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Old 21st July 2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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This thread split of from another in the speaker forum. Subject is the overuse of the quote button. E.G. quoting the entire post just above yours.
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Old 21st July 2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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You don't have to quote the whole post just above yours, you know.....
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Old 21st July 2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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OT, I know - but over-quoting drives me nutz! See, you did it above just to annoy me.
We can SEE the post just above, no need to repeat the whole darn thing. It's just thread clutter. And bad netiquette.

Be kind, click the reply button, not "quote". <rant off>
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Old 22nd July 2010, 11:32 PM   #4
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Seriously you complain about something as trivial as me making a quote with my response
Sure dude, whateverz....
One man's trivial is another man's pet peeve.
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One man's trivial ...
Not editing a quote to the essentials is bad netiquite, uses more bandwidth, and adds more noise to wade thru for subsequent readers, Sure we could edit it down, but that wouldn't train members to be tidy & kind themselves and to save us doing up. The less janitor work we have to do, the more time we have to participate in the forum as members ... which is what we'd prefer to be doing.

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I can, I do. But I can't keep up. Hope that the forum software can me modified to make the "Reply" button easier to reach than the "Quote" button.
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No modifications to the software required. Replace the images:
  • <webroot>/forums/images/div/diy/buttons/quote.gif with another that has the "Quote" text removed and replace the image
  • <webroot>/forums/images/div/diy/buttons/quickreply.gif with another that has the "Reply" text added.

If you want to make the reply button appear on the left instead of the right of each post you need to edit one of the postbit templates (cant remember which) but it will be overwritten any time that vb releases an update to that template (I'm guessing that the diy theme is a sub-theme of the Default).
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Old 23rd July 2010, 02:54 PM   #7
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When someone does that I just remove the entire quote.
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I do too, but we should not have to. Making the "quote" button harder to reach would be a good 1st step.
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When someone does that I just remove the entire quote.
That smells a lot like work.
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This thread split of from another in the speaker forum. Subject is the overuse of the quote button. E.G. quoting the entire post just above yours.
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OT, I know - but over-quoting drives me nutz! See, you did it above just to annoy me.
We can SEE the post just above, no need to repeat the whole darn thing. It's just thread clutter. And bad netiquette.

Be kind, click the reply button, not "quote". <rant off>
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Sure dude, whateverz....
One man's trivial is another man's pet peeve.
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I do too, but we should not have to. Making the "quote" button harder to reach would be a good 1st step.
The button is not necessary when you can just use the UBB code.

It also makes it clear to others what is being refered to.

Also, in the event that someone else posts at the same time and beats you out in post order then others reading along don't have to try to figure out what is being refered to. This becomes more important when searching archived posts for information.

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