[RFC] Quote with link to original post

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[RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by Senky » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:35 am

As I browsed some topics here (and also on the other forums), many times someone quotes previous post just partially. I mean, he quotes just last sentence or so. If someone wants to look at original, quoted, post, it is sometimes really difficult to look for it in whole topic.

I would suggest adding an option to quote BBCode, to state ID of quoted post, which would generate link to that post if defined.

BBCode could be altered like this:

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[quote="Senky",255741]This is quoted text[/quote]
This could make:

Senky wrote:
This is quoted text

Admittedly, post number should be generated, user would have no more job than till now.

And maybe to suggest one more improvement:
Nickname of quoted user can be also changed to link ho his/her profile. So that it would look like this:

Senky wrote:
This is quoted text

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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by jsebean » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:58 pm

+1 would be nice :D
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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by _hsr » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:17 pm

+1 with linking posts that are quoted with the quote button
-1 for the user nickname linking
There is a text here !

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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by callumacrae » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:28 pm

_hsr wrote:+1 with linking posts that are quoted with the quote button
-1 for the user nickname linking
this, although I'm not a huge fan of the proposed syntax.
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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by Senky » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:02 pm

callumacrae wrote:...although I'm not a huge fan of the proposed syntax.
It was just an example how it could be done. If you have another idea, just show it ;)

btw, why you are against username linkings? It is really more user-friendly to have links anywhere possible. It can by styled, so noone distinguishes it until he/she hovers over it if this is the problem.

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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by jsebean » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:26 pm

callumacrae wrote:
_hsr wrote:+1 with linking posts that are quoted with the quote button
-1 for the user nickname linking
this, although I'm not a huge fan of the proposed syntax.
Agreed.
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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by imkingdavid » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:10 pm

Please don't just say that you don't like the proposed syntax. That is entirely unhelpful. If you don't like it, please propose an alternative.

+1 for the idea. As for syntax, perhaps [quote="username";p=####][/quote]. Personally, I think the entire "User wrote" line should be a link, but that's semantics.
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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by AliasM2K » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:23 am

Now that gives me an idea... What about custom bbcodes to identify user and post? Something like

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Checkout this [post=###]post[/post] by [user=###]Alias M2K[/user]

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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by brunoais » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:07 am

This RFC already exists:
viewtopic.php?f=108&t=42481
It's stalled until the BBCode refactoring is complete
Search before making new RFC's, k?

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Re: [RFC] Quote with link to original post

Post by AliasM2K » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:07 am

Hmm... Ok. By the way, I am not defending myself, but the post you mentioned states mainly about quoting users and linking to the post. What I suggested was using custom bbcodes to link posts and users. Also, the link user bbcode can be used for the mention or thank system, which is already a RFC.

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