I've seen plenty of quoted posts with just parts of them selected, so it must be possible
You mean like that?
First copy the text you want to quote so its saved to your clipboard
Whether on desktop or mobile, click this icon
You'll see a small indentation like this
Paste your quoted text. Thats it
Its a bit buggy, especially if you are quoting multiple lines, or text from another site that might have hidden characters, so often I paste the text first, then highlight it, then select the quote option. Either way works
there's another way of copying and pasting that I am unaware of 😕
I just did it there.
You have to highlight the text you want, then copy it to the clipboard. When replying, just paste into the comment box, highlight it there and format to a quote.
Not your ornery onager
highlight the text you want,
Thanks.. didn't have a clue, but I managed to figure it out with yours and @DaCor 's help 😊 Had to go to top right hand corner of screen (on laptop) -after highlighting - into the window's options box after selecting above text, and clicked on copy.. Was grand after that.. Must have spent an hour earlier, and all I seemed to manage was getting that blue/grey vertical bar.. Still don't know what a clipboard is - am assuming it's that "edit box" , or whatever it's called.. Worked anyway,,,
Cheers lads ! 😊
"there aint no forgettin" - the outlaw Josey Wales
The clipboard is an integral part of Copy/Paste. It is where you copy to, and where you paste from.
Clipboard is where text is saved when you copy it
You can highlight text and copy it by right-clicking and clicking copy or using CTRL+C and paste using the right-click menu or CTRL+V
Is it possible to stop recieving notifications about a thread you posted in? I unticked the bookmark of said thread in my profile, but no joy :| Getting 100's of the same notifications
Did a search about it but zero results
Try editing your notification preferences
I've tried clicking and dragging on part of your post
select the text you want to use a partial quote in the original post.
right-click and select copy.
Hit the Quote button
right-click and select Paste (or hit ctrl-V)
click the icon in the left hand margin. select the quote marks as highlighted
select the Quote function as highlighted. It will now appear as below. This is all for the windows version of the site.
It will now appear as below.
Thanks, I think I know how it's done now !
Guys the issue with PM notifications showing the error below has now been resolved
Boards.ie Ukraine Appeal
How can I? User's guide to some features on the new site
That error/issue just involved one extra click to access your PMs.
Nice that it's resolved, but any news on the hyper-sensitive drop-down menus at the top of the desktop page, which are a major PITA?
Or the fact that you can't format text in a post on mobile (or couldn't up until a day or two ago, haven't checked it today, but I'm assuming it hasn't been fixed)?
I'm honestly trying always to be constructive and stay positive - but there's a serious feeling of moving deckchairs on the Titanic about all of this. I can't remember the last fix that actually improved the user experience for me on Boards. (YMMV)
@HeidiHeidi I get what you are saying but the tech team in Vanilla resolved the PMs issue which was a problem for a number of users if not for you.
Our own team will be looking at the menu issue, it's not always the same team looking at all bugs. I ask about all issues but they get fixed according to what resources are available to fix them and how easily fixable they are versus time available to do so. Will be having a meeting later and will mention the menu issue again. Thanks for the feedback.
How do I get to use emojis on mobile
On mobile you just use the emojis on your phone's keyboard.
Had to go to top right hand corner of screen (on laptop) -after highlighting - into the window's options box after selecting above text, and clicked on copy.. Was grand after that.
Found an easier way of doing it.. Probably obvious to most, but it weren't to me..😁 1: Highlight text 2: Right click straight away (from inside the comment box that I'm highlighting from) , and click 'copy' ... in previous attempts I highlighted the text; and then went back to my comment box, and tried right-clicking, but the option to copy wasn't there 3: Follow the rest of the steps 😊
and I still don't know what a 'clipboard' (in computer terms 😊) is 😊.. not that important anyway.. probably basic to most users, but, whatever it is, I've managed to use Boards the last 2 years without knowing what it is!
I think that was a problem for all users but in terms of priorities it would have a very low priority problem.
They don't show up on some thread messages
I think this one was the culprit - 'Notify me when people comment on discussions I've participated in.'
So even if you unbookmark, you get notifications by default. I'm sure it's been discussed many times but couldn't find anything
I've posted so little that I'm only noticing this now
Has Odhran disappeared?
No, not at all, I was speaking to him today and he will be posting an update soon.
I know it has been quite a while since I posted - I have started a thread in feedback here which gives bit of the how we got here and what's next.
We are also pushing more updates over the coming days / weeks:
Site speed and search is also being worked on by Vanilla: 'We have just improved the search speeds in the sprint we just finished yesterday (releasing Tuesday to Staging). We are also making a change to how comments are weighted in a post thread to help with the number of results that appear and to target results more efficiently'
Anything on the advanced functionality for moderators in the works?
Hi, what is the easiest way to find your previous posts? Not threads, but actual posts.
On mobile, click on the burger menu (three horizontal lines) on the top left hand side and go to My Comments.
On desktop, click on your profile pic on the top right hand side and click on your username/profile pic. This will take you to your profile page. Then click on this image to open a menu and select 'Comments' at the bottom of it:
My single most clicked button, the "My Threads" tab, has been concealed by the blue banner for about six weeks now....see below.
I presume that's on the list of things to be fixed? In the meantime is it possible to access subscribed threads without hunting for the tiny sliver of the tab that's clickable?
Disable your adblocker
You can also access your bookmarked threads at https://www.boards.ie/discussions/bookmarked
Boardsie Enhancement Suite - a browser extension to make using post-migration Boards on desktop a better experience (includes full-width display, keyboard shortcuts, and a dark mode setting)
What the other guy said, also you can access them by clicking your avatar and then clicking Bookmarks
I made a suggestion that they add an icon to the top bar like messages and notifications, that would take you directly to bookmarks and save a few mouse clicks, it seemed to be received well. @Boards.ie: Niamh do you know if this is in the works or if its not happening?
Wanted to look something up so came back here today.
Months later and almost all the major issues are still present. You cannot see the time for posts that aren't posted today, and you can't see the date for anything posted before 2021! This is a forum, why is this issue still here???
No most thanked posts, still extremely difficult to navigate, stupid pop ups which just interrupt the page (why can't I just see my followed forums on a webpage?).
Also the emails are just a nightmare, at least you used to be able to see the thread in the email heading, now it just tells you the user, which is totally useless.
Honestly lads, you've taken one of the most enjoyable Irish websites created, sh*t all over it in the promise of making it better, and then not even attempt to fix major issues which plague the site months after the changeover?
after reading a thread (discussion) when you go back into the menu it still shows new posts even though there are none.
sometimes when it shows new posts it take you to first post in the thread.
Rich Text Editor.
To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph.
An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu.
Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.