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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Anonymous Boy » 28th May, 2018, 8:02 pm

Tim. wrote:So I was playing around with the ‘new’ theme to see if I could get used to it, when I noticed there doesn’t seem to be a quick reply text box at the bottom of the thread. You had to click post reply and wait for a second page to load and then type. This I imagine is playing a part role in the decline in forum activity in event times. Who can be bothered going to a separate page just to type a quick post. The text box that I’m using now is easy, all on the same page, easy to reference other posts in the thread and is just like using the comment reply feature on a Facebook post or something. Perhaps this could get looked at? If you want to hold forum activity then surely it’s vital to make posting as easy as could possibly be.

I prefer the old theme too, but there should be a Quick Reply button in Quarto. Does that not show up for you?

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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Lochlan » 28th May, 2018, 8:05 pm

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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Tim. » 28th May, 2018, 11:00 pm

Lol I feel stupid because I didn’t see that. Is it possible to have it open by default?
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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Anonymous Boy » 29th May, 2018, 5:00 am

Tim. wrote:Lol I feel stupid because I didn’t see that. Is it possible to have it open by default?

I don't think there's an option for that, so it would probably require custom modifications. I imagine the theme's creator wanted to make it sleek and not have things like that be expanded by default, in the same way some things in the full posting page are tucked away in tabs.

I wonder if the button is more obvious to people who were never used to the old theme and whose brains aren't expecting to see a big always-there quick-reply box.

Anyway, it may be that people like you and me who got used to the old theme should just keep using that. :D
I even prefer it on my phone (though I suppose that has something to do with the fact that it's one of those big 6" ones :P).
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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Kaspar » 30th May, 2018, 6:52 am

Anonymous Boy wrote:[...] (though I suppose that has something to do with the fact that it's one of those big 6" ones :P).

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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Petre » 17th June, 2018, 9:30 am

Is there any way that a scheduling posts system could be implemented? As in you pick a time and date for a certain post to go out? I feel like this would be helpful in things like the House Cup, where instead of telling people that a challenge/team will "be out soon/tomorrow," you could say "12:00 PM GMT, Tuesday, 14 July," or something like that. Honestly, I'm mostly asking this to help me be consistent with my fun fact thread, but I feel like it could be a useful forum feature, even though many people wouldn't use it.
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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Kaspar » 17th June, 2018, 9:34 am

^ great suggestion imo
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Re: Forum features and improvements discussion

Unread postby Anonymous Boy » 18th June, 2018, 3:42 pm

Petre wrote:Is there any way that a scheduling posts system could be implemented? As in you pick a time and date for a certain post to go out? I feel like this would be helpful in things like the House Cup, where instead of telling people that a challenge/team will "be out soon/tomorrow," you could say "12:00 PM GMT, Tuesday, 14 July," or something like that. Honestly, I'm mostly asking this to help me be consistent with my fun fact thread, but I feel like it could be a useful forum feature, even though many people wouldn't use it.

I agree that would be very useful. I'll give it a go!
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