Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Videos not loading
by Marleysky Yesterday at 11:04 pm

» Shark XV Video
by Tee Bee Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» *For Sale* NIB Dick Mathis "Pinto"
by Ken Cook Yesterday at 5:12 pm

» Select Hobbies.
by 66 Malibu Yesterday at 4:21 pm

» 1939 Plymouth truck.. with radial engine installed
by rsv1cox Yesterday at 12:19 pm

» Cox Odyssey Spare parts and more ...
by MauricioB Yesterday at 11:43 am

» Differences between Texaco and other cox back plates
by NEW222 Yesterday at 11:10 am

» R/C dumb. Could use some help
by getback Yesterday at 8:22 am

» How's the weather?
by rsv1cox Yesterday at 8:01 am

» Tee Dee Head vs Medallion Head
by getback Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:59 am

Cox Engine of The Month
December-2017
1/2A Nut's

"Chrome Moly TD .020 RC"



PAST WINNERS
Speed Contest 2018
CEF Traveling Engine

Gallery


Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
World of Aviation

How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help! How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  fredvon4 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:29 pm

This post is NOT intended to ding any particular member

And I may be all wet and it really does not matter... only Jason can tell us about the web site stats and costs

I ran a few BBS and meager web sites a decade or two ago and bandwidth and/or storage space cost $$$$$$

When I see any thread with a fairly long series of Photos I enjoy it

BUT later--- a fellow CEFer makes a comment with ALL 2 to 20 photos included---- and I think to myself "what a waste of space and bandwidth"....after I wait for 10 minutes for the page to load

I Never....personally...use the "quote" option

If I feel the need to comment, referring to something in the original post,
I use my mouse to highlight the text or single photo, and mention it is a quote in my text....most of the time inserting my own "...text..." marks for what the other member wrote

I would like Jaso to comment... There are quite a few threads here on CEF where the same 10 to 20 photos appear at least 7 times in the same thread.... grrrrr

To me this is a massive waste of storage space....

However---- the real reason for my rant

I am on a severely limited bandwidth connection.... a thread with 35 iterations of the same photo TAKES 3 to 9 minutes to load

I love Kim's On the Ramp now essays... or any of the Ian and Bob engine photo listings
but tend to NOT CLICK ----because it makes me go get a new cup of coffee and do yard work waiting for the thread to load

Jest sayin


avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2229
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Admin on Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:30 pm

Not sure if Jason can help but maybe I can LOL. I normally try to remove pictures that were quotes, especially if there is more than one photo and the reply doesn't explicitly include discussion about the photo. It not only makes threads take more time to load, it stretches them way out. As for costs, it doesn't affect me any. Forumotion (the forum hosting service) is still free. They make their money off the advertisements that the guests see (when you are not logged in). I currently pay to have ads removed for members, and the gallery starting storage space.


Last edited by Admin on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:54 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
-Jacob


avatar
Admin
Administrator

Posts : 4441
Join date : 2010-07-27
Location : Roseville/St.Paul Minnesota, USA

View user profile http://sites.google.com/site/coxenginecollection/

Back to top Go down

Help! LOL

Post  fredvon4 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:56 pm

Jason....Jacob.. Jakob.... Jaso....grin... My bad....maybe too much fun juice this AM

Love this site brother...Jacob!
avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2229
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Kim on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:37 pm

I like to use the quote option to address a specific post, but try to delete the photos and leave the subject sentence...'course some times I forget....
avatar
Kim
Top Poster
Top Poster

I Support My Forum

Posts : 5746
Join date : 2011-09-06
Location : South East Missouri

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:43 pm

Kim wrote:I like to use the quote option to address a specific post, but try to delete the photos and leave the subject sentence...'course some times I forget....

