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Dec 21, 2022 7:29 PM
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A long-awaited feature is finally available on Desktop!

Today, we have added a BBCode Editor to forum and private message text boxes, along with a number of new BBCode tags, including:
  • [font=]
  • [img width= height=] sizing options
  • [img alt= title=] description options
  • [justify], [sub] (subscript), [sup] (superscript) formatting
  • [pre] tags to paste pre-formatted text like ascii art
  • [hr] to add horizontal lines
  • [table] tags to create tables
This functionality will be added to profile comments, clubs, and other text boxes soon!

The editor can be a bit finicky when using complex BBcode and switching back and forth between visual editor and code view. We're still trying to stamp out a few weird display bugs. If you want to make a heavily formatted post, you may want to continue working in code view for now. To switch to code view, use the button on the far-right of the bar.

For simple, everyday posts we hope that this will help you write with ease!
Dec 21, 2022 7:35 PM
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I was gonna make a thread on CD talking about this since I saw no posts in relation to this here on the Announcements board lol

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!!!! This makes me (and probably other forum users) so happy, this is seriously so cool thank you guys for adding this!
Dec 21, 2022 7:46 PM
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Looks like one of my suggestions finally come to fruition: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2063256

I wonder how long this has been in the works for?

My current goal is to revamp all the character details for High School DxD and have all the characters included in the DB.
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Dec 21, 2022 7:48 PM
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Finally! Some new users can get a taste of nice bbcode
oh godddd finally some new coding commands as well les gooo
a suggestion is maybe the hr code command can get coloured as well, similar to how u can colour an underline or even a strikethrough, font doesn’t seem to work rn it only has one font assigned i assume?
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Dec 21, 2022 7:51 PM
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Woah Nice

Dec 21, 2022 7:59 PM
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Can we be allowed to set if our default will be the new view or the source view? or at least have it remember our last selected option

Will there be a way to edit links in the new editor? or must it only be with source view?

For the colors, can't it be the selector that allows for more variety? 
(the one that's like a bar and such, tho I know it's better to have basic colors for those that aren't as familiar with these)

Will there be finally a fix for how the new post windows size and all the problems still related to that?
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first column
Test
second column
Test

- test
    - test

Test
text

Test sub
Test sup
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Dec 21, 2022 8:15 PM
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THIS FUNCTION WAS REALLY NECCESARY, THANK YOU KINNETA AAA
I'm exhausted about make bbcode manually always 

Suggest: Add emotes exclusives from MAL, reacting to  posts would be funny with this ; )

Dec 21, 2022 8:43 PM
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Ngl have had this feature for ages through a userscript.

Its nice that it's officially a feature now though.
Dec 21, 2022 8:50 PM
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I don't like this new update.
Can i have things like it were before?????

The View Source is breaking my existing code. I can't update anything without breaking it. The thing is that button repeats code unnecessarily, translates the existing code in another way but NOT the original one. I want to keep my posts looking like they always were but if i update them it won't be possible.

Example:
How it looked before: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1886009&show=150#msg65315390
How it looks now: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1983710&show=150#msg68180187

That's the code i came up with for not having tabs. Also it keeps the list numbers black. Notepad has more functions and freedom than this. If something worked before, keep it working.

It's a shitty tool, don't need it and don't want it.
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Hmm... is it just me or does "Copy & Paste" not work for this new BBCode?

I can't copy or paste anything in the text box...
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Dec 21, 2022 9:57 PM

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Can Someone please tell me why I have spaces between the lines of this post, there is no lines between in the edit and when I backspace and ends up on the same line. So I don't know if there is actually anything I can do about it. 

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2064019#msg68222009
Dec 21, 2022 10:06 PM
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Dec 21, 2022 10:13 PM

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Hibbington said:
Can Someone please tell me why I have spaces between the lines of this post, there is no lines between in the edit and when I backspace and ends up on the same line. So I don't know if there is actually anything I can do about it. 

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2064019#msg68222009

So when you press the center button on the panel it puts a on every single line, which then puts a space between each line. 
I don't if that is an issue, or how its suppose to be, but I surely will not be pressing that button. 
Dec 21, 2022 10:43 PM

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Back in my day sonny, we had to write BBCode by hand. I remember having to spend hours messing with it to post a simple reply. You kids have it easy these days, what with your fancy editors and whatnot. You have it too easy, and one day, once the editor is broken, [bold]you will not know how to even post a simple message.[/bold]

Dec 21, 2022 10:50 PM

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mal act8ng like this is something major when in fact it should have been obligatory and easy to do 10 years ago
Dec 21, 2022 10:54 PM
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Great Update.



