+1 for a separate quote button. I think sometimes when coders code they forget that newbies also have to use the software, and that they need to not fix what's not broken. After all, forums are supposed to be about communication, and anything that keeps it direct and simple is most welcome.
Yup. One of the few annoyances in XF I noticed after migrating from IPB this week. I use Quote more than any other button on the toolbar. I mean even keyboard shortcuts would have been nice (I am still looking for creating a link).
The problem is the average forum user will not find the hidden Quote button and resort to other methods of highlighting quoted text. They resort to using bold, italics or using the quote character, all these make the post very difficult to read. In addition when the Quote button is not used, when a post is replied to the quoted text becomes part of the quote in the new post and it becomes very confusing what has been quoted and what is the authors own words.
I'd prefer if all the buttons were placed individually instead of in drop-down menus. There is definitely enough room but the only thing holding it back is that it has to work on mobile too. It's one of the disadvantages of having a responsive theme.
The align buttons should also be opened up. The only drop-down choices there should be is for changing colour, font and size of text. I'd also put the undo and redo buttons to the right of the screen.
Hidden Quote button creates a bad user experience, on many forums users often quote copy-pasted text from other sites. If there is limited space for buttons, we should show the Quote button and hide the rarely used Outdent/Indent buttons.
Quoting text is a very often and important function in communicating on a forum. Placing the quote button under a drop down was a bad idea IMHO. Please put the Quote button back as a stand alone button which can be easily seen and clicked.
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