People should not quote the preceding post in their reply!

mathepac

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I don't believe I've ever used Multiquote. What about two options instead of three

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I have changed the code and renamed the links.

Hopefully, I have not broken anything else in the process! Any issues, let me know.
 

Brendan Burgess

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Looking at the way it is now, it seems everything is the same as before except for the new Reply Thread link which replies without any quoting ... but previously you could do that just by typing in the reply box without hitting any links (and you still can). Not sure it adds a whole lot, unless it satisfies the original complaint that people were unthinkingly hitting the Reply link and not noticing the quotes. In that case I think the labels that are currently Quote, Reply and Reply Thread would be more descriptive as: Multiquote, Quote and Reply, respectively. (I doubt anyone used Multiquote much so the obscurity of the new name is hardly a loss).
Thanks again for the brilliant suggestion. Much better than what I had come up with.

I have changed the code and renamed the links.

Hopefully, I have not broken anything else in the process! Any issues, let me know.
Ciarán

That is great thanks. You can go back to bed now.


By the way, this is how the Multiquote button works. I have clicked on multiquote on dub_nerd's post and on Ciarán's post.

Brendan
 

cremeegg

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I speed-read several dozen email alerts from AAM most days, don't even have to follow the link on most of them (thanks to Brendan's insistence on descriptive topic titles), and the remainder I can usually jump to the last comment or two, where I'd much prefer to see a pithy quote than have to traipse back through the thread to establish context.
Well that explains a lot :D

Otherwise I am sorry but I have completely failed to understand this thread.

Let me know when things settle down again and i will see how to work it.

Also in reply to the substance of the OP. Quoting generates an alert to the poster being quoted, this is a good thing.
 

mathepac

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If you participate in a thread, you can get alerts without having a poster quote your post. Have a look at 'Alert Preferences' under 'Alerts' top right-hand side of window.

Knowing how the user-preferences in the forum work can help with the usefulness of participation in discussions such as this one. I think it's wonderful that the owner and tech support staff let us have such a big say in how stuff works in here.

Changes are superb achieving all of my initial suggestions thrust and more. Thanks @Brendan Burgess and @CiaranT .
 

mathepac

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p.s. and as a thread creator, you can also set options at the time you post to receive email notifications of new posts etc.
 

cremeegg

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If you participate in a thread, you can get alerts without having a poster quote your post.
Thanks for that tip I will check that out.

I think it's wonderful that the owner and tech support staff let us have such a big say in how stuff works in here.
I absolutely agree.

However I still don't understand the changes that have been made. I often quote previous posts in part when I want to respond to a particular bit. I hope that is still possible, I don't think that is the practice you were objecting to initially.
 

mathepac

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No it was the non-selective slavish posting of entire threads I was having trouble with, particularly where the immediately preceding post reappeared in full again. The changes make no difference to multiquotes or selective quotes and I think the new labels help make the actions of the various buttons clearer.

EDIT p.s. This is an example of what I find objectionable. This example is not an accident or due to a lack of clarity in the functions of the buttons. This post is exactly what I was hoping to avoid.Wrongly/unknowingly pursued by Utility-provider resulting in conviction
 
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Gordon Gekko

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Sometimes when you're composing a reply to sit directly below the post you're replying to, someone else replies in the interim and then your post makes no sense. I find the grouping of a quoted post and reply easier to follow personally.

My major beef is with a post being quoted in its entirety. Now that more people know about the "copy and quote" function, things should improve immeasurably.
 

mathepac

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In a long, busy thread I thinks it's fine to selectively quote the post(s) you're responding to avoid confusion like the "what are you talking about?" or "please try to keep up" comments when others can't see your post in context.

I don't understand your @elacto comment
 
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