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Old December 12, 2012, 01:54 PM   #2
Mike Irwin
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We used to have a quote button.

People abused it badly.

People would literally quote an entire 400 or 500 word message to add a three word response.

And someone would quote mess to add a response to it, and someone would quote the growing mess, and so forth and so on.

I named it Quotarding.

So, because people refused to think about what they were quoting, they essentially ruined it for everyone.

It would be nice if the forum software had a setting that would strip out nestled quotes (Simple Machines forum software has that), but it doesn't, so a quote button won't be coming back any time soon.
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