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Who is your Favourite Guest Rebel?

Avalon - (Project Avalon)
Avalon - (Project Avalon)
22% [37 Votes]

Selma - (Horizon)
Selma - (Horizon)
4% [6 Votes]

Tyce - (Bounty)
Tyce - (Bounty)
14% [23 Votes]

Norm One - (Redemption)
Norm One - (Redemption)
1% [2 Votes]

Bek - (Shadow)
Bek - (Shadow)
8% [13 Votes]

Kasabi - (Pressure Point)
Kasabi - (Pressure Point)
14% [24 Votes]

Hal Mellanby - (Aftermath)
Hal Mellanby - (Aftermath)
17% [28 Votes]

Hunda - (Traitor)
Hunda - (Traitor)
4% [7 Votes]

Deva - (Blake)
Deva - (Blake)
11% [18 Votes]

5% [8 Votes]

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Guidelines for Quoting Posts on Threads

Guidelines on Quoting Posts on Threads

Further to our recent guidelines on signature images, quotes and links, this article has been written to offer guidelines on when to use, and when not to use, the quote function while participating on threads.

As a general rule, a quote should be something that is referenced by directly by your post. However, when dialogue becomes lively, we often get quotes within quotes within quotes - 'nested quotes', if you will. This really should be avoided, as it often results in a whole page of text repeating the entire conversation, for a new post merely saying 'I agree' or LOL, etc.

For one thing, it looks untidy. It is pointless for people accessing the site via conventional means, and can scroll back through the conversation, and is a real pain for those accessing the site via mobile devices, who are frequently limited by small screens and slow and costly data connections.

Rather than quoting an entire lengthy post, the DELETE key or  CUT function should be used, replacing the deleted text with something like ***SNIPPAGE*** before quoting the relevant part of the post to which you are replying.

Instead of quoting the whole conversation...

...just quote the point you are responding to

Another major issue for mobile users is the inclusion of pictures in quotes. If you wish to reuse an image, grab the image code (by right clicking and choosing copy image location) and paste it into a reply. Bear in mind that any images externally hosted should be held on your own Photobucket account, or similar. If the image is not required for your reply, please do not include it within a quote, as this places additional bandwidth strain upon any mobile users.

Instead of quoting pictures...

... just refer to them in your reply

Whilst this isn't as quick as simply pressing the QUOTE button, and does require a bit of effort when posting, it is no more than the time we take in arguing for or against a typical B7 topic. But do consider that a tidy, concise, relevant post is more likely to win support amongst the wider community than a clunky, untidy one! 

Using this strategy will help to keep the forums database tidy and neat, and will hopefully minimise the risk of any system outages. Also, thinking about what parts of the previous post you actually wish to quote might bring further points or counter-points to mind, providing a much more in-depth and interesting discussion with your fellow members.



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