Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

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Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by peteetongman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:28 pm

I wish there was a way to prevent members from altering quoted text when the reply to a post. I have gone thru a number of pages and I don't immediately see an extension that accomplishes that

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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by HiFiKabin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm

peteetongman wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:28 pm
I wish there was a way to prevent members from altering quoted text when the reply to a post. I have gone thru a number of pages and I don't immediately see an extension that accomplishes that
I can not see how that could work as the text quoted is in the new post and therefore can be edited as any post. Also as you do not have to use the quote button but
can type any quote you would like to have in your post

The only way to make it un editable would be to load the quoted text directly from the original post into the new post. That is likely to overload the server.

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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by Mick » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm

That means every post quoted would be the whole text which will get ugly. Personally I prefer to trim anything I quote to suit the conversation, preferably to the minimum.
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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by peteetongman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:43 pm

Mick wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:31 pm
That means every post quoted would be the whole text which will get ugly. Personally I prefer to trim anything I quote to suit the conversation, preferably to the minimum.
I wish my members thought the way you do. I often do the same thing ie trimming

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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:16 pm

make a rule. inform the users of the rule, enforce it.
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don't worry about something that is really not that big of a problem.


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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by Toxyy » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:26 am

You could write some js to shorten huge quotes and make a show more button, if it's about looking nicer.
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Re: Prevent Alterations to Quoted Text

Post by Mick » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 am

I think this is about users (there are lot's on here) who feel the need to quote everything from previous posts in their replies. Simple one line answers suddenly become "War and Peace" when the answer should simply have been "yes".
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