Automatic Quote splitter

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Automatic Quote splitter
« on May 11th, 2011, 08:24 AM »Last edited on May 24th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Feature: Automatic Quote splitter
Developer: Nao
Target: users
Status: 100% (complete.)
Comment:

Another simple feature, but it took me ages to fine-tune, mostly because as far as I know, Wedge is the first ever forum system to do this.

When you're replying a post by someone and you want to break up their quoted text into several parts for convenience, you usually have to do some convoluted copying and pasting. Not so with Wedge.

Just put your cursor wherever you want to split the quote, and... press the Shift + Enter key combination (or Ctrl + Enter, your preference.)
That's it, you're done. The quote gets split automatically. Nested tags are taken into account, so you can even split a quoted quote, or right in the middle of a code tag, anything like that which used to be a nightmare before for power users...

It's so easy now, I may have to add a setting to disable this, just in case you miss being upset with all of the manual quote splitting. :eheh:

Let's take this example here, with nested tags:


Quote from Nao on March 3rd, 2011, 03:56 PM
Seriously!
Code: [Select]
Hello world

[quote author=Nao link=msg=19 date=1299164218]
Seriously!
[code]Hello
Click here and press Shift+Enter world[/code][/quote]


After pressing Shift+Enter, this becomes:


Quote from Nao on March 3rd, 2011, 03:56 PM
Seriously!
Code: [Select]
Hello
Quote from Nao on March 3rd, 2011, 03:56 PM
Code: [Select]
world

[quote author=Nao link=msg=19 date=1299164218]
Seriously!
[code]Hello [/code][/quote]

Cursor is here now.

[quote author=Nao link=msg=19 date=1299164218][code] world[/code][/quote]



Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #2, on May 11th, 2011, 10:44 AM »
For the power-quoters who reply paragraph by paragraph, this is actually rather epic.

Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #3, on May 11th, 2011, 10:47 AM »
This will be awesome for flame wars. Or trolls. Or people who love to post their highway and their truck.

Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #4, on May 11th, 2011, 10:51 AM »
And for genuine discussions too. I'm damned if I'm going to let fear of idiots using things prevent us from building awesome things.



Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #7, on May 11th, 2011, 11:16 AM »
I think we're basically giving weapons to power flamers users in two ways:
- less work done to reply point by point,
- their antagonists can no longer answer a two-liner and say it's because multi-quoting is complicated to do. They can STILL do it, but they won't be able to argue that it's because quoting is hard.

Safe debates for all!


Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #9, on May 11th, 2011, 03:33 PM »
And it was fun to develop! Just took a couple of days to implement and debug...


Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #11, on May 11th, 2011, 09:15 PM »
What Nao describes is MUCH faster.

With that mod, if you want to reply to 3 points of a big post, you have to copy/paste the different parts. With this, you hit the quote button once, then just press Enter (nice and natural!) where you want to reply, to break a big quote into two parts.

Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #12, on May 11th, 2011, 09:21 PM »
but modes Digger enables quote several times more messages of different authors
quote accumulate in the  Quick Reply

Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #13, on May 11th, 2011, 10:26 PM »Last edited on May 11th, 2011, 10:35 PM by Arantor
* Arantor gives up trying to point out that the other solution is really not that good in actual practice.

:edit: I should remember that this is being written for what we want, and not being written for anyone else, first and foremost.

I, personally, really get fed up with people trying to tell me how I should build things in my own personal spare time.

:edit: :edit: Read http://innovatenotimitate.com/?p=201 and it refers to someone on this very forum a few weeks ago.

Re: Automatic Quote splitter
« Reply #14, on May 11th, 2011, 10:46 PM »
Nao, you made my day  :cool: great idea und quite useful feature.