Forum suggestion: Improve quickreply

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Omicron, Oct 2, 2006.

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  1. Omicron

    Omicron Registered Member

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    Is it possible to directly use quickreply?
    Currently you have to click on the reply button before you can use quickreply

     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Hello Omicron

    Have you used the little icon on the bottom right of the message window?
     

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  3. Omicron

    Omicron Registered Member

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    Yes, exactly
    I mean this button

    But in other vBB Forums you needn't click on this button.
     
  4. LowWaterMark

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    Some you do, some you don't. It's a configuration option. We've choosen to require the button click here because it ties the reply to the specific post being replied to, which allows a threaded path to be followed thru the posts. (Without hitting the button, vBulletin won't know if it is a specific post being quick replied to, or the thread as a whole.)

    The "parent" of a reply is only known if a quick reply is made after hitting the button in the appropriate post. In the next version, there will be a snap-back feature that allows a person to click on a link in a quoted reply message, and jump to the original post that was replied to. So, the configuration options recommend requiring the quick reply button to be pressed to keep all these cross-references working.

    It's a global board setting, not a per user one, so it's all one way or the other. I've choosen to go with preserving the back link capability.
     
  5. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I have never used quick reply. It looks confusing and certainly not like any quick reply at other sites. I had no idea what that icon was for. Now that I know, I still won't use quick reply as it is too uninviting. I do not use a threaded look ever at any forum on the internet. I like flat only so for me all this stuff about threading is superfluous. ;)
     
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    aigle Registered Member

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    I use it too often and i like this way, so can quote to a post.
     
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