Quick reply?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by RobertD63, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Is there anyway we could implement the quick reply. I mean I know you can because its VB 3.7 but can you? I and other members (I assume) find it easier.
     

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    This has come up a number of times, and we've always declined to do it because we prefer that people think before they post. It sounds dumb, but making people actually go through the effort of loading another page decreases the "chattiness" of the discussion and increases post quality.

    But that's certainly not to say that it's a final decision, and we appreciate continued suggestions and discussion regarding these types of things.
     
  3. RobertD63 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see where your coming from. I do think its a hassle to post though. I can live though. I do hope to see it in the future though!
     
  4. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    A quick reply would be nice since it saves on server resources. Convenient too. I think this fear about it increasing chattiness is unfounded and unless you've tried, you cannot make that claim.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Quick Reply does not give you the full options with which to "express" yourself.

    I'm with the Board on this one.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Many of us have experience of other forums. ;)
     
  7. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    So you primarily equate having a Quick Reply feature with chattiness/spamminess on other forums, and that not the culture/subject matter/moderation temperament/forum rules to be more important criteria?

    But more importantly, what are you doing up so early?
     
  8. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    It's not a matter of one or the other, but why make chatting any easier?

    This is the eighth thread requesting this feature. In the first, Arn gave this reply:


    And Mudbug, another forum admin gave this reply:

    And in 2006 on the same topic, Doctor Q also replied with this:

    I'm just reiterating the admin's conventional and long-held wisdom on this.
     
  9. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    OK. Thanks for that. I should point out arn's post said nothing about it increasing chattiness. Who actually reads MacRumors in threaded mode?

    DoctorQ's quote you snipped out the first sentence which refers to this post:
    I've highlighted the pertinent word, which still doesn't answer the question.

    I find it convenient, but not completely necessary so I won't belabour the point. Although.... Quick Reply would be immensely useful in the Friday Chatterbox threads. Imagine it, could be the highlight of my Friday nights. :)
     
  10. SlasherDuff macrumors 6502a

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    At first when I joined here, I thought QuickReply would be good, then I changed my mind. I like having the opportunity to edit my posts, read over them and fix mistakes if I can.That is, if spot them in time.
     
  11. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I was just thinking of asking this, seems like someone beat me to it.

    I would like to point out that, if your Internet is slow or acting up, it requires you load two pages if you're not using quick reply. (Math correct? To the reply, back to the thread?)

    Many a post has been stopped by time constraints, like yesterday....

    "Shouldn't you be studying?"

    "Um.... *types*"

    "TURN THAT OFF NOW!!!"

    That never saw the light of day. I can't remember what it was I was posting, but I'm sure it was a matter pf pressing importance.
     
  12. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The pertinent word, as you refer to it, was posted by a moderator. Four of a kind of moderators is still trumped by three of a kind of forum administrators. ;)
     
  13. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    This simple formula should help OP understand the situation

    Quick reply = mountains of "+1" posts...
     
  14. Dejavu macrumors regular

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    devilot was not a moderator when he made that post.
     
  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    But later became one, because they were deemed the responsibility of becoming one, it just shows that devilot had the right ideas and thoughts to be made into a mod...
     
  16. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    A couple of points.

    1. I think there's a hack so that QR posts without a parent become children of the OP, similar to how regular replies do.

    1b. But really, does anyone read any vBulletin board in threaded mode anyway?

    2. I don't think QR makes threads chattier (based on experience). Those who want to be chatty are definitely not stopped by one extra mouse click - read any new product announcement thread here.
     
  17. MacsBestFriend macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way the admins could put rating in the forum posts? I always want to say +1, but I hate them and think they waste the post count just as much as the next person.
     
  18. RobertD63 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats why you put a limit of minimum characters in a post. Like 10 then you wont have retards posting "+1"
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Ratings have been discussed many times, and the general feeling most veteran site members have is that it would create a too competitive atmosphere that loses its focus from what the forums are intended to be.

    After you spend some time in the forums, you will automatically get a sense of who gives good advice and who doesn't; that is arguably the best rating system there can be as it is one that was created by you, tailored for you, and changeable by no one but you.
    Succinctness doesn't imply a lack of merit.

    The mods here are fairly good, and posts that are "+1" or in the same spirit are generally removed with haste.

    Help them out by reporting posts.
     
  20. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, but can you tell me, what do you mean by posts that are +1?
     
  21. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    "+1" posts are ones that quote another previous post in the thread and merely add "+1." They basically agree with the quoted post, but offer nothing new to the discussion.

    Since they're also quick and easy to write, they're viewed as a tad spamish by the rules.
     
  22. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    As you explain it, +1 posts with not other information add nothing to the discussion and essentially amounts to a poll. I guess those who disagree would just have to post -1 to indicate their dissent. Very lame.
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Which is exactly why the rules specify not to write such short and simple posts. Substance is the key; a poll can be added to any thread and if the thread was intended to have one, it would.
     
  24. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    Why no quick reply?

    I find it quite tedious having to click on 'reply' each time I want to post!

    Can someone turn this on please?
     

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