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Quoting multiple replies / posters - is it possible now?

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Quoting multiple replies / posters - is it possible now?

On the old SMF we used to be able to insert quotes for multiple posts / replies.

 

So far on this new board all i've seen is a reply button on each post / reply. Does that mean we must make multiple posts to reply to multiple people or am I missing something?

 

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7Up thats what i thought as well , Crazy2  unless there is another hidden setting we have to find Shocked

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Re: Quoting multiple replies / posters - is it possible now?

Adding multiple quotes is possible but it requires some DIY formatting. For example


rongtw wrote:

7Up thats what i thought as well , Crazy2 unless there is another hidden setting we have to find Shocked


above is the quote from the post I replied to. Below


7up wrote:

On the old SMF we used to be able to insert quotes for multiple posts / replies.

So far on this new board all I've seen is a reply button on each post / reply. Does that mean we must make multiple posts to reply to multiple people or am I missing something?


is a quote from the opening post. I added that by copying the text from another browser tab, highlighted it and clicked the "quote" speech button. Then positioned the cursor at the end of the quote, pressed Enter to start a new line and clicked the "quote" button again to turn off quoting. Finally went into HTML to add the "7up wrote" line.

So possible, but not exactly intuitive. Roll eyes

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Yeah I know it can be done that way... but when you're trying to reply to 5-6 people at once thats a pain in the grass.
 
I really thought that a multi quote thing would be as standard on any modern forum.

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You can do all that fairly simply by having the whole post open in a separate tab (use the View discussion in a popup link just below the reply box) then copy and paste all the bits you want to quote into your reply box (it may not be whole of a post that you wish to quote).
Then add the 'somebody wrote:' bits in the relevant places. Add in your responses to each quote (or group of quotes) - then make sure the paragraph spacing is correct using the <return> key (note <shift><return> only gives a line break).

Once you've done that, highlight each individual "quote"  with your cursor and press the Quote marks button in the toolbar, repeat that for each "quote" - job done - no need to go to HTML unless you mess up the quote tags.

Edit: Multi-quoting is an enhancement we could request for the future, but all the bugs currently present to do with quoting need to be fixed first. I'm also putting together some tips on "quoting" to include the sort of thing I've just mentioned above, which I'll post later.

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@Anotherone

Sneaky trick that. Grin  I'll like it and will try to remember it.

 

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7up wrote:

I really thought that a multi quote thing would be as standard on any modern forum.

That does not seem like an unreasonable expectation, but I've learned that this space is "different"! Roll eyes

As indicated by AO human ingenuity can fix / circumvent any limitation given a bit of effort to achieve the desired outcomes.

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Anotherone wrote:

 

You can do all that fairly simply by having the whole post open in a separate tab (use the View discussion in a popup link just below the reply box) then copy and paste all the bits you want to quote into your reply box (it may not be whole of a post that you wish to quote).
Then add the 'somebody wrote:' bits in the relevant places.


Tried doing all that on a mobile? lol

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Yes I have Crazy3

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The above is not really a fix.

A fix would show a number of the recent posts on the topic, with the ability to click some thing labelled "quote" adjacent to each, which would bring the text into the current reply window formatted as a quote.

Now I wonder where I've seen this before....? Crazy3

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Re: Quoting multiple replies / posters - is it possible now?

I agree, it's not "really" a fix, it's a "Solution" and that is going to be the case with many many things, not just to do with the way this forum works or doesn't work, but with a significant number of issues that are raised on the various boards here.