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I feel really stupid for asking this, but, does this forum actually have a quote button on posts?  I cant seem to find it.  
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Yep, it's hidden a bit but looks like this:

Next to the code '#' button.

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But no real quote button where it automatically puts the text in AFAIK.
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But no real quote button where it automatically puts the text in AFAIK.

Indeed.  And a way to attribute the quote to someone has evaded me smiley-sad.
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the current quote button is so unintuitive that i actually made a new quote button the other night in photoshop! i didn't want to step on any toes or offend the author of the current quote button so i ended up not saving it.  :-[
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Replying to a specific post is a little cumbersome. You have to manually copy the text and put it in a
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I guess there's no easy way around this unless the forum software is changed (or probably just reconfigured ?).

Anyway my opinion is this is just a minor inconvenience. I for one can live just fine with this "limitation".
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I think (or is it hope?) that by being a bit cumbersome we don't have much "excessive quoting".
That is; quote a previous post which had a quote from a previous post that already had a quote. Quote being a complete copy of a former post.  

Did that make sens to anyone? smiley

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yea makes since to me, another forum I frequent had the same issue

each and every single reply was a copy of the entire thread quoted from quotes, from quotes

it was obnoxious to read a 4 page thread and at the bottom the new person would type in "yep" then the next post was a 4 page thread + yep + "I disagree"

when they removed that, many of the younger members started SCREAMING, claiming it was 10x harder to hit the reply button than the quote button

I like the quote button, but as long as there are DA's in the world who dont know the difference tween quote and reply, your going to see less and less

and I also hear the "mailing list" argument, but in all honesty, Its usually in vintage computer groups where "Old man grouch" only knows how to use his DEC rainbow for interaction with forums, so I 99% write that claim off

I dont know why I would want to read a post in thunderbird, then goto firefox to respond  smiley-wink
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Did that make sens to anyone?

Make quoting hard enough for kiddies to be annoyed (so they don't overdo it) and easy enough for those who really want to quote so they feel it like just a minor inconvenience.

Nice.
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I dont know why I would want to read a post in thunderbird, then goto firefox to respond

I didn't mean that. I mentioned thunderbird mailing-list threading as an example of how messages in a forum (or at least their subject lines) could be displayed.
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each and every single reply was a copy of the entire thread quoted from quotes, from quotes

well just stop recursion to 1 or 2... i mean no quote in quote allowed smiley
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Yeah, this:
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I've seen on a lot of forums that have a direct quote button constructions like this.
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Yeah, this:
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I've seen on a lot of forums that have a direct quote button constructions like this.
 
yea that's the stuff



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Nice!
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I would like to have a qoute button direct from the post as well.
I don't think it would be a problem with quote in quote, it is just a matter of allowing max 2 quotes in quotes or something like that.

As it is now you don't even have the ability to add the name of whom you are quoting [quote=name][/quote]

Maybe it is time to upgrade the forum?  smiley
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