Suggestions---quick reply

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by iMacZealot, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    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?
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    It's been brought up before, and turned down as it encourages or, rather, enables for easier spamming.

    :edit: One thread. No, sorry, this thread is even better as other threads were referenced in it. :p
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    As devilot mentions it has been discussed before and those same concerns were brought up but I also find it useful on other forums I visit.

    However this one is much larger and has a higher chance of it being a spam tool if it were enabled. The only way I can think to keep that to a minimum would be to enable it only if you use one of those numbers/letters encoded in an image that's used on other sites or keep it to a certain group of posters. Then again if the former is used then it doesn't make the reply all that quicker...

    Its useful to have around but not that useful. And the disadvantages outweigh the advantages IMO.
  4. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    That makes sense-- especially because on one of boards I'm on where this is enabled, countless Nigerians would come in and "sell" a Nokia N95 (an $800 cell phone) for maybe $140 via a trustworthy Western Union money transfer. :rolleyes:

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