hmmm... I do see your point... sorta. But it kind of it boils down to surfing style and (not to be rude or anything) brains.
I've Never used the quote function here... or smiley faces or any of the other bells and whisltes... partly because I'm just not big on bells and
whistles, and partly because not every board functions the same and I'm simply Too Lazy to learn the protocols for every place I've visited....
I tend to go for the low tech approach, it may take a few extra keystrokes, but it seems to work Everywhere All the time.
For example, whenever I want to quote someone, I simply highlight their text, right click, copy it, and past it into my post... like this:
"In Short Stories, you are able to 'pull' a quote anywhere out of multiple pages."
My proceedure allows me to pull a quote out of any thread anywhere... it does NOT put that groovy little box around it though *shrugs* However it Does
work here, and also at SDC, TTR, and a whole slough of other forums/chat rooms that I've been in over the years.
I'm also big on opening pages in a new window... I don't click on the Post Reply button because that takes me away from the thread I'm working in
and I only have a memory span of about two seconds... enstead I right click on it and 'open link in new window', which calls up This page (where we
type our posts) in a new browser window, while still leaving the page I'm working on open in another browser window... so I can go back and snag
another quote like::
"note: I am not telling anyone what to do here...I'm merely making suggestions out of my own experience."
same here comrade, this is just how I surf the net, and I don't expect anybody anywhere to follow my archaic lead...
Honestly though... if folks can't figure out how to quote somebody without the use of a Powers That Be supplied quote button... well, I feel a little
sorry for 'em, ya know?
Sure, it takes a few extra keystrokes and few extra mouse clicks *shrugs* so what? Are we really That Lazy?
And if I decided that I just Really Had To Have the groovy little box around my quotes (and it IS a groovy little box) then I'm pretty sure I'd just
take the extra second or two to manually type out the quote tags...
hmmm... do they even work in this thread or is there just no button for it?...
once again I've been ignoring my daughter for more than three minutes while I pound on this oh so fascinating keyboard, and I'm being told in no
uncertain words that simply will not do...
I gotta go