Took me a while to figure out how to “quote a reply”…You hit that circle on left…
On the old system every reply automatically quoted…This new system the user has to click that circle. I noticed most people don’t do that. Confusing…I know you can hit the original post drop down when reading.
Can you change the system where automatic quoting comes up every time??
There’s more than one way to quote on reply, and the easier one for me, at least on laptop/desktop, is to just highlight the text you want to quote and then click the “quote” button that appears. That’s what I did this time.
I assume the software doesn’t auto-quote on reply because the “threaded” view that is available is supposed to make that redundant.
It also wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a setting in preferences somewhere where you can turn on auto-quote-on-reply, so you may want to poke around there.
Also keep in mind - whenever anyone replies to a specific post as opposed to the thread in general, when you read the reply, you can click on the reply arrow in the upper right to reveal the original post being replied to.
hmmm. I’m 99% certain I didn’t have to turn it on in my account.
any chance you turned it off before you knew what it was ?
(and yes it’s one of the best features - especially combined with being able to start a reply, then meander around the site looking at other pages if you need to gather information, while continuing on the same post that will end up back in the thread you were in)
The old system only quoted if you replied through the “ icon, otherwise no. Here you can do either, plus more easily highlight and quote just a portion of the post. And you also get the connection back to the post you’re replying to, if you choose that reply option.
Overall, I think it’s a big improvement. Too many quotes of LONG posts in the old forum, that just made scrolling through threads painful
This is really a UX design plan. Like @Alan_Rath said - we don’t want pages of long quotes. You can highlight text with your finger or mouse (phone/computer) and pinpoint the exact thing you want to quote before you even open a reply box.
Then you add in threaded messaging to make it easy to see replies
It takes a little getting used to that’s for sure. But it allows conversation to flow easier I feel