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5 responses to “Why I Uninstalled Mashlogic – But Kudos to the Team for Fixing the Problem :-)”

  1. Ranjit (MashLogic)

    Hi Zoli:

    I’m sorry you had to uninstall MashLogic, but thanks for giving us a shot. We’ll work to get your patronage back.

    (1) Just to be clear, we do not “write into websites”. We do augment the “live” content (DOM) inside your browser with display tags. Many other add-ons modify content too, e.g. Power Twitter, AdBlock, and Greasemonkey scripts like Linkify. We may have taken the prize for being the most hideous, though. Regrets.

    (2) You bring up an interesting Use Case where a site publisher can instantly load the DOM into an editor. Clearly we did not think through that. We will add a feature that detects popular blog editors and strips MashLogic tags. Do you publish from Zoho Writer?

    (3) In case you re-install MashLogic, I’ll gently suggest the workaround of Suspending MashLogic from the menu drop-down before you edit a post. Soon this will not be required.

    Ranjit

  2. Zoli Erdos

    Hi Ranjit,

    Yes, I obviously did not think you were intentionally writing into my comment, I suspected your thingie did not realize the browser was displaying an active editor which would then save the augmented content.

    I don’t remember the editor I first used – for simple comments I just use the blog platforms own comment box (different from Zoho Writer), when I want a wysiwyg editor I sometimes pull up the Xinha Firefox extension.

    I would always forget suspending it – much rather wait till you have the fix and try it again.

    Kudos to you guys for recognizing the issue:-)

  3. Krishnan Subramanian

    Zoli,

    Amen to support is the New Marketing concept. Hope more and more companies adapt it.

  4. Ranjit (MashLogic)

    Hi Zoli:

    I wanted to report back on this issue. We’ve looked at multiple blog publishing tools. In all cases these tools pull a fresh copy of the article from the server when you Edit, and these do not have tags.

    The issue seems to be with Xinha. This loads the article “in situ” from the currently active page, and this includes any tags added by tools like MashLogic. Unfortunately, this is outside our domain of influence. On Feb 27, I made a request on the Xinha site for a feature to allow users to disable specific tags (through configuration), but haven’t seen a response.

    We’ll keep plugging away, but I wanted to provide a status update.

    Ranjit

  5. Red Panda

    More accurate and less invasive than MashLogic (but focusing on News only) is Red Panda’s contextual browser (www.rdpnda.com)