules have been in various states of Alpha, Beta, and Release Candidates for the past six months. Having played around with these modules extensively, there’s no way I would feel comfortable running a production site with such unstable key supporting modules.
Just to give you a sense of how "bleeding edge" some of the modules are, it was announced on November 5 that CCK 2.0 was finally ready for production use with Drupal 6. On October 17, the Views 2.0 module was announced as ready for production use with Drupal 6. CCK and Views are two cornerstone modules, and they have become available in production versions in the past three weeks. I’m sure you could imagine the status of various smaller modules we use for the site, where many of them are still in development, early testing, or beta.
As much as I’d like to take care of this issue, it’s really a matter of trade-offs. I don’t feel comfortable at this point jeopardizing the stability of the site to ensure we add new features. I hope you can understand. We will eventually get there in time.
[quote=Doug]I second Majormoney’s assertions about chapter 9 threads disappearing. I know I made at least one post on one of those threads.
Doug, can you give me anything to go on to research this further? What was the topic or do you know the context of your comments? I immediately see these comments of yours under Chapter 9:
On what other subjects have you written in Chapter 9? Thanks.
You’re corresponding with Ron. I’m the technical adviser, but usually post under the "admin" user name so people can easily track technical responses on the site.
FYI, you can always review the full list of all threads to which you have responded on your profile. Click on "My Account" at the top, then click the "Track" tab.
Ah hah! Yes … thanks for letting me know you use Safari. This is the issue. There is a known bug with using the rich-text editor with Safari. This will be mentioned in the site FAQs to be published in the near future.
If you use Safari, you have one of two options: (a) disable the rich-text editor and type the HTML directly, or (b) use an alternate browser such as Firefox (recommended) or Camino. Sorry for the difficulties.
Thanks, Majormoney. Are you sure you were looking at threads on Chapter 9? I’ve reviewed several months of backups and we haven’t had any deletes in the Chapter 9 threads. Is it possible it might have been one of the other closely-related Chapters?
A few people have brought up about editing of the initial forum posts. It is on our list of things to consider. The reason for not turning on editing of the initial post is the potential for misunderstanding. For example, if there are 10 replies which reference the original post, and all of a sudden the context of the original post is changed, the 10 replies may no longer make any sense.
Also, those writing the original post always have the opportunity to preview their post by clicking the "Preview" button first. This shows exactly how the forum post will be displayed while still allowing for editing.
I’ll definitely let everyone know when we get around to finalizing the decision on this point. Lots of other things to do though first!
A couple of comments.
First, if you’re attempting to add a link with the rich-text editor enabled, you need to do so by highlighting the text you wish to turn into a link, then clicking the icon above which looks like a "chain link". A window will then pop up which allows entry of the URL to be referenced. If you attempt to write "<a href="https://www.peakprosperity.com">link</a>" in the rich-text editor, it’s just going to be displayed as text, not a link.
The reason it works this way is the text editor doesn’t know if you’re wanting to create a link, or if maybe you’re writing a forum posting about HTML programming and want to display the actual written code. This approach allows for both to be included.
Second, it is possible to have "<a href="https://www.peakprosperity.com">link</a>" recognized automatically as a link, but only if the rich-text editor is disabled. This is done by clicking the "disable rich-text" link below any entry field.
I hope this helps and let me know if there are any questions.
I’m not sure I understand … can you provide a bit more clarity on your statement? I do not believe there are more posts in the Chapter 9 forum than what there are. As of a few weeks ago, there were actually zero threads in the Chapter 9 folder, now there is one.
[quote=KKPSTEIN]Top notch thread. A really good documentary that illustrates these points and principles is "Millennium Money". Which is available on GOOGLE video. (I don’t think I can embed it in here, simply google the title).[/quote]
All registered users are able to embed Google and YouTube videos on the site. See the "Input format" section below any entry field for information on how to do so. Just need the URL prefaced by "video:" and surrounded by brackets. Let me know if any questions.