[EDIT: the below was posted via email, and I’m now editing it from the web interface. It’s a followup to a post of mine with feedback on the email interface, which got stuck in the moderation queue. Results of the test: apparently Discourse uses the plaintext version of the email and ignores the HTML version, which kind of sucks. At least bottom posting isn’t completely broken, but support for email-style quotes is not great - the paragraph starting “Here is the bottom post.” does not begin with an angle bracket and is not supposed to be quoted. Discourse did remove the “On [date], X said:” header before the first quote, which is what I wanted - but it didn’t do any magic to link either of the quotes to the original posts. Overall, pretty iffy.]
This is a test of bottom-posting and email formatting, sorry for the noise.
That’s probably due to the infinite scroll. Discourse lazy-loads posts but
wants to give the illusion of one long page. If it didn’t hijack Ctrl-F,
searching a long thread using the browser’s built-in search functionality
wouldn’t find text in posts that haven’t yet been loaded. However, I would
have expected them to always hijack Ctrl-F for consistency.
Here is the bottom post. Ideally the “On Wed” bit will be removed, and the
quote will be linked to the original post. *Here is some bold text *-
ideally Discourse will preserve formatting, not sure whether it does or
not. Here is a link. http://google.com
Here is an image of an advertisement for a sexual harassment spa:
I don’t understand why it still accepts posts. Perhaps that’s
standard procedure for shutting down Mozilla lists. I spent several
minutes trying to remember how to use bugzilla, just trying to find
the bug that shut down the mailing list, got frustrated and gave
up. But probably we could file a bug in bugzilla asking to bounce
Testing manually quoting messages (whether or not it’ll turn into a real
quote). I had to run fmt and add the angle brackets myself - normally,
when quoting multiple messages, I’d hit reply on the other messages, copy
the prefilled quote, and discard, but that only works on plain text
emails. Discourse always uses HTML mail, and copying and pasting from the
reply box with the Gmail’s HTML quote bar on the left doesn’t preserve the
bar. But that’s Gmail’s fault and there’s probably a better way to do it.