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? Jipí der saz ûf eime steine
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, Transition Metal, Germany
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quoting Rhetorica:
Yeah, that's the magic of HTML entities at work. Think: ")

Because "​​), I suppose.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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....yeah, I had to go back and fix that because the parser aggressively corrects it. Oy.

I'm not quite sure how to fix the implementation efficiently; may take a little while. I am not enthusiastic about subjecting the whole page to split().
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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Fixed a bug in title2id() lookup that was causing some name-based redirects to be computed incorrectly (they weren't sorted by id, unlike the name resolution itself.)
? Izambri Left of the middle
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, Duke, Catatonia
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Would it be possible to have 'buttons' to automatically create formatting codes when writing? At least for the most common ones: bold, italics, quote, small caps...
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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A fully-fledged fancy RTF editor is an eventual goal, but I'll see what I can whip up in the mean time.
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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, Marquis, United States
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'most recent article/language edit' on the front page maybe? since once we get more users the rate of language addition will presumably drop by a lot

though i like the "any sketch you come up with, no matter how un-detailed, ends up in your conworld" that the site implicitly enforces, since that's what i've been doing
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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, Illúbequía, Seattle, Cascadia
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? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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, 侯, Dalian, China
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we have a problem generally viz this

consider that blogs and universes are much better to put things in than the forums, but unlike a forum thread adding things to these generally does not draw attention (and anthologica's integrated blogs, which is what everybody appears to be using so far, do not seem to be easily RSS-Able)

I guess we could declare it forum ettiquette to make threads linking to things in the repositorial sections but a full list of WHAT'S NEW ON ANTHOLOGICA would be a very nice feature
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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H13, I agree, but if we're to have such a feature I'd want a way to make sure only significant updates to things show up. I certainly wouldn't want the WHAT'S NEW feature to list every last picky little edit I've made. Perhaps the form when you submit content should have a "this is a minor edit" checkbox?
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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For the record, Site History has been around forever, but has never been all that visible in the layout and is kinda spammy. (E.g. you can see when people last visited and that they received private messages, though not who sent them.) I'll work on tidying it up and making it more visible. I think if we have, say, 5 or 10 items on the front page then minor edits showing up will be acceptable. (They're a serious pain to implement, so I'm gonna be a bit evasive about it.) Will do this when I get home on Friday.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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, Illúbequía, Seattle, Cascadia
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I wonder if it'd be better to have a major edit checkbox than a minor one, on that point. That said, them being difficult to implement, and the task of getting people to actually use a minor edit marking button for quick edits (it'd get rather tedious after a while, no?) lead me to think the last 5/10 updates on the front page in addition to a version of the current categorized-out New Stuff section would be quite enough (I'd suggest filtering dictionary entries from the overall last 5/10 update list, just so mass-uploads don't flood it constantly).
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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The issue with minor edits isn't just the question of having noise in the WHAT'S NEW signal, but also that I'd rather not have every last little action I take put front and center? I don't necessarily want rough drafts of things put in everyone's face before I'm ready to put them there myself - nor articles that I work on piecemeal over the course of months with hundreds of little edits (this being my most usual mode of work).

Not to mention if I fix an embarrassing freudian typo I'd made somewhere, it's because I don't want it seen, not because I do!
? Travis B. posts: 603
, Crystallogen, Milwaukee, United States
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I agree that minor edits shouldn't be included under What's New, and that edits should be minor by default. Often when I post something I make a whole bunch of edits shortly thereafter, and I don't want to have all these edits show up under What's New.
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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, Illúbequía, Seattle, Cascadia
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Am I the only one who didn't miss the 'edit type buttons are a serious pain to implement' part?

I'm curious to see what Sam whips up without them; they may turn out to not be necessary.
? Radius C / 2π
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, Hydrogen, United States
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quoting Nessari:
Am I the only one who didn't miss the 'edit type buttons are a serious pain to implement' part?

I'm curious to see what Sam whips up without them; they may turn out to not be necessary.

Maybe not - but if the problem is the typing of edits as a general feature, surely it wouldn't be necessary? For example, there could just be two versions of the "submit" button, one which does that button already does, plus another (for major edits) which also does whatever the submit button already does plus copies the edit's log entry into the What's New log in addition to the aforelinked one. Or would the implementation of that be harder than it sounds?
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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, Marquis, United States
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maybe a thread would be the best option? since no one uses comments anyway
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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, Illúbequía, Seattle, Cascadia
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quoting Nortaneous:
maybe a thread would be the best option? since no one uses comments anyway

I fucking beg to differ. And anyways blog entries aren't currently displayed anywhere outside of their actual location, so why would they be seen?

And that doesn't even begin to address the edit question.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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It's more that it is a nuisance to prune the log. Not outright hard, just annoying. To report on all page edits ever, a log isn't even necessary—I just have to fetch the n most recently modified articles. No one sees your embarrassing typo adventures, they just see that one of your pages was edited recently (perhaps not even who did the edit.) No article could appear in the list twice. This is how the site history page currently works, and I personally think it's a rather utilitarian corner-cutting measure, although it's certainly still totally possible to make a complete and perpetual log (or similar.)

At the same time... well, we'll leave that other thought for later.
? KathTheDragon Beware the Dragon
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, Baroness, United Kingdom
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I wasn't even aware there were integrated blogs.
? Rhetorica Your Writing System Sucks
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, Kelatetía, All Your Base Are Belong To Us
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Yep! On user profiles and universes. They haven't seen a ton of use, but I'm hopeful we'll figure out a good way to integrate them.

I've changed the "New Stuff" panel on the front page to show updated stuff instead, and improved the Site History page to filter out things that aren't normal public content. Blog comments still make the cut, but not private messages and stuff. I'll probably do something else with the "New Stuff" panel (now "Updates") once I figure out a non-volatile edit log.