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WordPress.com #fail (new editor just as bad as old one): Another example of the editor eating line breaks « WordPress.com Forums

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/31

Complaint Friday…

A long time ago, I complained about the (now old!) WordPress.com editor being wrong, wrong, wrong: Another example of the editor eating line breaks « WordPress.com Forums.

The promise then was that the new editor would be better.

The big news: the new editor is just as bad in this respect (and far worse in other respects).

Just watch the text around my signature and PS in the texts below and shiver.

Lets start with the original text of my GoToWebinar blog post today:

Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero.
Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a really bad user experience.
When a GoToWebinar connection terminates, the GoToWebinar client closes. You loose everything in the Q&A log. You need to hope someone else saved the Q&A log so you can see the public questions, but the private comments you made are gone.
It is impossible to install the Windows client when you are behind a McAfee Web Gateway that filters downloads and HTTPS traffic. After trying for about 15 minutes, we gave up and reverted back to a Mac over another connection. It meant we could not use the conference room and had to cram many people behind a small MacBook screen.
The Mac OS X client does not allow you to resise the Q&A log, so even on a 4k display, you can see like 10 lines of Q&A.
When there are many attendees, the refresh rate slows down from sub second to once per 5-10 seconds, this is really bad when watching demos of software: a big aim of webinars.
When terminating, the only thing GoToWebinar allows you to do is give feed back (too bad they don’t allow for detailed feed back). So I gave it 0 out of 5 stars.
–jeroen
PS: I could save the below Q&A logs. If you have other logs, please let me know so I can publish them. I’m especially interested in Have You Embraced Your Inner Software Plumber Yet? by David Schwartz – The Tool Wiz
These are the CodeRage 9 – Object Pascal Sessions I could save the Q&A log of:
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications Boian Mitov.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal – Ray Konopka.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Android Push Notifications – Jeff Lefebvre.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Understanding Distributed Version Control – Robert Love.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Bluetooth Classic and LE Programming with VCL and FMX – Diego Navarro.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: InterBase Keynote – Stephen Ball.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Working with PDF and Office Documents using VCL and FireMonkey – Girish Patil.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: NestedDataSets in ClientDataSets – Cary Jensen.
CodeRage 9 Q&A log: ClientDataSets and FDMemTables Compared – Cary Jensen.
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Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation about Ansible installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day ofCodeRage 9 | Free Development Event by Embarcadero. Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a really bad user experience.
When a GoToWebinar connection terminates, the GoToWebinar client closes. You loose everything in the Q&A log. You need to hope someone else saved the Q&A log so you can see the public questions, but the private comments you made are gone.
It is impossible to install the Windows client when you are behind a McAfee Web Gateway that filters downloads and HTTPS traffic. After trying for about 15 minutes, we gave up and reverted back to a Mac over another connection. It meant we could not use the conference room and had to cram many people behind a small MacBook screen.
The Mac OS X client does not allow you to resise the Q&A log, so even on a 4k display, you can see like 10 lines of Q&A.
When there are many attendees, the refresh rate slows down from sub second to once per 5-10 seconds, this is really bad when watching demos of software: a big aim of webinars.
When terminating, the only thing GoToWebinar allows you to do is give feed back (too bad they don't allow for detailed feed back). So I gave it 0 out of 5 stars. –jeroen PS: I could save the below Q&A logs. If you have other logs, please let me know so I can publish them. I'm especially interested in Have You Embraced Your Inner Software Plumber Yet? by David Schwartz – The Tool Wiz These are the CodeRage 9 – Object Pascal Sessions I could save the Q&A log of:
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications Boian Mitov.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal – Ray Konopka.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Android Push Notifications – Jeff Lefebvre.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Understanding Distributed Version Control – Robert Love.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Bluetooth Classic and LE Programming with VCL and FMX – Diego Navarro.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: InterBase Keynote – Stephen Ball.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: Working with PDF and Office Documents using VCL and FireMonkey – Girish Patil.
CodeRage 9 Q&A: NestedDataSets in ClientDataSets – Cary Jensen.
CodeRage 9 Q&A log: ClientDataSets and FDMemTables Compared – Cary Jensen.

