[RFC] Multiquote

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[RFC] Multi-quote

Post by galaxyAbstractor » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:54 pm

There is a Quote button, but I would like to see a Multi-quote button as well. It would be useful when quoting multiple posts, obviously, which I often find myself doing in a phpBB forum. So instead of pressing the quote button on all the posts and copy/paste everything to a single postpage/field.

Further could be discussed if it should allow multi-quote on posts spread over several pages or just one page. One page would probably be easiest to code (?) but spreading multiple pages would probably be doable too if you store what posts you have marked for quotation (?).

To start posting with the posts marked to quote maybe one should press the normal post reply button, or maybe have a separate button for it.

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Re: [RFC] Multi-quote

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[RFC]Append quote in quick reply

Post by brunoais » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:17 pm

Proposal:
When clicking quote and quick reply is opened append the quote to the reply already in quick reply instead of changing the url and start the topic with the quote.
This does not apply if ctrl or shift is pressed.
Introduction:
One usability that helps using the quoting system and reduces server load is to allow multi quoting in the quick reply system.
If one wants to quote multiple messages, the easiest way for both user and server is to use AJAX, 1 DB query just like it works in /posting.php?mode=reply .

Implementation:
After the pressing the quote button assert that ctrl or shift weren't pressed.
Do like /posting.php?mode=reply implements the quotes.

What do you think?

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Re: [RFC]Append quote in quick reply

Post by DavidIQ » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:14 pm

This is like the multi-quote in vBulletin and I like. However what's with the ctrl and shift comments? If I press either I'd be in the regular reply page? Could probably go without that. Also not sure any server postback is needed at all. We can currently quote in the standard reply window (see Topic Review section at the bottom) without having to do that. ;)
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Re: [RFC]Append quote in quick reply

Post by imkingdavid » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:41 pm

Let's keep the current quote button as is and implement this with a "+" icon or something. But yes, I agree that having a multi-quote would be a good idea. And it would be nice to track multi-quotes across pages as well.
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Re: [RFC]Append quote in quick reply

Post by brunoais » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:58 pm

Hum...
Then... We could create a multiquote button and...
How about multiquote IP.B style?
1 fixed div placed on the bottom left or right of the screen, about 1,5x the height and 3x the width of the quote button, with a cancel button and a "continue" button.
The div only appears when there is, at least, 1 post selected for multiquote.
To store between pages we could use sessionStore.
What do you think?

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[RFC] Multiquote

Post by _hsr » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:33 am

Multiquote as proposed would provide the same functionality as we see in the vbulletin bboard script. If the user needs to quote multiple replies in a single post, he/she can select them either via a separate button for multiquote or using the existing quote button.

Since there is quick reply involved, the best way to implement this is in these cases:

Quick reply enabled, JS enabled

Multiquote button appends the quote to the quick reply textarea, and waits for further input
(will not have unquote functionality)

Quick reply disabled, JS enabled

Multiquote button adds quotes to the queue, via ajax, waits for user to post reply

Quick reply disabled, JS disabled

Multiquote button uses the same functionality as ajax enabled multiquote, but with page redirects
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Re: [RFC] Multiquote

Post by brunoais » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:04 am

Make this an RFC please. That is too simple.
Besides:
viewtopic.php?f=108&t=42521
RFC already exists.
Unfortunately the discussion paused because the javascript system (AJAX) was being developed and so it was better to wait first for it to be completed.

Anyway, I am one that wanted to do something like this. :D .
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Edit: This last paragraph is not showing correctly what I mean or wanted to state. No hard feelings were meant, just playing like something was more serious than it really is.
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Re: [RFC]Append quote in quick reply

Post by brunoais » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:07 am

This has been pausing for quite a while.
I'm still waiting for answer about what was proposed. What should be done about this? May I step forward?
Is the above post a good idea to be directly implemented?
Do you have nice ideas about how this RFC can be improved?

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Re: [RFC] Multiquote

Post by callumacrae » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:25 am

+1

I don't think it should support browsers with JavaScript disabled. Perhaps hide the button when js is disabled?
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