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Implemented Make "+" more visible!

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by TheBigK, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I'm sure I'm not the only one - but it'd be nice if the multi-quote "+" is a bit more visible. I think it'd be a better idea to show it as a 'button' [+].
    Alien, Alluidh, JVCode and 16 others like this.
  2. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's a problem on smartphones, especially on my iPhone. I can easily hit the "Reply" button next to the "+".
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    The concept behind the public controls is that they're simplistic and text-based. Making it into an actual button would take away from that.

    I do agree that it is a little small and at first glance you'd wonder what it was.
    dutchbb, rellect, nrep and 1 other person like this.
  4. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Here's what it would look like as a button


    I do think it could be more visible, people unfamiliar with it may not notice it and if they do notice it might respond with "what's this + here for?"
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Styling it as a button is inconsistent with all of the other controls/links
    Carlos, Dakis, tafreehm and 4 others like this.
  6. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I hope, they can make it look much better (personal opinion).
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Do you not think that the button looks slightly out of place among the other controls? They all serve a post-related purpose and should look similar IMO
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  8. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Why not changing it to a text?
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  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's easily styled.

    .MultiQuoteControl .symbol
        // desired styling here
    You could probably also do a couple of simple template edits.

    Looking at the code:

    <a href="threads/make-more-visible.67154/reply?quote=705351" data-add="+" data-remove="−" data-messageid="705351" class="MultiQuoteControl item control" title="Add or Remove this message to Multi-Quote"><span></span><span class="symbol">+</span></a>
    I think there could be a couple of changes here.

    First the data-add and data-remove attributes would likely enable you to replace that with "Include Multi Quote" and "Exclude Multi Quote" (or similar) and maybe one more edit to set its default state to match one of those strings, and you should get this:


    Or this:

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  10. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it looks bad as a button in my opinion. I just felt bad immediately shooting down his idea so I figured I'd just show him without actually commenting on how it looked lol
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I will probably change it on my install, not sure what to yet though.
    Possibly [+] and [-] or MQ+ and MQ-

    I'm not too worried though as the important thing is it can be styled to suit.
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  12. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Well; I'd be fine with that button - but new users would definitely have a hard time figuring out how to use it. Of course we can style it to suit our needs.
    Veer likes this.
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    MQ.PNG Quote.PNG
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  14. TLMD

    TLMD Active Member

    I wonder why instead of the "+" it isn't just saying "Multiquote" or "+Multiquote" (to show that this adds something)? Just my ideas...
    rellect and erich37 like this.
  15. Jay

    Jay Active Member

    yeah wrapping a pair of brackets around the symbol would be great
  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Because Kier & Mike believe in simplicity, hence why we're not bombarded with images when browsing. It's worked for them so far!
    Amaury likes this.
  17. TLMD

    TLMD Active Member

    I was talking about text only though... ;)
  18. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    How about a font awesome + icon?
  19. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    [+] and [-] (y)
  20. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I'll be changing it to MQ+ and MQ-, more intuitive for users IMO.

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