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    Default Re: Need reply button.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Maybe we should ping Kim about this.
    Not noticed anyone complain, and I suspect it's of less importance these days. It really only affects those users actively engaging in "threaded" mode. Probably no big deal, thinking about it:

    When the "reply only button" was there, users could just tag onto the last post without quoting, even if they were replying to a post several places back. That just mucks up threaded mode anyway, and can be annoying to the tagged party. To be effective, it should be used in reply to a targeted post. I'm speculating that web interface users don't bother with viewing in "threaded" mode these days.

    Without the reply button, targeting a previous post requires the "with quote button", maybe one can delete the quote if not required but I'm not sure.

    Perhaps threaded mode is of more interest to NNTP users? I thought Kim was one, but let it go anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    I'm speculating that web interface users don't bother with viewing in "threaded" mode these days.
    I have experimented with threaded mode. But I find linear mode more congenial.

    I'll often "Reply with quote", then delete most of the quote leaving just enough to identify what I am replying to. And, of course, that leaves a link back to the message I am replying to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I have experimented with threaded mode. But I find linear mode more congenial.
    Threaded mode can be awkward, given a small viewing window. Occasionally used it to help understanding a complicated thread, but don't see many of those now.

    I'll often "Reply with quote", then delete most of the quote leaving just enough to identify what I am replying to. And, of course, that leaves a link back to the message I am replying to.
    Yep, a good practice in consideration of the viewers and readers.

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    On 2013-05-10 17:16, consused wrote:
    > The downside is that anyone using threaded mode (if there is anyone?)
    > is forced to quote in order to maintain position in tree.


    We nntp users use threaded mode (my educated guess). It is very
    confusing for us to see a reply somewhere in the thread, without any
    quotes, think that it is a reply to the previous post in the thread, and
    then the contents make no sense.

    It is hard then to figure out what the user is actually replying to.

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    On 2013-05-10 16:26, Knurpht wrote:
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    > DenverD;2555617 Wrote:
    >>>
    >>> On the webforum,

    >>
    >> using nntp you don't need to know! ;-) Sådan!


    >
    > Please stop this, the OP asks about the webforum. If I ask directions
    > for public transport to some place, "buy a car" is not an answer to my
    > question.


    I think dd was making a joke.
    And the OP was actually using nntp to post the question.

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    On 2013-05-10 19:26, consused wrote:
    > Threaded mode can be awkward, given a small viewing window.
    > Occasionally used it to help understanding a complicated thread, but
    > don't see many of those now.


    Threaded mode in web side is a pain. It does not track what posts you
    have actually read, and it has bugs (it does not display the entire tree
    in the tree window, you have to click "more" or something to display
    just one more entry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-05-10 17:16, consused wrote:
    > The downside is that anyone using threaded mode (if there is anyone?)
    > is forced to quote in order to maintain position in tree.
    We nntp users use threaded mode (my educated guess). It is very
    confusing for us to see a reply somewhere in the thread, without any
    quotes, think that it is a reply to the previous post in the thread, and
    then the contents make no sense.
    With the present setup, where there is no quote, one can only assume it's a "reply to thread" unless the content implies otherwise. At least nntp users can see that with a client showing structure (e.g. SeaMonkey's client for handling newsgroups). If the "reply only" button returned, you couldn't safely assume anything.

    On the web interface in linear mode, one has to make that assumption, although scanning back and forth through the thread is easier.

    It seems to me that forums tend to be less structured and formal wrt threads than say mailing lists and newsgroups.

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    >> DenverD;2555617 Wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On the webforum,
    >>>
    >>> using nntp you don't need to know! ;-) Sådan!

    >
    >>
    >> Please stop this, the OP asks about the webforum. If I ask directions
    >> for public transport to some place, "buy a car" is not an answer to my
    >> question.

    >
    > I think dd was making a joke.
    > And the OP was actually using nntp to post the question.
    >


    dd made a joke, I knwo him personally.
    And correct, I used nntp to post the question.

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    On 10/05/13 17:06, hcvv wrote:
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    > consused;2555669 Wrote:
    >> Just did that, it didn't work for me. Not that I expected it to, because
    >> I have done it several times since noticing the missing button quite
    >> some time ago.

    > Yes, it isn't there. In my memory there was once. But you can use what
    > I do, the blue "New Reaction" at the bottom.
    >
    >

    Very fine Henk

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    On 10/05/13 17:16, nrickert wrote:
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    > consused;2555667 Wrote:
    >> Same here, no "reply only" button, just reply "with quote".

    >
    > I am seeing a "Reply to Thread" near the bottom left.
    >
    >

    So did I, wasn't what I was asking for

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