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Originally posted by maria_stardust
You may want to review this thread:
Excessive Quoting and How to Quote
Perhaps you should consider using the "Reply To:" button located in the upper right hand side of each post. This provides a link directly to the post you are replying to, thus negating the need to use excessive quotes.
Also using excessive quotes places an undue burden upon the servers.
Quoting an entire post: Size doesn't matter unless the post is already small, less than 3 sentences. You will receive a warning if you quote an entire post that exceeds four or more sentences.
Originally posted by Quazga
So I was happily posting today and quoted someone to maintain context, I quoted 15 lines. Then I was WARNED that I had excessive quoting and the text was removed.
If 15 lines is excessive quoting (including the quotation mark lines) then what exactly IS excessive quoting?
Shouldn't this be spelled out or at least a link to it in the post which is modified?
Personally I am completely turned off by this specific Moderation.
yeah.. I'm a bit peeved.
If this is really an issue... you should make quoting a manual thing. It is just too easy to hit the Quote button and start typing.
This has never been a problem in the past.. so I'm guessing bandwidth is coming at a premium these days so we have to limit quotes to 1 or two lines.
[edit on 5-9-2008 by Quazga]