People struggle with discobot link step since copy/paste improvements to composer

(Tobias Eigen) #1

So… I had a look in discobot’s messages for the first time in a little while, and am seeing that people are getting stuck on the first step. Here’s a typical example of what I am seeing alot of.

I think the issue is with the “To copy a link, tap and hold on mobile, or right click your mouse:” instruction. If I right click with the mouse to copy the text, and then paste it in my reply, it will include the bullet point. But then discobot complains.

(Christoph) #2

I seem to remember that this was reported before and was supposed to be fixed. Let’s see if I can find it…

Here it is:

Maybe you didn’t get that update because you edited your copy?

(Jeff Atwood) #3

They’re supposed to right click on the link itself. It does not say to select text anywhere in those instructions.

I dunno, teaching basic computer skills is outside the scope of Discourse…

(Tobias Eigen) #4

I’m with you on the limits of discourse - but am still glad of the link @tophee provides above, which is to a post you wrote that fixes this particular problem. :rocket: