Quote threshold limit?

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guice
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Quote threshold limit?

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Is there going to be a quoting threshold limit? I like how some boards will not requote quoted text when you quote somebody's reply containing a quote from a previous post... Now, if I hadn't lost ya already; phpBB will requote text to the point of oblivion. Have you seen a post that contains 5 levels of quotes? It's horriable. It actually takes *away* from initial post itself. I find anything more than a single sub-quote to be quote distracting.

Will there a way to set the threashold or complete disable quoting of quotes in phpBB3? Or will there be an actual threashold limit built in? I've already seen on these boards quotes 1 and 2 levels deep, which makes me think there currently isn't one.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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there is a nested quote limit, adjustable in the acp. presumably, setting it to 1 will only allow one level of quoting, so you can use it to completely block nested quotes, or set it higher to limit the nesting level.
didnt try it myself, but i would suggest you go to the "test" area of this board and give it a run for the money.
iirc, the default nesting quote limit is 3, but i may be wrong. anyway, there is no reason for you to use the default once you have your own olympus board.

(btw: the wording of the acp item is somewhat misleading. it reads: "Max nested quotes per post". one can think a single post can have only 3 nested quotes, which is not the case. it should be something like "max quote nesting level" or such. you can have as many nested quotes in a single post as you want, as long as the nesting level is within limits.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

Post by ChALkeR »

In 2.1.x the nested quotes limit is configurable from ACP.
IN 2.0.x there was a limit, but it wasn't configurable from ACP.
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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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ChALkeR wrote: In 2.1.x the nested quotes limit is configurable from ACP.
IN 2.0.x there was a limit, but it wasn't configurable from ACP.
there is no quote nesting limit in 2.0.x . there might be a mod, but other than that, there is none.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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code reader wrote:
ChALkeR wrote: In 2.1.x the nested quotes limit is configurable from ACP.
IN 2.0.x there was a limit, but it wasn't configurable from ACP.
there is no quote nesting limit in 2.0.x . there might be a mod, but other than that, there is none.
There is a 30-quote limit in 2.0.x.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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DeadEye686 wrote:
code reader wrote:
ChALkeR wrote: In 2.1.x the nested quotes limit is configurable from ACP.
IN 2.0.x there was a limit, but it wasn't configurable from ACP.
there is no quote nesting limit in 2.0.x . there might be a mod, but other than that, there is none.
There is a 30-quote limit in 2.0.x.

Ha, pretty much the same thing as none.

Thanks though. Glad to see there's at least a way to limit the quoting. I know people can do it manually, but often your posters are just too lazy to do it themselves.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

Post by code reader »

DeadEye686 wrote: There is a 30-quote limit in 2.0.x.
no there isn't.
what there is, is a limitation of SOME browsers that show "only" the first X (where X depend on the browser), and that's because of the way the quotes are rendered in subsilver (nested tables, with <table width="90%" ... , which seems to choke ff aroud 30 nesting levels, and ie around 23)
for all phpbb cares, there is no limit.
(and specifically, konqueror will happily show you at least 40.)

in any event, even "only" 30 nesting level is practically unlimited.

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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Why yes -- the limit should at least be a prime number and less than 100, something like a 97 nesting-level limit would do ;)

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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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An odd perfect number should do.
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Re: Quote threshold limit?

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On the area51 BB, the embedded quote limit is now set to 3, apparently.

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