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27th January 2020, 04:48 PM |#3201  
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Service Full OP Quote & [HIDE] Tag - XDA Labs vs. Tapatalk
Originally Posted by DiamondJohn

...One of my pet peeves (and I know I am not the only one) is when a user quotes the whole OP, to ask a question not specifically about anything within the OP they just quoted...

Yes, that's probably what I hate the most & always report it.

Originally Posted by DiamondJohn to create any quote of the OP with the HIDDEN tags pre and post fixed to the quote....

Originally Posted by Oswald Boelcke

...hide tags should actually be used more often; but again however, they aren't effective e.g. in XDA Labs i.e. on small screens of a mobile...

Originally Posted by Thanos

...just report it when it does happen and xda Moderator staff will edit the offending posts to either hide or remove the full OP quote...

"...hide tags ...aren't effective e.g. in XDA Labs" - That's an understatement as the XDA apps just don't parse [HIDE], [STRIKE], etc.

I always found it funny that XDA Labs can't use [HIDE] of it's own XDA forum while Tapatalk can (Show Spoiler).

I attached some screenshots side-by-side of XDA Labs vs. Tapatalk Pro & it's a post that was edited by mod @Thanos that shows like this in XDA Labs:

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Full OP quote removed
Please do not quote large posts
HIDE]Or please use HIDE tags when doing so[/HIDE]
And the reply below it:

Originally Posted by guest4711

...Hide tag does not help/work on XDA labs app. ...

So mods should delete the full OP quote instead of using [HIDE] and maybe not recommend to use it in that case.

Edit: Many users don't know how to trim a quote & just keep the relevant parts.

So an alternative would be to create a how-to trim quotes or use the @ mention tutorial & when a mod edits a post with a huge quote he could link to it.

Heck I would link to it often as it's a pain to explain to users how to do it like I did in the bottom of this post for example.

Heloooo, @Wood Man?
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27th January 2020, 09:04 PM |#3202  
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Originally Posted by curiousrom

So mods should delete the full OP quote instead of using [HIDE] and maybe not recommend to use it in that case.

I have forwarded your concern/suggestion to the Moderation team.

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6th February 2020, 11:33 AM |#3203  
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Apparently xda's search function is blocked by Brave Shields of Brave Browser. Is this expected?
Yesterday, 10:24 AM |#3204  
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Hi guys!

Not sure if this is an issue with Safari or the site... But once logged in, you still can't see your user panel on the top-right corner. The user photo is not displayed, and if you click that icon, it's always asking you to log in. It's like you're not logged in, although you are.

Also, a bit of a confusing typo in the maintenance message.
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