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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Slug, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    I've noticed this for the past few days, but waited to flag it until I was sure it wasn't forum-specific.

    Every thread now has a single "Reply" button at the top under the title, which takes me to the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the page. Replying to specific posts with quotes now requires selecting the "Quote" button on the post followed by "Insert quotes" then finally "Quote these messages".

    Google Chrome (49.0.2623.75 m). Issue also verified with Internet Explorer 11 (v11.0.9600.18097)
     


  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    I think that is by design. :(
     
  3. whitehat

    whitehat Android Enthusiast

    I didn't notice this until Slug mentioned it. I also confirm it with Firefox on my Windows 7 desktop.
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    While it's deliberate, I wouldn't call it "design". o_O
     
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  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    this part, is totally ill conceived, and I have not been able to make it work period.

    Replying to specific posts with quotes now requires selecting the "Quote" button on the post followed by "Insert quotes" then finally "Quote these messages".
     
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  6. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    I hadn't noticed it either, but I've been using my antiquated version of TT on my phone mostly.

    Since the cat is out of the bag though I think we need to gather the pitchforks and torches! Fix it or the newly formed, incredibly uninformed mob will have no choice but wreak havoc and just generally run amok. :D
     
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
    Moderator

    [​IMG]

    That only took me three clicks.:goofydroid:
     
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  8. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    It seems more user friendly to have the reply button included in each post.


    Those steps work for me, where does it fail when you attempt it?
     
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  9. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I click on Quote, and nothing happens, just changes to a (-) Quote, no text shows up for me to being quoting to.
     
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    It shows up under the text entry field. It took me a while to even notice it. It should at least be red ... probably flashing ... with dancing penguins on top of it. :thinking:

    2016-03-07.png
     
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  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Noticed this as well, Opera browser on Android. I was hoping it was a bug that would be ironed out, if this is intentional, that's crazy. Why would the powers that be make it harder/more annoying to post?
     
  12. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    I did advocate violence and rioting but, for the love of everything holy, we have to leave the penguins out of this. I can't stand idly by as they get dragged in. Bears. Bears dance. [emoji199]
     
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  13. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    [​IMG]

    Just testing reply. :D:D:p
     
  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Really? REALLY?

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
    VIP Member

    Well. OK. But they are cute. We don't need cute, it sort of kills the whole 'give is our reply button or else' uprising thing. Bears just seem more menacing and we need menacing or the crusade may be for naught.
     
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  16. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator

    Lock the developers in a room with dancing penguins for an hour. That's all we'll need. Besides, with bears you have to watch where you walk in the woods. o_O
     
  17. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Not a good decision to remove the reply button from each post if that's by design. Terrible in fact.
     
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  18. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    Okay, even at the Tender Young Age of just 73, I have learned that I need to larn a thang or two...

    so, I playes with that thang....

    and I fingered out whut them programolists are doing to us....

    it seems that they want us to be able to click on as many posts as we like to quote them, all in one post, rather than 50 posts at a time to just a single Quote................ Okay, I will kneel down, and be Knighted for my Stupidity, but it does seem to have a rime or raisin to it.... ;)

     
  19. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
    Moderator

    But you could also do that using the Reply button.

    When I clicked the reply button on multiple posts it would automatically quote all of them in the reply box, same as the Quote button but in fewer steps.
     
  20. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    um, I don't see one

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Yep, you could always multi quote, but I think they're probably trying to encourage more people to use it by combining the +quote and the reply buttons. It just adds an extra step if you only want to quote one post. Not the end of the world, but slightly annoying and less intuitive.
     
  22. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    actually, it adds two steps.
    after the +Quote is tickled, and nothing shows on the screen....
    gotta click the "insert quotes", and then you gotta say "yup, I want to use these quotes"...

    there is one nice feature though.... I noticed that the quotes could be moved up/dn to make a reply in chronological order....

    I can see that being beneficial in helping to sort out the chaos that occurs when multiple gurus are trying to help out.....
    sometimes the 'story gets lost' in all of the replies.
     
  23. I tend to just scroll to the bottom of the screen to enter a reply.

    In the process I pass other messages that were posted after the one I want comment on. I sometimes find that added information very useful. Sometimes someone else has already made the comment I was planning to make.

    There is also a flag (is it new) that is shown if someone has made a new post that would appear between the one I want to comment on and my new comment post.

    (I am using Internet Explorer on Windows 7.)

    ... Thom
     
  24. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    It's a pain in the pooper to be sure, but sometimes you just gotta roll with it. Is it really life altering? It's not like most of us are on here all day posting and quoting away. Been kinda slow really. So for the maybe 5 or 6 quotes you make here a day are those 2 extra clicks a killer? I think not.
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  25. Phases

    Phases NO LONGER ADMIN

    Yes this was be design. We don't need a reply button on each and every post on a thread, we're trying to reduce noise. We did put one top left of the thread, that should jump people to the quick reply area.

    Change stinks, but I think once everyone is used to it it'll be okay. For the record, a certain someone here hates quotes and I wouldn't be surprised if that was removed too. I don't quite agree with it, so we're testing it in the /news/ forum to see how it does. You will notice, there, there is no reply or quote button.
     
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