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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


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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.


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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!
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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....
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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.
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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

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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

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

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


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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

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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!!!
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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.
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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
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