+/- Quote and Reply Buttons' Functions Reversed

GNMT76 Jun 20, 2018

  1. GNMT76

    GNMT76 TrainBoard Member

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    Yep, each is doing the job of the other! Here's what's happening:

    I just tested the +/- quote button in response to question "A," and a box containing five options (four of which were from unrelated posts) appeared in the middle of the screen. Why more than one (the relevant one) would appear at all adds to the mystery. Each of those options is as distinct as night, day, boy, girl, black, white. Only one was from the relevant "A" thread's topic. At the bottom of the page was a blank box - empty, outa gas - in which to type a reply. :confused:

    I then clicked on the "reply" button to respond to topic "A." In the box at the bottom of the page for typing a reply was the full, relevant quote. :confused: :confused:

    In short, the functions are reversed - with the additional confusion of several unrelated topics to, ostensibly, quote, whereas there should be just one. :(

    Website gurus, will please take a look and tweak the system back to health?

    Thanks!
     
  2. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    Works fine for me.

    Every time you hit the '+Quote' button, it adds that quote to the box that comes up when you hit the 'insert quotes...' button. You can compile quotes from multiple threads.

    The quotes are removed from the 'Insert Quotes' box by hitting the "Remove' button (right side, red lettering), hitting the 'Quote these messages' button (which then puts those quotes into the message), or by going back to the original thread the quote came from and hitting the '-Quote' button.


    Jason
     
  3. GNMT76

    GNMT76 TrainBoard Member

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    I see what you're saying, but what's use of having multiple quote options - A, B, C, D from different threads or topics, for example - from which to choose when only one topic/quote is relevant?

    In replying to you now, I clicked only on the "reply" button, and your message automatically appeared in this box, meaning I'm addressing (only) you directly. Is this how it's designed to work? On other forums, clicking on "reply" brings up a blank box in which to reply to no one in particular.
     
  4. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hover your mouse over the "Reply" button to get context help. That button is explicitly there to reply to the post to which that button is attached. You'll see several "Reply" buttons throughout the thread, one for each post. If you want to just reply to the thread generically, head to the bottom of the page where you'll see a blank message editor. Hope that helps...

    -Mike
     
  5. wcfn100

    wcfn100 TrainBoard Member

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    Remember that this forum software can be used for anything, not just trains. Perhaps other forums get use out of pulling quotes from multiple places.


    Which you can do be not hitting the 'reply' button in a post, but rather just scroll to the empty box at the bottom and type there.

    Jason
     
  6. GNMT76

    GNMT76 TrainBoard Member

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    Mike,

    Replying generically to any given post in the box at the bottom of the page is not the question; it's what at first looked to be the cross functioning of those two buttons. Hitting "reply" places the appropriate quote in the reply box. OK. I was simply surprised by this since the other three model railroad forums I use are not designed to do this. Seems counter intuitive. Reply or reply with quote.

    Hovering over the "reply" button only shows this phrase, "Reply, quoting this message." Context help? Nothing like that at all. Clicking on that button places the appropriate, previous post (in this case, yours) in this box. Not clicking on it? Then just type the reply in the box at the bottom. Hitting the "+/- quote" button, however, brings up two options: to place - or not to place - the appropriate message in the reply box. Self-correction: that's redundancy, rather that cross functioning.

    'Nuf said! :)
     

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