FanPost

(re)introducing the FanPost editor

When I first introduced the features of the new platform that y'all call AN 3.0 around here, I only briefly mentioned the new editor we created for authoring and publishing FanPosts. We didn't really give y'all many details on how the new editor was different from the old one or any tips on how the new options we gave you worked exactly. Still many of y'all jumped right into authoring FanPosts with these new tools quickly prompting questions, bug reports and a bit of frustration. Some of you figured it out and helped everyone else out. We were listening to all that feedback and also attempting to provide answers in the comment threads. Over the past week we've been working on two things:

  1. Writing a quick guide that we could build into the FanPost composing screen and also a longer screen shot illustrated FanPost help guide that explains everything in more detail.
  2. Fixing a few bugs, adding some helpful labels, upgrading our WYSIWYG software and generally tuning the FanPost editor a bit based on what we heard from y'all.

Just like before when I brought y'all changes to the comment system, asked for feedback and y'all responded in the accompanying open thread - I come to the AN community once again seeking the same help. 

First, read the FanPost help guide we've assembled. We tried to explain everything you'd need to know to write, style, tag and publish a great FanPost. If something isn't clear or we didn't answer a question you have, post a comment here and let us know.

Also, check out the new quick help guide - you'll find it on the 'New FanPost' screen by clicking the '?' icon on the top right or the 'Editor Help' link just below the text area. Are we missing anything in there? Is there something we should add? Don't be shy - post a comment to tell us what we can do to improve it.

And most importantly, after you've read the new help guide, try out the FanPost editor again or maybe for the first time. How do you like it? What can we add, remove, change? We're looking for detailed feedback, just like the kind y'all have been giving us for the last few weeks.

Thanks! We really appreciate the help.

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