a reply to: AmericanRealist
For whatever perverse &/or irrational reason, I almost never compose in Word.
I often have it open & minimized for some other reason. It would be easy enough. I just don't do it. Maybe it seems like an added bother. I've lost
probably 1-2 dozen good meaty posts because of that, over the years.
If I think a post or thread OP is particularly important, I may do it.
I CERTAINLY HATE bumping my cordless keyboard some silly way and losing a post.
What I have made a virtual habit is to "alt A" to select the whole post; ctl C to copy the whole post BEFORE I hit the posting button.
saved me several times.
Another favorite site has the save draft automatically feature. I really like it.
I doubt with all the other challenges facing S.O. that it would be a priority in the next decade or 3 . . . Unless a mass groundswell dumped a bunch
of cash in his coffers to make it attractive. And I don't see that happening. Most folks likely don't care that much about such a feature.
Which, lands us back using Word, Wordpad, Notepad etc.
I'm trying to decide if I want to set up my boilerplate formatting beginning a new thread or just continue to type it in every time. LOL. Given that
it's minimal typing, I'll probably do the latter.
I like my formatting because it puts the details of the source, author, date, subtitle right at the top. But I wonder if it's something others like,
or not . . . or even if it's noticed as a good way to do it, or not.
I am curious . . . how is it that putting pics in the draft on Notepad transfers easily on ATS? I've avoided bothering with pics as I just assumed it
was too big a chore. If it's really super easy, I might reconsider.
Anyway--cheers. I always like tweaking things toward improvements. I think S.O. does too, witness all the hard labor for overhauls repeatedly. I just
think that the basics keep him enough busy without a lot of fuss over minor bells and whistles.
I'm SUPER THANKFUL for the dark option for a background. I'm SUPER THANKFUL for the sensible color text options. I'm very thankful for the center text
I really like the two effective ways of doing youtube links. Most of the time I'd rather not bother with loading the image of the youtube link for
folks. So I just do the link. I know I sometimes get a bit annoyed when there's 4-8 youtube links with the pre-loaded image/video window showing in
the thread/post. I have broadband so it's not a huge biggy. Just my quirk, I guess.
I rarely use the emoticons. And I often don't know what all of them say/mean--except when the code says so. LOL. I probably liked the old ones a bit
more but I use them so very rarely--it's not at all a big thing with me.
Anyway, I'm happy to count my blessings in terms of the options available.
And Big THANKS to S.O. for his programming labors. I kind of like a tailor made website. Few of the standard options usually available on most
websites fit my preferences.