Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: code tags in quick reply

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Beans
    4,161
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    code tags in quick reply

    is it possible to have code button available in quick reply mode?
    Yes, there is that advanced mode but it's an overkill in most cases and despite having the thread contents the teleporting it does kind of breaks the context.
    I post a lot of code snippets and it gets somewhat tiring to wrap everything with code tags by hand.
    Also many nooblets have trouble figuring out how to post clean outputs inside code tags, use clearly visible quote button instead and have to be instructed how to achieve desirable effect.
    Last edited by Vaphell; September 25th, 2013 at 06:30 PM.
    if your question is answered, mark the thread as [SOLVED]. Thx.
    To post code or command output, use [code] tags.
    Check your bash script here // BashFAQ // BashPitfalls

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The New Forest
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu Development Release

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Can't find the last answer to this question - but there are no plans at present to look at that again.

    If you use firefox you might like to look at bbcodextra - I use that addon for more or less exactly
    lot of code snippets and it gets somewhat tiring
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...on/bbcodextra/
    Forum Social IRC Channel
    Xubuntu IRC Support
    Xubuntu Support

    Please do not PM me about Registration issues without having been asked to. I will tell you to post here

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Planet earth, for now.
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Yep, I asked the same question quite some time ago. That might give a clue finding the other thread, if it was mine you're thinking of. I got the same reply from memory.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaphell View Post
    is it possible to have code button available in quick reply mode?
    Yes, there is that advanced mode but it's an overkill in most cases and despite having the thread contents the teleporting it does kind of breaks the context.
    I post a lot of code snippets and it gets somewhat tiring to wrap everything with code tags by hand.
    Also many nooblets have trouble figuring out how to post clean outputs inside code tags, use clearly visible quote button instead and have to be instructed how to achieve desirable effect.
    If you are adding lots of code snippets, why not just use the advanced editor?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Beans
    4,161
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Yes, there is that advanced mode but it's an overkill in most cases and despite having the thread contents the teleporting it does kind of breaks the context.
    quick reply is right below, advanced mode has like a whole screen of nothing of substrance you have to scroll through before reaching the thread contents, back and forth if you need to check something multiple times and i don't like the inverse order.

    Code/output is pretty much the most frequently pasted content on these forums, it should be easily accessible. Don't tell me there is a great usability in having fonts/sizes/colors/emotes conveniently placed right there in quick reply, but not [code] given the context of the forum.
    Last edited by Vaphell; September 25th, 2013 at 10:57 PM.
    if your question is answered, mark the thread as [SOLVED]. Thx.
    To post code or command output, use [code] tags.
    Check your bash script here // BashFAQ // BashPitfalls

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Williams Lake
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    We are using the default vBulletin settings that do not allow for adding the code tags option to the quick reply, and there is no way to add it without adding a lot more functionality that none of us want, via an add-on.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma, USA
    Beans
    2,039
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Here's the workaround that I use, and it solves the problem for me. I simply use the "quote" button instead, then manually edit the QUOTE string in both the start and end commands to be CODE. Much quicker than trying to position the cursor exactly since I can just double-click the opening QUOTE, type CODE, double-click it again, hit ctrl-C, go to the closing string, double-click, and paste...
    --
    Jim Kyle in Oklahoma, USA
    Linux Counter #259718
    Howto mark thread: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    India
    Beans
    6,577
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfy View Post
    Can't find the last answer to this question
    Probably the one in this thread : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2167345

    I've pretty much developed a habit of manually typing the code tags, sometimes even in the advanced mode ! Haven't try bbcodextra yet. But it's too bad the VBulletin developers ignored such a nice and somewhat essential button.
    Varun
    Help others by marking threads as [SOLVED], if they are. (See how)
    Wireless Script | Use Code Tags

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    I've pretty much developed a habit of manually typing the code tags, sometimes even in the advanced mode !
    Same here. I find it easier than hunting for a button.
    Come to #ubuntuforums! We have cookies! | Basic Ubuntu Security Guide

    Tomorrow's an illusion and yesterday's a dream, today is a solution...

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    ozarks, Arkansas, USA
    Beans
    5,368
    Distro
    Xubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: code tags in quick reply

    Originally Posted by varunendra
    I've pretty much developed a habit of manually typing the code tags, sometimes even in the advanced mode !
    me 3, faster and does not interrupt the train of thought to go hunt up a button !

    if it ain't broke don't fix it
    THE current(cy) in Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •