Starting a post then clicking "Cancel" below leads to:
Sorry, the page you requested can't be found. You can go back and try again, or start again at home.
Originally, I was about to write something like
- unified documents and questions (OK I see it's only a hack but decreases confusion which is a +)
- Title when starting a topic - Subject would be more appropriate and customary, but okay
- less wasted screen estate on the top when displaying is a plus too - still the different rendering of first post is useless and confusing, fonts are inappropriately large and there's no user customization for that, the frames are a useless waste of space and bandwidth, individual posts' title is a useless waste and they should go to the right of name/date for thread reading clarity and more spared space - but let's take it as a first step taken by obviously unexperienced staff, better than nothing..."
However, these are more on the cosmetic side (and speaking about cosmetics, PLEASE GET RID OF THE STOCK SMILING FACES finally, it's ugly and very, very unprofessional!) -- however, the factual scr***up of the editor is a substantial functional fault which simply can't be overlooked and should have NEVER passed through QA into production. Fullstop.
This is probably consequence of me clicking on "html" yesterday - this somehow stuck and now all my replies start in this "format". The "Use advanced editor" won't do anything here, and clicking on Add Reply results in a stuck, together with losing content of whatever I typed into that window.
There are more such faults around the editor, it's enough to click on the "Full Editor" etc. links long enough, it displays at least 4 different renderings.
Pasting picture in the different version of editors has various "funny" results.
This will be a HELPFUL reply.
The previous post was a test.
When, in the "only a narrow editor on the left" state I clicked on Show Full Editor, editor type 2 appeared:
[Type 2 does not allow me to insert pictures - attempting that stucks type 2 editor completely - for this post I had to click through all way to editor type 4]
Humm, actions. What exactly could be Actions in an editor?
Is this really going to be marked as helpful when stored?
Oh. What idiot would think it's a good idea to mark an own post as helpful?
Pasting anything (even plain text) in type2 editor stucks it.
The "quote" in the "advanced editor" is now not present as an icon, only as an item in the ">>" menu.
This is an important feature. Please put it back as an icon.
Deep links seemed to have stopped working
Here a post illustrating a Keil Hard Fault implementation, not the top of thread
And you can't click on the date to get the nodes URL, but rather the one from the parent "in response to xxx"
This is fatal.
Also my impression is that there is some conversion going on, mangling some of the already existing deep links - I've seen some having lost the comment ID, ending with #comment . Also observing the html source it appears there's only one <a name> tag in a thread, namely <a name="comment">
Also, the Wish List discussion thread contains a fork mark on the top, leading to the "unexpected error" (are there expected errors, too?)
It's a gross incompetence to experiment on a production system.
Shan't we reintroduce the "worst forum software ever" tag?
There's that and a Web Server that can't serve files properly.
I wish as much effort was putting into testing basic functionality as is put into making everything pretty and glossy.
The way how the forum software mangles the links is simply idiotic.
If I paste (manually in html editor, as the "advanced editor" performs the mangling immediately when pasted) https://community.st.com/message/165681#165681 which is a correct link leading to the correct post (one but last in that long thread, on the current paginated view page 3), after save the link is mangled to the unusable one leading to top of the post.
Note, that even in this post the mangling happened: the text is the correct link, the link under it is the mangled one.
Please tell to those dilettantes TO STOP IT. THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO IT SO BETTER THEY DON'T DO IT. Thanks.
PS. They sc***ed also the link editing - links previously could be changed, but now can be unlinked and un-texted but the link itself can't be changed except in the HTML view, or through several steps (unlink/relink).
Any activity here, or is this consedered fixed?
No waclawek.jan they are still investigating, the current UI is not as intended, it is rolling back to an older version while they have a temporary "fix" in place to keep things running. Once the issue is resolved then we should hopefully see a return to the original state up to Dec 3, as these problems started on the 4th.
Thanks for the update, Brian.
I don't know if this is due to the interim version or a permanent plan, but I noticed I can't anymore give a badge to a reply in the normal thread view; the "Actions" list now contains only "Report Abuse".
I still can give badge to the same post in the "inbox" view of the same thread.
Jan, no nothing you are seeing is reflective of intended changes, it is all linked to the platform issues we are still experiencing. Is beyond frustrating for us and I know for the community as we've been pushing as hard as we can for speedy resolution, hoping it comes very soon!
Ah, the old look is back.
And the Wish List thread 2018 Wish List now throws the "unexpected" error. Feels like home by now ;-)
Guys believe me I am as frustrated as you are! We have made no intentional changes to the platform, this is a back end database issue that we have been pursuing with the vendor all week. We'll keep on it until it is resolved.
Thanks for letting us know what you find and your patience,
Hi waclawek.jan Clive One
the UI "downgrading" issues you have experienced should be resolved since a few days.
All the missing functions (badges, questions, blog headers,...) should be back and available to you again.
(unfortunately you are now affected by the "Unexpected error" issue, which we are working on)
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