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.
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.
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.
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.
I never noticed, is it s useful tool and if so why was it removed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Absotively, posolutely, puhleeeeze bring back the Quote Button!!
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!
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.
Yes, can't highlight some points without quote button. We need it back.
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...
When the quote button disappeared, so did a user-friendly feature. Please bring it back.
Personally I hated it, just filled up page upon page of repeated comments !
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.
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.
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
Yes, but it doesn't say what these tags are. Not everyone will necessarily know.
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.
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.
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?
I thought the reply button gives you the quote automatically. Did they change that again?
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"...
The quote button emailed me and said he ain't coming back, frickin drama queen!
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.
Are you saying that the Quote Button has flounced off with the Drama Llama?
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? 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.
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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