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Topic # 68686 26-Sep-2010 12:44
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I just implemented this feature on a site i made and thought it would work really well on Geekzone.
Basically instead of quoting the whole post made by someone - if you highlight some text in a post then click quote only the selected text gets quoted. It's really is to implement, just a little javascript.

I often see people just quoting part of a post so this would make this easier.



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  Reply # 384922 27-Sep-2010 13:20
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YES, PLEASE!

That would be very handy.




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  Reply # 384923 27-Sep-2010 13:22
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jbard: I often see people just quoting part of a post so this would make this easier. 


The quote tags on GZ aren't hard to use....but I'm up for anything that's easier and faster. 




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  Reply # 384924 27-Sep-2010 13:23
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magu: YES, PLEASE!


Sure!

That would be very handy.


Nice to try it out anywayl.  




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  Reply # 384925 27-Sep-2010 13:23
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I usually just quote the post and manually remove the bits that I don't need...

It's not big a deal. *lol*




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  Reply # 384927 27-Sep-2010 13:24
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It's not a big deal. But I'm all for making things easier.




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  Reply # 384934 27-Sep-2010 13:36
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*you didn't get the funny side of it... I should have used <stevejobs>Not That Big of a Deal</stevejobs>




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  Reply # 384956 27-Sep-2010 14:36
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chiefie: *you didn't get the funny side of it... I should have used Not That Big of a Deal


Or the alternative <YoureHoldingItWrong>Not That Big of Deal</YoureHoldingItWrong> :-) 



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  Reply # 384979 27-Sep-2010 15:29
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Yeah the quote works fine now, but i think this would be a nice improvement

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  Reply # 385025 27-Sep-2010 16:35
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It would be handy especially when quotes are used inside other quotes as it can be messy to get the right quote from the right person.

Have sometimes chopped out the wrong name when the quotes within quotes are several layers deep.

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  Reply # 385032 27-Sep-2010 16:46
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I think this would be a great idea. It's frustrating when people quote while posts when they are only referencing one bit. I always edit the quoted text to just keep the relevant bit in but this way sounds loads easier and more mistake proof than picking your way through the code.

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