It makes life pretty easy not gonna lie




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Dec 21, 2022 10:55 PM

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Great update, should make things much easier 🙏

Dec 21, 2022 11:06 PM
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Still no ability to edit posts in a club I see.  So, the updates we want we don't get, and we only get the superfluous ones

No surprise here
Dec 21, 2022 11:53 PM
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Nice Update.

  1. It's automatically adding numbers too
  2. when enter is pressed. Nice!


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Dec 22, 2022 1:04 AM
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nice update but again with the incomplete feature during release like still waiting for that timer on seasonal page its been 9000 years
Dec 22, 2022 1:05 AM

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Nice feature, although I spotted an issue in design or a bug when you insert spoilers it’s impossible to tell when it begins and ends because it just makes the button appear without hiding the text inside it in the editor nor inserts the brackets. It’s also hard to edit the text of the spoiler button itself without accidentally deleting it. You also can’t distinguish between quote and code blocks when there is no text in them though that’s not too big an issue I assume but we will see if anyone has problem with that I guess. 

EDIT: Also the cursor is currently inside of the quote block when you quote a user. It would be better if it was outside of it. 



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Incredible setback for the AWC at the moment because you launched it in an unfinished state. Our host spent an entire evening trying to fix one post. Our entire coding progress for next year is a mess right now. Hopefully we can launch in the first week of January like this, but at this point I honestly doubt it.


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[b][size=200][font="Times New Roman"]JoJo's Bizarre Adventure[/font][/size][/b]
[i][size=150][font="Lucida Console"]Chainsaw Man[/font][/size][/i]

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Chainsaw Man


[img=400x200 align=right alt="alt" title="mal"]https://cdn.myanimelist.net/img/sp/icon/apple-touch-icon-256.png[/img]

alt

















[justify]
Attack on Titan[sub]Shingeki no Kyojin[/sub]
Land of Lustrous[sup]Houseki no Kuni[/sup]
[pre]
            1. Anime
                                            2. Manga
[/pre]
[/justify]


Attack on TitanShingeki no Kyojin
Land of LustrousHouseki no Kuni
            1. Anime
                                            2. Manga




[table][tr][td][b]10[/b][/td][td][s][size=80]9[/size][/s][/td][/tr]
[tr][td][table][tr][td]8[/td][td]7[/td][/tr][tr][td]6[/td][/tr][/table][/td][td]5[/td][td]4[/td][/tr][/table]








10 9





8 7
6

5 4


Walking the Streets of a Former Hell be like
Dec 22, 2022 2:00 AM

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Will it be available on mobile version too?

Dec 22, 2022 2:11 AM

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Dec 22, 2022 2:26 AM

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Oh my God you added something that is actually useful and was actually requested by users? What happened to you MAL? Don't tell me we are also getting dark mode next year.
Dec 22, 2022 3:25 AM
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Honestly, this could have waited until after Secret Santa presents are sent.

Dec 22, 2022 3:34 AM
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Will be a good update if you can resolve the many problems with quoting and formatting
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2065303&show=50#msg68224962

https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2065303&show=50#msg68226048


And more here I came across initially:


If you copy someone's username from above their profile pic on PC, it turns the @ "you" into this:

@Kineta

Looks different than the usual. 

@Kineta 

I hope that the first one still works to ping someone, looks like it doesn't since the @ hasn't turned into a link. A lot of users copy the username to @ someone and newbies won't figure out that their ping isn't working.



When someone is quoted, please start the new text outside the quote not starting within the quote. Starting outside the quote is the way it used to be, many users are used to that.
 


I think we're gonna get a lot of people replying to a quote within the quote if you don't address this. We saw this before a little and it was really confusing.





Not being able to horizontally stretch out the edit box anymore really sucks but it's not that necessary I guess. It's hard to stretch out it as it is, please make it easily stretchable like before.  




