Goodbye [b]! WYSIWYG composing is here!
Yes, well, I finally got fed up with the creaky old composing window, and it’s “web 1.0″ way of doing things… so I added some pretty cool features, I think.
Now when you compose new messages (replies, new topics), you get a snazzy new WYSIWYG editor, which lets you do bold, italics, lists, etc. all quite easily and in a more foolproof way. Less previewing, more concentrating on what you really want to say!
As with any changes, there will likely be bugs. Let me know any you find, probably the easiest way is via the forum posting (but responding here is OK too.)
p.s. I also added an autosave draft feature… every minute, whatever you’re composing will get saved. If you accidentally close your browser window before submitting, or your browser crashes, or whatever, you can come back later and pick up where you left off as of the last autosave. You’ll get notices on the forum overview and thread-reading pages if there’s a draft for that area, waiting for you. I hope this helps everyone write long(er) / more thoughtful messages with peace of mind!