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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:49 pm 
 

Anyone else having difficulty with quoting on the site recently?  There have been a couple of occasions recently where I have tried to quote some one and either only a portion of the post came up to quote or nothing came up at all.  Anyone else having these problems?  :?


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:50 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Anyone else having difficulty with quoting on the site recently?  There have been a couple of occasions recently where I have tried to quote some one and either only a portion of the post came up to quote or nothing came up at all.  Anyone else having these problems?  :?

Works for me . . .

[Edit:  As aia points out below, nested quotes don't show up!]

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:54 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Works for me . . .


even for me... but as you can see it quotes only the last post...

(nice spam exercise!  8) )


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:11 pm 
 

aia wrote:
even for me... but as you can see it quotes only the last post...

(nice spam exercise!  8) )


You are right --- nested quotes do not show up.  Odd.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:22 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:
You are right --- nested quotes do not show up.  Odd.


more than odd, it seems quite spammish...  :lol:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:51 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Anyone else having difficulty with quoting on the site recently?  There have been a couple of occasions recently where I have tried to quote some one and either only a portion of the post came up to quote or nothing came up at all.  Anyone else having these problems?  :?


nope not me BC...works fine here :)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:00 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
nope not me BC...works fine here :)

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Try quoting this one in full. :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:01 pm 
 

The nested quote thing is probably a configurable switch, and I'm betting the admins probably turned it off to save space.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:43 pm 
 

El Diablo Robotico wrote:The nested quote thing is probably a configurable switch, and I'm betting the admins probably turned it off to save space.

Or because of that crazy "infinite nesting" experiment a while back. ;)

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:32 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Try quoting this one in full. :wink:


Didn't work


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Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:09 am 
 

You're all on the right track.  You can't quote nested quotes anymore.  The "feature" doesn't work perfectly, however, and if the message you're trying to quote has quotes interspersed with regular text, you'll probably end up with nothing.

I implemented it because... nested quotes are usually annoying and don't serve any practical purpose.  Rarely do you need to reference anything other than the immediately-preceding comment; often, I'd see someone quoting a massive amount of text in order to add a "LOL" to the end.  Sort of a waste.

As always, you can cheat your way around this limitation -- just select and copy whatever text you want to your clipboard, then paste it into your message.  The [quote] and [/quote] tags will place the text into a quote box.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:15 am 
 

FoulFoot wrote:You're all on the right track.  You can't quote nested quotes anymore.  The "feature" doesn't work perfectly, however, and if the message you're trying to quote has quotes interspersed with regular text, you'll probably end up with nothing.

I implemented it because... nested quotes are usually annoying and don't serve any practical purpose.  Rarely do you need to reference anything other than the immediately-preceding comment; often, I'd see someone quoting a massive amount of text in order to add a "LOL" to the end.  Sort of a waste.

As always, you can cheat your way around this limitation -- just select and copy whatever text you want to your clipboard, then paste it into your message.  The  tags will place the text into a quote box.

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Thanks Scott for confirming that. :)


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