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janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
Hi all 

I have noticed recently that a lot of people when replying to posts are quoting the post they are replying to 

I understand in some circumstances it is required so the reply can be focused 

However personally I find it quite hard to have to read and scroll through the quote to find what the reply is and feel a lot if the time just tagging the person is all that is required rather than putting the whole quote in the reply 

I don't know if this is just me what do others think ? 


  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Member Posts: 8,269 Disability Gamechanger
    An absolutely valid point @janer1967

    It’s perfectly possible to reply by just replying and not quoting anything but equally it’s possible to edit a quote so as to reduce it. A little more consideration from some would go a long way. 

    So no, not just you.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,078 Disability Gamechanger
    I only tend to quote when the post i am replying to is a few post back (if that makes sense?) but I take your point.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2021
    Totally agree with this, especially when someone quotes a very long comment. It makes it very hard to read and I don’t have a visual impairment. I can’t imagine how difficult it is for those that do. When I quote something usually I quote part of it, if it’s needed. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 3,778 Disability Gamechanger
    Completely agree. When I quote I try and edit it down to the specific bit I am replying to. When very long posts are quoted in full with a very brief reply beneath it is especially irritating.
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,317 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you all agree 

    @Adrian_Scope as a few of us are in agreement can some guidance be given , especially to the new scope admin who seem to do this for every post ? 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,618 Disability Gamechanger
    I also agree, tending to personally quote an appropriate portion of a previous post only when needed. Dare I say I've noticed that some of the people are members of the Scope team quoting entire posts, tho I can't see the reasoning, nor relevance, behind this. Hard to see the wood for the trees, & makes replies, & posts, unnecessarily overlong.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 25,619 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    Glad you all agree 
     especially to the new scope admin who seem to do this for every post ? 

    Yes, i've also noticed this and more so in the last few days.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,358

    Scope community team

    Thank you all for the feedback. We will take this away and also explore options with regards to quotes in general.

    As ever, if you have any feedback that you’d like to give, you can do so on the community, or you can email us on [email protected]
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