Also please add drag and dropping images like Discord if MAL is going to cache all the pics anyways
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2053315

Example pic:




Shishio-kunDec 22, 2022 10:46 AM
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Finally! This is extremely helpful!
Dec 22, 2022 3:54 AM

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Despite all the efforts been put through, you still haven't added YMP3 BB Code and Schedule/Time-Table BB Code. Especially YMP3 BB Code, which been asked over 10 fucking years, and it's not been implemented yet. Bleh!
Dec 22, 2022 4:13 AM

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thank you so much, very convenient.
Dec 22, 2022 4:45 AM
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Thx for the update, it's very convenient for mainly posts.

But for hard code (like Anime Watching Challenges Club), I'd like to can set the default view on source
Dec 22, 2022 4:53 AM
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Dec 22, 2022 5:35 AM

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Ohh that's pretty nice and useful new feature there~ I'm still adapting to use it instead type the BBcode manually lol.
Dec 22, 2022 5:37 AM

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wow!
This seem pretty useful :D
Dec 22, 2022 5:38 AM

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woah, great

Dec 22, 2022 5:41 AM

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great addition, since the extension is broken for whatever reason
Dec 22, 2022 5:48 AM

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yeah a very convenient update for those who never used bbcode
all of my codes are a mess right now i cant even update anything without breaking everything
and the view source option isnt a good tool its shit

how its supposed to look



and now...








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Dec 22, 2022 5:56 AM
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Damn, didn't think this was ever going to happen lol
Dec 22, 2022 6:15 AM

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Ok so this may be a good thing but right now I'm having a lot of trouble. I made a club just for all of my cards since I'm a card hoarder. I'm having A LOT of trouble with some of my posts that have a ton of coding from my cards. It's not letting me view the source coding because there is so much of it.  No idea how I'm going to fix this.

** Sadly it looks like ALL of the large posts are going to have to be redone from scratch. I clicked the view source button and waited for 15 minutes for it to give me the code and NOTHING. This may make things a lot easier down the road but right now it sux.
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This is a good update. It goes a long way to make the forums feel modern. Now, the preview button has to stop taking you to another page, you should be able to preview on the same page. After that, the forums need a new design which makes it less cluttered (no huge profile pics, huge signatures, useless information such as join date and number of posts, etc.), and that is it!

I know there is a plan to add "reddit-like" nesting to the forums. Don't do that. That is a huge mistake. It will dilute the discussion. Doubly so if "reactions" are added. Then every episode discussion thread will not only be a stupid competition to be the first to post, but also a stupid competition to "get the most likes". Don't make that mistake. The forums already have one level of nesting, it is called the thread, and that suffices.
Dec 22, 2022 6:50 AM

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Shishio-kun said:
Also please add drag and dropping images like Discord if MAL is going to host all the pics anyways
I am pretty sure MAL is not hosting the pics long term, just caching them.

@sukusen @foxxykat1223

You can edit the BBCode directly. Does the exact same code look different now?

4Tad said:
Suggest: Add emotes exclusives from MAL, reacting to  posts would be funny with this ; )
I am against this. That is completely unnecessary. Unicode already has a million emoji and you can embed images. Adding emotes on top of that would just be bloat.

_cjessop19_ said:
Looks like one of my suggestions finally come to fruition: https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=2063256
Given how the suggestions subforum is ignored, I assure you, this update has nothing to do with your suggestion.

Can you show us the BBCode for that post? It is probably just how the new BBCode engine handles line breaks. It may be easy to fix.
Dec 22, 2022 6:52 AM
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The new editor is neat, but it's literally changing my code whenever I try to edit it, which changes how it looks.

For example, here is a bit of code I sometimes use to make nested lists:
[list=1][*]ITEM 1[list][*]item A[*]item B[/list][*]ITEM 2[list][*]item C[*]item D[*]item E[/list][/list]

The code itself looks cramped, but the result looks nice:
  1. ITEM 1
    • item A
    • item B
  2. ITEM 2
    • item C
    • item D
    • item E
There is no unnecessary extra spacing; everything is even. I don't mind keeping up with cramped code if the output is neat and tidy.

However, after this update, when I try to go and edit that same code, the source editor automatically changes it to this:
[list=1]
[*]ITEM 1
[list]
[*]item A
[*]item B
[/list]

[*]ITEM 2
[list]
[*]item C
[*]item D
[*]item E
[/list]

[/list]

...which would be fine, except this completely changes what the list looks like:

  1. ITEM 1

    • item A
    • item B


  2. ITEM 2

    • item C
    • item D
    • item E



Bloated and ugly. Is there no way to have the editor keep the code exactly as it's entered? Why does it change to something literally different than what was entered? Please please please give us some sort of option to keep the code exactly as we enter it, instead of automatically changing it to something unwanted and ugly.