Yeah, same here.  It's handy to use "Quote" but I generally remove everything that doesn't relate to my comment.  If a quote doesn't show up in a coloured quote box (ie, cut & pasted with quotation marks added), it can sometimes be mistakenly taken as the comments of the quoter, causing confusion.  Doesn't take much effort to delete what's irrelevant.
avatar
Oldenginerod
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1920
Join date : 2012-06-15
Age : 55
Location : Victoria, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:09 am

Oldenginerod wrote:
Kim wrote:I like to use the quote option to address a specific post, but try to delete the photos and leave the subject sentence...'course some times I forget....

Yeah, same here.  It's handy to use "Quote" but I generally remove everything that doesn't relate to my comment.  If a quote doesn't show up in a coloured quote box (ie, cut & pasted with quotation marks added), it can sometimes be mistakenly taken as the comments of the quoter, causing confusion.  Doesn't take much effort to delete what's irrelevant.

Same here, if answering a picture heavy post I remove the pictures as redundant.

Sympathies Fred.  I dealt with dial-up speeds in Florida for several years.  No fun.

I'm as guilty of picture heavy posts as anybody because "A picture is worth a thousand words"  but in this case -----

look Ma, no pictures.  Smile

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2451
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  fredvon4 on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:42 am

Just to be clear

Most everyone here who posts original images does so much better than my feeble efforts. 99% of the time the wait to load is well worth it

I love Kim's on the ramp now thread and very willing to wait for that bugger to load


There are some other photo heavy threads I enjoy the On The Ramp Now example is just that, an Thread I think most reading this can relate to

avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2229
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:47 am

Why use "quote" at all to reply, not needed.
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:01 am

crankbndr wrote:Why use "quote" at all to reply, not needed.

Sorry, just had to do it.  Smile

Sometimes it's just easier to extract out a portion of a post that's relative to your response rather than just duplicating the originators entire post.

And yes.  Five stars for Kim's "On the ramp" thread.  I never miss an issue.

Bob


Last edited by rsv1cox on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:04 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2451
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:02 am

rsv1cox wrote:
crankbndr wrote:Why use "quote" at all to reply, not needed.

Sorry, just had to do it.  Smile

Sometimes it's just easier to extract out a portion of a post that's relative to your response rather than just duplicating the originators post.

And yes.  Five stars for Kim's "On the ramp" thread.  I never miss an issue.

Bob

Green for you HaHa!!
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:06 am

Thanks. Smile I had to edit out some of my bad English though.

Smile Bob

Look - No quote!!!
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2451
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:11 am

I've noticed if you edit something in your post it won't change in a quote.
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  fredvon4 on Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:32 am

crankbndr wrote:I've noticed if you edit something in your post it won't change in a quote.

Above using the quote button

Vs..my cut n paste method

"I've noticed if you edit something in your post it won't change in a quote."

quote of crankbndr and adding my own "----"s

However this is just my way and it really does not matter much with text....

It also sort of annoys me that on some forums a quote button is used and the added text from the new reply is INSIDE the quoted text box.. hard for me sometimes to figure out the trail of the topic and notes, answers, comments

I guess I am asking some "Quote button guys" to realize NOT all of us have 500 GBps ISPs and seeing the same 8 photos of an engine cleaning or modification  3 or 4 times in the same thread eats a lot of bandwidth
avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2229
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Little courtesy please

Post  fredvon4 on Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:25 pm

Last several months there a many very good threads I can NOT follow

Some few of us are an very limited bandwidth internet connections

When a thread had 5 or more photos it takes a LONG time to load

Each time somene uses the Quote button and includes in their response a COPY all all the previous photos ----it just makes it impossible to follow the thread

There are several threads ongoing that have the exact same set of photos re quoted over and over again so that within the thread there are literally 10 or more copies of the exact same photos...

Grrrrrrrr!


Please us the quote button with some conscious thoughts about other members who are bandwidth challenges... PLEASE!
avatar
fredvon4
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Trusted Seller
Posts : 2229
Join date : 2011-08-26
Age : 62
Location : Lampasas Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:43 pm


How about Hughes Gen 5 Fred?  

