Site Talk forum: Nested quotes?

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fiwit
Apr 20, 2012 5:51 AM CST
Any chance we could get the ability to nest quotes? That way, we could have more than one part of a conversation quoted when we're replying to it. I understand if you prefer not to, because it can get hairy if ppl don't clean it up when quoting, but it would be nice if hitting the "quote" button would quote the entire post, and not just the most recent comment in it.

Here's an example of what I'm used to... (click to embiggen)

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dave
Apr 20, 2012 6:40 AM CST

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You're right that it can get hairy when people don't clean it up - that's the problem and it's the reason I've never supported nested quotes before.

I never liked seeing it on other forums where there are nested quotes 15 posts deep because the laziness of the people quoting. I like the nice and tidy look of just quoting one person at a time and I think it would be best for us to keep it that way. Smiling
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Apr 20, 2012 8:26 AM CST
I understand.

Don't suppose there's a way to limit nesting to just 2 quotes? Green Grin!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 20, 2012 8:36 AM CST

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I'd rather not unless you have a compelling reason to do so.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Apr 20, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Somehow, I can't convince myself that "cause I want it" is a compelling reason Hilarious!

But if you see my recent post in the seed trading thread, you'll see what prompted the question. If I had just quoted your reply to me, my response wouldn't have made sense, especially as today's post was a couple pages after the one I was quoting.

I just had to ask the question -- your answer (and decision) are sufficient for me :)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 20, 2012 9:44 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.

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