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Improve replying to posts in threads in XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Grover, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member


    I believe the process of replying to posts in threads in XenForo can be improved a little.

    The problem I have with the current way it works is that there is no clear visual feedback/confirmation that the enduser has actually posted their reply. Let me show what I mean by these screenshots:

    reply to posting #2.png

    reply to posting #2 and transported.png

    reply to posting #2 and posted.png

    reply to posting #2 and posted and scroll down.png

    Screenshot 3 is showing you what I see in WinXP/Chrome on my resolution. Maybe the only thing that is going on is that is has something to do with my resolution/setup, but I find it rather confusing that I can not immediately see what I have posted. I miss some kind of visual feedback that my posting is actually there. Obviously displaying my submitted posting would be enough of a confirmation, but on my setup XenForo does not show me my submitted posting. I have to browse down to it, to be able to see it.

    CapnLuffy, JVCode, Onimua and 5 others like this.
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I do agree with you Grover.

    Although I feel that this is important for all members, it is especially important for members who are not forum-savvy. They want (and should have) an immediate visual confirmation that their message has been posted... namely, seeing their post instantly.
    Grover likes this.
  3. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Certainly. So why don't you like the first posting then? ;)

    Since posting is the core process of XenForo, I find it quite remarkable that no-one else except you and AlexandrosD follow the thoughts presented in the first posting.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I see what you are trying to convey, Grover.
    It may have to do with the way thread marking is designed in XF i.e it leads you to the first unread post on a thread.
    A simple solution for this is right after members click the Reply button, right on top of "There are more post" in Pic 3, there is a small message "Your reply has been posted"
  5. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

  6. mljother

    mljother Member

    I am trying to understand what you guys mean by this? I see my reply immediately as I post it.

    Edit: I now understand. I feel that we do need visual confirmation, though for me, I'd rather the page refresh automatically (with AJAX like with normal quick replies) and take you to your post.
  7. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    This is funny because sometimes when you post it shows your post on the page you were reading instead of taking you to the end of the thread where the post really is.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's because it is inserted via ajax without doing a page refresh.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  10. Martyn

    Martyn Active Member

    it is a good way its set out, but it should maybe have another option "Content posted - view post" or something, since it alreayd keeps you at the older threads... think its just set out wrong
  11. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    Imagine if there was a multi-quote link besides the reply link which gives a pop-up window just like the edit popup with a WYSIWYG editor and for each post you click the multi quote it gets inserted in that pop-up. Even when you go to the next page, that pop-up window stays open. Wouldn't it be much easier?
    dutchbb likes this.
  12. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    probably because your screenshots are sooooo small that those are very hard to read.......:notworthy:
    Grover likes this.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You know that you can click on them...
  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    ha ha ha

    I know that Grover still has very sharp eyes........:cool:
    Grover likes this.
  15. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    That's actually a pretty good idea for multi quoting.

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