On another forum , one of the mods got so "fed up" with it, in this case it
was mostly just one individual, but after asking the person nicely several
times did not work,...The mod started editing the posts, and removing any
"full quotes", and leaving a note:
edited "full quote" removed
Occasionally a new member might use a "full quote" inappropriately but after
being asked not to do that most cooperated pretty well.
Of course the "one guy", started getting furious because every time they full quoted, and it really was unnecessary, he was doing this every time he replied
to a post, even when it was the reply, immediately following the post.
And the post might only be 1 line of text,...
For example, like your post, my reply , no need to full quote your post,
and say thank you.
About the only time I can think of when a "full quote' is needed and maybe
should be used is when the topic goes into a 2nd or more pages, sometimes
it is use full then, to "full quote" the original post on the first page,...or perhaps
full quote the last post that is being relied to,...so there is something on the second page , referring to the previous page, which no longer can be seen on
the new page. Hope that makes sense.
If any one is not sure about how to use the "quote boxes", instead of the "QUOTE" button, There is some explanation here:http://forums.debian.net/faq.php?mode=bbcode#f2r0
BBCODE in general, and what it is: http://forums.debian.net/faq.php?mode=bbcode
I suspect what is happening may be that many people are using the "QUOTE", button as a "REPLY" button,..And that becomes a "habit" they should be using the
"REPLY" button, and then if there is text in a previous post they want to quote,
use the "quote boxes" as explained in the above links.
The "REPLY" button is in the upper left corner,
The "Quote" button is on the right side,..along with the "Report, Delete, " butons.
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Paste the text between: [quote] Garry> then if there is text in a previous post [/quote]
Looks like this:
Garry>then if there is text in a previous post
Some times I do find the "Full Quote", or "QUOTE" button use full so that I have
the full post , in the reply editor,..where I can see it and easily cut/copy/paste
any text or part needed into the "quote boxes", but then when I am done, I remove the unwanted "full quote" part.
A good practice is to use the "Preview" button, before actually submitting the post as well, and look it over, Does it look nice ? Is the code or scripts,and error
output correct, and easy to read ?, Etc,... proof read the post before submitting.
I know that takes some extra effort and time, and some times we still miss something,... I got a PM today, asking me if there was a reason for the the
way I linked to another topic,...and no there wasn't a reason, fortunately some
body PM'd me, and I corrected my error,....
Any way, if anybody is still not sure how to quote correctly, this would be the
place to ask.