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  • elzorillo
    Member

    The procedure on this forum for replying to a post and quoting previous responder has to be one of the naffest, most archaic procedures I have EVER come across.

    ’tis true

    stumpy01
    Member

    elzorillo – Member
    The procedure on this forum for replying to a post and quoting previous responder has to be one of the naffest, most archaic procedures I have EVER come across.

    How so? Only takes about 5 seconds and you don’t end up with miles & miles of nested quotes like you do on some sites…..

    EDIT – the procedure for posting in the correct forum is also pretty simple…… 😉

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    The procedure on this forum for replying to a post and quoting previous responder has to be one of the naffest, most archaic procedures I have EVER come across.

    really? simple enough to me

    yunki
    Member

    The procedure on this forum for replying to a post and quoting previous responder has to be one of the naffest, most archaic procedures I have EVER come across is too difficult for me and I don’t like it and I’m not doing it and I’ve got a note from my mum and everything so there!!.

    Premier Icon aracer
    Subscriber

    Don’t complain – you’ll have all the fanbois jumping out saying how much better this forum is than anywhere else and that things like this are either things you have to put up with to get that, or even that they’re what make it so great.

    Edit: oh look, they’re here already

    Premier Icon boxelder
    Subscriber

    The procedure on this forum for replying to a post and quoting previous responder has to be one of the naffest, most anarchic procedures I have EVER come across.

    What’s anarchic about it?

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
    Subscriber

    It’s not difficult but I agree it’s far from slick. There are a few features I see on other sites that I like but everything here is perfectly usable.

    o96192083
    Member

    What I don’t understand, why are some peopes name’s black, then you click member to view their profile, and others blue, and it goes straight there? Tis a bit odd.

    joao3v16
    Member

    you don’t end up with miles & miles of nested quotes like you do on some sites…..

    This is justification enough for keeping it as it is.

    elzorillo
    Member

    I agree it is ‘usable’ but to have to copy paste the message you’re replying to and insert the quote tags is a pain.. It also makes following a conversation with more than one previous quote almost impossible to follow without faffing around splitting the posts up, inserting the users name etc etc

    It’s plainly obvious when you compare it to just about every other forum our there that it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Edit: Nested quotes is a good thing in my opinion. At least people can see who you are replying to and why.

    cynic-al
    Member

    I prefer the old fashioned forums, where you’d write something down on a piece of paper, scan it, then upload it to the page.

    Quoting folk involved printing out their post, drawing a big box around it, scanning and uploading it.

    It was all much more authentic.

    jota180
    Member

    I find it pretty much perfect TBH

    cynic-al
    Member

    Seriously though making quoting too easy, and having nested quotes, would become a complete and utter nightmare.

    This is the perfect place for serial arguers and big-hitters due to the simplicity.

    Premier Icon Garry_Lager
    Subscriber

    It is awful. I am generally a fanboi of the site’s style – but copy and paste someone’s text, with no facility to say who said what, is indeed archaic.

    jota180
    Member

    Garry_Lager – Member
    It is awful. I am generally a fanboi of the site’s style – but copy and paste someone’s text, with no facility to say who said what

    Who said that?

    Premier Icon Pook
    Subscriber

    nested quotes are shit.

    joao3v16
    Member

    copy and paste someone’s text, with no facility to say who said what, is indeed archaic

    Can it be ‘archaic’?
    I didn’t think the interwebs had been around long enough …

    cynic-al
    Member

    Wow Brant, you were an internet big-hitter back in the 90s!

    GlitterGary
    Member

    What’s a forum?

    Premier Icon aracer
    Subscriber

    I remember that, Brant (and also hardcore bicycle science) – 109 search results for me, and only 154 for Brant, so I was almost a big a hitter 😉

    The thing is, quoting actually worked better with newsreaders than it does on here.

    chvck
    Member

    I might write a chrome extension that adds stuff like easy quoting (click quote on a post and it sticks the text in the reply box formatted and wrapped in quote tags), user ignore etc… if there’s interest and stw towers don’t mind me doing so!

    grum
    Member

    Sorry I agree with the OP – it’s especially annoying on a phone.

    rootes1
    Member

    I prefer the old fashioned forums, where you’d write something down on a piece of paper, scan it, then upload it to the page.

    Quoting folk involved printing out their post, drawing a big box around it, scanning and uploading it.

    It was all much more authentic.

    Perhaps we should move to Monochrome BBS!

    http://mono.org/ text based BBS ______\o/_______/(______

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