Suggestion Replies that have been quoted are linked in the quoted reply

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  1. dAVID_
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    dAVID_ Carpinter's Apprentice

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    I've browsed some image boards, and an interesting feature I found was that if a post was quoted, the post that quoted it would be linked in the quoted post.

    Like this:


    Screenshot_19.

    Screenshot_20.
     
  2. Dionicio3

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    You mean like the arrow thst appears next to the quote feature we already have?
     
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  3. dAVID_
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    Screenshot_19.
     
  4. Dionicio3

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    Oh that

    But why? I don't see how that would be too important
     
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  5. dAVID_
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    I think it would be important because that way we don't have to search several pages, we just click on the link.
     
  6. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 AyyMDionicio3

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    But why would we need to know when a post is quoted?
     
  7. Pleng

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    Like @Dionicio3 said, the feature is already here. Click the up arrow next to "xyz said:"
     
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  8. Seriel

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    Yeah replies include the post ID in the quote and clicking the little arrow takes you there
     
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    I don't think the xenForo database is set up in a way that would make this viable, it would cause additional strain on the server making more database requests on every single thread page load to get that sort of data.
    On a smaller site that might not matter so much, but on a large site like this, that's something you always have to think about when making enhancements to the forum software.
     
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  10. AbyssalMonkey

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    You mean this?

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  11. dAVID_
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    dAVID_ Carpinter's Apprentice

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    Yes, that, but the other way around.
     
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  12. FAST6191

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    I have never got on with that style of conversation tracking, be it in emails (tends to be called threading/message threads) or on forums (name for the term varies widely, though threaded is a good start) . Granted that is probably more my (and inevitably some other arsehole's) propensity for trying to colour outside the lines with formatting or not feeling the need to quote all the time and the software not being able to handle such things.

    It did used to be an option here, however it appears xenforo does not care for it so it probably vanished during the move to it.
     
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