Quote limit

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by BlueStar, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. BlueStar
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    What exactly is the purpose of this restriction? If you go over the limit, you can paste half of your post into a new reply, and then the posts will be merged. The post generated by this merging function seems to be totally exempt from the quote limit. But you're then left with a post that you can't edit, even if you don't add any more quotes (and even if you take some out) because when you submit the edit, it's over the limit.
     
  2. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I had a feeling this would come up again soon, but I don't know how I knew. [​IMG]

    For one thing, it reduces clutter from quotes everywhere, such as an instance where you could have 5 enormous posts, but with smaller quotes it can be frustrating, yes.
     
  3. BlueStar
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    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I think the problem occurs when someone makes tl;dr post and you actually want to address each point individually. If you have the scrap the quotes and use quotation marks from half way through, it becomes very confusing to read. If the quote limit is justified, shouldn't it apply to merged posts as well? Can we at least know what the quote limit is, if we have to stick to it?
     
  4. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    The official IPBv3 explanation:
    Max. Number Quotes Per Post
    Use this to stop multiple quote embedding which can cause some browsers to hang or crash.[/p]

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    Anyway, the limit is 10 Quotes per post.
     
  5. Rydian

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    Did the limit change in the last day or so?

    It's five, which often gets in the way of trying to pick apart a post. If it was 10 it wouldn't be nearly an annoyance.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    I know it's normally five, though tj could be right; recently I've noticed some quotes within quotes and a few posts where including those they've added up to more than five.
     
  7. AlanJohn

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    Quote limits are for losers who can't read a 500-post long quote
     
  8. qlum

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    It's 10 quotes max now but really why would you need more than 10 quotes in one post.
    Just use numbers or something if you want to reply on more than 10 parts of a quote or you could just use a second post to do so.
     
  9. TheTwoR's

    TheTwoR's Yay I can finally edit this thingy :D

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    LOL ^ In some way that looks 3D [​IMG]