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Le 2010-11-05 16:04, Nino Novak a écrit :
On Friday 05 November 2010 20:27, Marc Paré wrote:

I would not go to Wiki-markup.

Please read Manuals reply.

It's not about supposed potential users but actual contributors. They
predominantly seem to switch off the editor.

So the editor should be disabled until a fixed version is

EOD for me

Thanks Nino. Don't take the rest of the following as an angry retort but more of a discussion more on the philosophy behind what I consider the use of WYSIWYG editors.

I don't have a problem with turning off the editor if it is not working. But would like to have the option of using it if this is possible at all ... pretty please. BTW, I am probably the one who turned the editor on in Manuel stats. LOL

Also BTW, thanks for Manuel for all of his hard work. It is appreciated.

I do all of my contributions with WYSIWYG editors wherever I participate. I find that I can format more efficiently and have more time and leave the formatting coding up to the editor. This is not to say that I could not do it or stop contributing to the project, but it would certainly slow down the process.

I find it a little strange that we are debating about the virtues of using WYSIWYG editors while at the same time advocating a suite built on the principles of WYSIWYG. How ironic, when you think that the majority of people would definitely use the LibO suite and not return to the CP/M days of coding all aspects of formatting to write an article .. Wordstar these days would clearly not sell.

If we are looking to increasing the amount of membership participation on the project, then, presumably they are here because they believe in the LibO suite and would like to contribute. By providing these new members a means by which to participate that includes subscribing to a text editor that requires an output better suited to a WYSIWYG editor is self-defeating.

Having more members participate will make for a better and more popular vibrant project.


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