Anime, Scifi, Fantasy Fan and Original Fiction
Dumbledork wrote:On Hawk's Fanfiction Forum there IS sometimes and overexaggerated use of nested quotes.
I wrote:Which would support a part of my argument
I wrote:I honestly don't see what's so hard about keeping nesting in check, on both sides.
lwf58 wrote:The rule is to make people think about what they are doing, because they often have to edit their response.
lwf58 wrote:So why a ban on all nested quotes instead of just on ones that exceed a certain size or number?
That's simple. It's because it's much easier to follow and to enforce a clear-cut ban on all nested quotes than it is to try and set limits that are going to be subject to interpretation. How many are "too many"? Where's the dividing line between "this is okay" and "that isn't"?
The ban was a deliberate choice on Sunny's part to avoid the inevitable confusion a less easily understood ruling would have caused. I could discuss it with him - and I have done just that in the past - but in the end, it's really just a minor inconvenience. There are several ways to direct a reply, and quoting is only one of them.
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