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Engaged ,
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Let's get some forum software which allows you to quote somebody.  You know - like every civilized bulletin board on the internet.

You need to be able to quote somebody in order to give comments the obvious context and background they have - this is important for internet communication.  And internet communication is a big part of the value of this software.  So, let's get it working.

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Let's get some forum software which allows you to quote somebody.  You know - like every civilized bulletin board on the internet.

You need to be able to quote somebody in order to give comments the obvious context and background they have - this is important for internet communication.  And internet communication is a big part of the value of this software.  So, let's get it working.

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May 13, 2011

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therealdobro wrote:

Let's get some forum software which allows you to quote somebody.  You know - like every civilized bulletin board on the internet.


You mean like this?

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When you reply, look at the command list just above where you start typing

You want to click the command icon that looks like a "thought balloon" with a quote mark on the right side

Also... just put your mouse pointer on one of the command icons for a few seconds and there will be a tool-tip popup

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Engaged ,
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John T Smith wrote:

When you reply, look at the command list just above where you start typing

You want to click the command icon that looks like a "thought balloon" with a quote mark on the right side

Also... just put your mouse pointer on one of the command icons for a few seconds and there will be a tool-tip popup

Yes, thanks - that enables me to quote your message, but in my browser, I can't choose which elements of that message I want to quote - I have to quote the whole thing.  Also, sometimes it's useful to be able to break a quote up into different parts so that you can respond to each part separately.  This particular forum software is clunky.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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You can always delete the parts you don't want to quote. And you can always use the quote tool as many times as you want, deleting different parts of the message each time... Like this:

therealdobro wrote:

function(){return A.apply(null,[this].concat($A(arguments)))}

John T Smith wrote:

When you reply, look at the command list just above where you start typing

....

Yes, thanks - that enables me to quote your message...

therealdobro wrote:

...

Also, sometimes it's useful to be able to break a quote up into different parts so that you can respond to each part separately.  This particular forum software is clunky.

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LEGEND ,
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Or, you can limit the text to quote, when highlighting the text in the message from the Reply To box, below your editing screen.

deleting different parts of the message each time... Like this:

Just as I did with Claudio's message.

Good luck,

Hunt

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Engaged ,
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Or, you can limit the text to quote, when highlighting the text in the message from the Reply To box, below your editing screen.

... Like this:

Okay, getting the hang of it.  Thanks, you guys.

Perhaps you've covered this already, but how do I avoid that 'function' rubbish that gets added to the top of the quoted portion?

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LEGEND ,
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therealdobro wrote:

Perhaps you've covered this already, but how do I avoid that 'function' rubbish that gets added to the top of the quoted portion?

If you're using Internet Explorer, set it for Compatibility View.  The easiest way (e.g., with IE9) is to click the little "broken page" icon at the right end of the address bar.  It will remember that you have done this for this site and...   No more gibberish at the top of quoted posts.

-Noel

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Engaged ,
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Noel Carboni wrote:

therealdobro wrote:

Perhaps you've covered this already, but how do I avoid that 'function' rubbish that gets added to the top of the quoted portion?

If you're using Internet Explorer, set it for Compatibility View.  The easiest way (e.g., with IE9) is to click the little "broken page" icon at the right end of the address bar.  It will remember that you have done this for this site and...   No more gibberish at the top of quoted posts.

-Noel


Test.

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Engaged ,
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A successful test, as it turns out.  Thanks, Noel.  Thanks, all.

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LEGEND ,
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The quoting only gets problematic if you want to merge multiple post parts together, and answer all in one post.

When you have to copy quotes, although they look right in the editor, once it is posted it looks like this:

therealdobro wrote:

A successful test, as it turns out.  Thanks, Noel.  Thanks, all.

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LEGEND ,
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pwillener wrote:

When you have to copy quotes, although they look right in the editor...

Well, to be fair if it does come out looking wrong, many times you can edit it and make it come out looking okay.

Just hit the quote button and paste things in that you want people to see...  Sometimes you have to click a lot to be able to edit the contents of a quote, though.

Noel Carboni wrote:

No more gibberish at the top of quoted posts.

I'll agree that the editor is quirky here to say the least.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
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The Block Quotes gibberish seems to be browser-centric. I have never had it, but many others have. With my browser, Chrome, the Block Quotes are clean, whether I am doing the Copy/Paste/Quote, or am doing the quote for the enitre post, to which I am replying.

Hunt

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The "Function" rubish, as therealdobro called it, seems to be Explorer specific...

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therealdobro wrote:

Let's get some forum software.

That's a great idea!

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my gawd these forums are slow. wow. really really dog slow compared to the rest of the 2011 internet.  just sayin. you know?

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Old news. Ee've only known th

at 2-3 years.

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dave milbut wrote:

my gawd these forums are slow. wow. really really dog slow compared to the rest of the 2011 internet.  just sayin. you know?


Interesting...  I really haven't sensed what I would call slowness in the forums since having upgraded to a more powerful workstation AND switching to IE9 a few months ago - save for maybe two or three times very briefly.  By and large, stuff has been popping right up.  I do see a failure of the edit window to open occasionally (requiring a refresh), but the forum just doesn't seem slow - not like before.

I wonder whether some of the perceived slowness is inefficiency in the scripts that are running locally vs. service from the servers.  It could be that less than an absolute state-of-the-art computer/browser combination just isn't running them quickly enough to be pleasing.

I can't complain.

-Noel

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LEGEND ,
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dave miibut wrote:

my gawd these forums are slow. wow. really really dog slow compared to the rest of the 2011 internet.  just sayin. you know?

Well, guess what? It's a little-known and hidden fact, but it was disclosed yesterday that the forum software would be upgraded "soon."

So take heart!


Happy day,!

Calloo!

Callay!

We chortle in our joy!

🙂

Thanks, John! Sorry for out-ing you!

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Actually, I didn't post that. Looks like Todd posted it from the Admin account. But it is true. I don't have a launch date available yet, but it should be sometime in summer.

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That's really good news! I hope that many of the bugs are gone with the change...

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LOL, "Definition of an upgrade: Take out old bugs and put new ones in!"


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I hope they upgrade from Jive-Clearspace to something tha

t

works

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I hope that with the forum software upgrade some of the "temporary" limitations, such as attachments, will become available again.  Each time I want to publish a non-image file (e.g. http://forums.adobe.com/message/3434922#3434922) I have to put it on my own server.  Users have to download it at their own risk!

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ooh! i hope they're upgrading to webcrossing's software!

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