• 'Quote and Reply' button



    Is it possible that a ‘Quote and Reply’ button be implemented?

    Reasons: losing track of replies to ‘anonymous’ users within threads.

    This would certainly be beneficial to both members AND respect the wishes of ‘anonymous’ posters thus avoiding confusion within threads. I’m all for anonymity and this seems a logical step forward for the forum.

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    • #98788

      I asked about that earlier. I’d like to see it, too, because it’s much more natural to select text, then click a button to start a reply with the selected text quoted.

      Unfortunately, the devs would have to build it from scratch – and that takes a lot more money than I have at this point.

    • #98860

      What would that achieve that the current QUOTE button cannot?

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1778 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

      • #98865

        What would that achieve that the current QUOTE button cannot?

        When used independently:

        The Reply button places your new post – positioned directly under and indented – relative to the message being replied to . . .

        The Quote button (if used first and by itself) creates a new message with the quote at the very bottom of the stack – it does not look like a reply because on a long discussion thread it appears in the wrong location.

        There is a nice workaround though:

        If you want your reply to appear under the message to which you are answering, and you want to quote that message (or a portion of it) then hit Reply first, wait for the page refresh, then scroll up and also hit Quote beside the message you want to copy.  It will insert the entire message in correct quoted and linked brackets for you.  You can also copy and paste segments, and enclose them yourself as a raw quote, but unless you are advanced enough to place the message referral link it will not be clickable.

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