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Mykhailo Voloshko  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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Dec 13, 2010

ProZ has a lot of useful features, simple and sophisticated.
However, such a simple thing as forum post is sometimes not easy at all if you want to format your post.
I know how to use all the tags, but I guess many other users would also like something more comfortable.
For example, such buttons: B, I, U, Quote, Link (and IMG if site resources allow).
These are my suggestions, and I guess you can add something else. But the above seems to be quite enough to make posting much easier. Moreover, as far as I know, adding such features is not a rocket science. (:


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Yes, good idea Dec 13, 2010

I know these things can be done using HTML codes, but I agree that the buttons suggested by Mikahilo would make things a lot easier.

 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Polish
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I know that it requires resources but Dec 13, 2010

ability to add pictures (even small ones) would be more than welcomeicon_smile.gif

Stanislaw


 

Vitals  Identity Verified
Lithuania
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Member (2008)
English to Lithuanian
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I absolutely agree with all the suggestions above Dec 13, 2010

Even the simplest of the forums have the buttons for bold, italic, smileys, colours, etc. The professional level of Proz.com almost obliges it to fix this...

 

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:10
English to Arabic
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A long overdue request Dec 13, 2010

Just goes to show how much we get used to the way things are...
With my very limited technical knowledge I'm sure a move away from html tags should be possible!


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:10
Member (2006)
English to Polish
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Improvements in other areas Dec 13, 2010

Judging by improvements in other areas I am sure that one day ProZ will improve also forums.

After all really great part of interaction on the site goes through forums.

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andress  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 21:10
English to Russian
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3 years... and no progress at all! Aug 5, 2013

Mykhailo Voloshko wrote:

ProZ has a lot of useful features, simple and sophisticated.
However, such a simple thing as forum post is sometimes not easy at all if you want to format your post.
I know how to use all the tags, but I guess many other users would also like something more comfortable.
For example, such buttons: B, I, U, Quote, Link (and IMG if site resources allow).
These are my suggestions, and I guess you can add something else. But the above seems to be quite enough to make posting much easier. Moreover, as far as I know, adding such features is not a rocket science. (:

Three years passed but I see no progress at all.
Almost all sites with forums (including the fee-free where all the staff were done with pure enthusiasm of the owners) have the mentioned options for many years! Mentioned forum options (and their absence as well) is the face of Proz.com – not very attractive due to the such a poor usability…


 

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:10
Member (2004)
English to Italian
it would also be good... Aug 5, 2013

to have the "Home" button also at the bottom, so you don't have to scroll all the way up to click on it... or maybe a "top of the page" one?

 

Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 20:10
English to Polish
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Meanwhile Aug 5, 2013

Meanwhile if you're interested in stuff like colours, margins, font settings and so on, you may want to look at the article I wrote last week (link).

 


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