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Quoting and Linking External Content

Discussion in 'DNTrade Updates & News' started by chris, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. chris

    chris Administrator

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    Created so we can move the discussion on quoting content here rather than hijacking other threads.
     
  2. DnEbook

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    "Aren't links done via the furthest right hand top icon in the post box and then with quotation marks wrapped around any text and link"
     
  3. chris

    chris Administrator

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    As per the discussion on quoting here:

    https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/tim-resigns.12090/page-2

    The thread in question is open to all and renders fine on mobile.

    Thanks for recommending they join DNT, everyone is welcome to contribute here. The rules we have in place are for the benefit of all members.

    The slabs of text are difficult to read and can annoy members (regardless of the content).

    This is not the case. Members need to be able to easily distinguish between comments and copied text from other sources.

    It's not the length, and it's not about limiting information for anyone. If I can't tell what someone has written, or if I've seen it before, I skip it. I think you'll find most people do the same.

    It's not about who is reading it, this isn't about auDA or anyone else, it's about following the DNT forum rules that exist to benefit all members :)
     
  4. ttfan

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    Yes I could not agree more. The content is usually good quality, and obviously a lot of time and effort has gone into it, which I applaud.
    However there is an art to writing content that is engaging, whether it's for web pages or forum posts, it's the same principle. It must be easy to digest and engage the reader so there is incentive to read further. A wall of text or facts does not do this, no matter how good the content, which makes it counter-productive. I hope DomainNames can take this as constructive feedback, because I do appreciate the time and effort of his research and posts.
     
  5. Cherie Quin

    Cherie Quin Membership: Community

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    I work with domain names and websites everyday and I enjoy Dntrade, but all this auda stuff gets a bit much for me, it seems to take over the site,
     
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  6. Bacon Farmer

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    Yeah but at least it's better than that bitcoin stuff.
     
  7. Scott7

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    Couldn't resist that one could you, Bacon? :D
     
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