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make [quote] [/quote] easier to post

it would make discussions easier to follow

     

walkman

3:36 am on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)



can you add a small js code so when posting
the {quote} {/quote} can be added with a click? This way we can cut-paste the text we want to quote much faster. Typing {quote} {/quote} sucks and by adding it with a click makes is more likely that people will use it, resulting in easier to read and follow discussions.

Quadrille

12:41 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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An alternative used by some forums is to add (at the 'quick reply') level, a line saying {quote} {/quote}, {b} {/b}, {i} {/i} may be used.

Users can then drag and drop the code into their messages. Not perfect - but if a {reply with quote} button isn't do-able (let alone a full editing CP), then it's a reasonable substitute.

[edited by: Quadrille at 12:42 pm (utc) on Feb. 13, 2008]

digitalghost

1:27 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Typing {quote} {/quote} sucks

Macro?

Hawkgirl

8:37 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well, I'm just speculating that they're not easier to post because:

1 - they'd get overused (everyone would bold and italicize everything for emphasis ... I see that happen in other forums); and

2 - that would add clutter to the reply page.

But I don't know for sure because I'm not Brett. I'll see what the boss has to say about it.

balam

9:30 pm on Feb 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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> I'll see what the boss has to say about it.

Wait, did I read that right? The Boss? I thought this was one of those "behind every great man..." cases! ;)

Oh wait! I know what's going on here... I never catch this as it happens, only in retrospect - I always fall for that patronizing ego-stroking. :)

Hawkgirl

2:41 am on Feb 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ah, you noticed the lowercase, eh? ;)