Quoting
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:04:56 PM »
It would be nice to have a limit to how many quotes can be requoted in a single quote. When 5 people quote a previous post who quoted a previous post and so on, it gets repetitive and unreadable.

Maybe quotes should be limited to just the previous post or two?
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 01:38:47 AM »
You can eliminate stake quotes from your post and stop the insanity yourself. No need for adults to intervene for you!
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:47:49 AM »
Man are you serious?
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 01:53:50 AM »
Yes.
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 02:02:53 AM »
OK, except that I have no control over what others quote. It's a minor annoyance, yes, but not one deserving of your childish remarks.
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 02:49:03 AM »
It's annoying to see posts with quotes that haven't been properly trimmed, yes, but limiting the number of quotes in a post would hurt discussions overall. Sometimes we split up long quotes so that we can respond to separate points individually. Sometimes we respond to multiple posts within a single post, which is vastly preferable to encouraging nonsense like this. And sometimes we deliberately start quote pyramids in the lower forums for fun or to emphasize the original post.
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 03:18:53 AM »
Ok, perhaps put something in the wiki or rules of engagement to help encourage users to moderate their quotes? Or don't, it really won't make a huge difference either way. Just a suggestion, not a debate fellas.
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 12:12:12 PM »
The point is that not everything requires intervention by kids or admins. You have solutions available to you, and since there are a number of differing scenarios where you may, or may not want a quote tree, it doesn’t seem effective to get all bureaucratic about it.
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Re: Quoting
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 07:27:25 PM »
OK, except that I have no control over what others quote.
Perhaps not, but you do have control over how much of their quotes that you include in your quotes.
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