Checkers420 wrote:When you reply you put your marker to make you type just before the quote at the end and back space the picture or text you wish to delete. .
This is a lot more easily said than done when working on a mobile device. One of the problems is that the software puts the close quote tag directly after the end of content without any space so the iPad won't let you put the cursor in there as long as the keyboard is up. So you have to get rid of the keyboard, touch the screen at exactly the right spot to get behind the content and in front of the bracket (which usually takes multiple tries) then bring the keyboard back up to get to the backspace key.
Alternatively, you can touch any word until the editing banner comes up then chose select. In theory, one can then move the front and or back edge of the highlighted selection to include whatever you want to get rid of, then tap cut or the backspace key to get rid of it. Again, though, this task is very putzy on this board. Maybe I should stop trying to post here from the iPad and use a regular computer with keyboard and mouse.
The board software could help us out a lot by
- automatically cutting the signature tag from quoted posts;
- automatically inserting a blank space in front of the close quote tag; and
- automatically cutting images from quoted posts.
I have been on other boards that did the first and third.
I think a good compromise would be to at least get rid of images and gifs. All you need to do is touch them until they are highlighted then backspace to cut the image out.
The repeat of pictures and 7 people answering the same answer just to post was my point ...
I don't entirely agree here. Well, replying to the opening question without quoting is probably a good suggestion and I agree with the adding the pat on the back or fun thoughts, but I think it can be helpful to get multiple explantations from different people. Different people say things different ways and maybe one just will make more sense or just click better for that person than another. Plus, we rarely see these where later posts don't add some new info or words of encouragement
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