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I believe that tagging syntax on forums should generally be as simple as possible, as most people aren't really coders.
MyBB generally conforms well to this (tags are generally quite simple), except the new quote tag introduced in MyBB 1.4.

Personally, something like this is a bit too much code IMO:

Code:
[quote='Joe' pid='13892' dateline='1239871234987' some_other_crap='98j2983j4ad']

...and the user probably doesn't really know the reasoning behind everything.
This plugin turns something like the above to something similar to vB quoting, like:

Code:
[quote=Joe;13892]

which, IMO, is much simpler and nicer.

This plugin also has a few other features:

  • [ and ] characters in usernames don't break up the quote
  • username will automatically be updated if a user's username gets changed
  • user profile link in quote

The package includes a MyBB 1.4 and a MyBB 1.6/1.8 version.  Ensure you upload the correct .php file to your inc/plugins/ folder.
Note that the MyBB 1.4 version doesn't handle [ and ] characters completely right, whereas the 1.6 version does.


Update on 19th May, 2010: Also note: it may be possible for users to gain some information about posts in hidden forums/threads/posts by playing around with the pid in the quote.  I haven't implemented any protection against this in this plugin, but I don't really think this is really that big of an issue as they can only really get the timestamp and user who made the post but not the content.

Update on 4th Jan, 2011: This plugin won't modify existing quotes in any way, eg, it won't change the syntax or style of quotes made before this plugin was activated.
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Download: vbquote-1.16.7z (3.81 KB)
Plugin Version: 1.16
Last Updated: 03-10-2016, 09:44 PM

Downloads: 924
MyBB Compatibility: 1.4.x, 1.6.x, 1.8.x
Plugin License: GPLv3
Uploader: ZiNgA BuRgA
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RE: vB Quote
Ugh.. That never happened to me. When quoting a post, can you see the quoted post id in the quote tag?

Example:

Code:
[quote=Admin;51]


06-08-2010 01:54 AM
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RE: vB Quote
(06-08-2010 01:54 AM)RateU Wrote:  Ugh.. That never happened to me. When quoting a post, can you see the quoted post id in the quote tag?

Example:

Code:
[quote=Admin;51]


This is what I get

Code:
[quote=Admin;662]

06-08-2010 04:42 AM
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RE: vB Quote
Yeah, that should be like that. The "662" is the quoted post id.

Try to look at your .quick_jump class in your global css. What is the css code in that class?

06-08-2010 04:56 AM
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RE: vB Quote
quick_jump
{
        background: url(images/jump.gif) no-repeat 0;
        width: 13px;
        height: 13px;
        padding-left: 13px; /* amount of padding needed for image to fully show */
        vertical-align: middle;
        border: none;
}
06-08-2010 05:24 AM
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RE: vB Quote
Because you are working in your localhost, try to install the plugin in a fresh / clean MyBB installation.

06-08-2010 05:45 AM
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RE: vB Quote
Hey again thanks
OK I know its not these plug-ins nor is it my paid theme fault its my ONLY BLOODY fault for not knowing about php and html or I would be able to install all of this with a charm .... god can someone just slap me right now for the life of me Smile

The thing is I've used MyBB awhile back and I used to have a LIVE forum until I got fed up and was not happy so I had installed something else ... but recently I decided hey I'm paying for plug-ins and themes from different sites (3 altogether) and I said with all these neat plug-ins maybe I can re surface and make something better then what I previously had!

The problem I think is I have no clue what plug-ins work together and that don't work together ... so what happens is once you have a lot of plug-ins usually one will override another or god knows what and then im screwed and have no flipping clue what to do next so im pretty sure that's whats happening again right  this moment.

By the way thanks again!!!


I think I figured out what can be screwing somehow with the quote arrow to disappear out of thin air, its the adf.ly plug in on MyBB
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RE: vB Quote
MyBB's plugin system isn't the nicest - I've seen a number of plugins, including my own, which have had to use rather "dirty" hacks to get around limitations of the system, so conflicts can sometimes arise due to this.  Though there are a lot of plugins out there which simply aren't well written.

That being said, I do strongly recommend you learn HTML and CSS, especially if you're playing around with this stuff.  It is NOT difficult to learn, and you should be able to pick it up fairly quickly.  Personally, I think all webmasters should know HTML and CSS, but even more so if they're into customisation.  PHP/Javascript not so necessary, though, of course, would be nice.

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06-08-2010 09:25 AM
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RE: vB Quote
Ok it seems the culprit with this plug-in is to why the green jump button dissapeared .... now is there anyway in the template i can fix this.. ok cause I asked over on MyBB about this question in a plug in  that I thought was the actual culprit but I got the answer and the ONLY thing that can be interferring with my green arrow jump.gif  is the vb quotes suppsively so can we look deeper into this ... can someone guide me threw to see where or how it got broken? Im sure its simple cause of the theme I am using its probally placed right there but just not in the right area or it over topped the arrow setting in the quotes file?
06-08-2010 02:03 PM
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RE: vB Quote
Does the file images/jump.gif actually exist?
Is it even pointing there?
Check your postbit_gotopost to ensure it really does contain the link.

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RE: vB Quote
doing that right now, sorry was on the phone for the last little while


Yes the jump.gif is there in images

Now inside the postbit_gotopost is ONLY this
Quote:<a href="{$url}" class="quick_jump">&nbsp;</a>
what next do I check?
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