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Discussion in 'Site Help & Feedback' started by Cassidy0111, Apr 22, 2011.

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  1. Cassidy0111

    Cassidy0111 Thread Starter

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    Never say never. LOL!! :)
    LOL!!! :D I have lots of patience. I just forgot where I put it. :D
    Ah-ha!!! I got you this time. LOL! :D It's not that reply that is a multi-quote, but that plus sign is. I hit several of those reply links in some posts here and as you can see they are not here. Hover your mouse over that plus sign and it says; multi-quote. I haven't tried it, but that is what it says. We don't have to hit both the plus sign and that reply for multi-quote to work, do we??
     
  2. paisanol69

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    click on the "reply" button on the lower right side of a post..
    the "advanced reply" window will open, with that post included in quotes

    if you desire to quote/include more than one post in a reply, then every post that your click on the "plus" button will be inserted in your reply, and once you click on the "reply"button, lower right of the last post you want included, the advanced reply window will open for you...

    If all you want/intend to do is post a reply in a thread, without quoting anyone elses posts, then you must click on the post quick reply, or the go advanced buttons, at the very bottom of the page being displayed on your screen, in order to reply to a thread.
     
  3. Cassidy0111

    Cassidy0111 Thread Starter

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    That doesn't work for me for some reason. I've just tried it now again. Clicked that reply button on the lower right side of your post and nothing happened. Maybe I need to have a certain amount of posts to my name in order for that to work? I doubt that though. I did have to have 50 posts in order to have a siggy... but that reply button should always work and it doesn't. I had to click the quote button and then the advanced reply window opened with your message in quote.

    I did click the plus sign, but then clicked the "quote" button on the last post I wanted included and then the advanced window opened with all quotes in it. I haven't tried to click the plus sign and then the reply button. Maybe that works too. I don't know.
    Right, I knew that. That's what I said too. Thanks anyway though. :)

    The original intent of this thread was to see about getting a reply button added to the top of the page in addition to the one that's already at the bottom. This would be most useful for those of us who have page view settings on "Newest first" instead of "Oldest first". ;)
     
  4. pyritechips

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    No offense, and with all due respect, but for me to have the newest post at the top of the page is like driving on the left side of the road. :confused:

    :D
     
  5. Cassidy0111

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    Of course, because that's what you're use to. I guess in Europe they are use to driving on the left side of the road, so driving on the right like we do here in the US would seem strange to them. I'm use to having the "Newest First" post on the top of the page, not the bottom. I'm on another forum where I have it the same way. They do have a reply button on the top, so perhaps that's why I found it strange that there isn't one here. In fact I wonder (don't know) if that reply button and box move according to the view setting one has. I'd have to change my setting to find out. No matter though really.

    This isn't a big deal, but since both view settings are offered, then I'm thinking why not accommodate both with having a reply button on both top and bottom just to make it easier for all... not just the ones who have view set to "Oldest First". Make sense?? I guess it does to me. :)
     
  6. Cassidy0111

    Cassidy0111 Thread Starter

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    We can just drop this issue. Like I said, it's no big deal. This was just a "comment and/or suggestion" is all. Nothing of importance really. And maybe I'm the only one on this forum who has view set to "Newest First", so making a change would only affect me in that case.

    Cookiegal....
    Should I mark this thread solved even though it isn't?? I leave that up to you.

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  7. Ent

    Ent Josiah Trusted Advisor

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    As a Brit whose lived half my life in Southern Africa I do assume that cars, vans, bikes etc drive on the left. However for most of Mainland Europe driving on the Right is actually the rule; it arose in France and was spread through the empires of Napoleon and later Hitler to the rest of the continent.

    I suppose there's a small chance that adding such a button would make people more likely to reply purely on the title and before reading all the way down, and therefore posting something that is irrelevant or a repeat of what's been said. I don't think that's a big enough issue to bother with though, if someone can't be bothered to read it they can't be bothered to read it whether there's an easily accessible reply button or not. I can't think of any other problem with adding such a button at the top.

