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Bring back the Quote Button

  1. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    Please.

    Personally I think its removal slows down the forum activity of the more experienced users.

    I like to quote people though remove parts of the quoted text that I'm not specifically referring to. Apparently a lot of others do it that way too.

    If there's any chance of that making a return it would be most appreciated.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I second that!  I can't understand why they removed it.  In fact, I'd have thought the sensible thing would have been to enable the quote button in threaded view as well as chronological view.

    2. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Agree!

      If the point of removing it was to limit copying and save space, then the alternative might be to start deleting old posts or threads that have never been replied to.

    3. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, please !!
      some topics need the quotes

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i concur! smile

    5. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I vote for that! 

      Or could the current system be modified so the text you're replying to appeared in the text box? Then it would be easy to edit.

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, that would work.

        Though the odd tard might respond INSIDE the quote tags.

  2. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    I never noticed, is it s useful tool and if so why was it removed smile

  3. Whitney05 profile image62
    Whitney05posted 6 years ago

    It was removed to help reduce the amount of quoting on the forum. I actually like it. 

    You can still quote stuff, but it only pulls over what the person you're replying to said.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, all of what they said. Which isn't a problem when I'm quoting a person has managed to say what they need to say in just a couple of paragraphs or a few sentences.

    2. Sue Adams profile image94
      Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. HP are slowly leading us into the new, improved "Threaded Mode" and I'm sure the chronological option will soon be fased out. cool

  4. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Totally agree on wanting the quote button back.

    The new system is going to waste even more space, since hitting reply will potentially generate a long screed of prior messages quoted in full each time.

    Alternatively, why not display, in editable format, everything that will be quoted when the reply button is hit.

  5. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

    Please bring back the Quote Button.

  6. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Another option is to change the reply button functionality a bit, ie keep it quoting just the last poster - which is an improvement IMO, yet allow the replier EDIT the quote. This will make everybody happy I think. And please, when I edit my post with quote, I need a possibility to edit the quote, too. smile

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good idea and I agree.  I don't know what it looks like on the threaded view because I hate that view, but on the chronological view its a bit annoying to see the entire post requoted over and over.  Sure we can still use the quote tags but its too much work with too much typing just to reply to a single line.

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I also think seeing all the replies re-quoted is a huge waste of space (server space).

  7. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    Absotively, posolutely, puhleeeeze bring back the Quote Button!!

    1. Mamelody profile image61
      Mamelodyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      chew dat.. I'm tearing my head out as most times I forget what the quote said and I end up writing rubbish.. like now.. Yes indeed bring it back!

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        For the love of God please return the quote button so hubbers like Mamelody can avoid posting rubbish!

        big_smile

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    soooo..theres no more chronolgoical? I just got here, and was about to say...oh, qoute is still here, in chronoglogical I used it yesterday....but your right, its gone. Great. sad
    I vote for the quote button.

  9. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Yes, can't highlight some points without quote button. We need it back.

  10. Chloe Comfort profile image59
    Chloe Comfortposted 6 years ago

    I would also like to see the quote button back smile

  11. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago

    I just copy the text I'm quoting before hitting the reply button, paste the copied text and wallah im in business as usual...but it does take the extra steps...

  12. Sally's Trove profile image98
    Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago

    When the quote button disappeared, so did a user-friendly feature. Please bring it back.

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    TattoGuyposted 6 years ago

    Personally I hated it, just filled up page upon page of repeated comments !

  14. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I would love to see the quote button back as well.   People just need to use common sense when using it.  Don't quote a 200 word text just to add a smiley face as your only comment.

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    Madame Xposted 6 years ago

    Yes, bring it back!

    AND bring back the delete button. Sometimes, after thinking better of it, I want to delete a post I've made.

    1. Dao Hoa profile image60
      Dao Hoaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The delete button is still here.

  16. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 6 years ago

    The message you are replying to will be automatically quoted in its entirety. If you would prefer to quote selectively you can add one or more quotes to your message manually using the quote formatting tags. If you add quotes manually the automatic quoting will not happen.

    This message is posted at the top of every reply, I think this may help for those who prefer to quote portions of specific posts

    1. WriteAngled profile image92
      WriteAngledposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, but it doesn't say what these tags are. Not everyone will necessarily know.

      1. Has_aWayWithWords profile image79
        Has_aWayWithWordsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        it actually does say what the tags are  they are the quote / quote tags

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not sure how it helps?

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I need the quote button back. Or I need a practice topic where I can go and play for a while to figure this out. I've tried a few times today and it didn't come out the way I wanted it to.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Testing, testing, one two three...




      Here's what I've just done:

      1. Highlighted what you said in your post, and did CTRL-C to copy it to the clipboard.
      2. Hit the Reply button, and pasted your post into the window.
      3. put quote tags around the bits you said, with your name in them plus speech marks in the appropriate places.   
      4. Inserted my replies in the appropriate place.
      5. Sighed, and said to myself (not for the first time either) "Why the **** did they get rid of the Quote button?"
      6. Lost the will to live and went to lie down a darkened room for a bit.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    LOL EmpressFelicity I'm not going to do that everytime I quote someone. It's just way too much work. And I'd have to tape your instructions to my computer screen. But thank you for taking the time. I think others will be grateful as well.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Quite frankly I'm frustrated. I ask for a flexible widget so I can provide hundreds (maybe thousands) of high-quality backlinks to HP - and instead they took away my quote button. Where are their priorities?

  20. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    I thought the reply button gives you the quote automatically.  Did they change that again?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Reply Button = Auto Quote

      But the flexibility of being able to edit a quote has been removed.

  21. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Also, teaching people to use urls/images is greately complicated now, cause you can just tell them "quote my post and see for yourself how this is done"...

  22. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    problem solved

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    A Texanposted 6 years ago

    The quote button emailed me and said he ain't coming back, frickin drama queen!

    1. sunforged profile image64
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      he was lying

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        A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Happens alot!

      2. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well he evolved into blue text that says "import and edit"

        The message you are replying to will be automatically quoted in its entirety. If you would prefer to quote selectively you can import and edit the quote or add one or more quotes to your message manually using the quote and end quote formatting tags. If you add quotes manually the automatic quoting will not happen.

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you saying that the Quote Button has flounced off with the Drama Llama?

  24. thisisoli profile image64
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I did get really annoyed when they first noticed they had remoived the quote button, however after goign through some threads without having to scroll through tonnes of quotes within quotes, I have actually started to quite like this change!

  25. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Why?  Just hit the reply button.  It does the same exact thing now.

    I think it just takes time to get use to new changes.  You might like this after a day or two.

  26. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

    Why is it so difficult for people to accept change, even when it is for the better? I vote for threaded view and no quote button. Let's move forward. The guys at HP do things for a reason: to make the system better. It doesn't take much to adapt and be grateful for the improvements.

 
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