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Homework help forum previewing annoyance

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awvvu
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Feb17-08, 10:59 PM
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Clicking "preview post" while posting in the homework forums appends the homework help template every time it's clicked. I preview often to check my latex, and it's a minor annoyance for this to happen. There must be an easy way to fix this, right?
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Feb17-08, 11:11 PM
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Hmm. I always wondered why some people had copies of the template at the bottom of their posts...

I guess this is a bug.
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Feb18-08, 04:51 AM
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Its already known about. I don't know if Greg or chroot can do anything about it. Just delete the extra template after previewing.

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Feb18-08, 12:30 PM
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Homework help forum previewing annoyance

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Hmm. I always wondered why some people had copies of the template at the bottom of their posts...
So have I!

awvvu,

I am powerless to do anything about this, but either of our Admins can look into it. If either Greg Bernhardt or chroot doesn't respond to this thread, try tapping them on the shoulder with a PM.
neutrino
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Feb19-08, 09:05 AM
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Just delete the extra template after previewing.
I don't think that works, but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
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Feb19-08, 09:09 AM
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I don't think that works, but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.
Astronuc had a fiddle about with it when it was first brought up, and that was his suggestion.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=183989

I suppose most new users, don't realise they can edit a post, or they're not really bothered by it.
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Feb19-08, 09:41 AM
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It's a bug in the template coding that repeats the template when doing a preview. For now, one simply deletes the redundant steps (1., 2., 3.) and then posts without previewing again.
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Feb19-08, 09:43 AM
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Hmm well the HH template is a simple "template" hack. To fix the preview bug would likely move it to a code hack and I'd rather avoid that.
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Feb20-08, 01:35 PM
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I think that if it results in more people using the template for their homework questions then it is worth the few seconds spent deleting the repeat.


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