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Tagging posts for later reply

Craw!Craw! Registered User regular
Hi, I'd like to request a function that would work like this:
Beside the "Awesome" "Quote" etc. buttons at the bottom of each post, a button labeled "Tag for reply" would be added. Clicking this button would save the tagged post so that you can later view them in a list similar to the "saved drafts" list, with links to each post included in the list. Ideally it would also have a "quote this post" link that would create a post quoting the tagged post that you can continue and then submit to the tagged post's thread.

I think this would be very useful when reading long threads because then you won't be distracted by trying to remember what posts you want to reply to while going through the thread getting the full context of the discussion so far. I think it would also make us users less prone to knee-jerk replying to page-old posts (which often confuses the ongoing discussion of the thread and/or makes the thread go in circles). I know it's probably not easy at all to add this function, but I'd very much like to see it sometime in the future!

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    Sounds like the multiquote thing I've seen on some forums.

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    Craw!Craw! Registered User regular
    Yeah! I hadn't heard of it before, but it's very similar. I think having the listing function I mentioned would be nice to get a better overview of the posts but it seems like the multi-quote thing has the most important things. Does it save the quotes so you can get back to them after you've logged out? (this would be especially important for smartphone users who jump off/on the forums so much, I'd imagine)

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    Craw! wrote: »
    Yeah! I hadn't heard of it before, but it's very similar. I think having the listing function I mentioned would be nice to get a better overview of the posts but it seems like the multi-quote thing has the most important things. Does it save the quotes so you can get back to them after you've logged out? (this would be especially important for smartphone users who jump off/on the forums so much, I'd imagine)

    All that depends on the person writing the plugin. I don't think Vanilla has a multi-quote plugin yet.

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    Craw!Craw! Registered User regular
    Oh, Vanilla, why do you fail so badly at satisfying? (yes yes I know lower server loads. I'm still bitter about the awesome forum being ruined :( )

    I suspected it wouldn't be so easy to add this function, but maybe sometime it'll be implemented somehow. Thanks for the info!

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    why would we add anything for someone who elects to be a rude dick about the free forums we provide?

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