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Pre NAB 2018 announcement - new forum features!

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Pre NAB 2018 announcement - new forum features!

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Post by SecondMan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm

Hello everyone!

For this upcoming NAB I'm pleased to introduce two brand new features to We Suck Less that I'm sure will come in handy!

First of all there is now a way to peek inside a topic without going into it (magic! voodoo!). Hovering over a topic title now brings up a preview of the first and last post in the topic.

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But this next one is the one that gets me a little bit excited, because it solves a problem I've been struggling with myself. Imagine a post such as this one:

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Fantastic, lots of questions that we actually know the answers to, so typically you would quote the entire thing, and then the editing starts. Deleting parts of the quote, putting quote tags in the appropriate places, making sure you don't miss a [ or a ] or have a quote tag too many (or too few). It can be a pretty big job to end up with an answer like this:

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But as of today, this is all becoming a LOT easier :cheer:

Now when you select some text inside a post, a menu will appear:

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Clicking Reply will autofill the Quick Reply box when you are on the last page of a topic, or bring up the full post editor when you are not. Selecting new text and clicking Reply again will replace the quote in the editor. Should you want to select more quotes and build a complex post from them, the Save quote option is your friend. When using that you will see that a new button will appear in the editors:

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Clicking that button will pop up a window that contains all your saved quotes and you can insert them in your posts from there. They even persist across forum sessions.

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Hope you'll like it as much as I do! Happy NAB!

Cheers,
Pieter
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Re: Pre NAB 2018 announcement - new forum features!

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Post by Kristof » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks a lot, Pieter!

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Post by Miltos » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 pm

Wow! This should be standard in all forums. Amazing upgrade!

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Post by SirEdric » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:15 pm

Hey Pieter.

Wow. Period. This is just awesome. Period.
And it wouldn't be me, if I wouldn't put it in my mouth right away...:-)
SecondMan wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
But this next one is the one that gets me a little bit excited, because it solves a problem I've been struggling with myself. Imagine a post such as this one:
Oooh yess! A well known thing to struggle with.
SecondMan wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
But as of today, this is all becoming a LOT easier :cheer:
Yo da man!!!
SecondMan wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Hope you'll like it as much as I do! Happy NAB!
As you can see, I just gave it a play.
And...boy!...how could one not like this?...:-)

Thanks for your ongoing efforts & all the best at NAB!

Eric.

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Post by JUNE » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 pm

cool

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Post by ShadowMaker SdR » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:20 am

That's wonderful Pieter. I don't know how to thank you.
No seriously, I wanted to, but I can't remember where the 'give thanks button is.

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Post by SirEdric » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:41 am

At the very top where it says "donate"...:-)

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Post by theotheo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:07 am

Nice one Secondman!

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Post by Dunn » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:16 am

Totally Awesome Update! Thanks Secondman!

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Post by ShadowMaker SdR » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:31 pm

@SecondMan I was serious about the giving thanks though. In this subforum there is no way to thank people for their posts.

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Post by nsf » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:08 pm

niiice

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Post by SecondMan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:13 pm

ShadowMaker SdR wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:31 pm
In this subforum there is no way to thank people for their posts.
@ShadowMaker SdR that is by design. I turned it off because I'm practically the only one posting here and that would unfairly tip the top thanks balance in my favour - but rest assured, all you guys' kind words are more than thanks enough for me.

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Post by SecondMan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm

Oh joy, oh joy!

The quote feature on WSL is nearly a year old, and it just got an update that makes it even better.

The Reply function no longer overwrites what's already in the Reply form!

This makes it even easier to gradually build your post with quotes from different places:

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And with NAB around the corner, I'm hoping to get another one done that will really blow your socks off* :cheer:

*may require strong wind and large socks

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Post by SirEdric » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:44 am

SecondMan wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm
*may require strong wind and large socks
:-) :-) :-)