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click the nick to have it inserted into the comment

edited February 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, when I post comments, and want to address someone, I have to memorize the nick name, and then type it exactly as it is, otherwise people might misinterpret or get offended. Copy/paste Wis not a way out either, couse it pastes the invisible text like "comment author". What i am thinking is, it would be nice to somehow click the nicknake (with maybe ctrl button pressed) and have the nickname of that person automatically inserted into the comment that you are typing.. what do you think?
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    That would be a nice little extension. However, I do like being able to click on someone's name and check out their profile from time to time, so I don't want to lose that ability either - ideas?
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    Yes, simply single-clicking the nick should keep functionality of transferring you to the user's profile. I said "with maybe ctrl button pressed", meaning you should hold ctrl pressed, and click the nick to have it inserted, but NOT SIMPLY CLICKING..
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    Drag & drop? Hmm don't think that's really feasible though :)
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    How about copy and paste? pic

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 7:33AM (AEDT)

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    How about copy and paste?

    Stupid as it sounds, this would work but only in FF :P
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    Hey Vincent I'm using Safari, works a treat.

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 7:37AM (AEDT)

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    i ment the javascript commands for copy/paste, but was that what you were thinking?
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    No, just simple select in the browser then copy/paste.

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 8:02AM (AEDT)

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    as stated ealy it copys other crap with the namesuch as "#
    CommentAuthorWanderer
    # CommentTime"

    maybe safari is differant?
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    No, no, no... simply copy the text in the browser window and paste it into the comment box!
    No right-click, nothing fancy just a standard copy-paste.

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 9:38AM (AEDT)

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    If you can work it with the CTRL button and a click, and have it insert at the caret position, that would be cool :)
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    Wanderer - us PC mentalist firefox users get the following when we select-drag across the text, then ctrl+c (copy) and ctrl+v (paste) the nickname:
    # CommentAuthorWanderer
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    Quote: Minisweeper
    pic us PC mentalist firefox users get the following when we select-drag across the text, then ctrl+c (copy) and ctrl+v (paste) the nickname: # CommentAuthorWanderer pic
    I copied your nickname using (Mac) Firefox and got this: # Minisweeper
    Using Safari I got this: Minisweeper

    So I guess if you are using Firefox it's copy/paste/delete the # on a Mac, delete the # CommentAuthor on PC.
    If you are using Safari, the problem does not exist.

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 9:47AM (AEDT)

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    Did you copy forwards or backwards? They seem to have different behaviour. In either case, admittedly, it'd hardly a lot of effort even just to read and re-write someones nickname.
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    Either way works in Safari.
    Backwards in (Mac) Firefox just worked for me right now. (no hash)
    Forward in (Mac) Firefox is very tricky, but it worked too. (again no hash)

    I agree about the effort, although some people's nicknames are tricky with brackets, dashes, capitals etc. so I always copy/paste.

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 10:05AM (AEDT)

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    I *still* like the "CTRL+Click" idea to insert at caret idea best :)
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    Wouldn't the "CTRL+Click" method conflict with the OS contextual click event?

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 10:11AM (AEDT)

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    Yes at least on Mac. And key commands on websites is just confusing anyway...
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    What about searching for the nick in the Whisper box, then cutting it and pasting it into the comments box?
    That ensures you have the correct spelling, which was the initial problem I believe?
    Does PC Firefox have a problem with that?

    Posted: Monday, 19 February 2007 at 12:03PM (AEDT)

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    us pc people don't care if you don't like it don't use it...............j.k.
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