"Anonymous1157, immediately before ville's post," said:
What about collapsing quotes into the quote header?
"ville, immediately after Anonymous1157's post," said:Good idea.
One idea I had was to make the quote-part invisible unless you click a button to reveal it. Sort of like a box that shows there's a quote, and you can see it by clicking on it. But I'm not too sure about that, since it's so drastically different from what we have now, and what people are used to in other forums.
And no, I don't think it's very drastically different. Anyone who reads blogs has had to press a "Read more" button a few times. It should only take a little getting used to.
"MageKing17" said: I like this. It's more powerful than phpBB's quoting system, but still simple enough to start working with right away. (By the way, it keeps inserting more /quote tags every time I preview my post. I think your example is driving the forum nuts.)
Also, about quotes linking to other posts, I think this is a fantastic idea. In fact, I think it should be generalized so it was something like
"Ville's Blog" date=2011.01.08 link=http://www.instantkingdom.com/2011/07/abbot/ said:
for a header. Clicking a "quote" button should, obviously, fill in name, date, time, and link in for you. A shortcut of
would also be cool for forum posts, as long as the "long form" version was also possible for, as in my example, things outside the forum (for us obsessive attribution types).