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 Post subject: Excessive quoting
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:33 pm 
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What is with the recent surge in quoting a whole post to reply to it? I know I'm not the only one to notice this seeing many a mod edit recently. All the more annoying and unnecessary when it is replying to the immediately previous post.

I have to wonder if it is worth disabling the quote button totally. Quoting can still be done with a bit of cut and paste where it is really needed.

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It's annoyed me too, especially when people double-/triple-/etc.-quote:

A wrote:
Bla bla
B wrote:
Bla bla bla
A wrote:
Bla bla bla
B wrote:
Bla bla bla bla
A wrote:
Bla bla bla bla bla
Bla bla bla bla bla
Bla bla bla bla
Bla bla bla
Bla bla


And quoting images, that's even worse.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:19 pm 
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Hi popo,

Thanks for raising the issue. I'm sure you already know but for the benefit of some here's an extract from our forum rules:

    Quoting in posts: some advice

    Quoting a post directly preceding your post without focusing on any specific points that your predecessor made is not recommended as it only bloats your posts and makes the thread less readable for other visitors. If you refer to specific points or refer further back in the thread, quoting is an appropriate tool for reference. So please, use it wisely.

Personally I'd love to see the nesting level in quotes reduced to just one, so preventing a quote containing another quote, but I'm not sure that the phpBB software supports that. And we'll always be reliant on members exercising self-discipline and using the Image button when replying to the immediately preceding post.

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If anyone knows a mod to remove it, I'll do it.


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 Post subject: Quotes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:04 pm 
are the odd links to relevent videos OK?


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Hi Actionman,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

Links off-site are fine but we do ask that members exercise restraint as requested in the Linking to other sites and Advertising on the forum sections of our forum rules.

This thread is more to do with excessive use of the Image button - see Quoting in posts: some advice, also in the aforementioned rules.

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 Post subject: Thanks Bob
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:51 pm 
Chears mate i was just asking so if i make a review video and post a link relevent to a subject eg:- camera lighting,sound demo of audio kit or latest purchase it would be ok


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:01 pm 
Personally... It doesn't really bother me.

It just means I have to scroll down a bit.

It is a bit pointless to quote the whole post though.

What we need is a button "reply without quote" that automatically prints an "@(username)" at the top of the post.


PS: I suggest making this button nice and shinny so people actually use it.


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Sounds like a good plan Agun, or maybe a mod that highlights members names (make them bold or something). I've seen it done and it worked surprisingly well.

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I split my time 50/50....
Highspeed at home and DIALUP while at work...one week home/one week away at work. :roll:

I gotta say that quoting pictures two and three time is the most annoying thing.....
Text is fine but please take the time to backspace out the link to photos.
How many times does one have to see a pic?

Not everyone on the forums has the luxury of highspeed.

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If a picture is quoted it makes no difference in bandwidth usage, since the image is identical to the first one, and thus already in your cache (local). However, it can slow down your PC if you don't have a lot of RAM, and, as said, uses valueble screen real estate.

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Hmm... seems excessive quoting isn't going away and possibly there's even more of it now.

As a random thought on disabling the quote button, one way might be to replace the existing button graphic with a 1x1 pixel transparrent gif... ok, that doesn't disable it, but would make finding it a lot harder...

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Excellent advice Popo :) ! In addition, remove the letters and let the button have the backgrounds color !

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That'd work!

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Cunning plan popo, I've just tried it and it seems to work, but please do report back here if the forum starts acting strangely!


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