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    Admin,

    I note you can quote a Comment when it is viewed under Latest Activity but not when it is viewed under Posts. Can the quote facility be enabled under both viewing formats?
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    No. Posts and comments appear in reverse chronological order in the Latest Activity view and the contextual relationship between posts and comments is lost. In the Posts view, comments appear in the context of the post being commented upon regardless of when they are posted. For that reason, quoting comments is not available in the Posts view, although you can certainly make the extra effort and do so by cutting and pasting.

    In Latest Activity view, it is not possible to comment, only Reply to the thread as a whole. Since the context of the reply is lost, quoting is possible.

    The key concept here is that comments are separated from their posts in the Latest Activity view as its purpose is to display a reverse chronological history of the postings, whereas the Posts view is intended to provide a contextual view. If the number of comments associated with a reply is so great that quoting is necessary, the conversation has likely drifted off topic.
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    • RogerM
      RogerM commented
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      I have to disagree with your second paragraph. This comment was made in Latest Activity view. But otherwise I note what you say even if I don’t entirely follow the logic. Thanks.
      Last edited by RogerM; 02-25-2019, 03:15 PM.

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      Admin commented
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      Well let me try again. I meant to say that you can't comment on a comment and that quoting a comment in the Latest Activity adds the quote as a Reply that will not appear as a comment in either view.

      This is not my logic or design, I'm just trying to offer an explanation as to the purpose of the two distinct ways of viewing the content offered.

      Choose the one that suits your purpose.

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    Originally posted by Admin View Post

    This is not my logic or design, I'm just trying to offer an explanation as to the purpose of the two distinct ways of viewing the content offered.
    I wasn’t intending to criticise your logic and am sorry if you thought I was. I appreciate that you are explaining the developer’s way of thinking. Thank you.

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