Regardless, I was replying to a thread just now & wanted to hit the reply button on several posts people made, on two pages. What I had to do was copy the first quote-reply-bbcode-thing, change pages, paste it into the box again, then continue replying to the other posts & going on with my life.
Potentially genius, but most likely insane & unworkable idea: what if the quick reply saves anything you type on a topic for as long as you are on that topic? What I mean is...
- Type "I like rusty spoons" into the quick reply
- Switch pages (on the same topic)
- Still have that exact same "I like rusty spoons" in the quick reply
- Leave the page -> quick reply content gets deleted (or after X minutes or so, not sure).