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Title: quote button?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Aug 10, 2010, 10:16 am
I feel really stupid for asking this, but, does this forum actually have a quote button on posts?  I cant seem to find it.  
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Aug 10, 2010, 11:33 am
Yep, it's hidden a bit but looks like this:
(http://www.arduino.cc/yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default/quote2.gif)
Next to the code '#' button.

Mowcius
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: bld on Aug 10, 2010, 03:29 pm
But no real quote button where it automatically puts the text in AFAIK.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Tchnclfl on Aug 10, 2010, 09:27 pm
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But no real quote button where it automatically puts the text in AFAIK.


Indeed.  And a way to attribute the quote to someone has evaded me :(.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: sonicj on Aug 11, 2010, 03:23 am
the current quote button is so unintuitive that i actually made a new quote button the other night in photoshop! i didn't want to step on any toes or offend the author of the current quote button so i ended up not saving it.  :-[
-sj
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Aug 17, 2010, 01:25 pm
Replying to a specific post is a little cumbersome. You have to manually copy the text and put it in a
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box by hand. Plus, no relationship is stored between posts, so no "thread view" is available, like the one offered e.g. by Thunderbird for mailing lists.

I guess there's no easy way around this unless the forum software is changed (or probably just reconfigured ?).

Anyway my opinion is this is just a minor inconvenience. I for one can live just fine with this "limitation".
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Yot on Aug 17, 2010, 06:11 pm
I think (or is it hope?) that by being a bit cumbersome we don't have much "excessive quoting".
That is; quote a previous post which had a quote from a previous post that already had a quote. Quote being a complete copy of a former post.  

Did that make sens to anyone? :)

Jeroen

Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Osgeld on Aug 17, 2010, 10:51 pm
yea makes since to me, another forum I frequent had the same issue

each and every single reply was a copy of the entire thread quoted from quotes, from quotes

it was obnoxious to read a 4 page thread and at the bottom the new person would type in "yep" then the next post was a 4 page thread + yep + "I disagree"

when they removed that, many of the younger members started SCREAMING, claiming it was 10x harder to hit the reply button than the quote button

I like the quote button, but as long as there are DA's in the world who dont know the difference tween quote and reply, your going to see less and less

and I also hear the "mailing list" argument, but in all honesty, Its usually in vintage computer groups where "Old man grouch" only knows how to use his DEC rainbow for interaction with forums, so I 99% write that claim off

I dont know why I would want to read a post in thunderbird, then goto firefox to respond  ;)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Aug 17, 2010, 11:48 pm
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Did that make sens to anyone?


Make quoting hard enough for kiddies to be annoyed (so they don't overdo it) and easy enough for those who really want to quote so they feel it like just a minor inconvenience.

Nice.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Aug 17, 2010, 11:50 pm
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I dont know why I would want to read a post in thunderbird, then goto firefox to respond


I didn't mean that. I mentioned thunderbird mailing-list threading as an example of how messages in a forum (or at least their subject lines) could be displayed.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: lestofante on Sep 29, 2010, 07:17 pm
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each and every single reply was a copy of the entire thread quoted from quotes, from quotes


well just stop recursion to 1 or 2... i mean no quote in quote allowed :)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: amacmullen14 on Oct 02, 2010, 04:34 am
Yeah, this:
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gets annoying



I've seen on a lot of forums that have a direct quote button constructions like this.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Osgeld on Oct 02, 2010, 08:03 am
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Yeah, this:
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I've seen on a lot of forums that have a direct quote button constructions like this.


















yea that's the stuff



Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Oct 04, 2010, 08:53 am
Nice!
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Oct 30, 2010, 03:14 pm
I would like to have a qoute button direct from the post as well.
I don't think it would be a problem with quote in quote, it is just a matter of allowing max 2 quotes in quotes or something like that.

As it is now you don't even have the ability to add the name of whom you are quoting [quote=name][/quote]

Maybe it is time to upgrade the forum?  :)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: UltraMagnus on Oct 30, 2010, 03:57 pm
exactly, many forum softwares will only autoquote what is outside quote boxes too.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Oct 30, 2010, 10:21 pm
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Maybe it is time to upgrade the forum?

It's coming soon  ;)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: manorios on Nov 03, 2010, 10:30 pm
deff needed
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Nov 04, 2010, 08:48 am
I also vote for a forum upgrade! :-)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 04, 2010, 10:34 am
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I also vote for a forum upgrade!

Doesn't matter what you vote! :P
Two possible forums are currently being tested.

Mowcius
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mromani on Nov 04, 2010, 10:41 am
Oh, that's good news. Thanks.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Nov 10, 2010, 05:09 pm
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Two possible forums are currently being tested.

Mowcius


Could you tell us some more  :)
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 10, 2010, 09:05 pm
stock smf and stock phpbb, with no signs of anything being converted over which IMO would be the number 1 thing to look for

SMF can convert from the current system I dont think phpbb can, problem solved (course I am not looking into it and my info may be a bit dated)

quick google and I am right, there is a converter for YABB to SMF but

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There is no convertor for YaBB 2.1 to phpBB.


so why is PHPBB an option? really people?
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Nov 10, 2010, 10:15 pm
Hmm, interesting.

PHPBB is nicer imo but if I'd stick with this if we can't have data transferred.

Mowcius
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Osgeld on Nov 10, 2010, 11:47 pm
honestly they are very similar once you start fooling around from the stock install, SMF's backend is much nicer and phpbb is a bigger target for bots, since most people upload and go and its more popular with noobies
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Dec 20, 2010, 08:27 pm
mowcius wrote
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It's coming soon  


Hi mowcius

You wrote a while ago that new forum software was coming soon, any news on this issue?

Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 20, 2010, 09:12 pm
Umm, no idea. I'm not involved with it, sorry.

I presumed, from the testing that is was coming soon, perhaps it may be a while.
Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: Thansen_DK on Dec 20, 2010, 09:30 pm
I assumed that you was involved due to the comments you made in this thread, sorry about that.

According to the following thread (ID 7) in Google Code the new Forum as i read it should have launched about the 1. of December http://code.google.com/p/arduino-web/issues

Title: Re: quote button?
Post by: mowcius on Dec 20, 2010, 10:00 pm
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I assumed that you was involved due to the comments you made in this thread, sorry about that.

According to the following thread (ID 7) in Google Code the new Forum as i read it should have launched about the 1. of December http://code.google.com/p/arduino-web/issues

Heh, well you know how things go.