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June 21, 2012 at 12:59:44
Specs: Windows XP Pro
I discoved your computing site yesterday, with great pleasure. I already had an answer for a question. But how to provide more info on my problem in quoting it, as I usually on forums, for some follow-up ?

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#1
June 21, 2012 at 13:02:17
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Hey,

As of now, Computing.Net doesn't offer a quoting feature. Various users quote other users in various ways. I think the most common is to copy and paste then surround the quote with the italic I code (you get the by click the i).

Thanks,
Justin


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#2
June 21, 2012 at 21:49:46
"As of now, Computing.Net doesn't offer a quoting feature." As of now? A statement like that usually means 'we're thinking about adding it'.

I assume you mean that annoying feature where someone incorporates an entire previous posting in his new one and then someone else uses that one in his and so on and so on. You eventuallly end up with incredibly long and confusing postings where nothing new is added because everything is quotes.

No no no no. We don't need that here. Stop thinking about it


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#3
June 22, 2012 at 04:35:54
Hi Justin, must agree with Dave.

The messages using a quoting feature become more confusing as post entries progress. Could never understand why some forums provided this facility anyway, some even default to it.

On a similar vein, please consider:-

a) extend (indefinately?) the time limit for editing.

changing a particular post for clarity is clearer than having to add a free standing change, n posts down the thread.

b) at the bottom of a edited post, display:-

i) dd/mm/yy edited [by name], for clarity - not strictly necessary as poster
or
ii) dd/mm/yy edited by Administrator

Regards - Mike


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#4
June 22, 2012 at 14:45:28
Make that three rejections.

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#5
June 22, 2012 at 15:43:54
Make that four...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#6
June 23, 2012 at 10:23:26
Hey Guys,

Yes, "as of now" usually means, "we are thinking about it." In this case, that is not the case. We are not thinking about anything like that right now. I'm not sure why I said "as of now."

I'll also keep in mind your concerns for the future :)

Justin


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