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What features should we add to this site?

asked 2010-08-19 02:18:20 +0200

As a companion to the "what's broken" question, what features should we add here?

As a start, it would be nice if there was some mechanism for auto-linking trac ticket numbers. Other auto-link ideas:

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Auto-linking of links would be convenient. (That is, if I type "" then it should show up automatically as a link.) Also, is there a way of linking searches on this site to sage-support so results would show from both? That would reduce the number of duplicate questions.

cswiercz gravatar imagecswiercz ( 2010-08-19 15:19:18 +0200 )edit

FAQ: Disambiguation;-) We are not a CRM support group:

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-23 17:24:52 +0200 )edit

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answered 2010-08-19 22:06:51 +0200

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When the red envelope icon indicates I have new messages/comments, and I click on it (navigate to that page); if I then click on a message, the page it takes me to does not auto-scroll to where that new comment/update actually is. It would be awesome if you had html anchors that allowed you to auto-scroll (and permalink for that matter). Whether implemented in ECMAScript/Javascript or in the GET request (URL), hey whatever scrolls me there would rule.

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it actually does autoscroll, but does not work yet when the answer or comment is not on the first page... I've noticed this issue too.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-08-19 22:14:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2010-08-30 14:05:54 +0200

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IMHO, when beginning any post, I think that complete escaping of the text you input should be enabled by default. I notice a lot of people posting don't notice their text being mangled. Example: Backtraces

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I'm not sure there is an easy solution for that. Input is always in markdown format. Probably the best way to go is to have site moderators fix the formatting issues - just by editing the pages directly. Maybe William can assign moderator role to some people?

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-08-30 14:14:53 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the upvote. I don't know how to answer. I am very low on the totem pole, and they are very busy prof[essional]s. =)

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 14:17:58 +0200 )edit

Is it really so hard? It's just the complement problem. It might actually make it easier to delimit fields specially formatted in different ways....but I don't know the code as you do.

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 14:28:13 +0200 )edit

well, all people need to learn - is how to click the "format code button" - it looks like a few zeroes and ones bunched together. Looks like a better tooltip/help/initial orientation, etc. would be helpful.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2010-08-30 15:18:32 +0200 )edit

I agree. Maybe it's dependent on user preference.

ccanonc gravatar imageccanonc ( 2010-08-30 15:48:18 +0200 )edit

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