QUOTE buttons in reply page

QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106218)
The messages displayed in the topic review area all have QUOTE buttons, but they don't do anything (their href attribute is "#").
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106224)
They require javascript. Select the text you want to quote with the mouse, and click the button.

For example, I can quote you like:
tokumaru wrote:
they don't do anything
tokumaru wrote:
but
tokumaru wrote:
display
tokumaru wrote:
messages
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106231)
Time to change the caption text on the button to read "quote selected text"?
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106236)
It quotes the entire post if nothing is selected. The problem is that it gives no indication that it requires Javascript, even though the same button in normal thread view works fine without Javascript.
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106239)
Browsing/using the web without Javascript = hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

That's all I have to say on the matter.
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106240)
What about browsing with Noscript on a site that almost all works, and not realizing that there was one obscure feature that needed Javascript?
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106244)
I always have JavaScript on, but at first I was opening the links in a new tab, and in that case, obviously nothing happened. Then I tried randomly clicking the quote buttons, but didn't bother checking the text box at the top, so I was under the impression that nothing happened. I have to admit this is not very intuitive.
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106247)
tokumaru wrote:
I always have JavaScript on, but at first I was opening the links in a new tab, and in that case, obviously nothing happened. Then I tried randomly clicking the quote buttons, but didn't bother checking the text box at the top, so I was under the impression that nothing happened. I have to admit this is not very intuitive.


testing... it worked. :)
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106258)
tokumaru wrote:
I always have JavaScript on, but at first I was opening the links in a new tab, and in that case, obviously nothing happened.

Ahhh, because you thought it would act like normal quote buttons, starting a new reply with all the text quoted, which you were then going to copy from the new tab, then close it and paste into your post-in-progress.
Re: QUOTE buttons in reply page
by on (#106280)
blargg wrote:
Ahhh, because you thought it would act like normal quote buttons, starting a new reply with all the text quoted, which you were then going to copy from the new tab, then close it and paste into your post-in-progress.

Hehe exactly! =)