I notice there are three types of replies on the forum:
A reply with a quote, so it’s obvious who they are replying to.
A reply without a quote but it still says in the top right who they are replying to.
And a plain post that you can tell from the wording, is a reply to another post, but it gives no indication as to who they are replying to.
It is frustrating when you can’t follow the conversation. I have noticed it with my own posts and with other people’s posts.
How come this happens?
How come this happens?
This happens when members don’t understand the difference between the two reply buttons.
“Reply” on the bottom right (grey on white, inside window)= answering directly
“Reply” on the very bottom (white on green, outside) = answering in general
I have been using the big green Reply box when answering the OP. But I will always us the Reply box inside each post from now on, even for the OP.
My reply above was definitely from clicking the “Reply” button inside your comment
@Pawtastic. And yet I cannot see your name on my Reply!
So I think the forum is not working as it should.
Then I also don’t know why…
I see that you have replied to me.
Yeah it worked the second time I replied to your post. But not the first time.
Thanks for the screenshot!
This reply was ALSO a direct reply to @Pawtastic, and yet IT does not show their name. So the forum is not consistent.
Moderators or tech people, please can you tell me why this happens? Thank you
I think that if your reply immediately follows the post you are replying to, it doesn’t show, but if there is another post between, then it shows.
So - if you see a reply to someone and there’s no indication who it’s replying to, look at the previous post.
ETA: As you can see, I am replying to your post above. But it doesn’t show. If I reply to one of your previous posts, it will indicate which one.
OK thanks a lot
(This is a test Post!) In Between
Will post again to test your theory… hang on!
Moment of truth…
Yay it worked! Looks like you are right @Kelownagurl
@BillyBonnieBenji Here’s an option for you to consider. Long ago I adopted the habit of always starting my post with who I’m replying to, regardless of the variables. I find it far easier and I think far clearer for those reading my posts.
Yes I think I will from now on, thank you