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Why is Community content not included on the Lightweight page? RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of the things I think MSDN has done right recently was the addition of the community content to their pages.  Sometimes having someone make a comment at the bottom "fleshes" out the Microsoft provided content or clarifies an issue.  I will will agree that sometimes the community provided content is not great, or is more of a question that should be put in the forums; however, I've actually found some pretty useful stuff left by people.

    That being said, I find it odd that you can't see the communicity content with the lightweight beta view.  I understand MSDN is wanting to reduce the amount of information/script/"glitz" on the screen with the lightweight view, but they should at least indicate that there IS communicty content on the full view if they aren't showing it on the lightweight view.  That way someone could move over to it if they wanted to see it.

    Even better would be AJAX that would go fetch the community content if the user asked for it.
    - Mike Wood http://mvwood.com | http://nplus1.org | http://cinnug.org
    Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:12 AM

Answers

  • So far as I can tell, as a contributor, is that the lightweight page is read/only. If a page has community content you will see it, but you can't add to it.

    I can kind of understand it, as all the posting seems done by not fuly working Javascript. So on the lightweight pages, this javascript is not downloaded or executed.

    But, there should be some sort of button on the lightweight pages for "add community content".

    Having said all that - the wiki stuff has been badly neglected.  I lost several thousand post "credits" suddenly - but no explanation. The editor for wiki posts utterly sucks (compared to the editor here). And the support team (Clayton and Chris) are gone - with not a dicky bird as to who is replacing them. All in all, the wiki is simply not as well supported as it should be.

    I hope this helps to answer your specific question - but Fabrice needs to come down here and answer the deeper question as to why the wiki is so poorly supported.

    Thomas Lee - doctordns@gmail.com
    • Marked as answer by MikeVWoodMVP Sunday, October 31, 2010 5:49 PM
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 7:13 PM