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post Oct 28 2011, 07:39
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I'm really annoyed by this. One moderator loves to pointlessly delete quotes from user posts. Please stop. It makes no sense. It doesn't help anybody and actually hurts.
Quoting previous posts is a clear reference to which post I am replying to. And when somebody doesn't read whole topic but only skims through it, it allows to go only forward w/out backsearches "what did he mean"
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post Oct 28 2011, 17:31
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QUOTE ("lvqcl")

Like I said, there are cases where such moderation is worthwhile. And so are ones where it's harmful.

QUOTE ("greynol")
Rather than whine about moderation, perhaps you might choose to find other things with which to be annoyed.

Speaking for myself, I don't search for things to annoy me. But maybe it's just me.

QUOTE ("db1989")
I acknowledge the chance that a post may be put out of context if a reply and/or page-break occur between your beginning and submitting your reply, but I think this rather small risk is worth taking rather than filling the thread with quotes just-in-case.

It depends on how long does it take to write a post. I spent 20 minutes on the previous one, in such cases chances of somebodu cutting in are certainly reasonable. The post I am writing now is going to take much longer than this - because I won't manage to finish it before the dinner. When writing simple things in active topic, chances of interuption are quite high too. There are cases when at the point of starting a reply I know what to write already and the topic isn't hot - in such cases I don't quote the previous post and it happens about 50% of time. But the other 50% is significant.

QUOTE ("db1989")
You have a point, and I have wondered about this. However, it would be very impolite to edit a post by another user without providing a reason, and the notification is fairly small; I suppose the background colour is the main distraction, but that comes as part of the IPB theme.


Maybe instead of a style-controlled notice you could add text to the post:
"Edited by:
Reason: "
Make the font slightly smaller than post body and maybe grey and it should serve its function w/out sticking out so much.

QUOTE ("db1989")
Ooh, I quite like that thread! wink.gif There are some worthwhile questions raised there, so Id be interested in the opinions of members on those as well as the issues already mentioned here.

I like your attitute. I started quite aggressively, but you went cooperative. I have to say it's better.
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post Oct 28 2011, 17:45
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QUOTE (_m_ @ Oct 28 2011, 09:31) *
Make the font slightly smaller than post body and maybe grey and it should serve its function w/out sticking out so much.

I'm not sure this is possible, at least not when using the Reason box. Perhaps you can find it within yourself to skip over it. It took me a while, but I've gotten to the point where I have much more control over what I allow to annoy me. This is not a helpless situation.

As it currently stands I don't feel particularly motivated to go out of my way to appease what I see to be only a vocal minority.

This post has been edited by greynol: Oct 28 2011, 20:37


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- _m_   "deleting pointless full quote of last post"   Oct 28 2011, 07:39
- - hlloyge   I am not questioning anyone here, but I've see...   Oct 28 2011, 12:19
- - db1989   I edit simply to attempt to increase the readabili...   Oct 28 2011, 13:26
|- - _m_   From a writer's perspective, I prefer quoting ...   Oct 28 2011, 13:54
||- - db1989   Ooh, I quite like that thread! There are some...   Oct 28 2011, 16:36
|- - pdq   QUOTE (db1989 @ Oct 28 2011, 08:26) In th...   Oct 28 2011, 13:56
|- - Cynic   Same here. Also, I'm in favour of quote remova...   Oct 28 2011, 14:44
- - lvqcl   http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st...   Oct 28 2011, 15:40
- - tpijag   I agree with the pointlessness of full quoting of ...   Oct 28 2011, 16:53
- - greynol   QUOTE (_m_ @ Oct 27 2011, 23:39) w/out b...   Oct 28 2011, 17:02
- - _m_   QUOTE ("lvqcl")http://www.hydrogenaudio....   Oct 28 2011, 17:31
|- - greynol   QUOTE (_m_ @ Oct 28 2011, 09:31) Make th...   Oct 28 2011, 17:45
|- - db1989   QUOTE (_m_ @ Oct 28 2011, 17:31) Maybe i...   Oct 28 2011, 20:29
- - [JAZ]   I usually use the fast reply button to add replies...   Oct 28 2011, 18:31
|- - mobyduck   QUOTE ([JAZ] @ Oct 28 2011, 09:31...   Oct 30 2011, 11:11
- - greynol   Deleting one or two lines is usually a waste and c...   Oct 28 2011, 18:50
- - [JAZ]   Errrm.. my message was meant to users, not to mode...   Oct 28 2011, 19:07
- - greynol   ...and my message was meant for everyone, not just...   Oct 28 2011, 19:32
- - botface   I can see both sides in this. Obviously unnecessar...   Oct 29 2011, 13:04
- - greynol   People who do not take the time to quote in a thou...   Oct 29 2011, 18:42
- - GHammer   One of the reasons I have visited this forum for a...   Oct 30 2011, 17:46


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