• Quote Test
    48 replies, posted
  • Avatar of garry
  • Hello this is a quote. You shouldn't see this in quoted text. But you should see when I mention 's sexy name.
  • Avatar of Crumpets
  • do mentions not show up to avoid a mention fest when someone quotes you? I bet that will end up confusing.
  • Avatar of dai
  • if you're gonna condense images in quotes, maybe do something like [image] instead of a bare url
  • Avatar of Karl L
  • Wait why is there an apostrophe among the spoilered text? Shouldn't that be part of the spoiler?
  • Avatar of garry
  • I don't want any parsing in quotes, I want them to be plain text. That's why there's no quotes in quotes, or code in quotes.
  • Avatar of Karl L
  • Does code even become overflown and expandable at some point (similar to large quotes)? If not then it might make sense to not allow it to be quotable.
  • Avatar of Reagy
  • It would be nice if the x posted: did link to the post in question. Pretty much all forum software out there does this.
  • Avatar of Janus Vesta
  • I have to be honest, the inability to do anything with quotes and the lack of parsing makes this quoting system one of the worst I've used. It's absurdly limited and you haven't given a reason why you want it this way.
  • Avatar of Ott
  • Does Quill not support nested items? I noticed quotes just have a "text" attribute that's just a string and not it's own object.
  • Avatar of Janus Vesta
  • Not necessarily fully parsed. It's just that I think links should be parsed and images should be shown (but shrunk), so you don't have to scroll back to the quoted post just to click a link. Right now spoiler tags aren't parsed in quotes, effectively rendering them useless. It just seems pointless to me to make users manually go back to previous posts to see something when it could easily be put in the quote with no downsides.
  • Avatar of Janus Vesta
  • What's the point in a quote if it's not verbatim? It's essentially the forum equivalent of paraphrasing. You're losing out on context. Hell, if you post a link someone seeing just the quote might not even know there's a link, and if that link is important to the conversation it makes the reader miss out on important information.
  • Avatar of Ott
  • Why do images need to be linked if long quotes are shortened anyways?
  • Avatar of Karl L
  • Garry made spoiler tags go full asterisks when you quote. So quoting spoilers isn't a big deal now as they still remain hidden.
  • Avatar of Janus Vesta
  • Why do images need to be removed if they're going to be hidden by quote shortening? When a person expands the quote they should see exactly what was originally posted. Not currently possible. Also doesn't address that people might not know a link exists. Having to go back to the original post to see a link which could be parsed in the quote is a waste of time.
  • Avatar of garry
  • The things you’re complaining about have been fixed, that’s what this thread was about. quotes are plain text versions of the post you’re quoting. Deal with it.
  • Avatar of NeatNit
  • Testing, in mobile (Android, chrome, stock keyboard). Can't delete a quote from my post - pressing backspace brings me out of keyboard. Also I can't place my cursor before the top quote - IIRC this is the case on desktop as well.
  • Avatar of The Genie
  • I personally don't think quotes should contain the full content of the post. They're mainly used just to provide context in a discussion.
  • Avatar of Kecske
  • I think named links should show their urls when quoted rather than their names:
  • Avatar of NeatNit
  • I think quotes should be text only but still include hyperlinks and benign @mentions (i.e. clickable but don't trigger a notification). Images and multimedia (YouTube etc) can be replaced with links using placeholder text like said. The propose of quotes is debatable, some say it's just used to maintain the flow of the conversation and indicate who's taking to who. But at times, a quote is used to serve a bigger purpose, like using an old quote to answer someone's question. And in some cases you'd want to do that with a quote from a different thread even, which AFAIK isn't possible right now. With BBCode it was easy, just quote someone in one thread and copy the output to another. I think the system should support as many use cases as possible without being interfering.