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The users on my website are prey novice when it comes to using a CMS like ocProtal so I spend a lot of time working to keep it as simple as possible. Recently I've had been testing the messaging system and I've found something that can throw them off.

When you send a message the text editor is clear and pretty identifiable as the place where you write your message but when users go to reply they see this:



I know what it is and I know what it does but to my average user this can be confusing. Is there anyway to hide this code or maybe even remove it? It'd be cool to hide it so that in the pt_notifications you would still see the boxes surrounding each message but, alas, this is another part of ocProtal that I'm completely lost on where to start. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Mike
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Hi,

(Just to be clear to anyone else reading, this isn't the 'messaging system' (we use that term specifically for something else, staff messaging).)

Yeah, I hate it frankly. We're currently in the process of overhauling WYSIWYG:
0001735: Better Comcode WYSIWYG editing - ocPortal feature tracker

Possibly someone can say how you can hack around to simplify the default reply code, but there's no official response at the moment.


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OK, thanks Chris. I appreciate your help and sorry for any confusion.

- Mike (LocalMC)
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Not a problem at all, just making sure people reading over old topics don't get their terminology mixed up :). Very easily done.


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