Help Feature Numbering on Conversation Posts

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  1. gmorse

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    How useful would people find a numbering system on conversations like the one on public posts?

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    Could you explain what you mean a bit more, Graham? The individual posts in a thread are numbered at the upper right. You must mean something else.
     
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    Shutt, he is asking about adding the number to conversations/pm like in this screenshot of a conversation between Pat Holloway and me. I have seen some very long conversations where it is difficult to refer to a previous remark.
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    Hi Shutt,

    Tom has it, I mean within conversations.

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    Ahh, ok. Yeah, that would be easier on long conversations. It's more like you're just adding to the existing conversation. You could add comments to either the top or bottom, which makes it worse ;)
     
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    I think it would be like "you said in reply 7 that ..." but currently there is no easy way to say that. You could say in the 7th message and let the reader count from the top, but they might lose interest quickly.

    We will need to upgrade to the next major version of XenForo sometime this Fall, since this version is no longer being maintained, so I would look for the feature at that time.
     
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    Hi Tom,

    Thanks, looking forward to it!

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    I got to wondering how the reply with quote works in conversations and it might address this need.

    If you quote anything from a previous remark (or post in the case of threads), The resulting quote contains a link back to its containing post in either conversations or threads.

    Probably another feature that we have not adequately explained.

    It is possible to rearrange threads by merging two threads so that a reference to an actual number is not reliable. The links are reliable in locating the source.
     
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    Hi Tom,

    Since both thread posts and conversation remarks appear to offer the same functionality, I guess I assumed that the numbering facility was also available in the latter. It seems I was wrong in this assumption, (as a confirmation of the risks in making assumptions generally!).

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