|Dec23-09, 10:16 PM||#1|
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Very often in threads, we cite text from some other source. At present, there's no dedicated tag for this. Many people use the "quote" tag, which I personally find a bit confusing. I'd prefer to have the quote tag used for quoting previous posts. Also, when you make a reply to post, all the previous quotes are first stripped out. I am not sure this should apply to cited text.
In any case, my own practice has usually been to use an indented block when I am citing some other source; usually a paper but could be a web page, newspaper, saying, whatever.
I propose that a tag be defined for use when citing some other source. This would need to be implemented by Greg or chroot, I guess, if there was sufficient interest and they thought it worthwhile. I've never programmed for bbcodes before, but I think I know how it would be done.
The details would be:
The various tag options should be straightforward. It could be coded better to do the right thing if no source is provided, or to use what conventions you have for styles. I don't have experience coding custom bbcode tags. It's the kind of thing which vbulletin may even have available in its forums to licensed users. I just looked quickly at some documentation.
One downside is that you can apply no formatting or links in the optional argument. It should be easy to give a second option much like the quote tag at present allows a post number. This could be introduced with a semi-colon, followed by a url, and would result in a link appearing with the citation source at the end, much like the quote tag at present can link back to an earlier post.
Here is an example post, with an image of how I think it would appear using the above tag definition.
Winston Churchill once said of democracy:
Cheers -- sylas
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