Thread overview
How to use this forum ?
May 20
welkam
May 20
matheus
May 20
Dukc
May 20
Hi all,
I have some questions about this forum.
1. How to edit a post ?
2. How to edit a reply ?
3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.
4. How to add an image in posts & replies.
5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?
May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some questions about this forum.
> 1. How to edit a post ?
> 2. How to edit a reply ?
> 3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.
> 4. How to add an image in posts & replies.
> 5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?

This is not a forum but a frontend to a mailing list. Since you cant edit sent emails you cant do 1, 2 and 5. if you want to add code then post it in a message if its short. If not try using github gist.
May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some questions about this forum.
> 1. How to edit a post ?
> 2. How to edit a reply ?
> 3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.
> 4. How to add an image in posts & replies.
> 5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?

In few words: This Forum is an interface for mailing lists, you can't do most of these things, I mean not as easy like you do in most Forums (With database to edit content).

Personally I prefer this way, because I really hate when people edit their posts, even for good reasons.

Matheus.
May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 21:06:35 UTC, welkam wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have some questions about this forum.
>> 1. How to edit a post ?
>> 2. How to edit a reply ?
>> 3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.
>> 4. How to add an image in posts & replies.
>> 5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?
>
> This is not a forum but a frontend to a mailing list. Since you cant edit sent emails you cant do 1, 2 and 5. if you want to add code then post it in a message if its short. If not try using github gist.

Thanks again. But what about the images ?
May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some questions about this forum.
> 1. How to edit a post ?
> 2. How to edit a reply ?

You can't. If you need to make a correction, the best you can do is to make a follow-up post.

> 3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.

Copy & paste it.

> 4. How to add an image in posts & replies.

You can't embed images directly. I'd recommend uploading your image to a hosting site like imgur and pasting the link into your post.

> 5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?

No.

If you're wondering why these limitations exist, it's because this forum is actually a web interface for the D mailing lists [1]. You can't edit email after it's been sent, so you can't edit your posts here either.

[1] https://forum.dlang.org/help#about
May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have some questions about this forum.
> 1. How to edit a post ?
No can do :(. Well, moderators can delete posts so you could try to ask them nicely in some cases but the primary way tends to be the same as with email: send a correction message.

And if I recall correctly, this forum is based on some email system, so even if a moderator deletes something, it'll probably only be hidden from those that talk via forum.dlang.org - not from those that use their email.

> 2. How to edit a reply ?
Same as above.

> 3. How to add some code(mostly D code) in posts & replies.
Matter of taste. I personally tend to do it like this:

```
void main()
{   import std.stdio;
    writeln("hello world!");
}
```

Another good way is to use https://run.dlang.io/ and export your code as gist from there.

> 4. How to add an image in posts & replies.
Add it somewhere else and post a link to it.

> 5. Is there a feature to mark my post as "[SOLVED]" ?
Alas, no.

May 20
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 21:06:35 UTC, welkam wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 This is not a forum but a frontend to a mailing list.

Both the forums and the mailing lists are interfaces to newsgroups at news.digitalmars.com.
May 21
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 21:15:25 UTC, Dukc wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
>> [...]
> No can do :(. Well, moderators can delete posts so you could try to ask them nicely in some cases but the primary way tends to be the same as with email: send a correction message.
>
> [...]

Thanks. I got it.
May 21
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 21:13:25 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 20:49:52 UTC, Vinod K Chandran wrote:
>> [...]
>
> You can't. If you need to make a correction, the best you can do is to make a follow-up post.
>
>> [...]
>
> Copy & paste it.
>
>> [...]
>
> You can't embed images directly. I'd recommend uploading your image to a hosting site like imgur and pasting the link into your post.
>
>> [...]
>
> No.
>
> If you're wondering why these limitations exist, it's because this forum is actually a web interface for the D mailing lists [1]. You can't edit email after it's been sent, so you can't edit your posts here either.
>
> [1] https://forum.dlang.org/help#about

Thanks, I got the point.