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    Hi all,

    I think the forum would benefit from a quick reply button/field. This is used on many forums I visit, and makes reply to threads much quicker and easier, as you don't have to wait for a new page to load to reply to a thread.

    Info below:
    http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/q ... or_phpbb3/
    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 9&t=839905

    Cheers

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    Yeah, quick reply fields are nice to have. Not a neccesity but I don't see any reason not to have it. I think it would mostly benefit everyone in the image forums. Because often when you load the page to reply to an image, the image doesn't show in the list of recent posts, so then you could still scroll up to see the image from the quick reply field.

    Otherwise, I'm not fussed without it :P
    Reposts welcome =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bec Z
    ..but I don't see any reason not to have it. I think it would mostly benefit everyone in the image forums. Because often when you load the page to reply to an image, the image doesn't show in the list of recent posts, so then you could still scroll up to see the image from the quick reply field.
    Exactly!

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    Cool, we'll look into it guys Hopefully we may be upgrading to a better forum format before the end of the year so we'll see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Randall
    Cool, we'll look into it guys Hopefully we may be upgrading to a better forum format before the end of the year so we'll see what happens
    Personally, I reckon this current format is very good. Well set out, and actually looks good

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    I agree with Ashy on that, I do love the current look of the forum. Hope it doesn't change too much with the new format :P
    Reposts welcome =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Randall
    Cool, we'll look into it guys Hopefully we may be upgrading to a better forum format before the end of the year so we'll see what happens
    Any chance of getting thumbnails with the thread in the images forum like they have at BPN and NSN?

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    Thumbnails yeah! And QR button please! QR should be in the ACP I am almost certain of that.

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    [quote=Mark Young]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Paul Randall":3snmy5fa
    Cool, we'll look into it guys Hopefully we may be upgrading to a better forum format before the end of the year so we'll see what happens
    Any chance of getting thumbnails with the thread in the images forum like they have at BPN and NSN? [/quote:3snmy5fa]
    Thumbnails are one of the main reasons we want to move to another forum software. It's not possible with the current software
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    vBulletin should be fine, but you may need to start asking for annual membership $

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    I'm sure there'd be something out there for thumbnails for phpbb..
    http://www.google.com/search?q=phpbb+thumbnails

    depends what kind of thumbnails you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Blyth
    I'm sure there'd be something out there for thumbnails for phpbb..
    http://www.google.com/search?q=phpbb+thumbnails
    We can easily have clickable thumbnails in the actual forum threads themselves, where a smaller thumbnail will open up to a larger image, but I believe what is being asked is for a thumbnail of the image next to each topic in forum view.

    There is a mod for that, but it's only designed to work with the one of the standard themes. It's not something that can be just dumped onto the custom theme were running and not a high priority as we are looking at a change in forum software down the track anyway.

    As for Quick Reply, yes there is an option for that in the forum software as Akos' has mentioned, but once again it's only available on the standard theme. It's one of the draw backs of using 'free' forum software, most support comes from the community developing mods and is often targeted just at the the default templates used and most simply won't function on our board at least not without vast alterations to them.

    You may have noticed we've implemented a rudimentary quick reply field now however, similar to what is found on vBulletin. It should aid speeding up forum replies whilst being kept small and tidy.

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    *test* Looks good! Thanks for considering (and implementing) my request!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Hall
    There is a mod for that, but it's only designed to work with the one of the standard themes. It's not something that can be just dumped onto the custom theme were running and not a high priority as we are looking at a change in forum software down the track anyway.
    Ah yes, the ol' 'screw up the template' mod.

    Does this mean you are potentially considering moving away from free forum software?

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    Thanks for putting in the quick reply option guys! It's a good thing to have

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