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Old 06-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Quoting quotes

OK -- I'm frustrated.

This forum is so much like another forum I frequent at bookobsessed.com -- they even use exactly the same markup and most of the smileys use the same codes.

But I am frustrated no end with the way quotes work. Over at BO, If I quote a post that already has a quote in it, the editor brings both in and I wind up with nested quotes like this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by nrapallo
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Originally Posted by elsi
Something I said
And Nick's response to it
Here, if I quote a post that has a quote in it, I only get the text from that post and not the original quote. So I have to go back up to the original, click on "multiquote", scroll back to the post I really wanted to quote, click on quote, cut & paste things to put one inside the other, etc.

Why is this system configured to not include already quoted text when quoting a post? Or is there a User setting that I can choose that will make it behave the way I'm expecting it to?
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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I would like to know how to do multiple quotes.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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i would like automatic nested quotes as well... if it's possible.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Yes, I noticed the quote system here automatically eliminates other quoted messages. Sometimes you want that... sometimes you don't. I assume it is a setting in the software somewhere.

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Old 06-13-2008, 04:17 PM   #5
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I vote for that as well. It would be really nice to have the option for doing that.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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The moderators decided against allowing automatic nested quotes because a lot of lazy people post extended quotations, then just add a sentence (or less) at the bottom. This gets very tedious.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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ah, i hadn't thought of that, patricia. but you're right, that *does* get tedious. i see why you decided that. (although i still do find it frustrating sometimes. )
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Yes, I noticed the quote system here automatically eliminates other quoted messages. Sometimes you want that... sometimes you don't. I assume it is a setting in the software somewhere.

BOb
I vote for that as well. It would be really nice to have the option for doing that.
The moderators decided against allowing automatic nested quotes because a lot of lazy people post extended quotations, then just add a sentence (or less) at the bottom. This gets very tedious.
ah, i hadn't thought of that, patricia. but you're right, that *does* get tedious. i see why you decided that. (although i still do find it frustrating sometimes. )
Yeah.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:42 PM   #9
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just in case any doubt remained...
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:57 PM   #10
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The moderators decided against allowing automatic nested quotes because a lot of lazy people post extended quotations, then just add a sentence (or less) at the bottom. This gets very tedious.
I understand -- and since I'm not intimidated by the BBcode, I can manage to get the posts to display the way that I want. As I said, I was just frustrated by the different behavior from the two sites.

Thanks to the moderators for all that they do behind the scenes.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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OK -- I'm frustrated.

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Originally Posted by nrapallo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elsi
Something I said
And Nick's response to it
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I would like to know how to do multiple quotes.
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i would like automatic nested quotes as well... if it's possible.
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Yes, I noticed the quote system here automatically eliminates other quoted messages. Sometimes you want that... sometimes you don't. I assume it is a setting in the software somewhere.

BOb
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I vote for that as well. It would be really nice to have the option for doing that.
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The moderators decided against allowing automatic nested quotes because a lot of lazy people post extended quotations, then just add a sentence (or less) at the bottom. This gets very tedious.
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ah, i hadn't thought of that, patricia. but you're right, that *does* get tedious. i see why you decided that. (although i still do find it frustrating sometimes. )
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Yeah.
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just in case any doubt remained...
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I understand -- and since I'm not intimidated by the BBcode, I can manage to get the posts to display the way that I want. As I said, I was just frustrated by the different behavior from the two sites.

Thanks to the moderators for all that they do behind the scenes.
is Nick's response to it!
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:12 PM   #12
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I was typing a sample of nested quotes and was afraid there was a filter that would object if I used a non-existent user name, and since you and I had been talking about making IMP books ...
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You can quote anyone you like.
You can quote anyone, or nobody, as you can see. What I don't like is that the quote bbcode is phrased "Originally Posted by". If we're quoting an off-site source, it would be nice to be able to use the quote tag without it appearing as if we're referring to a post within the thread.

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Yes, I know (all in good fun...)! And I didn't have anything to add.
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You can quote anyone, or nobody, as you can see. What I don't like is that the quote bbcode is phrased "Originally Posted by". If we're quoting an off-site source, it would be nice to be able to use the quote tag without it appearing as if we're referring to a post within the thread.
You can modify the text of the quote itself once you see it in the editor. You can use your own lead in although it won't be automatic with the = sign.

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