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previous answers visible when replying

Hamburg, Germany
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previous answers visible when replying

Hi TA

It would be great to view all previous answers when writing a reply to a post. That makes it easier when one wants to refer to one or more previous answers. I never manage to keep in mind who posted what and so have difficulties referring to spedific posts. Sometimes I open TA in 2 windows so that I can check the answers while writing but that's not really convenient.

Chester, United...
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1. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I agree and I do what you do and have more than one window open at a time

Scotland
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2. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I sometimes copy and paste the post I am replying to into the reply window and then delete it when I am done. A bit clumsy but needs must.

Oregon Coast
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3. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I use the "back"button on my browser and just click back and forth. Cumbersome at times.

But how could all previous answers be displayed? Sometimes they are several (or many) pages long.

Semporna, Malaysia
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4. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I wish to be able to view all previous posts when replying too.

Nottingham, United...
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5. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I also use the "back" button and click backwards and forwards. Yes it would be nice to be able to refer back easier as different issues / questions arise in a topic but, as previously stated, some threads are pages and pages long so can't see how feasible it would be for all to be displayed.

Hamburg, Germany
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6. Re: previous answers visible when replying

It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who works with two windows or copying and paste.

I do see though that it might be difficult to see all answers if a thread is several pages long but may be at least the ones from from the current and if possible the previous page? Mostly, one is referring to the latest posts so this would already be a great help.

Semporna, Malaysia
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7. Re: previous answers visible when replying

Many times we don’t reply to the latest post.

I suggest we still see the same thing as we are reading, only one extra space to reply.

Another website lets posters view the 10 last posts in reverse order after clicking reply.

Vacaville...
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8. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I agree...

Oregon/Washington
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9. Re: previous answers visible when replying

I would love to have this feature! Fodors does this and it makes replying much easier.

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10. Re: previous answers visible when replying

Ditto. I do the multiple window thing.