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  1. Default Not a New forum rule: Quote box must be used

    It would help the readability of the forum immensely if the mods started making people use the quote box whenever they are making quotes from other sources that are more than one or two sentences long.

    I don't understand why someone wouldn't use a quote box. Is there some logic to this I'm missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebediah View Post
    It would help the readability of the forum immensely if the mods started making people use the quote box whenever they are making quotes from other sources that are more than one or two sentences long.

    I don't understand why someone wouldn't use a quote box. Is there some logic to this I'm missing?
    Quotation marks have traditionally been an accepted way of quoting someone as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marbro View Post
    Quotation marks have traditionally be...
    People didn't "traditionally" post on computer screens via internet forums. It helps readability. Furthermore I don't know what "traditional" readings you have read where the author quotes ten paragraphs from an obscure blog and then only has one line of commentary squeezed in at the bottom. Dickens perhaps?

    It's a brave new world my friend. Time to adapt.
    Last edited by Jebediah; Feb 24 2012 at 11:37 AM.

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    let's be clear it is not a new rule .
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    It'd be nice if some people could learn to use the MQ feature as well.
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    Not everyone knows how to use this feature, but perhaps, if you see someone having trouble with it, a helpful hint would be appreciated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shangrila View Post
    Not everyone knows how to use this feature, but perhaps, if you see someone having trouble with it, a helpful hint would be appreciated?

    hahaha, Perfect Shangrila!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebediah View Post
    It would help the readability of the forum immensely if the mods started making people use the quote box whenever they are making quotes from other sources that are more than one or two sentences long.

    I don't understand why someone wouldn't use a quote box. Is there some logic to this I'm missing?
    I don't use quote boxes for quotes from external sources, because I use quote boxes to quote the post to which I am responding. I use italics for external sources. I think it is confusing when you use quote boxes for both.

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    Psssssssst. Over here. No, over here..under the chair with a blanket over my head.


    I've been in 6 other forums and they all had nifty Wrap [Quote] and wrap [Code] wrap . Subscript and Superscript algebra buttons exist as well. I don't have a clue how they work or an 'MQ feature' or where to find it at all. If there is a tutorial button, its hidden in some basement corner chest covered in mice droppings and cobwebs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebediah View Post
    It would help the readability of the forum immensely if the mods started making people use the quote box whenever they are making quotes from other sources that are more than one or two sentences long.

    I don't understand why someone wouldn't use a quote box. Is there some logic to this I'm missing?
    What's a quote box?

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