Something needs to be done about quoting previous posts

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  1. Bdog

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    Personally, I find it veeeeeery annoying having to go through people's posts quoting the previous person's post who quoted the previous person's post who quoted the previous person's post.

    I've grown to learn that people using the quick reply at the bottom of the thread is about as common as them using forum search, and using the ACTUAL reply button... Well, let's not go there.

    I have no idea how vBadvanced works, but most forums I've ever had the displeasure to work with or be a part of, they were able to add a reply tag at each post, so users don't quote every damn time. Is it possible to do this here in hopes of a good number of the one-sentenced posts flooded by paragraphs of quotes can go away?
     
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    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    I agree with you, but you know as well as I do, that whatever you do to fix 1 annoying issue another pops up. My advice, don't let it get to you. I have a pet peeve with run-on sentences and poor grammar, but you can't fix everyone.
     
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    That has always bothered me to but I learned too live with it and don't even let me get into the double posts I'm only talking about the one biggest issue and it's the constant quoting other posts if I wanted too point everything out that I dislike this would be one hell of a thread because I hate the Tapatalk sigs ("Sent from my phone using Tapatalk" just seems a little pretentious too me) double and triple posts the incorrect usage of your you're there their they're and of course the too to I'm sure you've noticed I pointed out all through this post
     
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    And here's my double post, also quoted but I moved where I put my part. Now you're confused AND annoyed.

     
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    And now a third consecutive post, still with annoying quotes and moved where I typed my actual post, mostly for emphasis, but to also let jev know I had to get ya back for not being able to resist quoting me in a thread complaining about quote replies :p


    Now tell me. How do I not let all THAT ^^^ not get to me?
     
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    Any one else see the irony in this?

    Besides If ppl just wouldn't be so lazy they could quote properly like I just did.
     
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    But I just one-upped all of you, I just multi-quoted a quote of a quote that I've quoted in the same post.
     
  8. Bdog

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    Look, jev made a funny.

    So I made one back :)

    Anyone (yeah, it's 1 word) else not read the entire thing? just for you, I replaced the italics I used for emphasis with bold.

    Problem is, people ARE that lazy, hence why I'm asking for a reply button and emphasizing my point through ridiculous overuse of quoting ;)


    Somebody better will come along.....
     
  9. fish1552

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    I doubt it. Especially since I just updated my sig line to include the Tapatalk in every post I've ever made. Double :D
     
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    I think I just launched a let's-be-annoying-thread rather than a legitimate complain thread. Go me
     
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    QUOTE=fish1552;791994 quote=Bdog;791976 quote=jev;791863
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    I think when you hit quote, figuring out the above might be a bit much for some to figure out. Hitting MULTI might make it much easier for them to figure out.

    A better option might be to restrict quotes to a specific number of characters. Only include the last X number? That way, noobs to the forum concept wouldn't abuse it?
     
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    That wouldn't be too bad of an idea fish, except that it will affect users that are quoting a particular part of a post.

    What I'm suggesting, is that "post reply" button at the bottom of the list of posts be added next to the "quote" button at the bottom of each post. Or at the very least rename the "quick" button to "reply" so skim users won't have to quote entire jumbo posts like was going on in page 1.
     
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