I know this has come up before, but once again for the new guys
Please STOP using the whole post before yours or the one you are referring to as a full quote in Your post.
yes that means you
Take a moment to either prune it down to manageable levels or write a response which touches on the points you either found relevant or are responding to; paraphrase even.
A good point, although some folks may not know how to do this.
I usually try to just copy and paste the relevant passages when I quote somebody. This has the side effect of losing who said it, and there is probably a better way to do this.
There's this little red button labeled "Reply." That's the culprit. It gets very bad when a post contains multiple hits on that button, i.e., post upon post upon post . . .
Looks bad, huh? Oh well, it's just text. I've seen worse.
Baphomet's Advocate:What's worse is when multiple posts are left in the new post. Especially when some of them aren't relevant to what's being posted
Even worse is when the quote tags are clipped and you're not sure who said what anymore.
Jaime:Thanks for reminding us of this, christopher. For us regulars, it does come across as a somewhat annoying and a bit lazy when a person doesn't properly prune their quotations. We should realize though, that not everyone knows how to use the system, which is why topics like this help. Some people probably had no idea they were driving others up the wall.
The quote system at can be confusing because of the multi-quote feature. Mike made this tutorial awhile back, but I think it's still relevant.
Happy New Year everyone!
BecomingHuman: What really needs to go are the huge introductory posts that start at the top of every thread page.
You have control over that. When you are viewing a topic, on the top right of the opening post is a drop down box called 'Options'. Drop that down and under the heading 'Display Mode' are three options for forum views. Try out each and stick with whatever you prefer.
I knew that...
Thanks Jaime. This was one of my pet peeves too. I just copy and paste everything into word because it takes forever for me to make a post and then add the BB code at the very end with authour names typed in manually into all quotes. Yes I like the hard way lol.
When I'm quoting a post (or posts), I use the "reply" (if it's a single contribution) or "quote" (if I'm citing several contributions) buttons, then edit the responses in the reply window, cutting any parts that aren't salient to my reply. If I'm breaking a response up into several parts, I just copy and paste the original quote tag, which has all of the posting information - the participant's name and date/time. You just have to make sure that there's an opening and closing quote tag for each quoted section.
If there's no reason to quote a previous post, just use the blue "add reply" button at the bottom of the page. It really couldn't be much easier.
Excellent points one and all. It is quite annoying when folks don't prune.