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ApostateAbe
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Message 1 of 35 (600528)
01-15-2011 12:27 AM


In order to quote another poster, I have been copying the text and putting it within quote tags. On all other forums, there is a "quote" button below a person's message so I can push that button to quickly quote the message in a reply while keeping all of the formatting. Can I not do that here, or is there something I am just not seeing?
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Huntard
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Message 2 of 35 (600531)
01-15-2011 1:46 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ApostateAbe
01-15-2011 12:27 AM


How to quote
Hello ApostateAbe, to see how I did this, press the "peek" button on the bottom right of the post. Leave out the =ApostateAbe to get a "normal" quotebox.

ApostateAbe writes:

In order to quote another poster, I have been copying the text and putting it within quote tags. On all other forums, there is a "quote" button below a person's message so I can push that button to quickly quote the message in a reply while keeping all of the formatting. Can I not do that here, or is there something I am just not seeing?


No you can't, you'll have to do it manually. But typing those 4 or 5 characters extra doesn't matter that much, does it? I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.
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Message 3 of 35 (600544)
01-15-2011 5:49 AM
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01-15-2011 1:46 AM


Re: How to quote
Huntard writes:

I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
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jar
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Message 4 of 35 (600565)
01-15-2011 10:18 AM
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01-15-2011 12:27 AM


The quote buttons have been intentionally removed.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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ApostateAbe
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Message 5 of 35 (600567)
01-15-2011 10:27 AM
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01-15-2011 1:46 AM


Re: How to quote
Huntard writes:

Hello ApostateAbe, to see how I did this, press the "peek" button on the bottom right of the post. Leave out the =ApostateAbe to get a "normal" quotebox.

ApostateAbe writes:


In order to quote another poster, I have been copying the text and putting it within quote tags. On all other forums, there is a "quote" button below a person's message so I can push that button to quickly quote the message in a reply while keeping all of the formatting. Can I not do that here, or is there something I am just not seeing?

No you can't, you'll have to do it manually. But typing those 4 or 5 characters extra doesn't matter that much, does it? I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


Thanks, that helped.
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ApostateAbe
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Message 6 of 35 (600568)
01-15-2011 10:34 AM
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01-15-2011 5:49 AM


Re: How to quote
Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.
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Message 7 of 35 (600572)
01-15-2011 11:13 AM
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01-15-2011 10:34 AM


Re: How to quote
ApostateAbe writes:

Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.

Yes, that's part of it. The big problem was that in any discussion involving long posts, which are common here, too often people would click the reply/quote button without trimming any text, and after a chain of just a few replies messages would quickly become prohibitively long.

The reply/quote button is disabled through the control panel, but I've just enabled it so people can prove they're more disciplined now, but I'm sure Adminnemooseus will disable it again at the first abuse he sees.

A planned feature is to be able to select text, then click a button to have it automatically quoted.


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jar
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Message 8 of 35 (600575)
01-15-2011 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Admin
01-15-2011 11:13 AM


Re: How to quote
Admin writes:

ApostateAbe writes:

Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.

Yes, that's part of it. The big problem was that in any discussion involving long posts, which are common here, too often people would click the reply/quote button without trimming any text, and after a chain of just a few replies messages would quickly become prohibitively long.

The reply/quote button is disabled through the control panel, but I've just enabled it so people can prove they're more disciplined now, but I'm sure Adminnemooseus will disable it again at the first abuse he sees.

A planned feature is to be able to select text, then click a button to have it automatically quoted.

And, with minimal effort it can be used.

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Huntard
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Message 9 of 35 (600585)
01-15-2011 12:50 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Admin
01-15-2011 11:13 AM


Re: How to quote
Well, I don't think it's necessary to include a "reply-quote" button. You could however include a button where you could highlight some text in the message you're replying to, and when you click that button it makes it a quotebox. Not that I would need such a thing, but that could perhaps speed up the quoting process.
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Huntard
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Message 10 of 35 (600586)
01-15-2011 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by jar
01-15-2011 11:15 AM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.


Please no, that would seriously cramp my style of replying. Yes there might be a lot of quoting in the messages, but I feel that is necessary. I like to be thorough, that's all.
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jar
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Message 11 of 35 (600587)
01-15-2011 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Huntard
01-15-2011 12:52 PM


Re: How to quote
Huntard writes:

jar writes:

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.


Please no, that would seriously cramp my style of replying. Yes there might be a lot of quoting in the messages, but I feel that is necessary. I like to be thorough, that's all.

Note the word nested.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Huntard
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Message 12 of 35 (600590)
01-15-2011 12:59 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by jar
01-15-2011 12:53 PM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Note the word nested.


Ah! I think I misunderstood, with nested you mean a quote within a quote within a quote within a quote and so on, yes? Then I agree. I thought you meant 4 quotes per post total.
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ApostateAbe
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Message 13 of 35 (600614)
01-15-2011 4:02 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by jar
01-15-2011 11:15 AM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Admin writes:

ApostateAbe writes:

Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.

Yes, that's part of it. The big problem was that in any discussion involving long posts, which are common here, too often people would click the reply/quote button without trimming any text, and after a chain of just a few replies messages would quickly become prohibitively long.

The reply/quote button is disabled through the control panel, but I've just enabled it so people can prove they're more disciplined now, but I'm sure Adminnemooseus will disable it again at the first abuse he sees.

A planned feature is to be able to select text, then click a button to have it automatically quoted.

And, with minimal effort it can be used.

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.SigAnyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!


You left out a few quote boxes, so I put them back in.

There is now a button, "rquote," that does the reply with quote. The disadvantage at the moment is that it quotes signature in addition to the message. If I had a way to disable signatures, which are always annoying, maybe that wouldn't be such a problem.


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Message 14 of 35 (600616)
01-15-2011 4:17 PM
Reply to: Message 13 by ApostateAbe
01-15-2011 4:02 PM


Re: How to quote
ApostateAbe writes:

There is now a button, "rquote," that does the reply with quote. The disadvantage at the moment is that it quotes signature in addition to the message. If I had a way to disable signatures, which are always annoying, maybe that wouldn't be such a problem.

It's not supposed to be that way. I'll fix it soon.

Edited by Admin, : Fix author of quote.


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Message 15 of 35 (600623)
01-15-2011 5:57 PM
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01-15-2011 11:13 AM


Re: Abuse Remedy
Admin writes:

I'm sure Adminnemooseus will disable it again at the first abuse he sees.

Perhaps the remedy would be warning/s followed by ever increased suspensions for repeat abusers as is the case with other violators of board policy. That way the baby wouldn't be thrown out with the bath water, so to speak.


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