I've seen this on a lot of other vBulletin boards, and I find it very useful. It's called a quick reply box. It's at the end of every thread. It's just like a reply page we all see when we press "New Reply", only on the bottom, and it only shows the textbox, and "Submit" and "Preview". If you quoted anything, it won't show up in the textbox, but when you submit your reply, it will appear right above it. And, as always, you can also press the standard "New Reply" button to get the New Reply page we all know and love. The advantage of a Quick Reply box at the bottom is that you are able to reply more quickly, and if you don't need to make anything bold, be reminded what the smilies are, etc. What do you think?