Why can't we quote posts

(23 Posts)
LittleTownofBethleHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Dec-12 11:49:23

Morning. To answer you, WhenSanta, this question has been raised a few times before and each time it's become clear during the course of the discussion that the majority of users (who expressed an opinion) would much prefer NOT to have the quote function. For more or less the reasons many folks have given here.

So we've decided to leave the quote function as an MNHQ-only one for now.

poorbuthappy Thu 13-Dec-12 10:04:12

Quoting drives me mad. People just quote great big swaths of text and then put LOL underneath it.
Makes me want to find them and shake them and stuff grin

BluelightsAndSirens Thu 13-Dec-12 10:00:03

Yes it would al just get to messy, keep it simple.

Read the thread then reply to thread and then if you were to slow at doing that post x post to cover your arse.

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Thu 13-Dec-12 09:39:47

Because you can't be trusted to use the quote function in a tidy and responsible manner.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Thu 13-Dec-12 09:33:24

Oops.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Thu 13-Dec-12 09:33:07

I wasn't necessarily talking about my phone (iPhone), on my old phone (Vivaz) I couldn't c&p.

Hate is a bit strong though isn't it? Blimey we're only talking about quoting posts.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Thu 13-Dec-12 09:32:55

I wasn't necessarily talking about my phone (iPhone), on my old phone (Vivaz) I couldn't c&p.

Hate is a bit strong though isn't it? Bliney we're only talking about quoting posts.

BlameItOnTheChoirOfAngels Thu 13-Dec-12 09:20:43

I can c+p on my blackberry.

I agree, I hate the idea. it would be so messy!

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Thu 13-Dec-12 09:16:15

grin

I'm now pitching for Dictator For A Day.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Thu 13-Dec-12 09:08:47

I was going to do that, Hec. Thanks for saving me the bother!

I agree with that Hec. She's brilliant.

And needs her name change comp prize.

::sycophantic suck up emoticon::

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Thu 13-Dec-12 09:06:07

" WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 12-Dec-12 23:15:24

Like MNHQ can? I think it would be awesome and also it would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones."

Random person 1 date and time
It would end up looking a total mess and be unreadable

" WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 12-Dec-12 23:15:24

Like MNHQ can? I think it would be awesome and also it would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones.

Random person 1 date and time
It would end up looking a total mess and be unreadable"

Random person 2 date and time
I agree

" WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 12-Dec-12 23:15:24

Like MNHQ can? I think it would be awesome and also it would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones.

Random person 1 date and time
It would end up looking a total mess and be unreadable

Random person 2 date and time
I agree"

Random person 3 date and time
Me too

Random person 4 date and time
And then someone comes along who doesn't quote someone else

"Random person 4 date and time
And then someone comes along who doesn't quote someone else"

Random person 5 date and time
Yes, and it gets more complicated!

"Random person 4 date and time
And then someone comes along who doesn't quote someone else

Random person 5 date and time
And then someone comes along who doesn't quote someone else

Yes, and it gets more complicated!"

Random person 6 date and time
I agree

Random person 7 date and time
" WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 12-Dec-12 23:15:24

Like MNHQ can? I think it would be awesome and also it would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones.

Random person 1 date and time
It would end up looking a total mess and be unreadable

Random person 2 date and time
I agree"

Random person 3 date and time
Me too"

Yes, and then someone goes back halfway up the thread and quotes them

If you can make sense of the thread with all that going on, I salute you, but I sure as hell couldn't! grin

I lost track of myself just trying to put it together! grin

BluelightsAndSirens Thu 13-Dec-12 09:02:37

I disagree with everyone apart from Tee.

<like>

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Thu 13-Dec-12 09:00:35

For Carpe.

And see how easy that was?

grin

I agree with tee
She is brilliant grin

CarpeJugulum Thu 13-Dec-12 08:58:38

I agree with that Tee. She's brilliant.

<shameless syncopation in hope of a Rob Lowe provision>

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Thu 13-Dec-12 08:56:49

Seriously. Get a better a phone.

Or use a computer.

Or, you know, just say 'I agree with that Tee. She's brilliant.'

And, as always, I adore you Olivia. Have this on me.*

*I promise it isn't the bat.

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Thu 13-Dec-12 08:09:40

That was really mature Olivia I must say hmm grin

Ok it wouldn't be that awesome, I just want to do it grin

OliviaPeaceOnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 12-Dec-12 23:52:45

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt

Like MNHQ can?

Mwhahahaha

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 12-Dec-12 23:25:53

I can copy and paste on my phone (HTC)

judefawley Wed 12-Dec-12 23:23:53

I'm glad MN doesn't allow it.

Other forums were you have great staircases of quotes drive me nuts.

HoratiaLovesBabyJesus Wed 12-Dec-12 23:21:30

I think it would be muddling tbh.

It would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones.

Get a better phone grin.

elfyrespect Wed 12-Dec-12 23:17:57

Awesome how?

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 12-Dec-12 23:15:24

Like MNHQ can? I think it would be awesome and also it would save a lot of copying and pasting which you can't do on most phones.

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