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« on: February 14, 2017, 06:57:47 pm »
I installed a plugin that is supposed to display a Reply button in each post instead of just at the top and bottom.
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3424
Can people see it?
I can't see it but someone else said they could.
 
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 06:59:20 pm »
It's just missing an icon.

 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 06:59:33 pm »
Reply next to the quote? Seen if so
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 07:01:29 pm »
Yep, top right next to Quote.
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 07:08:37 pm »
Yep, 'Reply' is there but no icon but it works fine.
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 07:19:48 pm »
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As SMF doesn't seem to have a threaded view, this will just encourage more out-of-context replies and acrimony as thin-skinned posters get upset when they mistakenly believe a replier to an earlier post is criticising their recent post.

To avoid misunderstandings, is there any way to get it to insert a link back to the post that the user clicked to reply to? (like 'Quote' but without any quoted text)
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« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 07:21:43 pm by Ian.M »
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 07:24:15 pm »
I noticed the opposite problem. Too much quote spam. But you have a point. Right where it says "Reply #5 on: Today at 00:19:48 ", it could add 'reply to xxxxx"
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 07:27:13 pm »
<cynic>
As SMF doesn't seem to have a threaded view, this will just encourage more out-of-context replies and acrimony as thin-skinned posters get upset when they mistakenly believe a replier to an earlier post is criticising their recent post.

To avoid misunderstandings, is there any way to get it to insert a link back to the post that the user clicked to reply to? (like 'Quote' but without any quoted text)
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You can do that in Post Reply, use the Insert Quote like this:

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As SMF doesn't seem to have a threaded view, this will just encourage more out-of-context replies and acrimony as thin-skinned posters get upset when they mistakenly believe a replier to an earlier post is criticising their recent post.

To avoid misunderstandings, is there any way to get it to insert a link back to the post that the user clicked to reply to? (like 'Quote' but without any quoted text)
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And another way but I have to do it with an edit, stand by.

So with a previous post that may not be visible in the posts when scripting a reply: find it before replying, Quote it and copy the message which includes the members name and the post #, then paste it so:
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As SMF doesn't seem to have a threaded view, this will just encourage more out-of-context replies and acrimony as thin-skinned posters get upset when they mistakenly believe a replier to an earlier post is criticising their recent post.

To avoid misunderstandings, is there any way to get it to insert a link back to the post that the user clicked to reply to? (like 'Quote' but without any quoted text)
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« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 07:30:54 pm by tautech »
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 07:29:43 pm »
It's there (Mozilla here), but because I usually read a post before replying to it, and because the buttons comes before each post and not after, I guess I'll always press the wrong reply, the one from the next post.  ;D
Anyway, please don't move the reply button(s) on the left side, like hackaday.com has.  :-DD

I have a question.
The new reply buttons are for easy reply (without scrolling), or are they suppose to do something different for each post?
Mine doesn't do anything special.

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 07:34:21 pm »
@timelessbeing (Reply #6),
Quote spam is due to inconsiderate idiots who never learnt to snip.  They should all be exiled back to the mid 1980's and restricted to 300 baud access to FidoNet, using an acoustic coupler and International dialup from a payphone!  >:D

I don't want the poster's name on the reply button, I want it and the link at the top of the reply post, as I have manually done here.




« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 07:36:02 pm by Ian.M »
 

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 07:36:22 pm »
@tautech I'm skeptical that people will take the trouble to do that.

@Ian I wholeheartedly agree with you.
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 07:39:47 pm »
Was anything else changed? I am suddenly stuck on the mobile interface on my phone. It won't switch back to the full site.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 07:40:36 pm »
@timelessbeing (Reply #6),
Quote spam is due to inconsiderate idiots who never learnt to snip.  They should all be exiled back to the mid 1980's and restricted to 300 baud access to FidoNet, using an acoustic coupler and International dialup from a payphone!  >:D
What's worse, having a quote for unmistakable context or a snipped link that opens another tab and uses MORE BW.  :palm:
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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 07:46:59 pm »
@tautech (Reply #12)
You'll note I included the reply number so the reader can manually scroll back.  Clicking every link on the page is only mandatory for the dumbest of mouthbreathing lUsers, but having it available would be very helpful in long threads.  As a concession to the mouthbreathers, maybe make the reply link as small as possible to reduce the odds of it being clicked unnecessarily, or add a script to change same page absolute links to links to anchor tags.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2017, 07:54:42 pm »
By they way, I wasn't suggesting putting the user's name on the reply button. I meant that if you hit the reply button, the title of the resulting post (where it says « Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 23:59:20 ») would contain some reference to the post being replied to automatically.
 

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2017, 07:59:17 pm »
But as there is another reply, to keep context I'll quote your post.  :P
@tautech (Reply #12)
You'll note I included the reply number so the reader can manually scroll back.  Clicking every link on the page is only mandatory for the dumbest of mouthbreathing lUsers, but having it available would be very helpful in long threads.  As a concession to the mouthbreathers, maybe make the reply link as small as possible to reduce the odds of it being clicked unnecessarily, or add a script to change same page absolute links to links to anchor tags.
As you prefer one thing and I another, yes there could be a small improvement that could maybe satisfy each of us:

When scripting a post it would be good to have the post #'s in the list of posts below.
Just how much it might get used ?  :-//

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2017, 08:17:16 pm »
Was anything else changed? I am suddenly stuck on the mobile interface on my phone. It won't switch back to the full site.

I did reinstall SMFforMobile.
There should be a link at the very bottom to go to the full site.
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2017, 08:19:57 pm »
The icon is working now.
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 08:35:39 pm »
I guess it doesn't work for admins:
 

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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2017, 08:40:32 pm »
As you prefer one thing and I another, yes there could be a small improvement that could maybe satisfy each of us:

When scripting a post it would be good to have the post #'s in the list of posts below.
Just how much it might get used ?  :-//
Yes.  The post # number would be a useful addition to the full editor page, with ideally an 'Insert Link' button next to it.

I'd estimate on a general forum maybe 1% of posters would bother maybe 1% of the time - the others either don't care or don't know any better, and those who do care would only bother in longer threads.  Its not surprising it isn't a default feature.  However I can only hope that, with a more educated and technically competent user base, the percentages are higher here.
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2017, 01:11:21 am »
The go to full site view is not working in mobile browser. Can we have it back please...
 

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Re: Reply button on posts
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2017, 05:58:27 am »
The go to full site view is not working in mobile browser. Can we have it back please...

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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2017, 06:09:10 am »
The go to full site view is not working in mobile browser. Can we have it back please...

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Dave was having trouble with it yesterday:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/no-longer-able-to-view-full-site-on-mobile/
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