Fossa wrote:I'm reasonably certain the majority of quotes on the fora here have the extra line to seperate the quote from the response. I'd say its a social norm in addion to the fact that it is aesthetically pleasing to me in my viewing scheme.
Say that to MAJ. And SecondTalon.
Yeah, nowhere in there did I say anything about having or not having a line-break between the quote and response. I merely railed against the tendency to leave in quotes long after they ceased to be relevant to the conversation at hand. Fossa's comments are still relevant. If I am quoted, it's likely they will cease to be relevant*, as the conversation will have shifted to what I may or may not have said either now or in the past or perhaps a further continued "Dude, seriously, don't tell people how to post" to ACU-LP.
*I say that as, generally speaking, quotes three deep aren't relevant to the current discussion/often if they are relevant, they aren't closely enough tied to the current point being made while still requiring all of the points made since then/even if they are, it's likely the whole thing could stand editing down to just the key points being commented on, with the rest being thrown out.
Also, I only tend to edit out the line separating the quote and response if I'm quoting a WALL-O-TEXT and/or responding in kind. Simply to keep the length of the page down, as every little bit helps - particularly if I think I'm going to be quoted.