    On a related not, one thing that is clearly a bug with the newest first view is that the "This is not the last page...show quick reply box" button appears on every page including the newest, except the last one in the list which was actually the earliest one to be posted!
     
  8. Cassidy0111

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    I'm sure you're right. I just mentioned Europe because I thought they all drive on the left there, but I've never been there to see.

    That sounds logical. I have seen people reply and it does seem they haven't read the whole thread. Not sure it pertains to where the reply button is located. Some just post their thoughts no matter what. Not sure I've seen that on this forum though, but have on others. I haven't been on this forum very long though either, so maybe just haven't noticed yet.

    Hey! You're right. I hadn't really paid any attention to that before, but upon your mention of it, I checked it out. I did, however, see a box on the first page where the thread started. Seems to me that "Show quick reply" button at the bottom is useless. I never use it. There's a reply button just above and left of it that I use. If a quick reply box is needed for some reason, unbeknownst to me, why not just have the box open on all pages? Hmmm... good observation you had there. So, is this only a bug with the "Newest First" view setting? I haven't checked.
     
  9. Cookiegal

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    To be honest, I've never gotten it to work the way it's apparently supposed to either in FF or IE. I have no need to quote several posts so never pursued it. :) It will work if I click on the + sign and then click on Reply on the left side, the quotes will be there but if I click on the Reply that's on the right side on each post it just takes me to the Quick Reply box.
     
  10. pyritechips

    pyritechips Jim

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    I just used the multi-quote function with the big blue "Reply" button and, as you can see, it works fine in FF v4. It also works using the small "Reply" next to the "+".
     
  11. Ent

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    Thinking about the newest first setting and why you'd choose it, I am of course thoroughly unconvinced by the idea of claustrophobic posting. However I would say it has its advantages for long threads, such as logs, debate or game threads, that you've been following for a while and only need to refer to the most recent developments. It may also be easier to refer to somebody else's long post when starting above it (so that you just read down) rather than having to scan up for the start. Lastly the Advanced Reply screen displays responses newest first, and it could be nice to have consistency. Then there are some people just prefer it as a matter of taste (or postunderthepileophobia). It may be intuitively wrong side of the road, but I'm sure it has its advantages. That said, I still stick with the default.

    Multiquote does seems to work on FF4, but to finish your selection you have to use the orange Quote or the blue reply button rather than the orange Reply or the go Advanced. And yes I removed the bunnies; they are just a bit too much. Now I'm not a fan of game hunting but on some occasions...
     
  12. Cassidy0111

    Cassidy0111 Thread Starter

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    LOL!! :D
    Hence the reason I have mine set "Newest First". (y)
    I like consistency. (y)
    LOL!!! For me it's more a matter of taste (preference) than "postunderthepileophobia". << Love that new word. Please contact Webster immediately so he can get it in the new edition dictionary. Hahaha!!! :D
    Some things take time, so I'm sure you'll eventually come to the "normal" side. LOL!! :D
    Pardon my ign'ance here, but what is "FF"?? Just a wild guess, but is it Fire Fox? And I don't even know what that is. I'm assuming FF is something like Internet Explorer... right?? Yes/No??
     
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    Ent Josiah Trusted Advisor

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    Yes, FF is shorthand for firefox. It is a web browser much like IE (internet explorer), but is often considered better for being more secure, more standards compliant (it displays pages as they're meant to be displayed) and more extensible (you can customize it to your liking with a huge number of addons and themes). It's also free, and can be downloaded from here: https://www.mozilla.com/
     
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    It's just a thought and to be ignored at everyone's pleasure. But if you are able to read writing upside down, you could swivel the monitor 180 degs. That wouldn't solve the scrolling necessity but that "top" feeling might find satisfaction.:D
     
  15. Cassidy0111

    Cassidy0111 Thread Starter

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    LOL! :D Now why didn't I think of that? :rolleyes:
    Another idea is to stand on one's head and read. However, that would present the inevitable result of blood rushing to the head and may cause dizziness. Posts are too easily misunderstood as it is without the reader being dizzy. :eek: Strike that as a bad idea... or atleast don't try it without a spotter who's also good at proof reading. :p
     
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