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asked 2013-10-02 07:31:20 +0100

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updated 2013-10-02 07:33:01 +0100

Hi, I see a lot of the messages (almost all) have a "more" link to click to expand the current question, answer and comment. Don't really understand the need behind this... This is little bit annoying.

1. A lot of more clicking to read all of the web page. Don't see the point, web pages have a natural way of being longer, use mouse wheel to scroll.
2. Fast reading the web page is unusable. For example if I want to know how to install LibreOffice on Linux, then I expects to have some terminal commands in answer. If multiple answers, then I only need to fast preview the whole web page and look for commands - no need to read all of the answers, comments etc. Not possible you need to click on all more links.
3. Searching the web page using CTRL+F is unusable, because you have to click on all of the "More" links before searching.
4. Printing (to file) the web page is unusable - interesting posts I export to PDF and save them on my local computer. Now clicking on "More" is required before printing-to file.

Just wondering am I the only one that totally dislike this "more" feature? Can I turn this off in my personal settings (despite I think it should be turned of globally).

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answered 2013-10-03 02:21:33 +0100

oweng gravatar image

I am putting this in a new answer because at least then some reasonable amount of the text will display. One very serious problem this new change introduces is that I now need to click on the majority of answers and comments in a thread to be certain I have read all the related information. I am already beginning to mistakenly post information previously provided by others. This is seriously bad UI.

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answered 2013-10-03 16:16:13 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-10-19 11:52:23 +0100

Please file a "request for enhancement" on Bugzilla.
Component: WWW
Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
Key word in Summary: ASKLIBREOFFICE: ...

Maybe Evgeny can explain this UI change and the underlying purpose?
I'm pretty sure that there is a global configuration setting to return to the previous UI
(without the "more" button).

Update 2013-10-03
Bug 70094 - ASKLIBREOFFICE: Remove "(more)" link from Askbot 0.7.49
Status: New
Feel free to add your comments on Bugzilla ...

Thanks to @David.

UPDATE 2013-10-18
fdo#70094 has been fixed today,
the "(more)" link has ceased to exist (for questions, answers and comments of usual size). :)

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I notice that the Askbot version running at the Askbot site is still 0.7.48...

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-03 20:08:52 +0100 )edit

@manj_k - Evgeny will no doubt add a reply to a question about this on the Askbot site.

UPDATE OK, gents: Evgeny has answered - who can do this?

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-03 20:21:02 +0100 )edit

And see now fdo#70094

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-03 20:59:26 +0100 )edit

@David"- who can do this?"

Evgeny, "with whom we have a support contract on AskBot maintenance", or site admins with access to the backend.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-03 21:09:37 +0100 )edit

@David – Thanks for fdo#70094. I have added Evgeny to the CC list. :)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-03 21:21:15 +0100 )edit

@David – I'm sorry that I have accidentally removed your posting "We hates it". This happened as I tried to reject "flagged offensive (1x)". I don't have access to the database to restore it. Feel free to post it again.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-05 10:00:30 +0100 )edit

@manj_k - Gutted! It was one of my finest answering moments! And, as @oweng's comment noted, designed entirely to bring a smile while registering a meaningful response. I'll leave it. For the record - it was just a line from LotR, with an accompanying graphic as commentary on the "(more)" link phenomenon.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-05 10:19:05 +0100 )edit

Oh no! "We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!" OK, I'll stop now :-) I still laugh thinking about that answer. Classic.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-05 12:23:14 +0100 )edit

Re: UPDATE 2013-10-18 : LET THE BELLS RING AND THE BANNERS FLY. :) We're happieses.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-10-18 19:27:32 +0100 )edit

@David"We're happieses"

Unfortunately: 403 Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /wp-content/...

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-10-18 20:14:28 +0100 )edit

answered 2013-10-04 09:03:46 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

I also was a bit negative surprised when I saw the first "more". With my eyes I can read fast and can skip text I don't need. Thus, removing the "more" would be appreciated.

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