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Old 7th April 2009, 08:16 AM
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The Board offers the option of displaying threads with newest first, which is what I do,
an excellent feature, which I have used since the new board was upgraded

wish other boards had this facility too

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Old 8th April 2009, 09:35 AM
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only trade off reading top down, easier if the Previous Thread | Next Thread function was at the top of thread
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Old 8th April 2009, 09:43 AM
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I find clicking on the "View First Unread" button at the top left of the thread when you open it comes in very handy. It skips down to the first new post of the thread and you can scroll down from there to subsequent new threads.
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Old 6th June 2009, 04:48 PM
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Don't know if this is an option that can be made available or not but what would help the quote system is if you could highlight the section of a reply that your responding to in the original message and then hit the quote function and only have the highlighted bit come up. I know when i do it i just delete what i dont need but especially in the big posts it would make it a lot easier and less work for the mods to keep removing unnecessay quotes.
Is this sort of option avaliable with the board software?

No, its not an option...your method is the preferred one -mod
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Old 27th July 2009, 06:25 PM
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I keep being brought up on it but it is pretty ridiculous when im quoting one line to be told not to quote whole post.

Some common sense is necessary here- i understand we dont want threads with 6-8 line quotes as it clogs etc but with 1-2 line quotes its just stupid to correct someone on it.

Would love some justification,

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Old 27th July 2009, 10:16 PM
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Quite simply Matt, you will get pulled up for quoting the entire post directly above your reply regardless if it's one line or 10 lines, its not necessary and generally makes the threads harder to read.

If you want to single out a particular part of the post directly above yours, you can edit the quote and thats fine. For example;
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Some common sense is necessary here
This is what all the moderators have agreed on as a standard approach to quoting protocol. We often don't have time to read each and every post, however when we see it being done, or if its reported to us, it will be fixed.
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Old 28th July 2009, 01:35 AM
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If you're responding to the immediately preceding post, as I am here, there is usually no need to quote anything. I only use the Quote function if I'm commenting on something from a non-contiguous post that needs to be included for context. It's pretty easy to edit out the portions of text that you don't need to quote. Sometimes, Matt_L, you only have to use the name of the poster that you're responding to if the intervening posts are short and the post being replied to remains in view for most people.
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Old 28th July 2009, 09:54 AM
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Fair enough guys,

thanks for explanation- makes total sense.

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Old 9th November 2009, 08:41 AM
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Hi all,

Over the past few weeks, "quoting the entire previous post" behaviour has crept back into 'play'.

Please be reminded not to reply using the quote function for direct replies to posts in sequence, and also refrain from quoting the entire previous post.

Thank you.
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This seems to be a continuing problem, please remember not to quote the entire above post. Repeat offenders will have posts deleted.
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