This is because it strips line breaks in the html:

Last week, I viewed to webinars. A smaller one <a href="http://go.forgerock.com/Automating-the-ForgeRock-Platform-Installation_Web-Registration.html">Geek Fest – Automating the ForgeRock Platform Installation</a> about <a href="http://www.ansible.com/home" target="_blank">Ansible</a> installation of Unix machines, and the first 70% of the last day of<a href="http://www.embarcadero.com/de/coderage">CodeRage 9 | Free Development Event</a> by <a href="http://embarcadero.com" target="_blank">Embarcadero</a>. Both had a bad experience because of GoToWebinar has a really bad user experience.
<ol>
<li> When a GoToWebinar connection terminates, the GoToWebinar client closes. You loose everything in the Q&amp;A log. You need to hope someone else saved the Q&amp;A log so you can see the public questions, but the private comments you made are gone.</li>
<li>It is impossible to install the Windows client when you are behind a <a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/web-gateway.aspx" target="_blank">McAfee Web Gateway</a> that filters downloads and HTTPS traffic. After trying for about 15 minutes, we gave up and reverted back to a Mac over another connection. It meant we could not use the conference room and had to cram many people behind a small MacBook screen.</li>
<li>The Mac OS X client does not allow you to resise the Q&amp;A log, so even on a 4k display, you can see like 10 lines of Q&amp;A.</li>
<li>When there are many attendees, <a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-understanding-distributed-version-control-robert-love/" target="_blank">the refresh rate slows down from sub second to once per 5-10 seconds</a>, this is really bad when watching demos of software: a big aim of webinars.</li>
</ol>
When terminating, the only thing GoToWebinar allows you to do is give feed back (too bad they don't allow for detailed feed back). So I gave it 0 out of 5 stars. –jeroen PS: I could save the below Q&amp;A logs. If you have other logs, please let me know so I can publish them. I'm especially interested in <a href="https://plus.google.com/102570002721714768273/posts/LWVojYvsUiT" target="_blank">Have You Embraced Your Inner Software Plumber Yet</a>? by David Schwartz – The Tool Wiz These are the  <a href="http://www.embarcadero.com/de/coderage/coderage-9-op-sessions">CodeRage 9 – Object Pascal Sessions</a> I could save the Q&amp;A log of:
<ul>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-creating-beautiful-animations-in-your-desktop-and-mobile-applications-boian-mitov/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Creating Beautiful Animations in your Desktop and Mobile Applications Boian Mitov</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-advanced-rtti-in-object-pascal-ray-konopka/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Advanced RTTI in Object Pascal – Ray Konopka</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-android-push-notifications-jeff-lefebvre/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Android Push Notifications – Jeff Lefebvre</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-understanding-distributed-version-control-robert-love/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Understanding Distributed Version Control – Robert Love</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-bluetooth-classic-and-le-programming-with-vcl-and-fmx-diego-navarro/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Bluetooth Classic and LE Programming with VCL and FMX – Diego Navarro</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-interbase-keynote-stephen-ball/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: InterBase Keynote – Stephen Ball</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-working-with-pdf-and-office-documents-using-vcl-and-firemonkey-girish-patil/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: Working with PDF and Office Documents using VCL and FireMonkey – Girish Patil</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-nesteddatasets-in-clientdatasets-cary-jensen/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A: NestedDataSets in ClientDataSets – Cary Jensen</a>.</li>
<li><a href="https://wiert.me/2014/10/30/coderage-9-qa-log-clientdatasets-and-fdmemtables-compared/">CodeRage 9 Q&amp;A log: ClientDataSets and FDMemTables Compared – Cary Jensen</a>.</li>
</ul>

Please please please please WordPress.com: fix this for your customers. They aren’t paying you for nothing.

–jeroen

One Response to “WordPress.com #fail (new editor just as bad as old one): Another example of the editor eating line breaks « WordPress.com Forums”

  1. Rick said

    I haven’t had any problems yet. But I haven’t pushed it.

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