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Let's make it easier to reply within comments!

I think the site would be helped by having a small reply icon that appears on hover. Clicking it would start a new comment with @original poster already typed it. It's much better than having to write it out manually, particularly if it's a long name.

EDIT: I see that auto-completion has been implemented on meta (not sure when it went live) - that's half the battle.

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    The user script "Reply" links on comments adds this feature. – Jeremy Sep 16 '11 at 17:12
  • Good idea; not however that you can abbreviate, @Angry should work for example. – Jonas Heidelberg Sep 16 '11 at 17:12
  • @JeremyBanks: I use it, its pretty good and hasn't broken in a long time. – user1228 Sep 16 '11 at 17:19
  • @JeremyBanks The user script is nice and the attached chrome compatible code is pretty clever too. – AngryHacker Sep 16 '11 at 17:26
  • It was already proposed and declined by Jeff, don't think he changed his mind since then.. – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Sep 16 '11 at 17:29
  • ↵ do you mean this one? – genesis Sep 16 '11 at 18:01
  • @genesis-φ yes. – AngryHacker Sep 16 '11 at 18:15

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