Forum help.. I give up

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by TheYoshi, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. How do you activate the quick reply feature? I can't ever seem to make it work. I see where it says "click the quick reply icon" but what the hell is that!?
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    Like this

    On the bottom right hand side of your post is 3 icons Quote-a quill and paper-Top
    Click on the quill and paper then type in the dialog box below the original post
     
  3. Ahhh!! Thank you. Much better.
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Moderator

    The pleasure is mine sir! (I used the quick response for this BTW)
     
  5. A double thank you... I had never even noticed that middle button.
     
  6. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    So that what that button is for? LOL
     
  7. I don't know if Austin is being funny... but I just realized what you were talking about... Me, slow? Perhaps a little...
     
  8. If you go down to "Thread Display Options" in "Edit Options" in your User CP, you will see that there are three ways to view threads: "Linear," "Threaded," and "Hybrid." Linear is the default for most, it simply displays posts to a thread chronilogically, be it oldest to newest (most typical) or newest to oldest. Threaded organizes threads so that posts are grouped based on responses to other posts in that thread. For example, if you were to hit the quote button on a post, and reply to it, and you set your preferences to threaded display mode, instead of your post showing up at the bottom, it'd show up threaded below the post you just quoted (a little confusing I know). Hybrid is simply a cross between Linear and Threaded.

    Moral of the story, the quick reply box is disabled until you click a post to reply to for the benefit of those who use the threaded mode so that posts stay organized instead of just becoming a mishmash.

    -Nick

    ETA: At the top of the first post of each thread is a "Display Modes" drop down box where you can easily toggle between the various modes.
     
  9. Ah, I get it now. You know, I rnever realised what the button was for. I just pressed the "Post Reply" button.
     
  10. Ah... And if you activate the threaded (view) mode the middle button dissapears and the quick reply box automagically opens up...
     

  11. I don't like that view. I prefer the open view where you can read all previous posts.
     
  12. mark the shoeshine boy

    mark the shoeshine boy Moderator Emeritus

    thanks nick....

    it's clear as mud to me now....i will start to use it more often....:blush:
     
  13. guenron

    guenron Moderator Emeritus

    Just remember, a microwave will not brown your meat!:nono:
     

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