Cannot easily quote with Markdown formatting

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Jon

08 Nov, 2013 08:22 PM

Sometimes, I want to reply to a very large block of text. I want to quote the text and keep the original Markdown formatting when replying. I used to be able to click "edit" on someone's post, then select and copy their Markdown. After recent Lighthouse changes, edit only appears for my own posts. If I try to copy and paste the rendered HTML, I lose the Markdown formatting; sometimes causing rendering issues. It would be convenient if Lighthouse had a "reply" button next to each post that copied all text from a post (with Markdown formatting) to the reply textarea box. This is how Bugzilla works and I find it very convenient.

  1. 1 Posted by Nicole on 08 Nov, 2013 08:43 PM

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    Jon -

    We made changes recently so that only account admins are able to edit. We have some changes planned for the text field but they it is going to be a bit before deployed. It appears that there is only one project in your account, would it be possible to make you an account admin?

    Thanks,
    Nicole

  2. 2 Posted by Jon on 10 Nov, 2013 07:11 PM

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    would it be possible to make you an account admin?

    Thanks, but this is not an option for me.

  3. 3 Posted by Julien on 11 Nov, 2013 06:37 PM

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    Hey Jon,

    I'm afraid we won't change the current behavior, though I can see this kind of easy reply being useful, and we may implement it in the future. In the meantime, I wrote a userscript for you. You can install it with Greasemonkey in Firefox or Tampermonkey in Chrome.

    It will add a reply button at the bottom of each comment that will fill the reply box (it fetches the ticket via the API to get the body of each comment).

    Let me know how it goes.

  4. 4 Posted by Jon on 12 Nov, 2013 07:30 PM

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    Thanks, I will give this a try.

  5. 5 Posted by Julien on 20 Nov, 2013 08:13 PM

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    Hey Jon,

    Just checking up on you to see how that solution went for you?

    Thanks!

  6. 6 Posted by Jon on 20 Nov, 2013 08:14 PM

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    Just checking up on you to see how that solution went for you?

    Great! I have been using the script and find it very handy. Thanks!

  7. 7 Posted by Julien on 20 Nov, 2013 08:16 PM

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    Great!

    Cheers :)

  8. Julien closed this discussion on 20 Nov, 2013 08:16 PM.

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