two features that i would like to see on temp.

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  1. test84
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    1- ajax for quick reply and editing posts, so it wont load all the page for adding an answer.

    2- auto merge for double posts, so it will auto merge double posts!
     
  2. Ace Gunman

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    I'm not sure about the second one (sounds tricky), but I've been thinking about the first one myself. I was going to suggest it at some point. My thinking is most people use fast reply, and those that don't only use the regular reply mode for the options. Why not add said options from normal reply into fast reply, and scrap the regular reply mode entirely? No one likes it (it's slow, as it has to load a new page), and I wouldn't use regular myself if it didn't give me easy access to tags and such.

    So I'm with test, I'd like a unified fast reply with all of the options of the regular reply mode. [​IMG]
     
  3. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    you cant remove default Add Reply method which opens new window, some like it i think like Hadrian when they post large stuff and need control over their page, but it should be there for Fast Reply which reaches its goal too.

    i suggested it before, but no one cared.

    and Double Post is something already implemented in most forums and will decrease load from admin/modz/supervisors shoulders.
     
  4. Ace Gunman

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    You could have just as much control over your replies with fast reply + the more elaborate interface. But of course, for creating new topics you would indeed need the current new topic creation interface, that's a given. For replies though, it wouldn't be necessary if the above change was implemented.

    And you say this double post filter is a common feature on other forums? Hm, it would save us trouble, but I honestly don't mind the extra work. Of course, I don't speak for my fellow staffers. Also, I typed all of this in a sleep deprived haze, so if there's any typos (I've already corrected several), it couldn't be helped. [​IMG]
     
  5. VVoltz

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    Yes, more fast reply options sounds good.
     
  6. Sonicslasher

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    yea, but leave the add reply option. I still use that for some things.
     
  7. OSW

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    seems like pretty good ideas.

    haven't been to a double post merging forum before.
     
  8. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i think adding more stuff to Fast Reply will kill its goal being fast, quick and dirty.

    i would like to have current fast reply with AJAX and Add Replyl with what it is.
     
  9. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    what is AJAX?

    EDIT: can we get a faster edit?
     
  10. mthrnite

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    This is the first time I've ever used fast reply. Pretty neat. I like the full interface of add though. I would agree that the fast should be just that, fast.
     
  11. Sonicslasher

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    can we get a fast quote?
     
  12. CockroachMan

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    I always use fast reply, I only use the normal reply button when I forget some tags, or when I want to quote someone.. I would love to see some more options on the fast reply..

    double post merging doesn't seem so hard to implement.. just make the database check if the last past in the topic is from the same user posting now.. if it is, merge the two posts (instead of creating a new post, the last post will be "edited" putting the content of the new post in it's end).
     
  13. Ace Gunman

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    I disagree. How would having the total selection of options hurt speed? Sure there would be more for the fast reply option to load, but there are always ways to optimize stuff so that it could load just as quickly as it does now, with all of the extended features of add reply. Thus eliminating the need for add reply completely (except, again, for creation of new topics).
     
  14. science

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    Ace already auto merges double posts [​IMG]
     
  15. Rayder

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    I guess I'm strange or something. I've ALWAYS used the normal reply button. I never use the quick reply. [​IMG]
     
  16. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I only use fast reply cuz I'm on dial up. If I didn't though... I'd still use Fast Reply. But it'd be nice to edit your post without loading a new page.

    And also make the window bigger, just so I won't let myself down. Cuz, when I post what looks like a large post in the fast reply window, I'm like 'awesome, I guess I had a lot to say! Thumbs up dude!' And then I see my actual reply on the thread, and it's like two lines long. I feel like a failed. [​IMG]

    Damn, I wrote this is fast reply, and it just happened to me again. [​IMG]
     
  17. Veho

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    Is that all you have to say? LOL, you fail [​IMG]


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    I agree that the fast reply window should be bigger. And one more thing: could you somehow enable quoting to the fast reply window?
     
  18. Chotaz

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    I've only seen a forum with auto-merging double posts, MPC.
    as for the fast reply, i think the window sould be bigger and quoting abled.
     
  19. iritegood

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    A fast reply with more options would be awesome.
    The auto-merge feature I've run through on some forums
    If you google it you'll find a good example.
    Usually it appears as:

     
  20. TLSpartan

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    We call the auto merge feature Ace Gunman [​IMG]

    Please don't hurt me Ace