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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    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


    Select "Quote"






    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



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,198 ✭✭✭✭ Esel


    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



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭ leffesem


     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



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,198 ✭✭✭✭ Esel


    The clipboard is an integral part of Copy/Paste. It is where you copy to, and where you paste from.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    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



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,169 ✭✭✭ -=al=-


    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



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭ DaCor




  • Registered Users Posts: 35,628 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    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.




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭ leffesem


    It will now appear as below.

    Thanks, I think I know how it's done now !

    "there aint no forgettin" - the outlaw Josey Wales



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,239 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager


    Guys the issue with PM notifications showing the error below has now been resolved




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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,931 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    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)



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,239 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager


    @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.



  • Registered Users Posts: 74,548 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    How do I get to use emojis on mobile



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,239 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭ leffesem


    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 😊

    "there aint no forgettin" - the outlaw Josey Wales



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,768 ✭✭✭ leffesem


    ^^

    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!

    "there aint no forgettin" - the outlaw Josey Wales



  • Registered Users Posts: 35,628 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    I think that was a problem for all users but in terms of priorities it would have a very low priority problem.



  • Registered Users Posts: 74,548 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,169 ✭✭✭ -=al=-


    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



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭ antimatterx


    Has Odhran disappeared?



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  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,239 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager




  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 121 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Odhran
    Boards.ie Employee


    Hi all

    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:

    • Fixing Top navigation layout to allow access to all forums
    • Trending tab sorting order
    • Thanks tab on on desktop 
    • Showing users who thanked posts on mobile and desktop
    • Fixing ad on homepage (right hand side unit)
    • Followed forums to be developed (this will take a little longer ... but to be expected in coming 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'

    Thanks

    Odhran



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,495 ✭✭✭ MrMusician18


    Anything on the advanced functionality for moderators in the works?



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,882 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly


    Hi, what is the easiest way to find your previous posts? Not threads, but actual posts.



  • Boards.ie Employee Posts: 12,239 ✭✭✭✭✭ Boards.ie: Niamh
    Boards.ie Community Manager


    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:




  • Registered Users Posts: 512 ✭✭✭ Evil_g


    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?




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,941 ✭✭✭ 28064212


    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)



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    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?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,676 ✭✭✭ ShatterProof


    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.



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