This seems to be a problem with this site-under the topic on the latest post page it says" buds are brown" yet that does not appear on the opening message
One for the tecchy guys methinks
Hello sotongeoff. This is probably because the "buds are brown" text was input into the 'Description' field of the new thread, and not the main editing box.
Reply to John Reynolds: if you did type any further text into your message, that didn't appear, do please let me know, and I can help you repost, if necessary.
Sorry Daniel to return on this -why doesn't the description field bit appear on the page?-would that be possible?
Hello sotongeoff. Do you mean within the actual post itself? The description is intended an optional extra to allow posters to provide a brief summary of the content of their actual post. I think in most instances the content of the description would be covered within the post itself, so it wouldn't necessarily add anything to include it again. I hope I haven't misunderstood your question!
John must have thought that posting "buds are brown" would appear on this page as I did when I opened the garden gallery thread and put a comment in the description box-wisteria appears but not the problem.
So my question is- could it?-or does that mean you have to repeat the actual problem in the message box as seems to be the case.
Incidentally, everyone, here are a couple of links to our wisteria content, which you might find useful:
Wisteria-related projects, features and blogs
Forum posts relating to wisteria
Reply to sotongeoff. Well, the Description field is very short, so doesn't allow for much detail, and only works as a summary; in most cases it would be necessary to go into more detail within the post, anyway. (Plus, if there isn't any text in the main body of the post, it looks like an error, and people are unlikely to respond.)
It would be interesting, though, to know what other forum users think - would you find it useful for the Description text to appear within the post, as well as on the list of threads? Do let us know.If there is a consensus that it would be useful, then I can certainly ask if it would be possible!
Thanks-I assume john has not yet looked back on his posting to elaborate on his problem.
In my opinion it would be useful but then that is just me
Hovering over the thread title opens a text box that gives the first 80 or so words of the message. I scan through the titles to get the gist of the question before opening the thread, and find it more useful than the short message description (which is not always filled in). Not sure whether making the description box bigger would encourage longer descriptions, or whether it would be more useful to me than the 'hover' facility.