The limit of five quotes per post is too low

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Destructobot, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Destructobot
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    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    Someone made a big post in one of the flashcart areas asking a bunch of questions, and it seemed like the most orderly way to answer them was to seperate them into seperate quotes and deal with each one individually. Once I got done with that though, the board told me I had more than the allowed number of quotes. This annoys me greatly, because I was not playing some stupid forum game or making a quote pyramid, I was just trying to help someone out.

    I understand why allowing a huge number of quotes is undesireable, but five is too low. 10 would be much better. I really don't care if people don't like it when they see 10 nested quotes in a post, if stopping that interferes with answering people's questions then it isn't worth it.
     
  2. ben_not_benny

    ben_not_benny GBAtemp Regular

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    I was trying to add a quote the other day and encountered the same problem. I second Destructobot's opinion.
     
  3. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    If you (wintin 10 minutes, I guess) post another reply with more quotes, the post merging system should kick in, I noticed this during my KYT (allowing you more than 5 quotes)
     
  4. Destructobot
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    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    The auto-merging now only happens within two minutes.
     
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Better answer those questions fast then [​IMG]
     
  6. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    I would also like the maximum number of quoted posts in a post to be increased.
     
  7. Orc

    Orc ‎(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

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    I also request the limit be taken off or increased.
    Also, warnings or something to whomever makes those retarded quote pyramids if the limit is ever removed/increased.
    (I hate those, even in Testing Area :/)
     
  8. pokemongalaxy

    pokemongalaxy Banned

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  9. hdofu

    hdofu GBAtemp Regular

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    those iditotic games are stupid, but there is a practical reason for using quote chains (following a conversation between 2 people or distinguishing between 2 posters to help bullet point their questions point by point.
     
  10. PizzaPasta

    PizzaPasta Son of p1ngpong

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    I agree with this but only because Destructobot is right. I hardly ever use more than two or three quotes per reply but I can see how staff might need more.

    Maybe you can grant more quotes to staff?
     
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