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Limit quote depth

Post by SuperSandro2000 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:14 pm

Right now if you continuously quote a post you will get a massive monster post with quotes reaching all the way to the first post. Maybe it would be a good idea to limit the quote depth to 2. What do you think?

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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by DaveMcW » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm

To forum admin: this is where you change it.

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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by Amarula » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm

I like the idea of limiting the amount of material that can be quoted. I am not worried so much about the nesting depth, sometimes you need the depth to capture the context you want quoted. What gets me is a response to one sentence in a ten-paragraph long post, that quotes the entire ten paragraphs, and then that mess gets quoted without editing out the irrelevant bits. I would be happy to volunteer an hour a week to go through posts and replace any quotes over say ten lines with "TL;DR" :D

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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by steinio » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:32 pm

Amarula wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm
I like the idea of limiting the amount of material that can be quoted. I am not worried so much about the nesting depth, sometimes you need the depth to capture the context you want quoted. What gets me is a response to one sentence in a ten-paragraph long post, that quotes the entire ten paragraphs, and then that mess gets quoted without editing out the irrelevant bits. I would be happy to volunteer an hour a week to go through posts and replace any quotes over say ten lines with "TL;DR" :D
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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by Koub » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:01 pm

The necessity of a limit to nested quotes is debatable. There are arguments pro and con.
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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by Jap2.0 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 pm

I believe there is a limit currently - if I had to guess, I'd say maybe 6? I know I've run across it before. I try to trim the quotes the best I can while keeping context, though.
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Re: Limit quote depth

Post by Klonan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:26 pm

I don't really see the problem, the number of nestings doesn't matter,
The problem is quoting huge essays without snipping or cutting out parts for brevity

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