Turn off top-of-screen reply bar?
Could we get rid of that reply bar at the top? There's already a reply button after the last post, as well as the quick reply frame with its own "quick reply" and "go advanced" buttons. Why have yet another button? (Besides, let's be honest- people should have to scroll past other replies in a conversation before saying something that might have already been said.)
This extra reply button is not just unnecessary; it's actually getting in the way. When a thread is first opened, the bar can be seen above the first post. But as I scroll down, the bar "floats" at the top of my screen, reducing how much screen area is available for reading. Not only that, but it messes with one of my favorite features of the forum: the "go to first new post" feature that lets me jump back into a thread right at the point where I left off on my last visit. All I have to do is click that little chevron icon next to the thread title to skip past posts that I've already read. But when I do that, the first lines of the first unread post are blocked by that bar. Despite taking me directly to the first unread post, it makes me have to scroll up a little to start reading it (see attached screenshots where the bar obscures the entire first paragraph of Grimbrand's post until I scroll up to reveal it).
I see that the reply bar also has a link for Tweeting, and to be fair I don't see any other options for Tweeting a thread. But is that a feature that anybody actually uses? I don't, and I would gladly sacrifice that option just to get this annoying bar out of my way.
Is there anything I can do on my end that I'm overlooking? I can't find a setting anywhere in my user control panel to turn the bar off. I think it has to be switched off behind-the-scenes, by whomever has access to that sort of thing.
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Last edited by Urambo Tauro; 04-30-2018 at 04:59 PM.
Reason: added pics