It's quicker if you have a slow connection, you don't have to open a new page to reply.
I'm guessing this is a UBB board, it was better before they made you click to open the box.
On some version the box doesn't work at all in Firefly since they changed. (Hey, it seems to work in this version though.)
Petroleum based knitter, removing that nasty oil from the ground one skein at a time.