View Full Version : Multi-Level Quotes

February 28th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Is there a specific reason that upon selection only the last level of quoting will be used and not also the quotes within the quotes?

I noticed that several times and it sometimes doesn't make a lot of sens that way. Here's an example:


User jken146 quoted my post which also contains quotes. However the quotes I made don't appear any longer.

February 28th, 2008, 12:02 PM
That always seems to happen.

February 28th, 2008, 12:04 PM
I don't think it's a vB default setting, that the inside quotes will get removed. I found it a few times annoying, that it does that and now I posted in here ;)

February 28th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I think it is a problem with vb. I found a hack but I can't see it. Damn proprietary software! UF should use something free (but that's another discussion).


February 28th, 2008, 12:09 PM
vB is a really great software and it is not proprietary. You can see the source and alter it.

February 28th, 2008, 12:12 PM

February 28th, 2008, 12:15 PM
ok, it is proprietary but still the source is open ;)

February 28th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Funny, there's another thread in here about people not reading the stickies. ;)

Let's keep this on topic. Discussions about whether UF should use vBulletin or PHPBB are, historically, threads that spiral quickly into flamewars.

As for the original question: I couldn't say for certain why it works this way, but I think it's a nice feature. Many people don't bother to trim quotes, and I've seen this create very annoying multi-level quotes on other boards.

It is possible to multi-quote, of course, and I think this is a much better option than having multi-level embedded quotes enabled by default.

February 28th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Sometimes it's good to avoid long, bloated nested quotes when you can simply scroll up the page to read the same thing. Sometimes it's really annoying to see things disappearing from your post and all the coherence going down the drain. Maybe a limit (say, <=3) for nested quotes would be a good compromise. If it's too much trouble to change, though, or the staff disagree, I'm not really all that bothered, personally.

February 28th, 2008, 12:21 PM
The issue is, you can delete nested quotes a lot simpler than adding them in your reply...