I hate to say it, but you’ve managed to complicate a very simple thing and turn what used to be quite straightforward into a chore. Ugh.
The posting form should have all the options exposed, so I can immediately see what all I can do, without additional clicks and swipes, etc.
Why hide everything behind drop-downs? Seriously. Why? It might make the form look more compact, but the form isn’t here for you. It’s here for us.
I need to see what my options are, without messing around with menus.
Also, having the posting area inside a frame/iframe may be “uncool” by millennial standards, but practically, it works. Better than what you recently implemented.
By getting rid of the scrolling post area, you’ve made it effectively impossible to add tags as they come to mind. Once upon a time, the right column stayed still, while the post area scrolled. And when I thought of a tag, I could add it, without losing my place.
Now I constantly lose my place when I go to add a tag while posting, and in the process I also lose my train of thought.
On top of that, your additional UI overhead is slowing down the display of everything, which is not improving matters at all. It might be helping your back-end and offload some of the page display from the servers to the client, but geez — do I really have to wait 45 seconds to actually see what I’ve been typing?! Seems unfair.
This is “UI enhancement” because someone on your team apparently figured out how to leverage additional JQuery functionality (woo hoo!) or some-such and wanted to show off their chops.
This is not serving all the users’ needs. Well, not mine, anyway.
It’s really awful. How things worked for the last 1,859 posts was actually just fine.
Bring back the frame for posting. Let us expand its size if need be (the way it used to be), or let it just scroll fer heavensake. Leave the right column just where it is, and don’t make it disappear from view as I’m continuing to type. And enough with the “enhanced” posting form. I never want to see that piece of pseudo-UX shite again in all my life.
God knows, I love you… but this is testing my patience.
Thanks for your consideration.