EDIT: New problem - any size tags I use over 200 are automatically shrunk to size=200 when I go to edit the post.

EDIT 2: Another new problem, again involving list tags:
[list][color=#33CCCC]Here's the first line.[/color]
[color=#7F7FCC]Here's the second line. See how I'm not using list bullet tags? The old editor had no problem with this.[/color]
[color=#CC33CC]And here's the third line. Still not using bullets.[/color]
[*][color=#CC7F7F]Here's the fourth line, but this one has a bullet tag.[/color]
[color=#CCCC33]And here's the fifth line, but with no bullet tag again.[/color][/list]

The result:
    Here's the first line.
    Here's the second line. See how I'm not using list bullet tags? The old editor had no problem with this.
    And here's the third line. Still not using bullets.
  • Here's the fourth line, but this one has a bullet tag.
    And here's the fifth line, but with no bullet tag again.
No problems. The list is fluid and perfectly organized.

Now if I try to edit that same code, here's what the editor thinks I want:
[list]
Here's the first line.Here's the second line. See how I'm not using list bullet tags? The old editor had no problem with this.And here's the third line. Still not using bullets.[*][color=#CC7F7F]Here's the fourth line, but this one has a bullet tag.[/color]
[color=#CCCC33]And here's the fifth line, but with no bullet tag again.[/color]
[/list]

Which gives us... this:

    Here's the first line.Here's the second line. See how I'm not using list bullet tags? The old editor had no problem with this.And here's the third line. Still not using bullets.
  • Here's the fourth line, but this one has a bullet tag.
    And here's the fifth line, but with no bullet tag again.


What is this even
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What I'm trying to do is get the source code from this post but it's such a large post that it refuses to show me the code. I have a lot of larger posts that I can't get the source code from.
Dec 22, 2022 7:14 AM
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Abajur said:
Shishio-kun said:
Also please add drag and dropping images like Discord if MAL is going to host all the pics anyways
I am pretty sure MAL is not hosting the pics long term, just caching them.

Yes I meant caching (MAL is not a third-party host like Imgur in case anyone is wondering)
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foxxykat1223 said:
What I'm trying to do is get the source code from this post but it's such a large post that it refuses to show me the code. I have a lot of larger posts that I can't get the source code from.
Interesting, I just created a huge post and successfully edited it using BBCode directly. I am not sure what is happening in that post specifically. If you send me the BBCode for the post, I can try to help you (post it on profile comments, I don't think here is the place for sharing that).

Shishio-kun said:
Yes I meant caching. MAL is not a third-party host like Imgur
Now that I think about it, MAL has always hosted club images long term. But those are relatively few images compared to everything that gets posts.
Dec 22, 2022 7:28 AM

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Nice. Finally! But it is kinda annoying when you just want to quote a single sentence. It's now way harder to isolate bits of text from a long conversation. Also once the text formatting is enabled: bold/italics, I can't seem to turn it off again.
Dec 22, 2022 7:29 AM

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not sure if it is relevant to this update or not, but finding it difficult to quote people now lol

for example if i quoted shishio-kun in this post and submitted, then wanted to quick edit and quote foxxykats post and add it into my edit, things turn into a trainwreck now idk 

also quotes are literally disappearing in my reply box. wtf is going on haha 
the official MAL hall of fame/cursed comments is now open for business - you are welcome to PM me any potential quotes to include
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@Abajur said:
foxxykat1223 said:
What I'm trying to do is get the source code from this post but it's such a large post that it refuses to show me the code. I have a lot of larger posts that I can't get the source code from.
Interesting, I just created a huge post and successfully edited it using BBCode directly. I am not sure what is happening in that post specifically. If you send me the BBCode for the post, I can try to help you (post it on profile comments, I don't think here is the place for sharing that).
It's any large post that I have. I'm trying to get the source code so that I can move it to a different post and break it up some. I can't send the BBCode because it won't give it to me. That's the whole entire problem.

** Basically ALL of my clubs are now broken. Every single post in every single club is now broken. All of my posts in all of my clubs have many cards which means I cant get the source code because the post is too large. I tried adding in a new card the old way and the new way but it doesn't post. So basically collecting cards now is pointless. Yea I REALLY hate this update.
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when quoting users the focus or cursor should be outside the quote so please fix this asap
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