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Message 7 of 48 (600572)
01-15-2011 11:13 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by ApostateAbe
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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Message 14 of 48 (600616)
01-15-2011 4:17 PM
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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 23 of 48 (600686)
01-16-2011 1:45 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by nwr
01-16-2011 11:13 AM


Re: Obey
Those who are seeing a "mess", what are you seeing, and what browser/version are you using. I'm not seeing any problems at either 15 or 20 messages per page using Safari.


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Message 27 of 48 (600693)
01-16-2011 3:09 PM
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01-16-2011 2:20 PM


Re: Obey
Quotes are implemented with tables, and it looks like Firefox has a nesting limit on tables. I eliminated a couple levels of quote, should be okay now.


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Message 40 of 48 (887681)
08-19-2021 8:02 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by Dredge
08-18-2021 2:44 PM


Re: How to quote
What convinced me that disabling the "reply w/quote" button was the right thing to do was that posts like this could happen:

Aww Christ, I have to make man before I can go on vacation. What should I make him from? Trees? No, too stationary! Water? No, too wet! Ahh, I know I’ll use mud. Perfect.

Whoa! That was wicked. Where am I and like what am I?

You are Allen, no, Adonis, no, Adam. Yes, you are Adam. Created in my image to serve me and worship me and love me and oh maybe take care of stuff here on earth while I go on vacation.

You created me so that I could house sit for you?

No, I want you to move in. Help yourself to anything you want just take care of the animals for me- make sure they have enough to eat and water to drink.

Cool, I can do that. What about my Peeps?

Your what?

You know my people, my family and friends and maybe a little hottie to cuddle up with. Aren’t I supposed to have Peeps? Man can not live on bread alone.

Ok, I’ll make you a roommate, a companion so that you don’t get lonely.

Please and Thank You!

I’ll need a rib.

A what?

One of those things in your side, right there.

Will it hurt?

Naw, I’ll put you to sleep first.

Where am I? What am I?

Hell if I know. Ask the big guy over there.

Well?

You are part of Man so I will call you Woman and since you are being created on the eve of my vacation I will name you Eve.

Eve, that’s pretty, I can live with that name.


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