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Swifty
 


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Re: Replying to posts - Use of Quote and Reply buttons

Slimer wrote:
Recently there appears to be a trend of excessive use of Quoting when replying to posts, this greatly increases the size of the database behind the site, slows the site down with increased times to load pages and creates more work for moderators.

There are a lot of single line replies to long posts directly after the post replied to with it quoted in its entirety, this is completely unnecessary

A few guidelines on more efficient ways of replying to posts:

• When replying to the last post in a thread use the reply button, it's obvious what you're replying to. If someone 'nips in' and replies whist you're still drafting your post you can always go back and edit your post if you think it needs it.
• When posting in a thread but not responding directly to a question take a second think, do you need to quote someone or will the content of your post make it obvious what you are referring to
• When replying to a question that has already had several replies again consider if you need to quote someone or will the content of your post make it obvious what you are referring to
• When replying to a question that has already had several replies and you feel a quote is warranted generally you do not need to quote the entire post, a snippet of the original post containing the relevant part will normally suffice
• When replying to a post that is already a reply with a quote and you want to quote the first reply delete the original quote first.

We’ve all had fun with the ‘Quotathon’ and multiple quotes in the past and no-doubt will do so again but for the majority of stuff let’s keep the quotes down and it’ll help make DISCO3.CO.UK a faster and smoother running site Very Happy


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Question is this thread due for a 'bump' then Question
  
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Nope.

In general yes, but for a piece of fun, nope.

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AndrewS wrote:
SPOTTER wrote:
can you run it by me again please? Rolling Eyes
Keep up chap simply read the message above Whistle Whistle Rolling with laughter


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AndrewS wrote:
AndrewS wrote:
SPOTTER wrote:
can you run it by me again please? Rolling Eyes
Keep up chap simply read the message above Whistle Whistle Rolling with laughter


I cant remember posting this one Embarassed



Fook Shocked I cant remember posting this one Shocked
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