News: All new forum theme!  See Forum Announcements for more information. 

  • April 19, 2015, 09:19:16 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Author Topic: Trimming quote trees  (Read 451 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 712
  • Iím out of my mind. Please leave a message.
Trimming quote trees
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:59:59 PM »
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of posts where several entire posts are quoted (and not short ones!), forcing me to scroll down past a giant quote tree. It becomes annoying, especially when the new response is only one sentence!

I checked the rules, and there is nothing about it. Would it be inappropriate. when I see this, to ask a Mod to request that we trim our quotes?

Thank you!
If you have an opinion about my life, raise your hand!
Now, put it over your mouth.


  • Super Hero!
  • ****
  • Posts: 6584
Re: Trimming quote trees
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 12:31:04 AM »
I do it. As long as I make sure I am cutting and including the correct poster, I think it is fine. It makes it easier on me as a reader.

Some people bold the parts they are referring to. That works for me as a reader, too.

The thing is to check the Preview to make sure the post makes sense.