right now, in Harlowe 2.1.0, the only way for a user to enter text is by using the prompt macro, which shows a big popup box that some people might quickly click off of,thinking its a windows update notification or something. Another problem with the prompt macro is that the box immediately pops up, before the page it's on even loads. Let's say you're on the title screen of a game, and you click start to take you to the character creation screen. If you use prompt, the box immediately pops up before the screen behind it has even switched from title screen to character creation screen.
I think (and I am aware that many others agree with me) that another way to enter text should be added, namely an on-screen text box that the user can type into. I know this is possible because I've seen older games and games in different formats do it before. This is especially strange because in all other areas, Harlowe is far and away the best pre-installed twine format, so why should it be behind on this one simple issue? please add this feature, it would be greatly appreciated.