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  1. Overlord Nadrian
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    First of all, why is there even a quote limit, and secondly, why is it set to only 5 quotes? It makes quoting certain parts of what people said practically impossible, and while I can see why you can't quote something that's already been quoted 5 times, I don't see why it is of any benefit to make users double/triple/quadruple/etc post, just to be able to get all quotes in (this happens much too often in threads like KYT and such). By having this limit, all you do is encourage double posting rather than tone it down.

    tl;dr: get rid of the limit, or bump it up to 15 or so. kthxbai
     


  2. Goli

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    Agreed. This is especially annoying when you want to split up a person's post in different quotes and go answering them little by little.
     
  3. The Pi

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    It is annoying during the big threads when it's a quote of a quote of a quote of a quote etc

    and boom quote limit.

    Bringing it up to 10 would be fine if you ask me.

    Edit: what Goli said too.
     
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    I agree that separate quotes should have a higher limit like 15.

    However with nested quotes it can just get annoying... but lately I've seen some forums that automatically trim nested quotes, removing the oldest after 5.
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian
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    Yeah, that's something I was thinking of, too.
     
  6. Rydian

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    Yar, then people can just keep quoting to continue a conversation without having to worry about trimming manually, or the quote box growing too big.
     
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    Sound like a good idea - I wouldn't mind seeing that happening

    Mind you - I wouldn't mind if we could have a 'spoiler' inside a spoiler' as well (perhaps calling it a 'subspoiler') - that way I could 'shrink' my DS2Skin skin thread by having each type of skin section (eos/plugin/gba etc) as a spoiler, & having the [subspoiler][/subspoiler] for the collapsed skins screenshot's
     
  8. Overlord Nadrian
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    Ah, that's a nice idea as well, although it already is (kind of) possible.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    For some reason, the first thing inside the spoiler gets replaced by another spoiler. Awkward.
     
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    Example?
     
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  12. ProtoKun7

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    Nested quotes can get a little annoying, yes. [​IMG] Though whether it's possible to have a limit on nested quotes and not on standalone quotes I don't know.


    Quote limit. Damn!
    (And yes, I quoted all of your replies because I could.)
     
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    I said after 5 quotes or so, as in it'd keep the previous 4.
     
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  15. tk_saturn

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    Back in July, I suggested a Collapsing quote option <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=239473&hl=" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=239473&hl=</a> similar to Fast's humourous post above.

    QUOTE(DeadlyFoez @ Dec 28 2009, 09:17 PM) <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=findpost&pid=199396" target="_blank"><img src="http://gbatemp.net/style_images/2/post_snapback.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>

    What's stopping people manually doing that if the 5 quote limit bothers them? personally I don't see the issue. If they are able to have seperate limits for nested and non-nested, perhaps they could drop the nested limit to 2 and raise the non nested limit. It would aslo be better if they switched a quote to Collapsing if the quote was over a certain number of characters. That would work well for plonks who always quote the opening post.
     
  16. tj_cool

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    Yeah, I'd go for the collapsible quote thing, or at least leaving a link back to the posts.
    I've seen a Greasemonkey script that does this I think.



    And yes, I left the quotes in on purpose.
     
  17. ProtoKun7

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    And when I saw that the latest post was yours I knew you were going to show off your immunity. [​IMG]


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  18. Vigilante

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    Yeah increase the limit
     
  19. tj_cool

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    Can't help it [​IMG]

    Though the only thing I could've done was to cut out nested quotes.
     
  20. Overlord Nadrian
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    lol @ FAST, but it's annoying as hell if you need to quote lots of things.

    vBulletin's system on this is not that bad either, but it leaves out all nested quotes.

    tk_saturn has a good point, too.