Just got a “[system] just now — Automatically removed quote of whole previous post.”
… which is true, but the “whole previous post” was one sentence.
We have gotten complaints before from e-mail users of the forum that it can be confusing for them to receive replies without a quote to establish context.
So I wonder if it’s necessary for “system” to be so pedantic as to automatically remove any “whole-post” quote that consists of about a dozen words
Hmmm… quoting a whole post - even if it’s one line - means that most forum users or email users who are viewing emails in a threaded view are just seeing that exact one line repeated twice with different formatting, before seeing what is probably just a one line response. Quoting something specific seems communicative, but I’m not sure what quoting an entire posts communicates.
I can see that this would be hard to follow if you were reading in email for without a threaded view, but my impression is that email clients with threaded message displays exist specifically to solve this problem?