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Old 4th March 2019, 4:02 PM   #106
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Good because I just got a message from a moderator complaining about my use of a quote. I still don't quite see the problem and I can tell you that I definitely see the benefit of quoting responses mid-thread. I've seen multiple posts of "[oh...that wasn't in response to you...that was in response to a post four posts earlier...]"

I get the mobile usage thing. There are better answers for that and, frankly, the advertising on mobile is much more problematic than people who quote previous posts (not advertising itself but the way the forum has been set up for mobile use). But oh well - it isn't my forum so you do what you want I guess.

BTW, my "good" is in response to William's post that I think is just before mine. I would quote it but...
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Old 4th March 2019, 8:51 PM   #107
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Lifted this list from Williams announcement which has been running since early January...


1. If quoting another member use the 'quote' button and trim and/or interquote (use quote/UBB code) content as necessary. Refrain from quoting entire posts, especially long ones.

2. Treat threads as conversations. Members cannot edit posts once responded to. Hence, no need to quote the immediately preceding post if responding to it. Use the member's username to preface a response.

3. If directing a response to the thread starter downthread, either quote their content being responded to or reference them, e.g. 'OP" or 'Thread starter', member's username, etc.

4. Do not, repeat, do not intersperse responses within quoted material. Use our interquote function or UBB code. It's easy to do. Why? Anyone responding to the content quotes both original content and response and has to separate out what they're responding to. That's disrespectful of fellow members time and also makes postings difficult to read.


The most common seems to be #2 where members are basically using the quote function as a reply button. Having cleaned up strings of 10+ posts all quoting the post that came before it, you can imagine what that does for readability.

I understand the convenience of having the post right in front of you as you write your reply and that's fine but go back and remove it before you hit submit.
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Old 4th March 2019, 9:12 PM   #108
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To Tristain:

Should we use the post number when responding to a user/poster that has posted multiple times in a thread vs. using the "quote" feature for that one particular post we wish to respond to??

For example if you had 3 posts in a thread... numbers 4, 8 & 10 and I wanted to respond to the content in your post #8, should I refer to that post number vs. quoting it??
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Old 4th March 2019, 9:48 PM   #109
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Should we use the post number when responding to a user/poster that has posted multiple times in a thread vs. using the "quote" feature for that one particular post we wish to respond to??

Nope, just quote as necessary and trim down to whatever aspect of the post you are replying to as I did above.

Every quote has a link back to the original post so anyone needing to see what you quoted in it's original context can easily click the link back and see the complete original post.

We're not looking to do away with quoting at all, we just want to cut down on the unnecessary stuff that other members have to sort through and clutters up the threads.
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Old 4th March 2019, 9:52 PM   #110
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OK... thank you for the response/clarification.
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