PO had it here, big dish.  He also had Frontier High speed internet which was and still is medium speed at best.  I pulled the Hughes dish out of the ground last summer.

Bob

PS - Sorry Fred, edited in a couple of pics. Smile



avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2451
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:01 pm

Quotes are completely editable. (Is that a word?)  I find using quotes better than just copy paste because it saves the confusion of one thinking that the quoted words are those of the "quotee". (Just made up another one!!)  Having it in a highlighted box removes confusion, unless the "quotee" forgets to insert the cursor after the quote.  It is possible to mistakenly insert your own text into the quote field.  I use quotes quite a bit and usually remove any photos unless I specifically want to bring something to note.  I also remove any text that is not relevant to my comment.  It's easy to edit.  So long as you leave the
quote="fredvon4" in [] at the start and after editing the content, the /quote in [] at the end.  (Sorry, couldn't put the [brackets] around the text because then it turned it into a highlighted quote Mad ) You can insert or delete whatever you want in the middle.  Just be careful not to misquote anyone (which can be done).

Rod.
avatar
Oldenginerod
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1920
Join date : 2012-06-15
Age : 55
Location : Victoria, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  roddie on Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:55 pm

This is a fine thread Phred.. (try saying "fine thread Phred" 3-times Laughing ) We should all be conscious of what we "quote" when we quote.. and try to keep our reply "pertinent" to what we're interested in. "Selecting all" via the quote-button is convenient.. but one should then take the time to edit the quote.

I've noticed reply's with multiple quotes inserted.. and don't know how to do that. Huh...

avatar
roddie
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 5530
Join date : 2013-07-17
Age : 57
Location : N. Smithfield, Rhode Island

View user profile http://www.stilburnin.com

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Quotes are completely editable. (Is that a word?)  

Rod.

I have eaten my words many times here Rod. Smile

avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2451
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:03 pm

Gota love the quotes of quotes of quotes all with photos replacated, definitely over used feature
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Marleysky on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:11 pm

avatar
Marleysky
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 1447
Join date : 2014-09-28
Age : 65
Location : Grand Rapids, MI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 pm

That made me have my laugh out loud.
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  balogh on Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 am

When I use "quote", I most often delete the text and pics from the quote not directly relevant to the section I want to quote, and just leave the sentence I want to react to, in the quote...thus eliminating the unnecessary repetition of texts and photos etc...exactly because of my concerns with abused storage capacity on the server....would you expect a 59-er so internet-conscious? Very Happy Our age-group is often branded by the generation of my son "old-schooler"...whatever it means...
avatar
balogh
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1547
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 59
Location : Budapest, Hungary

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  crankbndr on Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:09 am

Does dial up service still go honk, ding ding, bonk, yada yada, tute, clank, shessss, bing bling, scronk!!!
Haven't heard that in a while.
avatar
crankbndr
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

I Support My Forum

Posts : 2015
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Homestead FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  944_Jim on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:02 pm

And along with "quotable quoted quotes," it burns me when someone sends out an MMS text message soliciting a response to a group of recipients...and each person replies back to all recipients.

Like I really need to hear 20 times "I'll send it later" sent to the originator!
avatar
944_Jim
Bronze Member
Bronze Member

Posts : 45
Join date : 2017-02-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Admin on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:18 pm

I've been looking for solutions that you could personally do (such as a setting) that would let you disable the [img] BBCode image tags, leaving just the URL to the image (that you could click on or copy and paste into another window). I've seen it done on other forums but it doesn't appear to be an option for this software.

_________________
-Jacob


avatar
Admin
Administrator

Posts : 4441
Join date : 2010-07-27
Location : Roseville/St.Paul Minnesota, USA

View user profile http://sites.google.com/site/coxenginecollection/

Back to top Go down

Help! Re: How to use the Quote option in any thread...another Fred Rant

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum