Legacy editor... yeah or nay?

Greg S. -

We are considering reverting back to our legacy editor (if you are not familiar with legacy, that is OK - just see if you like the new WYSIWYG editor) and how it works for you. A few changes:

1. You can add images into the description by using the 'picture' icon in the editors toolbar

2. The new editor is a bit simpler than our old one, but it is fast and works. 

 

let us know thoughts, issues, etc. - we will be monitoring this closely and can revert back for any problems

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    iheartdangervintage

    I really like that is spell checks in line - that was my most hated feature of the other listed.

    I don't like that I can't seem to see my html code - where did the source button go? I use html in the description box to make picture links to do things like - watch items, view my store, and add as a favorite seller. It is important to me to be able to easily use html in this area

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    highpoint55

    Ok, I have trouble using this new editor when using IE Explorer. I had to switch to Google Chrome to do what I need and it takes some learning. I switch to SOURCE to insert pictures stored on Inkfrog. Source does not work when using IE Explorer. You can't switch back to the editor, it doesn't work. I tried two different computers, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Source seems to work with Chrome.

    Also, in IE, when sorting the photos in IMAGES folder from descending to ascending, the photos are out of order. Photo 1, then maybe photo 3, and so forth. It would take a lot of time to fix if the order is significant. 

    I wonder if other features will work now, like copy/paste from browser to browser. That hasn't worked for me for quite some time.

     

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    paisleycophoto

    I don't like changes. The text in my profile is not centered anymore. I have been editing my listings one at a time due to the breakage of my old template and the raise in lettermail costs from Canada Post. Now I wonder if my text is going to be all over the place. I just want to be able to stop editing. If the changes are good then I suppose I will be happy but I'm tired of editing and learning new formats.

    My pictures were out of order prior to this but a few days ago the ascending, descending buttons started to work for me so I didn't have to reorder my pics every listing. I hope it stays this way. 

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    Greg S.

    What version of IE are you guys using for source view that does not work?

     

    @ iheartdangervintage - here is the source view.. see pic sourcebutton.png

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    iheartdangervintage

    Thanks Greg, I have that but didn't realize - I don't speak computer so without the word source I was lost

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    wintergirl47

    Be still my heart. At first blush, it is a BIG YAY!!!!!!  You can now copy and paste without the dumb window that used to pop up. I hated having to use that window and never being able to swipe copy anything from the 'new' editor. PLEASE keep this one. Of course, I haven't really used it yet, but those are my initial comments. SO GLAD TO SEE IT BACK!!  People who aren't used to it, it is MUCH more user friendly than the 'new' one. Just give it a bit of a try.

    (cartwheels, here...)

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    Ladybug

    I found the 'Source' which gave me my html, but when I tried to switch BACK I got no template and just the word FALSE

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    blbusa

    hello,

    i switched to the new inkfrog version awhile back and absolutely loved it!

    I do use Google Chrome . . .i see here that the source button doesnt say source anymore but it was convenient . .

    also there is no large ADD PHOTO TO DESCRIPTION button along the top anymore which was very convenient and tried using the little "Add inkfrog photo" and it gets me to my images and when choose one it is not added at all. It does let me change the gallery photo though.

    also there is a flashing curser at the top of my template 

    also i can not highlight a photo in order to delete it but am not able to add new photo anyway.

    Please can you tell me how to get back the version i used SUnday!!! I hope that is not being changed!

    Thank you,

    Lynn

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    what2wear

    Since I have copy protect script in my description field to prevent text and photo theft. I cannot edit ANY of my own listings now. Or ANYTHING in my Listing library or Profiles. This does present a very large problem, since I have no intention of re-inventing the wheel. Oddly enough I can revise just fine directly on Ebay! We went through this before and you somehow fixed it, now its back.  Kindly fix again, quickly please? I can't list anything. Suggesting again that I remove the copy protect script is not an option. I have had my photos and text stolen way too many times on Ebay.  Please, please help?

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    what2wear

    One of my listings looks fine when in the listing. Yet in preview and LIVE on Ebay a letter that should be in Caps is in lower case. It looks pretty foolish and now I will go revise it on ebay since I can't in the service I pay.

     

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    Greg S.

    @**blbusa - **makre sure you have your cursor inside the description box where you want the image to go before you click on the 'add images to description' option.  You need to have your cursor placed before that will work.

    @what2wear411 - do you mean that javascript code is getting removed?  Also, can you leave your listing that is supposed to be in all caps so I can take a look? That should not be changed in inkFrog. I need an item number and the line in which this happens.   Also note, there is really no way anymore to keep your images 'safe' -- since eBay has their own image hosting, people can grab those at will.

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    what2wear

    1st shot is what it looks like inside the listing.  2nd the way it appears LIVE since last night on Ebay. How does one fix something one cannot see when working on it?

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    what2wear

    no Greg, they can't. Sure there is a work around for right click protect. However, it prevents most. Those that are too lazy to write their own text or take their own pics, are also not the type to know the work around?

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    what2wear

    sorry, Ebay item 281310383271

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    what2wear

    the html code is preventing ME from revising in infrog, but does not prevent my ability to revise it on Ebay. We had this exact problem before when I first started using the NEW lister. I stayed in Legacy forever for this reason. You changed changed something in the new and I had been using it.

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    Greg S.

    @what2wear - what is the Herme's supposed to look like? capital or not?  I checked that listing and they are both showing lowercase for me - (in eBay and in the listing) - is this correct?

    regarding html code 'preventing' you from revising. What do you mean by that? Do you mean because it's removing the javascript code for stealing your images? Do you see your images in the eBay title bar at the top, these can be downloaded by anyone without being stopped.

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    queenrob

    UGH!!!!!! Really???? How do I get the 16 font size please? Thank you

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    Greg S.

    @queenrob - did you try it? One of those will be pretty close to 16 - this is an old editor that uses <font size= tags instead of css tags like "font-size: 16px" - so a font of 4 is probably around 16px

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    what2wear

    Am I supposed to be replying to you HERE or in my emails?????

    No they aren't. Did you look at the printscreens I attached?

    It is supposed to be HERMÈS instead it reads HERMès

    I cannot touch my text in my listing on inkfrog. the code is there and its preventing ME from revising my listing.

    as for the photos, yes i just tried. and yes they can steal those. However, they cannot steal my text or the photos below. 

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    Ted Capell

    Yes yes yes Thanks. This will save me several steps. 

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    njbstuff

    The Legacy IF had a Quantity Filter that I found very helpful.

    I can not find that feature on for the inventory on the New Inkfrog.

    Hope it can be incorporated in the new IF or if that feature is there can you direct me to it.

    Thanks, Neil

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    what2wear

    Greg: What browser are you using?

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    queenrob

    Thank you Greg. I will try a listing and get back to you. I really understand you are trying to please everyone. However, I'm not pleased that those of use that have been using the new one all along are now having to learn a new process.

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    Greg S.

    @ njbstuff - what feature exactly are you referring to? Can you send a screenshot or something?

    @what2wear - investigating your item

    @queenrob - this is a fairly small update which hopefully you will come to like

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    what2wear

    I just got error messaged out of the help forum?????????? seriously?

    greg, you force the NEW INKFROG down everyone's throats, then decide to change it and go back to the old????

    i realize you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

    but i cannot even WORK now. would you please put my account back to where it was ????

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    Cheryl Trenker Clements

    I know I'm probably looking right at it, but where is the spell checker?

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    what2wear

    Sorry, me again. There is also a typo in the listing. Its $795 item. It's been this way for over 24 hours, I'd really like to fix it. Have you viewed it, can I please revise it on Ebay?

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    bandfjewelry

    I like it!!

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    Greg S.

    @what2wear411 - I see your issue - hold tight

    @Cheryl - the spell checker works as you type :).. if your word is underlined, right click and it will give you options

    @bandfjewelry - thanks!

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    Cheryl Trenker Clements

    Greg...not sure it's working for me.  I tried typing in a couple of mis-spelled words and it did nothing for me.   It should catch them as I type, right?  

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