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Lack of Interest Quoted images: link to original post ? thumbnail the quoted image ?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Digital Doctor, Mar 29, 2011.


When quoting an image .... would you want.

  1. Just the current functionality

    1 vote(s)
  2. a link to the original post would be nice

    3 vote(s)
  3. the thumbnail of the quoted image

    19 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Two One idea.
    Currently when you quote an image, a message appears:
    View Attachment 12345.
    Clicking that links to the quoted image, but not the post it is from.

    Idea 1: provide a link to the original post. (xenforo already does this).
    Idea 2: thumbnail the quoted image.

    erich37 likes this.
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, this isn't actually a bug but what happens when you consciously decide to quote something via [QUOTE][/QUOTE] (or even the Reply link), but leave out the user info that's used to link back to the orignal post.

    For example,
    Or even

  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I see that: Idea 1: provide a link to the original post.
    already Native Xenforo functionality !

    So ... the only idea now is:

    Thumbnails or no Thumbnails.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No thumbnails.

    There's nothing worse than someone quoting a message and including all the content.
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Yea, I'm a big fan of selective quoting.
    Quoting entire posts and thumbnailing quoted images aren't exactly synonymous, but I see your point.
    I don't think people quote images very often anyway.
  7. kunik1962

    kunik1962 Member

    I am wondering if there is a way to have a thumbnail of an image in the reply quote text instead of just text with a link? When you have a thread with lots of images it helps to know what the person is quoting and replying to what photo in the topic, and a thumbnail would be a fast reference.

    Currently when you quote a post with an image you get the cryptic "View attachment 1487" and even though it is a link I thought it may be nice to have it appear as a thumbnail with a link instead.

    It's just a thought, heck it might even be possible already but I can't figure it out

    Attaching a wonderful photo done by Patrick Smith Photography as an example with the next post quoting for demonstration purposes. (bummer I can't quote my own post)
    dieketzer likes this.
  8. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    You wanted a quote? :)

    Makes sense and I don't see why it wouldn't be added since it would be an easy little addition.
  9. kunik1962

    kunik1962 Member

    Thanks for adding the quote for me Robbo
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    FYI, you can quote your own posts.
    I suspect you just encountered the flood check when you tried to do it yesterday.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  12. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member


    *winks at KAM*
  13. Brett Peters

    Brett Peters Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to see a thumbnail when/if you hover over View attachment *** (simular to thread list preview)
  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    thumbnail for image of quoted post is better.
  15. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    This is an attachment:

  16. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    As you can see the link pops on a new window, instead of calling the image viewer.
    Andrej and Janmaat like this.
  17. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    Currently it displays a small thumbnail if you quote a message with a embed video. I think to make it consistent the same behavior should apply to images/attachments.

    Of course it can be an Admin CP toggle.
  18. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Why my thread was merged into this one???
    My original question has NOTHING to do with current thread. For real, stop merging threads before even reading the title, which it was: Attachment in quote to open in image viewer (instead of separate window)

    I'm re-opening the thread again, please read the title.
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The suggestions are related to the same thing which is an alternative representation of quoted attachments, including a thumbnail view which would open in the lightbox.

    Explain to me how they are fundamentally different.
    Jeremy likes this.
  20. Softlineck

    Softlineck Member

    I-want-to-the thumbnail of the quoted image

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