How do you quote on this board?

pers0n's picture

Just curious I dont see any links to copy someones message and quote it on here :(

I've wanted to quote a image someone posted without just having to repost the image. Right now there is no way to quote a post and have it link back to the original post, unless it was the 1st message. I could browse the sourcecode and do it, but that is too clunky I think.

Maybe this could be added in the next upgrade of the forums.

Don McCahill's picture

> Just curious I dont see any links to copy someones message and quote it on here

I tend to highlight the text I want to quote, and then copy. Paste into the comment box.

Oh, you wanted something simpler?

I prefer this system, as the easier ways result in over-quoting. People will tend to just quote the bits that are relevant. Worst case systems automatically quote everything, and after five or six messages you wind up with 100s of line of quotes message, and then get down to a one line answer.

cuttlefish's picture

I like to enclose quoted passages within cite tags

which results in text like this

but isn't precisely clear as to its purpose, nor does it refer to the original poster. It's as good as we have right now.

There are pros and cons to a more automated, feature rich quotation system as already noted. I'm hesitant to go around requesting new features after the madness of the last upgrade (which has thankfully died down). I am partial to the way Fark.com handles the situation, though it requires vigilance on the part of the writer to keep it from getting muddled.

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