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Quote nests

Optimus WangOptimus Wang Registered User regular
We don't really need them. I wouldn't mind having more of a TTB approach to quoting.

Thoughts? Arguments? Spittle?

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    I don't like the extreme approach TTB takes with only one quote. But I think limiting it to say 5 deep would work well.

    Though of course people will probably accuse you of taking all the fun out of SE if you suggest that 20 deep quote trees are annoying and serve no purpose.

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited April 2004
    I'm in total agreement. If you really have the urge to find out what so and so said fifteen posts ago, just read the thread.

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  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    I'm in total support of fucking the quote tree. I know how important my support is on such matters.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2004
    This has been brought up many times and nothing's been done so far. I wouldn't hold your breath. :(

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  • Optimus WangOptimus Wang Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    This has been brought up many times and nothing's been done so far. I wouldn't hold your breath. :(
    But we have a new headmaster...

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2004
    I'm of two minds about it.

    Sure it can be annoying but it's also a nice way to catch up on a conversation without sifting through three pages of :evil: :arrow: :x :arrow: :| :arrow: :roll: and such.

    Like all the good things in this world it can be expoloited and I just don't know if we should do anything about it. Also, TTB runs on a Invision and not phpBB and I don't know how difficult it would be to change or if it warrants the time.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2004
    It shouldn't be too hard to do a regular expression check for
    tags and check if there are more that a certain amount listed. If so, eliminated the outer most ones.

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  • Optimus WangOptimus Wang Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    It shouldn't be too hard to do a regular expression check for
    tags and check if there are more that a certain amount listed. If so, eliminated the inner most ones.



    heh, that was coincidental.

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  • FerryFerry Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    This is really inconsequential.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited April 2004
    Oh yeah. I suppose you would eliminate the inner ones, wouldn't you?

    Durrr. :?

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  • bone daddybone daddy Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    Oh yeah. I suppose you would eliminate the inner ones, wouldn't you?

    Durrr. :?

    Not necessarily. Eliminating the outermost ones could prove quite the conversation stimulant.

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  • futilityfutility Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    y'know for long quotes if you take some time to be courteous and shrink down the text they arent so bad.

    but who does that.

    maybe we should go the forumplanet approach
    in reply to #15
    you are dumb

    ha ha ha wouldn't that be dumb

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    I'm of two minds about it.

    Sure it can be annoying but it's also a nice way to catch up on a conversation without sifting through three pages of :evil: :arrow: :x :arrow: :| :arrow: :roll: and such.

    Like all the good things in this world it can be expoloited and I just don't know if we should do anything about it. Also, TTB runs on a Invision and not phpBB and I don't know how difficult it would be to change or if it warrants the time.

    TTB used to run phpBB with quote triming. It wouldn't be overly hard.

    And quite frankly it's more annoying to see :evil: :arrow: :x :arrow: :| :arrow: :roll: repeaded a dozen times as you scroll down the page just because people keep quoting them.

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  • ecchiecchi Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    Orthanc wrote:
    And quite frankly it's more annoying to see :evil: :arrow: :x :arrow: :| :arrow: :roll: repeaded a dozen times as you scroll down the page just because people keep quoting them.

    Maybe we should jail anyone that can't figure out how to trim quotes?


    :winky:

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  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited April 2004
    i don't think we should get rid of big quote trees

    i don't like them, but i'd miss them :(

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    i don't think we should get rid of big quote trees

    i don't like them, but i'd miss them :(

    :arrow:

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2004
    quote trees are pretty

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    Screw the whales. Save the trees.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    Here is my take on it. A lot of people have been demanding a lot of things that reduce 'extraneous crap'. I will be finishing a system Ramius was working on, a 'sigless, avatarless, 5 quote deep' thing. Im not sure if it will be one giant 'set forums to wimp' button or three independent switches. I would like to keep the forums experience similar for everyone. This is in early stages, but its an idea that will eventually take effect.

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  • OrthancOrthanc Death Lite, Only 1 Calorie Off the end of the internet, just turn left.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2004
    I would prefer 3 switches, as it's quite likely you'd like to keep the avatar and loose the others, or in my case, keep the avatar and sig and loose the quotes.

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  • SmasherSmasher Starting to get dizzy Registered User regular
    edited April 2004
    Here is my take on it. A lot of people have been demanding a lot of things that reduce 'extraneous crap'. I will be finishing a system Ramius was working on, a 'sigless, avatarless, 5 quote deep' thing. Im not sure if it will be one giant 'set forums to wimp' button or three independent switches. I would like to keep the forums experience similar for everyone. This is in early stages, but its an idea that will eventually take effect.

    Would this be a forum-wide thing, or would everybody be able to set their own view in their prefs?

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