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.
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.
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. I vote for the quote button.
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. 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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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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