Thanks again for the brilliant suggestion. Much better than what I had come up with.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).
CiaránI have changed the code and renamed the links.
Hopefully, I have not broken anything else in the process! Any issues, let me know.
Well that explains a lotI 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.
Thanks for that tip I will check that out.If you participate in a thread, you can get alerts without having a poster quote your post.
I absolutely agree.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.
But in a long thread with multiple posts, it's fine to quote a full post if it's only two lines?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