HTML buttons on Edit Profile Page? October 26, 2012 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Small feature request: Can we have B, I and Link buttons in the Personal Info portion of the Edit Profile Page? It would make it slightly easier to edit that section.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 9:26 AM (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

My initial reaction is that I'm not sure people adding HTML to comments at the editing stage is all that consistent with the expectation that edits be kept to minimal typo fixes and such. I'm wondering what the use cases are for this, basically, that don't amount to "it'd make it less of a pain to add another thought/link to the comment I already posted".
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:33 AM on October 26, 2012


Oh, yes please! I, too, would like this pony.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:33 AM on October 26, 2012


cortex, you have misread the question.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:33 AM on October 26, 2012


Brandon doesn't want to fancy up his comments, he wants to edit his totally always editable profile page more efficiently.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:34 AM on October 26, 2012


I have completely misread the question. Ha. Sorry!

Yeah, we could probably add those to the Edit Profile page.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:36 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just wish y'all would bring back personalized profile pages, like Gator's and ThePinkSuperhero's. How many are left, anyway?
posted by zarq at 9:42 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would like a GeoCities template for my profile page please.
posted by arcticseal at 9:43 AM on October 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


MySpace Style, yo.
posted by m@f at 9:46 AM on October 26, 2012


While we're on this subject, unicode on profile pages would be nice too.
posted by nangar at 10:12 AM on October 26, 2012


NANGAR WE CANNOT ADD UNICORNS TO THE EDIT COMMENT FEATURE WHY ARE YOU EVEN ASKING THAT
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:14 AM on October 26, 2012 [19 favorites]


what about pixies?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:17 AM on October 26, 2012


If your comments don't have pixels, how are you reading them? Now I'm confused.
posted by Lexica at 10:19 AM on October 26, 2012


They're developed in a dark room.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:22 AM on October 26, 2012


Aww, I was having fun editing it old school style. My profile is like one big wandering subject fpp. Every time I went to add parts, I'd highlight a word and remember, nope, gotta hand code it. I vote for leaving it the way it is, just so we can say we walked uphill in the freezing code, both ways.
posted by cashman at 10:23 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


cortex: "NANGAR WE CANNOT ADD UNICORNS TO THE EDIT COMMENT FEATURE WHY ARE YOU EVEN ASKING THAT"

Because.... unicorns.
posted by zarq at 10:26 AM on October 26, 2012


Aww, I wasn't asking for unicorns. All I wanted is a little support for cuneiform.
posted by nangar at 10:42 AM on October 26, 2012


Sure, got that added. (The HTML buttons, not the unicorns.)
posted by pb (staff) at 10:52 AM on October 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Cool, thanks y'all!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:56 AM on October 26, 2012


YES! As someone who has a shit ton of links in my profile who will continue to add more THANK YOU! This makes everything so much easier.
posted by Blasdelb at 11:08 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just added Unicode support too. Please use your new profile powers for good.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:14 AM on October 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm pretending this is today's only MeTa.
posted by batmonkey at 11:16 AM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Because.... unicorns.

Man, it was funny to keep this going in the background while reading today's other meta, though.
posted by jhc at 11:20 AM on October 26, 2012 [1 favorite]



posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 11:21 AM on October 26, 2012 [10 favorites]


Sweet! Thanks pb.
posted by SpacemanStix at 11:52 AM on October 26, 2012


This isn't exactly a unicode pony request, but I can't seem to get the character & #1F40E; to show up properly.

When I do, I could use a combining diacritical mark to make it into a unicorn, right?
posted by ambrosen at 12:22 PM on October 26, 2012




With that bolded and with whichever typeface I'm using to display this page, that totally looks like a joyful little hairy monster.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:24 PM on October 26, 2012


Unicode hex and decimal entities are filtered out, but you can just use the character itself.

Horse: 🐎
Horse + combining accent grave: 🐎̀
Hmm. How about space + combining zigzag above + Horse: ͛🐎
Almost.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:02 PM on October 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


All hail lightning horse, may he use his electro-equine powers for the greater good!
posted by nfg at 8:19 AM on October 27, 2012


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