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#21

i dont see the reply bar in either, even when i briefly logged out to avoid “looking at my own posts”

Interestingly with the third reply to this post in a row i got a popup telling me to consider replying to several posts at once to make it easier for everyone to read.


#22

No on both counts.

But yes for Tomarin’s post.

The plot thickens. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Edit: Now this post has the bar for Xystus, but not for Tomarin. I highlighted the text and clicked the quote button for all three quotes. The bar reveals Xystus’ first post, but not the second.


#23

interesting, maybe the bar only appears once its far enough back to where it would not be easily scrolled to to find it?


#24

Let’s try again.


#25

Here I try again

EDIT: I hit the reply button but didn’t quote and it appeared


#26

Quoting again to see what will happen

EDIT: It didn’t appear here, but this is a quote of a post that is a reply to another post. I wonder if that makes a difference.

EDIT #2: Now it did appear. Maybe sometimes it takes time? Or is it because I edited the post? Now I’m really confused. :crazy_face:


#27

typing text here

I’m trying to play around and figure out why it is that sometimes you will see the Reply to at the >

Typing text here also

top of a post and sometimes not. Maybe it didn’t work because I was replying to my own posts.>

why would I bother with blocks

when I can just highlight an hit quote?


#28

How did you enter @Joe_5859?
Just by long typing?


#29

How did you quote @tomarin s post? Copy and past?


#30

Yes,@Blue_Horizon. All you do is put the @ sign and type in a user’s name. You’ll know it worked when the preview screen puts in a slightly greyed out hyperlink.


#31

Cheers.
Why can i not see @tomarin?


#32

Because you misspelled his user name. It’s @tomarin. :wink:

Edit: I see you fixed it already. :slight_smile:


#33

Tried that too??[quote=“Joe_5859, post:32, topic:449515, full:true”]

Because you misspelled his user name. It’s @toma. :wink:

Edit: I see you fixed it already. :slight_smile:
[/quote]


#34

It works now. At least for me.


#35

Still doesnt work. The lists disappear after @Toma


#36

Any advice on this…?


#37

Hi @Xystus,

The same thing had happened to me too, last night, when I was going to write a response to another member’s post.

I was actually quite surprised to see a helpful message like that, telling me that I should use the @ sign so that I could address my comments to more than one member at a time in my post.

As I write this, @christofirst might be interested in reading this as well (as I think about discobot).

If I also recall correctly, it was also telling me something like that I should reply to more than one person in my post too, instead of answering a post individually, as replying to more than one person in a post fosters more of a sense of community.

Sometimes when I use the @ key, it doesn’t always bring up the member’s name, or their name gets cut off at the bottom of my screen when the list comes up, if there’s a longer list of names of members who have been active on that particular thread that I’m replying to.


#38

I feel like a genie in a bottle. “Did you summon me, @oldgraymare2 ?” I was in another thread when the alert appeared by my top right little icon thing.


#39

Hi @christofirst,

I mentioned you in this thread, as I thought that you might be interested in what I was saying regarding getting a message from the forum software last night, when I was in the process of typing a response to a member’s post.

I was given a helpful message that instead of just replying to one person, I should use the @ symbol and respond to more than one member at a time in my posts, or use multiple quotes even, to reply to more than one member at a time, too.

The gist of it was so that we could provide more of a sense of community towards others in our posts.

The only thing though, was that my message was really geared for that one particular person. :grin:

I was thinking of you because of discobot and T-1s and the funny conversation that we had the other day about that! LOL!! :grinning: :robot:


#40

Are you looking for advice about quoting other people’s posts?

I made a post about quotations in the Tips/shortcut thread:

Your question gives me an excuse to try out inserting posts from other threads. :slight_smile: If you click on the timestamp of a given post, a box pops up with a URL that directs someone directly to that post. There are also options to share the post to Facebook, Twitter, by email, or even to use that post to start a new thread. In this case, I just copied and pasted the URL. But this will be handy to keep in mind for those moments when someone raises a good question in the middle of a thread that is a little off topic. It will be super easy to spin it off into its own thread.


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