Hi everypony! We've been working behind the scenes to resolve issues in our development pipeline and today I bring you the results of that effort. Yes, I am talking about the most elusive and coveted of features, the edit button! You should now have an edit button next to the delete and report buttons which does exactly what it says on the tin. If you aren't seeing the button, you may want to try a ctrl+F5 or to clear your browser cache.
Understand that what we have now is about the minimum for edit functionality. The major limitation is that, just like for deleted posts, the thread auto updater does not effect existing posts. As the person doing the edit, you will see your change immediately, but others who have already had the thread auto update will not see your change unless they manually refresh the page (though if you edit goes through before someone auto updates, they will see the editted post). The auto updater is a pretty complex system, so it will take a little more time to work in automatic updates (and deletes) into that framework.
What's next? I already have the next update set aside with a few quality of life improvements. I plan to let the edit thing simmer for a few days and post another update later this week with these new additions. For the curious, the features planned for that update include:
-Control Shortcuts. Ctrl+[b/i/u/s/r]. Wraps the appropriate tags around text when some text is selected. Adds the appropriate tag at the cursor when no text is selected.
-Inline text quoting. Post links and quoted text will be injected at the cursor instead of the end of the post.
-New tag [tt] for preformated (fixed width) text.
-Fixes an issue where the horizontal width of the quick reply box cannot be resized down in Google Chrome.
-Fixes an issue where text in screenshot images is blurry
After that, I have the ponymotes system 90% done that I want to get added to the site with a small sample of icons. More will be added to the system as they are created.
I am hoping to use this thread for a time to receive feedback and communicate directly with the community about what development features are most in demand. There are a few things already in Canterlot (such as the laggy youtube embeds) but I'm hoping to hear firsthand what people are looking for (also I don't want to scrape through a bunch of Canterlot posts because I'm super lazy).Post too long. Click here to view the full text.