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REPLY: pre-populate text area with @username


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    Participant

    @piksel

    Hi guys,

    What’s the best way to pre-populate the topic’s text area with the @username of the person you’re replying to?

    When you currently hit “reply” to a forum entry, it takes you to the text box, but you still have to copy + paste the user’s @username if you want to tag them in the reply (or type manually). Not user-friendly.

    Suggestions?

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    Participant

    @piksel

    nothing? surprised no one else hasn’t already implemented this.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    This is doable with some code, but obviously no-one has thought it critical enough to code it – sorry !


    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Could easily be done with some JS. Anyone want to try a patch?


    Stephen Edgar
    Moderator

    @netweb


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    Participant

    @piksel

    @netweb thanks. I did see that direct quotes plugin; what I didn’t like was that you couldn’t highlight and then quote just a selection. Minute detail, but if the quoted post is looong, I found it annoying to have to go in and delete all the unwanted parts of the post just to get the right phrase or sentence to quote.

    Ultimately what I was looking for is just a simple pre-population of the username once you hit “reply” in a person’s post.

    @johnjamesjacoby glad to know it’s at least doable, and not too complicated. Hopefully someone down the road would want to take it on!

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