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?
The main reason I didn't turn it on is because of threading.
With the current system, you hit "quote" to reply to a particular post in the thread. This enables the system to track threads. (see Display Mode -> Threaded View)
If people enable Quick Replay, you either lose this threading (since you can't tell who people are replying to)...
You have to force the person to click on the post they are "quick replying" to... which is a confusing system and defeats the purpose of quick replay.
That's why it's not on.
we've got it turned off because it makes it far too easy to spam. It's there, but it's off.
It encourages more posting with less thought. And that's been enough to settle the question.
I've highlighted the pertinent word, which still doesn't answer the question.It has... the hesitation is that it might encourage spamming or repeat posts.
This simple formula should help OP understand the situation
Quick reply = mountains of "+1" posts...
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.
Thats why you put a limit of minimum characters in a post. Like 10 then you wont have retards posting "+1"
I'm sorry, but can you tell me, what do you mean by posts that are +1?
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.