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Should we see if we can activate a Quick Reply option?

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Since it's hardly plausible that this is the first forum you've all been on, it's also safe to assume the general community here is familiar with a great many of them. One of the conveniences I've found very useful that many other fora have is a Quick Reply feature, which involves either an activatable or passive input field, allowing the user to create a post from the View Replies page. I think this could be quite useful to the Forum, and that the plausibility of adding such a feature should be investigated.

On the plus side, the feature allows the poster to view the original posts as they compose a reply, with full-sized pictures, signatures, and many other things harder to see from the Reply page. Since, ironically, it does not make posting that much quicker, it could hardly encourage stupid posting. It's also useful for those users more experienced with general formats of PHP, who don't actually need a button to italicise and bold for them. It won't be any worse for those who do, either, since the norma Reply feature would be maintained.

On the negative side, I don't know how difficult this would be to create, or even if it can be for this particular format. However, these are actual implementation issues that can't be quantified without a study.

Vote, if you want the plausibility of this feature to be investigated. Actual votes on implementation can come later.
 

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Thanks guys.

I've been looking into it today. I've tried a couple of mods to no avail, i'm struggling to adapt mods made for Subsilver to FI Blue 3D.
The theme we're using isn't the best to implement mods. It's first on my priority at the moment.
If anyone has good coding/phpbb moderation knowledge send me a PM i'll let you know where i'm at with it.


Lee
 

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One of my favorite forums uses a quickreply feature and I use it alost exclusively. Quick reply rocks.
 

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Have to agree as well. There are times that you just want to quickly reply without needing tags and such or the full text editor. Having access to both is almost a must on forums nowadays.
 

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I never really saw how much more effective the Quick Reply feature was..

I you dont want to use certain ags, smilies, have links, etc. just don't put them in!

However, I'm not against it. I some members feel it is needed, then so bet it! :D
 

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Right, i've added a simple quick reply feature.

Is this ok? It's added it to the centre - not the left where I wanted it! But it looks cool here.

I've typed this post with it and run a few tests. Everything seems ok so far. Let me know if you experience any errors or problems using it.

Lee
 

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Excellent work Jez, just what I was hoping for.


*The Wraithlord bows in abject worship.....er... :)
 
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