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Heroes Community > Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond > Thread: *** READ *** THIS *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** : Quick Reply Guide
Thread: *** READ *** THIS *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** : Quick Reply Guide
Ste
Ste


Promising
Famous Hero
Passed away
posted December 13, 2007 05:29 PM
Edited by Ste at 01:28, 20 Dec 2007.

*** READ *** THIS *** ANNOUNCEMENT *** : Quick Reply Guide

I'm writing this because of the huge amount of unnecessary quoting in some of the threads here. My eyes ache when I see 4 consecutive posts like these :

POST
well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

NEXT POST
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

NEXT POST
Quote:
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

Woo-hoo *goes off and makes Negro dragon (azure is spanish for blue negro is spanish for black)*

NEXT POST
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

Woo-hoo *goes off and makes Negro dragon (azure is spanish for blue negro is spanish for black)*

Why are you so happy? I meant YES YOU HAVE TO EDIT EACH FRAME not YES YOU DON'T HAVE . Sorry for misunderstanding. Well EDN just asked the similar question, haven't you seen?

END OF GARBAGE POSTS

The problem is that all the quotes here are totally useless when all you want to do is quote the post above yours. This makes posts unnecessarily big and swells threads.

I'm giving one week for everyone to change his or her posting habbits and after that penalties will start coming along. I'm sorry but I really think forum cleanness is important and it doesn't take much effort to make things the right way.

EDIT:

What can you do? Read below.

1. The most important rule is that you shouldn't quote if you are replying to the last post in the thread. We are intelligent enough you understand what you are referring to. If you only want to comment on only one sentence of the previous post an dit is quite big it's ok to quote only that sentence though.

2. If you're replying to a post which isn't the last one the best thing to do is to remove all the unnecessary text and leave only the parts you think are most important. Or better yet delete all the text and put @nickname: at the beginning of your post.

3. Quoting large images is not recommended. Either completely remove it or only leave a link to it.

4. When quoting post that already has quoted text it's best to remove the inner quote block.

Thanks for your understanding. :-)
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bigjocker
bigjocker


Promising
Supreme Hero
WoMM Modder
posted December 13, 2007 05:33 PM

Hey..I wasn't quoting more when one post. But I understand what you mean.
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HELL_Deamon
HELL_Deamon


Known Hero
Shadow of death
posted December 13, 2007 06:47 PM
Edited by Ste at 22:28, 13 Dec 2007.

i think admin must make a feature that i must select the phrase what I am quoiting..this will fix the problem..people will only select the needed phrase,not all topic...
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TrangOul
TrangOul


Known Hero
Lord of Darkness
posted December 13, 2007 07:26 PM

At last .
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Ste
Ste


Promising
Famous Hero
Passed away
posted December 13, 2007 10:30 PM

@HELL_Deamon:
This suggestion should go to the Turban Tribunal. I'm sure Val will at least consider it.

For now the solution is to manually delete parts of the quote you don't need
- or -
use the big nice in the bottom of the page in case you want to reply to the last post
- or -
type @Nickname: in front (like I did now) and save a lot of space.

Three simple ways to do it the right way. The choice is yours. ;-)
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wog_edn
wog_edn

Promising

The Nothingness
posted December 16, 2007 02:02 PM

Quote:
I'm writing this because of the huge amount of unnecessary quoting in some of the threads here. My eyes ache when I see 4 consecutive posts like these :

POST
well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

NEXT POST
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

NEXT POST
Quote:
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

Woo-hoo *goes off and makes Negro dragon (azure is spanish for blue negro is spanish for black)*

NEXT POST
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:

well does this mean i don't have to edit each anim?

You mean each frame? YES. If you are making new creature  you are forced to do it anyway. If it only recoloring, it's easy to change each frame as I explained.

Woo-hoo *goes off and makes Negro dragon (azure is spanish for blue negro is spanish for black)*

Why are you so happy? I meant YES YOU HAVE TO EDIT EACH FRAME not YES YOU DON'T HAVE . Sorry for misunderstanding. Well EDN just asked the similar question, haven't you seen?

END OF GARBAGE POSTS

The problem is that all the quotes here are totally useless when all you want to do is quote the post above yours. This makes posts unnecessarily big and swells threads.

I'm giving one week for everyone to change his or her posting habbits and after that penalties will start coming along. I'm sorry but I really think forum cleanness is important and it doesn't take much effort to make things the right way.

Thanks for your understanding. :-)

I agree with this (I didn't quote all this just to be against what you posted, yeah sure )

Well, I agree with it though
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Ste
Ste


Promising
Famous Hero
Passed away
posted December 16, 2007 10:46 PM
Edited by Ste at 22:48, 16 Dec 2007.

I'm just a little bit tempted to penalize you for this but I'll restrain myself this time only  

Seriously though, you see what a mess can result from mindless quoting.
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wog_edn
wog_edn

Promising

The Nothingness
posted December 17, 2007 12:19 AM

I know, it was just an example of how easy one single quote can ruin a whole page... sorry for that
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william
william


Responsible
Undefeatable Hero
LummoxLewis
posted December 19, 2007 03:39 AM

Wog_EDN, we do not need an example in a thread which is clearly against that, which Ste was stating. We have all seen how annoying it can be in numerous other threads, and we have seen how it can easily ruin a page. We didn't really need to have this page ruined just so you could show what we already know

But I agree with you Ste, and it is nice that you are making this thread.
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sith_of_ziost
sith_of_ziost


Promising
Supreme Hero
Scouting the Multiverse
posted December 19, 2007 04:19 AM

Wog_EDN, no offense, but that was a risky thing to do. Although, turht be told, it made me chuckle ever so slightly. That's the Lich/Undead/Dark Side Force Power side of me. Oh, wow. That was cool. I'm changing my "Adept of the Dark Side" thing.

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Ste
Ste


Promising
Famous Hero
Passed away
posted December 19, 2007 11:11 PM
Edited by Ste at 01:29, 20 Dec 2007.

OK, one week has passed since the announcement I made and now penalties will be applied if you don't follow the guidelines. On first violation I will send an IM and warn the person. If it happens again I'll delete the entire post. After that I'll be silencing the offender.
I really hope this won't be necessary after all

EDIT: I updated the first post with information what you should do to avoid quote clutter in topics.
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ElectricBunny
ElectricBunny


Known Hero
Pimp My Box
posted December 20, 2007 12:42 PM

I always quote only the relevant phrase, like f. ex. someone was asking about the Haven Campaign walkthrough and at the end he asked about the Seraphs, I only quoted the part where he asked about the seraphs.

Anyway I agree its a totally dumb habit, I'll try not to quote when it's unnecessary. Thx
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SAG
SAG


Promising
Supreme Hero
WCL owner
posted January 06, 2008 02:54 PM

the problem is that often posts are deleted/moved/edited so it may be very difficult to read and understand sense of the thread without quotes...i remember that Xarfax was penalized for removing all his posts from Library and it ruined Library a lot...

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