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Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Gandalf » Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:47 pm

Quoting is completely pointless. There are users who quote even the logest of posts for no reason, then write 2lines at the end. Should it banned, reduced or changed in some way? I know many other people who hate this feature also, so it's not just my own problem.





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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by CuteLilChk » Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:49 pm

I don't really see it as a problem. There are a lot of situations where it is really convenient. (Atleast there have been a lot for me...)
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by jamie » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:03 pm

It's only really pointless when someone quotes another directly after a certain post.
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by DreamPixie » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:07 pm

I can only think of one user off the top of my head [no offense if that person takes that personally] who quotes really often, and yes that does get annoying, but for other's it's just a way to show what you're responding too. If we got rid of everything that annoyed someone, the site would be pretty barren though, don't ya think? Maybe they can reduce it somehow though, or limit the length of quotes.
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by iHEAVENn » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:27 pm

i dont see a problem with it of course i usually dont read the qoutes lol :unsure:
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Nj » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:45 pm

I believe somebody should be out there watching for abuse of it, I think its a severe issue (the fact) that somebody wants to ban something (everytime) one or two people abuse it, I think that a good idea would be all staff at teenhelp watching for it, and asking the abusers to stop? How 'bout that?
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Skye » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:01 pm

Gandalf, quoting is one of the most useful features of this forum. When you're browsing a large topic that has more than 20 replies, you sometimes get lost as to what others are replying to (which of those 20 posts), the quoting feature solves this. I believe it should stay, and I believe it to be very useful. It is up to the user how much of the original post they quote, they have complete control over this, I have seen a lot of use for it, you're the first to complain.



Once again, I don't believe it should be removed.



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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Britt » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:05 pm

its the posts that quote the post right b4 them that bugs me..those quotes are pointless..and yes...there is one person that i can think of that does that all the time..sorry..i actually have done it..i have only done it about 3-4 times..


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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by FiZzBaW » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:47 pm

I feel that Quotes are a usefull tool and should stay, when a topic gets long it is hard to tell whom a reply is addressed to, Thats where quotes come in, they allow the person replying to specify to what they are replying. I think Quotes should stay.



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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by four » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:53 pm

I think quoting is a good feature, but a couple people abuse it. When you are responding to a topic, you don't need to quote the entire previous post. Only use it if you are responding to specific sections of posts that you need to point out...
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Nj » Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:22 pm

Unforgiving, you are always rambling about doing your "job." I find that I have a very easy time doing my job, not once have I had to use the MOD CP to stop anybody from getting out of hand, and i've managed to keep religion pretty decent without a a mod cp at all. so I don't understand why you continue to insist upon gaining all sorts of power, you don't need and shouldn't have... Care to PM me and tell me why?



Also, is there a place where the "official rules" for mods is located, and who is on the "staff comittee," i've seen nothing of either..
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by Cindy » Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:57 pm

Quoteing stays... its a usefull thing... sorry but this will not need to be brought up to the board. this is only mine, Dustins and laura decision, and i'll speak for them saying it says...
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by DreamPixie » Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:05 pm

heh, skye i wasn't referring to you. i agree with amatasu, why don't we stop using the suggestion forum so much. let a suggestion stay to like a minimal number of replies and just put it in ur mind for consideration. don't keep replying and arguing about it. they are afterall *just* suggestions.
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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by motoman » Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:07 am

without quotes i wouldn't read the threads, it woulld be way to confusing.

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Re: Should Quoting Be Banned

Post by MaxPowerMrs » Fri Jan 24, 2003 2:55 am

Originally posted by DreamPixie@Jan 23 2003, 09:07 PM

I can only think of one user off the top of my head [no offense if that person takes that personally] who quotes really often, and yes that does get annoying, but for other's it's just a way to show what you're responding too. If we got rid of everything that annoyed someone, the site would be pretty barren though, don't ya think? Maybe they can reduce it somehow though, or limit the length of quotes.


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but seriously. I think quoting's pretty useful. Especially if there's a few pages of posts and you want to say something about a point someone made on the first page. if that makes sense....but yeah, comes in handy
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