August 11th, 2012, 02:34 PM
The "Reply With Quote" button...
...does not embed prior quotes in the quoted post.
See the two posts preceding this one.
Although I am a bear of very little brain, so I might be missing something, but this would explain why some posts using that button don't make much sense sometimes, especially if the quoted post is back a little ways from the quoting post.
I realize that multiple embedded quotes will yield very narrow panes for earlier multiple quotes, which makes reading difficult, but I wonder if there isn't a halfway decent solution for the problem besides instructing posters to quote selected portions manually.
Yes. All that above makes sense if you parse it.
August 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM
This was implemented because some folks don't edit what they've quoted, and then their brethren won't edit what they've quoted, and a thread will end up with 3-foot-long posts containing mostly quoted material.
If a person wants to respond to something previously said, they can take the time to manually quote what they're responding to, if it's further back up the ladder than one step.