Known Board Issues/Past Decisions

Known Board Issues

Though we strive to have a perfect forum board, some things are a give and take. As we didnt write the code for the forum, there is not 100% control of the forum software as we wish we would have. The following are issues with the forums software that might arise on normal day to day use
  • Pasting code adds html tags. Such as copying from PyCharm IDE to here in WYSIWYG editor mode will retain text formatting.
  • If you have an empty list [] and preview the post, the editor will remove the empty list. This is an editor issue that we cannot control. You can bypass this issue by either not previewing the code, or by adding space(s) in between the two tags
  • empty, single, or double quotes escapes codebox's syntax highlighter such as if s[0] == "'" and s[-1] == "'": will mess up the syntax highlighter.
  • Some people's OS/browser doesnt allow the the use of fast quote ("Quote highlighted text" button). This is another issue with the editor.
  • The default editor is in source mode. If you toggle to WYSIWYG mode while code has been pasted in beforehand, then it will remove the indentation of the code. If you want WYSWYG mode, toggle to that before posting code.
The reason we put up with such editor issues is we chose the lesser of two evils as the other editor removed indentation all the time which is vital to python.

Past Decisions

We tend to use the democratic approach and vote on most everything. If there is a feature that you find is missing in our forums check here to make sure we did not opt it out before suggesting to add it.

Things the majority have decided against
  • The use [SOLVED] tags. We dont want to take the responsibility to organize it. Most threads on our forum do get an answer.
  • A separate forum for challenges or project euler. There is not enough activity for the need to have its own forum. This is a list of challenges. Please feel free to reply to this thread for any new ideas and they will be added.
  • Default code boxes. We now use python syntax highlighted codebox. And that is the main code box to use.
  • support plugin to allow best answer, etc.
  • profanity filters
  • security questions pertaining to python and its history
  • drag and drop attachment uploads (due to the way that plugin hosted the images off-site)
  • thread lock after X amount of days.
  • link restrictions based on post count have now been removed
  • community editing
  • Migrating to a different forum engine for
For more information regarding the history of changes on the board, see the board forum.