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Quit screwing with EE

Richard Korts
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Last Modified: 2020-05-18
EE interface changed again today (or recently), can't award multiple people, difficult to leave a comment on a closed question.

Why can't you leave alone stuff that already WORKS!!!
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Jeffrey Dake Senior Director of Technology
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Hi Richard,  Thank you for your continued use on Experts Exchange.  We are always trying to make things more intuitive and easier to use to give you a better experience.  We recently had a 5 month long beta to gather feedback on the new look and feel, but awarding multiple experts should still be working the same.  If you have any specific cases that you run into that are troubling you, please submit them via the feedback link in the footer, or let me know here and we can make sure we fix any issues.

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Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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I don't like many of the changes either.  I especially don't like that clicking on questions in the search list does not open them in a new window any more.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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I answered one today, Can't remember exact title, something about WordPress Nightmares.

It does not show what it used to, a place to thank the participating experts & rank their level of helpfulness. Also, no comment after awarding someone, just that, you're done.

I could see it might be easier for users, don;t you think the experts who answer deserve some credit too? Taking away that ability, as I said, sucks.Things are LESS intuitive now, if there is a way to do this, it's hidden & NOT obvious.
David FavorFractional CTO
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Recent changes all seem bad to me.

I'm with Richard, just leave things that are working alone.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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I hope the beta testers of your new “more intuitive” (not) interface included average people in the general public. If it only included internet experts, no wonder. 
Ryan ChongSoftware Tead Lead / Business Analyst / System Analyst / Data Engineer / Applications Consultant
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just few comments from me:

  • In old text editor, we used to have marker [mark] something [/mark] tag which we can highlight the text but now it's gone.
  • The "Preview" button is gone too.
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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief Developer

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Thank you. Looks like some of what I mentioned caught some attention. I would be honored to be a beta participant next time. But I have to warn you, it might be like I responded this time.
ModeITModerator
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Richard,

No worries, Criticism is always welcomed at EE, as long as its constructive in nature so things can be rationally improved.

MIT
Ryan ChongSoftware Tead Lead / Business Analyst / System Analyst / Data Engineer / Applications Consultant
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btw, it seems that the "Add to knowledge base" shortcut is no longer available in new layout as well.
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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@Ryan,

In old text editor, we used to have marker something tag which we can highlight the text but now it's gone.

The MARK tag still seems to work for me (in BTF mode).


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Ryan ChongSoftware Tead Lead / Business Analyst / System Analyst / Data Engineer / Applications Consultant
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<blockquote>The MARK tag still seems to work for me (in BTF mode).</blockquote><br>coool on that Bill, so one more step is needed here, but glad to know it works : )
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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And, to make it even more interesting, try pasting this into a new comment in BTF mode, then switch it to WYSIWY mode, and then SUBMIT it.  Interesting...

<strong>BOLD</strong><br><em>ITALIC</em><br><u>UNDERLINE</u><br><s>STRIKETHROUGH</s><ul><li>UNORDERED LIST</li></ul><ol><li>ORDERED LIST</li></ol><div>INDENT</div><a href="https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29181372/Quit-screwing-with-EE.html?anchor=a43081916">LINK</a><blockquote>QUOTE</blockquote><pre>CODE</pre><a href="https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2020/05_w19/1454144/sshot-211.png"><img src="https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2020/05_w19/1454144/sshot-211.png"></a><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<table><tbody><tr><td>TABLE1-1</td><td>TABLE1-2</td></tr><tr><td>TABLE-2-1</td><td>TABLE 2-2</td></tr></tbody></table><br>

I get something like this:


BOLD
ITALIC
UNDERLINE
STRIKETHROUGH
  • UNORDERED LIST
  1. ORDERED LIST
INDENT
LINK
QUOTE
CODE

     
TABLE1-1 TABLE1-2
TABLE-2-1 TABLE 2-2

AlanConsultant
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difficult to leave a comment on a closed question

Its gotten me beat!  How do you add a comment to a closed question?

Thanks,

Alan.
Ryan ChongSoftware Tead Lead / Business Analyst / System Analyst / Data Engineer / Applications Consultant
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How do you add a comment to a closed question?

you should able to see and click this.

AlanConsultant
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Thanks Ryan.

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