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Offline The Chief

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Quick Reply vs Full Reply (and smilies)
« Topic Start: December 06, 2009, 08:16:19 PM »
Split this off from the Q&A thread.

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Re: Quick Reply vs Full Reply (and smilies)
« Reply #1: January 02, 2010, 10:32:16 PM »
:lol:         ;)
where does everybody get all these little yellow puppet guys...all jumpin and pointin and stuff?

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« Reply #3: January 02, 2010, 10:35:32 PM »
where does everybody get all these little yellow puppet guys...all jumpin and pointin and stuff?

puking too

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« Reply #4: January 02, 2010, 10:37:21 PM »
where does everybody get all these little yellow puppet guys...all jumpin and pointin and stuff?

They are only available if you hit "reply".  If you enter your post in the "Quick Reply" field at the bottom of the screen, you don't see them.

Really, the "Quick Reply" is a bit of a waste.  It is no quicker (ok, maybe one click) than the regular Reply, and it lacks all the fancy colors, Fonts, strikeouts, and smileys  :donkey: of the "Reply" option.

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« Reply #6: January 02, 2010, 10:39:04 PM »
They are only available if you hit "reply".  If you enter your post in the "Quick Reply" field at the bottom of the screen, you don't see them.

Really, the "Quick Reply" is a bit of a waste.  It is no quicker (ok, maybe one click) than the regular Reply, and it lacks all the fancy colors, Fonts, strikeouts, and smileys  :donkey: of the "Reply" option.

but when you hit "quote" it goes right down into quick reply.

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Re: Quick Reply vs Full Reply (and smilies)
« Reply #9: January 02, 2010, 11:53:40 PM »
Why did my question get moved? :(

btw i use quick reply

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« Reply #10: January 02, 2010, 11:58:57 PM »
Why did my question get moved? :(

btw i use quick reply

I merged it back to the Q&A thread.  splitting is tricky.

RE: quotes

If you click the little negative-sign icon next to the quick reply box, it will "collapse" it.  You can then quote a post and it will take you directly to the full reply form instead of the quick one.

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« Reply #11: January 03, 2010, 12:00:07 AM »
that's good to know chief. but good thing about quick reply is i have to click one less time.

also, you can't multiple quote there since it will redirect you.

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« Reply #12: January 03, 2010, 02:53:24 PM »
I use quick reply all the time unless I need to add color or other smilies. I think I've memorized every smiley code though... or the ones I need at least.

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« Reply #13: January 03, 2010, 03:13:50 PM »
I generally don't like the quick reply, because it's only one click faster, and you give up all the smileys and other editing tools when you use it.  Of course, this is only an issue when you are quoting, as the quote defaults into Quick Reply instead of Reply.  YOu then have to copy the quote back into the Reply function to work with it.

I guess it wouldn't be so annoying if it didn't proudly proclaim -
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With a Quick-Reply you can use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post, but much more conveniently.

Which is patently false!

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« Reply #14: January 03, 2010, 03:14:32 PM »
ATTN: Tom ;)

RE: quotes

If you click the little negative-sign icon next to the quick reply box, it will "collapse" it.  You can then quote a post and it will take you directly to the full reply form instead of the quick one.

The forum remembers this preference for you as well, so it'll stay that way unless you un-collapse it again.

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« Reply #15: January 03, 2010, 03:15:37 PM »
ATTN: Tom ;)

The forum remembers this preference for you as well, so it'll stay that way unless you un-collapse it again.

I saw that, but it seems to reset every time I go to a new thread.

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« Reply #16: January 03, 2010, 03:18:50 PM »
I saw that, but it seems to reset every time I go to a new thread.

Ok, I found out how to suppress it.  There's a profile setting that I changed to default it to NOT display the Quick Reply field, seems to work now.

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« Reply #17: January 03, 2010, 03:25:24 PM »
Ok, I found out how to suppress it.  There's a profile setting that I changed to default it to NOT display the Quick Reply field, seems to work now.

Oops.  Apparently even I don't know all the forum voodoo :-[

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« Reply #18: January 03, 2010, 09:34:49 PM »
I use quick reply all the time unless I need to add color or other smilies. I think I've memorized every smiley code though... or the ones I need at least.

this. i know all the basic ones, don't know those weird ones like the donkey. actually it might be donkey. or maybe it's dunnkey ;)

:donkey:
:dunnkey:

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« Reply #19: January 03, 2010, 09:34:56 PM »
it's donkey

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« Reply #20: January 03, 2010, 11:22:43 PM »
I generally don't like the quick reply, because it's only one click faster, and you give up all the smileys and other editing tools when you use it.  Of course, this is only an issue when you are quoting, as the quote defaults into Quick Reply instead of Reply.  YOu then have to copy the quote back into the Reply function to work with it.

I guess it wouldn't be so annoying if it didn't proudly proclaim -
Which is patently false!
geeze did'nt know it was gonna be rocket surgery...

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« Reply #21: January 04, 2010, 12:17:49 AM »
geeze did'nt know it was gonna be rocket surgery...

Rocket science? Never heard of rocket surgery...

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« Reply #22: January 04, 2010, 01:48:39 AM »
Rocket science? Never heard of rocket surgery...
I don't know if you're joking or not :lol:

"rocket surgery" is a common expression.

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Re: Quick Reply vs Full Reply (and smilies)
« Reply #23: January 04, 2010, 03:49:01 AM »
As a professional rocket surgeon, I take great offense to all of this.

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« Reply #24: January 04, 2010, 11:14:47 AM »
I don't know if you're joking or not :lol:

"rocket surgery" is a common expression.

Wait I thought it was rocket science... why would you do surgery on a rocket?