• quote some of the prior message so we can follow

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Denn on Fri Apr 9 07:50:00 2021
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    Hello Denn!

    ** On Thursday 08.04.21 - 20:28, Denn wrote to Knightbbs:

    Coould you quote some of the prior message so we can follow the conversation? :)

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    PMFJI, ...Perhaps someday, Synchronet could incorporate
    messaging shortcuts similar to OpenXP:

    + Go to the next message in the
    reference link (if any)

    - Go to the original message in the reference
    link (as long as it's still in the
    messagebase).

    Ctrl-Page-Up
    Jumps to the chronologically preceding
    message in the same Newsgroup.

    Ctrl-Page-Down
    Jumps to the chronologically following
    message in the same Newsgroup.

    Cursor-Left and Cursor-Right Toggles between
    messages in the same reference link.

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  • From Lupine Furmen@VERT/FURFOL to Knightbbs on Fri Apr 9 10:19:57 2021
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    Re: Re: Facebook
    By: Knightbbs to Denn on Fri Apr 09 2021 01:14:12

    Sorry about this , but i'm fairly new to BBS'ing and still learning the ropes. I see that in order to quote the previous message I can use the CTRL-Q keyboard combo, however that seems to be the same one as the one for disconnecting from the BBS (i get the 'would you like to disconnect'popup). Am I being a total noob here ?

    Ctrl-Q????? I use /q to enter quote mode. Might want to try using a slash instead of the Ctrl key. May solve your problem.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Ogg on Fri Apr 9 08:32:00 2021
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    Subject: Re: quote some of the prior message so we can follow
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    Ogg wrote to Denn <=-

    PMFJI, ...Perhaps someday, Synchronet could incorporate
    messaging shortcuts similar to OpenXP:

    There is a "Next in Thread" and "Previous in Thread" option.

    I do most of my reading offline, otherwise I'd set up one of those threaded message readers on the board to make it easier for people to read online.
    With telnet/SSH and multiple nodes, there's no real need for QWK, but the tools are nice to have.




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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Ogg on Fri Apr 9 14:42:00 2021
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    On 09 Apr 2021, Ogg said the following...

    PMFJI, ...Perhaps someday, Synchronet could incorporate
    messaging shortcuts similar to OpenXP:

    i mean, if we're gonna sling around how we think the keyboard should work:

    "-" has been previous message in Sync since the beginning. (use MultiMail instead! oh wait, "-" does the same thing in MultiMail that Sync does?? Fancy that..)

    Ctrl-Page-Up has common behavior (upload file)

    Ctrl-Page-Down has common behavior (start download)

    Cursor Left and Cursor-Right are the most common Page-Up and Page-Down alternatives.

    i'm sure there are dozens of other key bindings that are "just right" for you that i can attribute other common uses to on the BBS. including ones that are likely shared among a dozen BBS softwares..

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Lupine Furmen on Fri Apr 9 14:44:00 2021
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    On 09 Apr 2021, Lupine Furmen said the following...

    Ctrl-Q????? I use /q to enter quote mode. Might want to try using a
    slash instead of the Ctrl key. May solve your problem.

    i blame SlyEdit. but it's also significantly nicer than the other default one imo. so i use it anyways

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Apr 9 14:55:00 2021
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    On 09 Apr 2021, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    read online. With telnet/SSH and multiple nodes, there's no real need
    for QWK, but the tools are nice to have.

    i've mainly used qwk on boards that i really really dislike the user interface for. if it uses random punctuation for functions it probably drives me insane lol

    Sync is great in this regard. not to totally insult the default menu set (sorry!) but if the new sysop removes all the menu sets but the default one (so i can't use the Renegade clone) i'm /O so fast.

    i've been adding nets i like so i don't have to call some places.. but i do feel bad relegating boards to the "have ZOC remind me i haven't called in a while" list..

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  • From Al@VERT/TRMB to Ogg on Fri Apr 9 13:32:00 2021
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    Ogg wrote to Denn <=-


    PMFJI, ...Perhaps someday, Synchronet could incorporate
    messaging shortcuts similar to OpenXP:

    + Go to the next message in the
    reference link (if any)

    - Go to the original message in the reference
    link (as long as it's still in the
    messagebase).

    Synchronet has the ability to move through threads.

    < > -/+ by subjects
    { } -/+ by author
    [ ] -/+ by 'To user'
    * Toggle thread view

    There are keys to navigate the thread. There are a lot of options availble
    at the message reading prompt, press "?" to see them when reading a message.


    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Al on Fri Apr 9 21:39:00 2021
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    Hello Al!

    ** On Friday 09.04.21 - 13:32, Al wrote to Ogg:

    Synchronet has the ability to move through threads.

    < > -/+ by subjects
    { } -/+ by author
    [ ] -/+ by 'To user'
    * Toggle thread view

    THAT is very nice! Then the original person who asked for extra
    quoting so as to "remember" what a message was about could have
    simply used the above commands to "find" the parent message.



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  • From Knightbbs@VERT/ENSEMBLE to Lupine Furmen on Sat Apr 10 00:27:36 2021
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    Re: Quoting
    By: Lupine Furmen to Knightbbs on Fri Apr 09 2021 10:19 am

    Ctrl-Q????? I use /q to enter quote mode. Might want to try using a slash instead of the Ctrl key. May solve your problem.
    -+-

    Ha! /q worked ! :) Thanx for teaching me this guys :)

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  • From Lupine Furmen@VERT/FURFOL to Knightbbs on Sat Apr 10 15:29:26 2021
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    Re: Quoting
    By: Knightbbs to Lupine Furmen on Sat Apr 10 2021 00:27:36

    Ctrl-Q????? I use /q to enter quote mode. Might want to try using a
    slash instead of the Ctrl key. May solve your problem.
    -+-

    Ha! /q worked ! :) Thanx for teaching me this guys :)

    The / commands are pretty universal to most full screen editors so that there is not issues with programs or operating systems that use the ctrl or alt key combination for other things.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Lupine Furmen on Sun Apr 11 18:31:06 2021
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    Re: Quoting
    By: Lupine Furmen to Knightbbs on Fri Apr 09 2021 10:19 am

    Sorry about this , but i'm fairly new to BBS'ing and still learning
    the ropes. I see that in order to quote the previous message I can
    use the CTRL-Q keyboard combo, however that seems to be the same one

    Ctrl-Q????? I use /q to enter quote mode. Might want to try using a slash instead of the Ctrl key. May solve your problem.

    SlyEdit and other message editors (such as DCT Edit and IceEdit) use Ctrl-Q to toggle quote mode. But as you said, /q can also be used to enter quote mode in SlyEdit.

    Nightfox

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