Oh you meant this, haha. I have no idea why I thought you meant greentext in the other thread. Anyway…
I can’t really envision myself doing it that way. Because it takes more time to set those links up compared to quoting. I have to inspect element to see the post ID then type the URL (I prefer doing it with HTML, not textile). That takes more clicks than hitting the quote button or just manually typing in the quote blocks as I type.
But if I just use one of these : @Alexmercer…which isn’t a quote, then your idea would work very well with that and is quite practical. That’s helpful for other readers. The only problem is being arsed to go through the trouble
All and all, the length of each page is rather insignificant on KYM. 4chan has a link-quoting system just like that. But 4chan needs a more compact way of referencing posts by design. KYM, by comparison has less need for saving page space so we use the quoteblock system which is easier to read and follow compared to a whole bunch of links that have you backtracking between posts
If you are annoyed by people who quote massive long posts that waste page space when they don’t need to, yea so am I.
We talked about giving mods the power to remove quotes from posts so that we can tidy up unnecessarily long quotes
In the meantime people just need to remember that you don’t have to quote the whole entire damn post! Just take the part you want to reply towards and leave out the rest.
And stop quoting a post that right above yours. That’s pointless!