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Different background colour for Quote

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  • Hi, 

    Would it be possible to have a different background colour and a light border while quoting someone else's reply.

    Makes it easier to distinguish between the quote and the current text.
    Ganesh Ranganathan
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    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:37 AM

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  • Hi Ganesh

    I agree with etisoppo, multiple quotes can be disconcerting and make a thread very hard to follow.

    It's not bad if just one user does it, like you did in this thread, but when you get a long thread with many posters using multiple quotes it can make the thread very difficult to follow.

    Regards,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Friday, April 17, 2009 1:15 AM

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  • (Hate your sig)

    There's already a different (dark grey/gray) gbackground when you use the quote function. This is already to my mind irritating enough without using colours as well.
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx
    Monday, April 13, 2009 4:48 AM
  • (Hate your sig)

    There's already a different (dark grey/gray) gbackground when you use the quote function. This is already to my mind irritating enough without using colours as well.
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx

    (The feeling is mutual)

    Oh. Alright. The background color is fine. I guess the post which I saw earlier had the user copy pasting the previous user's post, because of which it was indistinguishable.

    In some other forums, when you quote, the original poster's name also appears in the lower left of the quote border. Makes it easier to identify who the poster is, in case of multiple quotes.
    Ganesh Ranganathan
    [Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful]
    Monday, April 13, 2009 5:27 AM
  • (Hate your sig)

    There's already a different (dark grey/gray) gbackground when you use the quote function. This is already to my mind irritating enough without using colours as well.
    WSS FAQ sites: WSS 2.0: http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007: http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com
    Total list of WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Books (including foreign language titles) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/Lists/v3%20WSS%20FAQ/V%20Books.aspx

    (The feeling is mutual)

    Oh. Alright. The background color is fine. I guess the post which I saw earlier had the user copy pasting the previous user's post, because of which it was indistinguishable.

    In some other forums, when you quote, the original poster's name also appears in the lower left of the quote border. Makes it easier to identify who the poster is, in case of multiple quotes.
    Ganesh Ranganathan
    [Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful]

    Multiple quotes? blah... that's another thing that has to go. The above shouldn't be possible.

    Hobbyist programmer: VB.NET, C++, Pascal
    Monday, April 13, 2009 11:37 AM
  • Arent multiple quotes useful when you are trying to quote a reply given for a question?

    The thing is that in the two quotes above its difficult to tell what was posted by whom? Giving the poster's name would be quite convenient.

    I am not sure about the asthetics part of multiple quotes thought....


    Ganesh Ranganathan
    [Please mark the post as answer if you find it helpful]
    Monday, April 13, 2009 12:28 PM
  • Hi Ganesh

    I agree with etisoppo, multiple quotes can be disconcerting and make a thread very hard to follow.

    It's not bad if just one user does it, like you did in this thread, but when you get a long thread with many posters using multiple quotes it can make the thread very difficult to follow.

    Regards,


    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Friday, April 17, 2009 1:15 AM
  • I saw on one forum, I don't remember where, when I clicked the Quote button, the forum only copied the previous poster's text, not the embedded quote.  Now that was functional.  I usually have to delete the embedded quotes from the quote manually.
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:12 AM
  • I saw on one forum, I don't remember where, when I clicked the Quote button, the forum only copied the previous poster's text, not the embedded quote.  Now that was functional.  I usually have to delete the embedded quotes from the quote manually.
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:13 AM