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Stephen Hughes
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Post by Stephen Hughes » October 2nd, 2014, 12:33 pm

Jonathan
One thing that I am doing repetitively is putting a ="" into the first section of the (quote)(/quote) after EVERY time I push the Quote button.

If there were another Quote= button that automatically added the ="" that would be great.
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Re: Quote= button

Post by Stephen Carlson » October 2nd, 2014, 6:11 pm

There are a lot of great suggestions for customizing a phpBB forum such as this one. Unfortunately, it takes programming and then, when the base software is updated, the customized changes disappear and have to be reimplemented. Such a suggestion has to be made to the maintainers of the base software.
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Re: Quote= button

Post by Jonathan Robie » October 4th, 2014, 2:44 pm

Stephen Carlson wrote:There are a lot of great suggestions for customizing a phpBB forum such as this one. Unfortunately, it takes programming and then, when the base software is updated, the customized changes disappear and have to be reimplemented. Such a suggestion has to be made to the maintainers of the base software.
Precisely.
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Re: Quote= button

Post by Stephen Hughes » October 4th, 2014, 8:41 pm

Well, I've had a look around that phpBB support site and now have impression as to the scope of what they aim to cater for with a generic product.

Considering the rate and volume of posts that I see some of the posters on TextKit and the Greek Orchid Society make, and now on that phpBB support site too, I can't imagine that I'm the only dolt sitting in front of the computer monitoring and trying to optimise their work-flow efficiency when posting, so the need for this function is probably a product of my own posting style. I don't find it listed in the add-on library. Presumably the future development direction of the base product would be driven by what optional add-ons people are adding, and if a majority are adding one, then it would go into the base product.

Obviously, as good as an idea as this might have been, it is not something that the masses are clamouring for (or even murmuring in discontent that they don't have), so clearly it doesn't need to be implemented at a base product level.
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