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Posted on November 10, 2008 at 2:36:58 [Post link]
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So, I've been off on other boards during the time I wasn't here, and I've noticed a very cool feature. You know how some discussions get really long? When you quoted another person, the quote included a link to the post that was being quoted.

Now as I'm writing this, it occurs that I could do that manually myself. So if it'd be a pain to code or just more trouble than you think it's worth, I'm not going to complain. I just think it's a convenient feature.


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Posted on November 10, 2008 at 3:14:27 [Post link]
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I've noticed that on other forums as well. Also I've noticed that some of these forums can also be coded to insert BBcode tags through button commands, (i.e. ctrl+i activates italics, ctrl+b activates bold, etc). That'd also be a neat feature to put into the site.


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Posted on November 11, 2008 at 3:42:15 [Post link]
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When you quoted another person, the quote included a link to the post that was being quoted.


That could be done without too much trouble. I considered it before, but I faced some issue when I thought about multiple posts quoting. What do you do in that situation: include a link with each quote? Provide a link for the first quoted post only? Something else?

If you think that simply using the first quoted post as the base for the link is an acceptable solution, I could easily add this as a feature.


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I've noticed that on other forums as well. Also I've noticed that some of these forums can also be coded to insert BBcode tags through button commands, (i.e. ctrl+i activates italics, ctrl+b activates bold, etc). That'd also be a neat feature to put into the site.


This is actually a bad thing, although it might not be as noticeable at first.

On my setup (the French build of Firefox 3), both Ctrl-i and Ctrl-b open up my bookmarks in the sidebar. If I create something to call the BBCode with those shortcuts, it will prevent me from being able to open that sidebar, and that could confused a user not expecting that behavior.

Even worse, the shortcuts change completely between each browser, language and operating system. While Ctrl-i isn't that important on my setup, it's possible that it's the option to reload the page for someone else. Using Ctrl-i, in that case, would prevent the user from being able to reload it's current page. Whatever overtakes an existing feature is usually not wanted.


With that said, I'm currently working on a new version of IOBoard, and I haven't set in stone yet the list of features that will be included. If there's something that you want to see added, and it isn't too massive of a change, then this is your chance!


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Posted on November 12, 2008 at 20:55:53 [Post link]
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Buttons to add tags to phrases. We need that.

 

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