Separate the indesign scripting forum from the indesign community support forum
With the relaunch of Adobe's community support forums, the indesign scripting forum was merged with the general indesign forum. Please separate the two so users can find the most relevant content.
1. The majority of InDesign Scripting threads were merged and archived at first.
2. After a month or so, InDesign Scripting re-appeared as its own topic in the new forums.
3. David K. started un-archiving older threads last week, a few at a time, very slowly and by hand, because of odd server-side limitations.
4. There is no “Direct Link” to the Scripting Topic at this time, but this ought to be fixed with the current sprint from the forums team. The internal bug number is: ALFD-1530
While we wait for ALFD-1530, there is a backdoor way to find direct links to topics. You can follow a topic then look at your follows… or just use these links:
• InDesign Scripting: https://community.adobe.com/t5/forums/filteredbylabelpage/board-id/indesign/label-name/scripting
• InDesign SDK: https://community.adobe.com/t5/forums/filteredbylabelpage/board-id/indesign/label-name/sdk
• InDesign Server Developers: https://community.adobe.com/t5/forums/filteredbylabelpage/board-id/indesign/label-name/server%20developers
Mary Posner commented
The "new" forums are all but unusable. Please restore the separation and functionality of the old forums, along with the vast wealth of information in the old posts. I frequently find answers to my questions in posts more than a few years old.
doing a google search for scripts is anight mare, you find something that may help, you click on the link and it just takes you to the adobe support community page, thats no help at all, removing such valuable resources supplied snippets from experts etc for novices such me is a killer, navigtion is a nightmare bring back the old script posts, rethink where your going and start again!
Peter Kahrel commented
The way things are going in the new forum, InDesign scripting support will disappear. It'll just whittle away as a curiosity under the general forum.
Now we are loosing the real scenario of scripting forum. please restore all the valuable posts
Marc Autret commented
totally agree to separate the scripting and the general indesign forum.
never felt so helpless with the old forum.
Searching is a nightmare with this new forum!
can locate old posts at all..
Please restore all the invaluable past postssssss..
the new scripting forum sucks, you have removed so much valuable information, navigation is nightmare.
Bevi Chagnon commented
Oh, and one more...
In long posts, especially those from the old forum that go back a year of more, you have to continually press the "more replies" button and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and (wait, wait for it...) scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll to read the most recent posts on the topic.
In the old forum, we could quickly jump to the most recent posts. Now we spend 2-3 minutes just scrolling to the most recent posts. And sometimes never get there!
Bevi Chagnon commented
In fact, fix many of the inadequacies of this new forum:
1. Separate out scripting InDesign and scripting Acrobat from the main forums.
2. Separate out LiveCycle and XFA forms from Acrobat main forum.
3. Get rid of the stupid, useless one line reply field.
4. Set the default sort by date, not relevance.
5. Rebuild the email announcement that comes with each new posting so that it doesn't contain the enormous graphic (which happens to be the top purely-decorative rule).
6. In the email announcement, have the subject line be consistent. We need to skim/scan the original post's subject line, not the most recent reply from someone. Today, my inbox had these subject lines:
-- Hi Phillip! Thank you.
-- Delete please.
-- Yes, just paste a screen shot.
-- Thank you so much.
-- Hi all!
As an ACP, this nonsense in the subject line prevents me from scanning for topics I'm helping someone with and providing follow up.
It'a pity that old forum threads are unavailable now.
Also, I am new to Extendscript, so I do searches every day on google, the hits I get are now totally irrelevant as 90%l of them links to the start page of "Adobe Support Community".
Please restore all old threads, the fact that they are inactive doesn’t mean they do not have great content.
Chuck Nigash commented
A true example of form over function, when you can't find anything as simple as the "Correct Button" for a post let alone just scripting and GREP -- the whole purpose for coming here. Why not at least separate scripting under ExtendScript so that you attach a forum to one of your apps, because clearly it appears to be umbrella-driven vs content-driven.
A complete miss.
Luis Felipe Corullón commented
Agreed. What used to be a great resource for scriptures is now useless