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ProtusMose
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[request] Eliminate blank quote posts.

There are few things that annoy me in the forums as much as people hitting quote, then posting just the blank quote with no remarks of their own. It's pointless and seems only to serve as a way to bump their post count. If they're doing it to show agreement with someone and are too lazy to type "I agree." then they can just click the thumbs button and not make it public. If it isn't too complex a problem, I'd like to see it so people can't just hit quote, preview, post. There would be ways around it of course, but if they're lazy enough to be doing the empty quotes, they're probably too lazy to type in a space or a period or whatever to get around it.
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Re: Eliminate blank quote posts.

*sign* *sign* *sign*

The "quote and add nothing of your own" thing has gotten really annoying. But how would the mods stop it? Just delete those posts? Sounds like too much trouble.

I doubt this is done to show your agreement with the previous poster... I say it's more of a 'post whore' issue.
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Jaime
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reply to ProtusMose
*sign*

I hate those posts and if it's possible I'd like this to be implemented.


aaron2486
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1 recommendation

said by Jaime:
*sign*


eve
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I'll *sign* to that.
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JMartin
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I'll buy that for a dollar! *SIGN*


MadDog3057
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I will *sign*


julez_atf
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reply to ProtusMose
*sign* It drives me up the wall when people do this!


dbmaven
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I wholeheartedly *SIGN*


neutral8
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reply to ProtusMose
s i g n

excellent idea.
hate hate hate the quote only post.

Edit: I wonder if this could somehow be implemented to work the same way as the duplicate post check?
[text was edited by author 2003-08-20 23:26:45]


Big Time
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*sign*
It just seems for the most part it's a way to bump the post count (useless as that is) and not contribute anything real to the discussion.
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C_
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*sign* x infinite

Mele20
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reply to ProtusMose
I'm neutral on this. I don't notice this much nor does it bother me that much when I do see it. What drives me up a wall is the poster who is too lazy to cut and paste the RELEVANT portions of a post, but instead quotes the entire post, especially when it is a long post, and then goes on to comment. That is what I hate!
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Varlik
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*Sign* I know it may seem silly to others. At least I know I'm not weird alone in being annoyed by this.


fire100_old
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Sounds good **SIGN**



however I think some would probably just put a - in their post to get around it.

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Inchworm
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*SIGN*


Garbs
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ftzsee
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reply to ProtusMose
*SIGN* - about time this was requested.


nfx
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reply to ProtusMose
don't be lame, show some maturity, you should be setting examples - especially you mods.
*sign*


ProtusMose
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lol. I noticed it's almost all mods and MVMs doing it in this thread. Coincidence? Methinks not.
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nfx
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It's pitiful, i'm sure we're all rolling on the floor laughing right now. I'm going to heymod all of them.


mjf
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said by removed:
*sign* *sign* *sign*

The "quote and add nothing of your own" thing has gotten really annoying. But how would the mods stop it? Just delete those posts? Sounds like too much trouble.

I doubt this is done to show your agreement with the previous poster... I say it's more of a 'post whore' issue.

It can serve a purpose and if it gets out of hand, it can be excised from a thread easily.

Therefore, I object.
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ProtusMose
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What purpose? I'm not trying to be argumentative, just trying to figure out the point of it.
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TCO1962
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said by ftzsee:
*SIGN* - about time this was requested.
*SIGN* *SIGN* *SIGN*

Annoying little thing but none the less, annoying and not needed.


IcEr3K
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reply to ProtusMose
*sign* Eliminates the amount of useless posts.


pi
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*sign* I hate when threads have 20+ replies with blank quotes, it's annoying and pointless
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jaykaykay
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reply to ProtusMose
I guess I have been lucky, but I've not seen this happen in the Forums to which I go. I can't imagine why it would be useful, so I would have to only guess as to why it's being done. Under the circumstances, I will have to straddle the fence on this one, but if it is done merely to get a post count, I would certainly have to object. I guess my comment at this point, without having enough information, I would have to say that if this looks to be done with no purpose, hit the "hey mod" button and question it.
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removed
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reply to mjf
said by mjf:
It can serve a purpose and if it gets out of hand, it can be excised from a thread easily.
I don't see why you can't add "agreed" or "well said!" instead. Even if it is deleted, the post still counts.
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Descent
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reply to ProtusMose
*object*

sometimes i dont feel like writing and others post exactly what im feeling


TCO1962
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reply to jaykaykay
said by jaykaykay:
hit the "hey mod" button and question it.

I think they have enough "hey mod" hits already. I say make it against the rules and if in violation of said rule, deal with them accordingly.