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Quotes within quotes within quotes
« on: September 02, 2008, 11:52:51 PM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 11:27:36 AM »
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 12:13:40 PM »
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 12:44:16 PM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 11:12:35 PM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 01:07:19 AM »
Maybe you didn't quite get that one dk
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 10:24:50 PM »
I got it. Why do you think I overquoted myself? To prove the point that it clogs up the screen!
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008, 08:17:40 AM »
Is there a way to just quote the last post without going in and deleting out the previous posts?   I don't have time for all that. 

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008, 08:34:10 AM »
Is there a way to just quote the last post without going in and deleting out the previous posts?   I don't have time for all that. 

You could click reply, and then go down and choose the original post you want to quote (instead of the one that has numerous quotes in it).
But it doesn't really take too much time to just hightlight the posts in the middle and delete them.

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008, 08:42:03 AM »
Is there a way to just quote the last post without going in and deleting out the previous posts?   I don't have time for all that. 

You could click reply, and then go down and choose the original post you want to quote (instead of the one that has numerous quotes in it).
But it doesn't really take too much time to just hightlight the posts in the middle and delete them.

Either way still takes a bit of time to be careful to get the post that you want or to remove the crap that you don't want! 

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2008, 11:38:27 AM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008, 11:56:18 AM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....

I rest my case.

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008, 01:43:21 PM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....

I rest my case.

Yea, your right...I don't know who these people think they are!
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008, 01:52:30 PM »
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....
Just thought I'd suggest something to improve the readability of the board. In replies, do we really need quotes within quotes within quotes? Sometimes, in long threads, you get a post where you have a quoted text and then in the next post, you have the quote within the quote plus the reply. Why not just quote the last reply only? Sometimes, it gets really heavy and you end up having the same text repeating itself ten times on one page because people reply with quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes, etc.

Instead of this:

Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Quote
Text
More text
Even more text
Yet more text
Why am I reading this same text again?
Again more text!

Why not just have:

Quote
Again more text!

where you quote only the last post that you want to respond to, instead of the 15 posts that were quoted before hand? Not sure if I'm making sense here.
I try to remove posts from quotes that I do not need.  I agree though, it gets to be a lot.  Doubly hard to sort through when browsing on my phonage...
You are clearly making way too much sense!   :rofl_2:

Couldn't agree more with all of you  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:  :rofl_2:

Stop overquoting! This is clogging up my computer screen.

What kind of idiot would quote quotes?  You've got to be totally clueless to do that....

I rest my case.

Yea, your right...I don't know who these people think they are!

They're probably people that can only be described as having nothing between the ears!  :zipped:
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 04:01:38 PM »
What the..................... :;:-|

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2008, 01:29:02 AM »
Back to the original point: there should in theory be a way to fix the quote feature so that it only quotes the last post, and not every single post that was made. I think that would help. Just my two cents.

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2008, 08:47:21 AM »
Back to the original point: there should in theory be a way to fix the quote feature so that it only quotes the last post, and not every single post that was made. I think that would help. Just my two cents.

Exactly!  I would be interested to know if this feature exists or could be added!? 

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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2008, 06:49:55 PM »
I did not see anything, I will continue to look.
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2008, 06:55:13 PM »
OK, so apparently I have the option.  But what does everyone prefer?  It would be set one way or the other.  Apparently you cannot have both.
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Re: Quotes within quotes within quotes
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 07:41:51 AM »
OK, so apparently I have the option.  But what does everyone prefer?  It would be set one way or the other.  Apparently you cannot have both.

That makes it kinda tough but I guess only quoting 1 post would be slightly better.   That would end the 100 quotes of coffee man smiley!   ;-()