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This might help with the frequent quoting of huge posts and easier readability in those cases. Most modern forums seem to have the functionality, maybe Invision offers it too?

Here's an example. A bad one, as there's no big difference, but it shows the principle. Any huge quote with pictures and whatnot would be collapsed to the same, manageable size like this.

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Might be nice to have, if it's possible:efee47c9c8:

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Invision doesn't have this natively but there is a plug in for that.
https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/8538-minimized-quote/

However, I find it risky to run third party plug-ins. Also when the invision software updates (and they do it frequently) it often breaks third party plug-ins. So for reliability and safety I prefer not to install this.

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3 minutes ago, Marty Backe said:

 

Is that a hint for me ;)

 

Makes 2 of us , sometimes I’m too lazy to delete the rest of the quoted text as it takes too long especially on my phone , but now the the great advice from @Rehab1 above, this will be much easier.

if we are going to use the plugin, maybe we just post reminding everyone to only display the relevant part of the post?

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2 minutes ago, Keith said:

I cannot find it now but here was a long discussion at one point a year or so ago about preventing users quoting whole posts as it could make the thread very difficult to read. 

I remember that discussion.

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36 minutes ago, Cloud said:

it takes too long

36 minutes ago, Cloud said:

sometimes I’m too lazy

36 minutes ago, Cloud said:

Makes 2 of us

The down side is that quotes don't appear in the order you wish so someone's quotes could be taken out of context.:P

 

 

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Minus the fact that the feature might not be available, I see no argument against collapsible quotes (maybe for clarification, they're always collapsed if they're not short enough and you have to expand them if you want to see the entire thing).

Would also help people on mobile where marking text is a pain in the ***.

And people can simply quote posts without thinking much, as they know the forum will take care of everything else.

And all the manual options for formatting quotes aren't going anywhere.

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