You Can Set Your Watch To It

Webcomic Storyline: 

Old Skool Webcomic, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

HAIKU: A new coat of paint / though some may wonder why, since / it's the same color

A: Madness. Madness I tell you!

B: What? What are you talking about?

A: Just take a look around. Everything's... different. New. Vaguely shiny.

B: I don't know why you're so surprised. He's been talking about doing this for months.

A: Sure, talking, but I didn't think he'd actually do it. I thought it was like when he talks about writing a new script for PCtown.

B: ... he did that too.

A: Is there NOTHING reliable in this world?

B: Still no Kernel Panic.


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Did I really just read that???

You wrote a PCTown script?????

Congrats on an apparently successful upgrade! I refuse to call it a beta since I'm already beta-testing something else right now.

One thing I just noticed: after you hit "Preview" when submitting a comment, didn't it formerly ask us to "Preview" again if we edited the comment before finally saving it? Or am I confusing your workflow with LWN?

You really read it.

I have the script but I still need to draw everything.

I think you're confusing my workflow with another sites. You've only ever had to preview once before you can post.

Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

I think the question was "CAN we preview again if we want to?"

At least, that's the way I understood him. And since I have a fuzzy recollection of how it works here, I am testing it with the present reply...

Well, after hitting "Preview" (my only choice when first entering this), I do get the two buttons that I THOUGHT I was going to get: "Save" and "Preview". Looks to me like this feature hasn't changed, not recently anyway...

(Now adding this and selecting "Save" without previewing my changed post...)

The Cartoonist had it right...

I know at e.g., the only thing you can do with the edit box contents is preview them again; only the currently-previewed text can actually be posted. So I was conflating the two workflows.

I see...

Actually, forcing a new preview whenever the post is modified seems prudent, and would be my choice if I had any say in this matter (e.g. if I had my own site... ;-).

Thus, forced or not forced by the workflow, I personally make it a habit to always re-preview when I change something (except in the previous test post) , being wary of my own tendency to produce typos, fumbles, etc...