In this case, the reader can still use the snap-back arrow to locate the original post.
at the time I post my reply, there might already be another post. [. . .] often my post is not well understandable when sb. posts before me.Going 1 post up costs 2 page reloads when it happens on a page break
edition notifications take space too - does it really save anything in such cases? And they are worse, because unlike quotations - they are not usual parts of posts, so they unnecessarily grab my attention. I didn't think it through before, but I guess that's the thing that annoys me the most, I waste time repeatedly reading that a moderator corrected some minor stylistic issue. It takes much more time than little scrolling.
w/out backsearches "what did he mean"
I'm really annoyed by this.
Rather than whine about moderation, perhaps you might choose to find other things with which to be annoyed.
I acknowledge the chance that a post may be put out of context if a reply and/or page-break occur between your beginning and submitting your reply, but I think this rather small risk is worth taking rather than filling the thread with quotes just-in-case.
You have a point, and I have wondered about this. However, it would be very impolite to edit a post by another user without providing a reason, and the notification is fairly small; I suppose the background colour is the main distraction, but that comes as part of the IPB theme.
Ooh, I quite like that thread! wink.gif There are some worthwhile questions raised there, so I’d be interested in the opinions of members on those as well as the issues already mentioned here.
Make the font slightly smaller than post body and maybe grey and it should serve its function w/out sticking out so much.
Maybe instead of a style-controlled notice you could add text to the post:"Edited by: Reason: "Make the font slightly smaller than post body and maybe grey and it should serve its function w/out sticking out so much.
I like your attitute. I started quite aggressively, but you went cooperative. I have to say it's better.
i do use the quote and reply buttons sometimes, and i definitely edit the texts as to quote exactly what I am interested in quoting.I am on the side of the moderators in this respect, since quoting the whole post is usually more annonying to the thread as a whole than not having a quote.Also, adding a quote "just because someone might reply while I am writing my reply" is like trying to fix something before it is broken. Sincerely, a board is not an e-mail list. The posts are there and usually there is no need for quoting the whole text, and I don't think small quotes are getting deleted.