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scimonster
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You're already able to collapse forum sections at the root, so what about extending this functionality to quotes and code? Additionally, i think the 4th quote deep should autocollapse.

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LS97
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That's a great idea! Not so much the idea of collapsing quotes, but rather expanding them
The system should automatically collapse 4th level quotes and quotes taller than a few hundred pixels or so (if that's possible).

Then the user could expand it when he wants to read it, and if not it doesn't take up space!

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Hardmath123
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Agreed with LS97: it's annoying to have someone quoting the whole block library top post, right? If nothing else, Quoteboxes should have a max-height of 300px, and overflow: scroll.
theonlygusti
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In the forums, people will often quote people who have quoted people before in their own posts, and that person might also have a quote within their posts.

I think that this “quotes within quotes within quotes” chain takes up far too much room on the forums, and I (well, stickfiregames) propose a simple solution:

Just have the innermost quotes become collapsible segmants. See stickfiregames' example:
http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/54926/?page=1#post-462570

So, in summary:

If their are too many quotes, replace the innermost ones with collapsible sections.

Last edited by theonlygusti (Oct. 3, 2014 16:29:08)


danielhal
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theonlygusti
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danielhal wrote:

Sometimes you need them to make sense. No support.

“Sometimes you need them to make sense”: and this is why you can read the original posts for the sometimes that you must by clicking on a link to take you there.

However, it is very rare that you need to read back about 5 quotes or so to understand the conversation.

stickfiregames
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Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

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stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

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theonlygusti
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stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:
▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
Wow! That's an amazing idea! Much better than my click-link idea, this is awesome!

OmnipotentPotato
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stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:
▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
Yessssssssssssss
KingOfAwesome58219
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OmnipotentPotato wrote:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:
▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
Yessssssssssssss
Totally.

Last edited by KingOfAwesome58219 (Oct. 2, 2014 23:52:06)




jasperjay
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KingOfAwesome58219 wrote:

OmnipotentPotato wrote:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:
▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
Yessssssssssssss
Totally.
Support this one.

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TheHockeyist
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jasperjay wrote:

KingOfAwesome58219 wrote:

OmnipotentPotato wrote:

▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)

Yessssssssssssss
Totally.
Support this one.
Support!


Mrcomputer1
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RandomPerson1789 wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

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▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
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Last edited by Mrcomputer1 (Oct. 9, 2014 09:02:02)


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Sonickyle
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Mrcomputer1 wrote:

RandomPerson1789 wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:

stickfiregames wrote:

Maybe everything above the third level could work like spoiler tags?

Like this:
▶ stickfiregames wrote (click to expand)
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mathfreak231
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Support, I suppose.

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Paddle2See
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While this would be a cool feature, I think we could actually do more to combat this issue right now, with our existing forums.

People just need to take a little more time with their posts and figure out what is important to include and what isn't. Very rarely is it necessary to include all the prior posts; usually just the last one is the one you are responding too - so just trim it down until only the last one is quoted.

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RPFluffy
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I semi-support partly because of this:

Paddle2See wrote:

While this would be a cool feature, I think we could actually do more to combat this issue right now, with our existing forums.

People just need to take a little more time with their posts and figure out what is important to include and what isn't. Very rarely is it necessary to include all the prior posts; usually just the last one is the one you are responding too - so just trim it down until only the last one is quoted.

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theonlygusti
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Paddle2See wrote:

While this would be a cool feature, I think we could actually do more to combat this issue right now, with our existing forums.

People just need to take a little more time with their posts and figure out what is important to include and what isn't. Very rarely is it necessary to include all the prior posts; usually just the last one is the one you are responding too - so just trim it down until only the last one is quoted.
Yes, of course.

But it can take a long time to trim out all the unnecessary parts, especially when you're on a mobile device, so I think that the main culprits anyway are the ones too lazy to do that.

Whenever I'm on the computer I trim out the unnecessary parts, but when I'm on my iPod it's nigh impossible, it takes about 5 minutes to trim out all the parts because you can't select anything outside the visible text within the textarea.

OmnipotentPotato
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theonlygusti wrote:

so I think that the main culprits anyway are the ones too lazy to do that..

*blushes and tries to act casual*
theonlygusti
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OmnipotentPotato wrote:

theonlygusti wrote:

so I think that the main culprits anyway are the ones too lazy to do that..

*blushes and tries to act casual*
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