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Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:07 am
by kanewai
I'd love to have a way to select a portion of a post to quote, or to be able to select multiple posts to quote. Right now I work around it by keeping multiple windows open, and doing a lot of cutting and pasting.

Would an extension similar to this work for the forum? Modern quote - multiquote and quote highlighted text

Or does the forum already support this, and I'm just missing how to do it?

Re: Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:58 am
by jonm
Hi kanewai, when you're writing a reply, you can scroll down to see the other posts in the thread, and each has a quote button on the right. If you click that, it'll quote that post wherever you have the cursor in the editor window. You can use that to quote multiple posts.

I don't know of a way to quote only a selected portion of a post, so I just quote the whole thing and delete the parts I don't want. The extension you linked to does seem like it might be a little easier.

(Edit: I didn't notice this was in a special forum or I probably wouldn't have jumped in before the mods, but I guess I'll leave this in case it's helpful.)

Re: Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:23 am
by Serpent
kanewai wrote:Or does the forum already support this, and I'm just missing how to do it?
No. (edit: apart from the way jonm showed)
I don't know if the extension can be installed but it's indeed very convenient (I've seen it on another forum). BTW I never noticed the multiquote function. With this extension you can just quote separate fragments of text and everything will be added to the reply box at the bottom of the page. (we don't have it enabled)

On a computer you can select the needed text and drag it into the reply form (in a different tab/window). If you select it and click quote, it will be formatted as a quote (without attribution).
jonm wrote: If you click that, it'll quote that post wherever you have the cursor in the editor window.
Wow, that's pretty cool! Thanks for pointing this out :D And this did allow me to quote just a part of your post! (the one that was selected)
jonm wrote:I didn't notice this was in a special forum or I probably wouldn't have jumped in before the mods
No worries. Anyone can reply here, within reason.

Re: Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 am
by jonm
Serpent wrote:Wow, that's pretty cool! Thanks for pointing this out :D And this did allow me to quote just a part of your post! (the one that was selected)

You bet! :D And I didn't know that you could use that button to quote just the selected text. That's much simpler. Very cool indeed!

Re: Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:46 am
by zenmonkey
kanewai wrote:I'd love to have a way to select a portion of a post to quote, or to be able to select multiple posts to quote. Right now I work around it by keeping multiple windows open, and doing a lot of cutting and pasting.

Would an extension similar to this work for the forum? Modern quote - multiquote and quote highlighted text

Or does the forum already support this, and I'm just missing how to do it?


That's a 3.2 extension that needs some modification to the style templates that we have on the site.

So basically it would require that the site be updated to 3.2 first and that someone takes the time to write the style updates and the Admins agree to install these updates. It's not an approved mod, so it would require some code review to assure it isn't doing anything nasty.

It likely is not going to happen.
Personally, I'd like to see a partial quote function and link backs from the quote where when you click on the "xxxx wrote:", it brings you back to the original post.

Re: Extension request: multiquote

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:04 pm
by jonm
zenmonkey wrote:Personally, I'd like to see ... link backs from the quote where when you click on the "xxxx wrote:", it brings you back to the original post.

That would be a really nice feature to have.