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Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by prowler, Feb 26, 2012.

Feb 26, 2012

Quotes by prowler at 1:50 AM (1,726 Views / 5 Likes) 39 replies

  1. prowler
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    Because it's gotten to the point of highly annoying, I'd like to suggest this.

    Most people don't have a care in the world when it comes to quoting. Just quoting a post with a large quote pyramid in will result in plently of needless spacing, making the post larger and on the annoying side, notify everyone that has been quoted, even if they aren't apart of the convo anymore.

    I usually try to keep my posts to just the post/member I'm directly talking about/to and so the other people that have been trapped in the quote pyramid are freed and don't get a spamful of notifications.

    What I'm trying to suggest is to change the way quoting works so it only quotes that post contents and removes all other quotes from it.

    Example of if I quoted a post now
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    [quote="Person A"]
    [quote="Person B"]
    [quote name ='Person C']
    [quote="Person D"]
    person a text here
    [/quote]
    
    person b text here
    [/quote]
    
    person c text here
    [/quote]
    
    person d text here
    [/quote]
    
    my text here
    If this happened, Person A, B and C quotes would be removed and any more quotes Person D added and only the text said by Person D would be left. This way, Person A, B and C would know that they've been replied too but they don't get 99 notifications of stuff that probably doesn't relate to their post any more.

    What do you all think?
    Also, I hate to blame it on the time but it's 1:50am, sorry about anything typed wrong in this post

    Edit: Okay, what's happened with my post here.
    Edit2: Post cleaned up, some kind of bug?
     
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  2. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I can't describe how much I love this suggestion with mere words.

    It might require interpretive dance.
     
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    Your post makes a whole lot of sense and I wholeheartedly agree.

    The community should appreciate this bizzare unison as you're all probably aware that me and prowler_ are not exactly on the best of terms, not that I'd know why.
    I think he's sort of cool but sometimes too hasty and maybe too quick at judging others.
    Back to the point though, I think that quote pyramids are uber-annoying and there should be a script out there which bins all the quotes that are not the exact post quoted. If someone really wants to, he or she will be able to climb up the ladder of links to find the exact source - the only post quoted should be the post that was physically marked as the one the poster wanted to quote.
     
  4. Tom Bombadildo

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    Agreed to both points, prowler doesn't like me either (inb4tryingtoohard)....

    Though I do admit I don't usually edit my posts/remove the quotes when I post very often, it'd be nice if it could be done as prowler has brilliantly suggested.
     
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    I didn't say about quotes auto updating edits made by the user, that would take a lot of work (if it can be done) and the user quoted could change it to something completely different to make the other user look like an ass.
     
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    That's what I meant, poor wording on my part.
     
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    I'm just making a point of how brilliant this idea is with a pyramid of our own.

    How annoyed are you that you got a notification for this shit?
     
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    I like Quote notifications, simply beacause they remind me to reply to posts to which I promised to reply earlier. ;)
     
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    I like quote notifications, too. But if the conversation has moved past a point I wish to comment on, it's highly irritating. I've even manually deleted my post from growing pyramids so that I don't have seventeen notifications on conversations I simply don't care about.
     
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    I know what you mean. I'm replying to your post the second time and we've already built quite the tower of babel. :P
     
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    And Pinkie is up there getting a handful of notifications, even though he's no longer participating in the conversation.
     
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    I know, right?
     
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    Eat the notifications =D
    But seriously, I don't see anything wrong with it, perhaps just add an option in the notification selection, about multiple quotes don't notify you passed the 3 or 4 post mark unless you requote the conversation?
     
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    It's like saying "I would like the last three sentences repeated to me before I continue the conversation". No, not even deaf people need that much repeating. :P One is enough. ;)

    EDIT: Couldn't... resist... urge... to... edit...
     
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    Foxi, the reason I stated 3 or 4 was because there is always a possibilty that they are related to your post...
     
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    At this point I'm going to summon someone to the conversation that can actually do something about this problem.

    *clears his throat and calls into the valley*

    RIIIIIICCOLAAAAAAAA!
    ...wait, that's not what I meant to say....

    @[member='tj_cool'}
    Your presence is cordially requested here.
     
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    In a way, every post is related to every post - they're all in the same thread. As I said, the people who read and get notified about quotes are already part of the conversation - the last thing they need is a huge multi-layered quote to remind them of what they just said. ;)

    If someone really feels like catching up with the convesation, the entire thread is stored as it is.
     
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    At this point I'm going to summon someone to the conversation that can actually do something about this problem.

    *clears his throat and calls into the valley*

    RIIIIIICCOLAAAAAAAA!
    ...wait, that's not what I meant to say....

    @[member='tj_cool']
    Your presence is cordially requested here.
     
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    That is f*cking disgusting, man.
     
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