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jar
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Message 4 of 48 (600565)
01-15-2011 10:18 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ApostateAbe
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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jar
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Message 8 of 48 (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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jar
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Message 11 of 48 (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.


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jar
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Message 24 of 48 (600687)
01-16-2011 1:57 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Admin
01-16-2011 1:45 PM


Re: Obey
Look at message 20 and see where huntards avatar is located as well as message numbering.

Also click on the link in nwr's message.

FF 3.6.13

Tested with Opera and Chrome and Safari and no issues. All works fine there.

Edited by jar, : No reason given.

Edited by jar, : add browser info

Edited by jar, : add safari info


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Message 29 of 48 (600696)
01-16-2011 3:27 PM
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01-16-2011 3:09 PM


Re: Obey
It is okay now. Another reason to limit the number of nested quotes.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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