Mick wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:12 am
I imagine it started eons ago, the
is an ‘at’ so it would make sense to use @username to get their attention.
Dan Stylez wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:47 am
They could use the quote, but if they were going to quote 2 or 3 members the post would be very long as the quote box takes up a fair bit of room
Not necessarily, if they quote the post then edit it, removing the text leaves you with the username and a link to the post in question for example:
There is hardly ever any need to quote a complete post.
True but the quote box runs right across the screen, so if you're replying to more than 1 person you've got 2 or 3 yellow boxes running across the post,
Even if you quoted 1 line of text from each post that's about 40px per box and possibly 60px on a smaller screen.
@Lumpy - I found it on this forum, @QCZ - Oh ok I'll try it, @Mick - I'm not sure.
One line, three replies
Everyone has their own ways though, I've seen forums where the admins are extremely fussy and edit literally every post to format it is so it looks nice on the eye,