What astonishes me is the lack of communication. First the limit on words in a quote (that if I remember was explained only after it was introduced) and now a warning and removing of a post without as much as a "hey guys, we are trying to do this and that so the new rule is..." Is it really so hard to tell us beforehand what you expect of us? Now other issues:
-One, it has nothing to do with how easy the conversation flows. If someone doesn't like quotes then they don't have to read them. Others, the ones not obsessed with this place and who don't remember who said what after one reading, may find they are loosing the hang of the conversation are are not sure if someone is talking about point 1 or point 2.
-Two, you are focusing on trivial things like that before making sure that this place doesn't give new ppl gag reflex when they see what kind of rubbish one can find here.
-Three, obviously the Admin doesn't know this place too well if he claims that ppl don't skip through pages to read back on posts they are responding to.
-Four, everyone has their own writing style and whether or not one likes it she spends a lot of time to give full and informed response. You allow abusive ppl with nothing to say about Poland to roam free yet she, who posts about Poland and doesn't offend, get's her post removed without a word. Maybe some respect for ppl who give their time to fill this place with meaningful content? The same was with Pawian- maybe the only one who created interesting, Poland oriented threads time after time.
What is the rationale behind this?
Are you saying that long posts, which by their ...
it seems our Admin is five and instead of addressing the issues makes some silly gesture. For your information the quotes didn't discurage me but your silly demonstration did.
The rationale is that most readers are discouraged by excessive quotes (they skip/don't read them).
I'm sure it's not only your assumption but you , for example, made a survey on PF that I missed?
Seven, we hear all the time of how trolls can't be stopped because of freedom of speech but apparently we can be told how we want to structure our responses.
And the silliest thing is that not so many ppl quote more than few times but because of how silly this thing was handled we have all this mess. Maybe we should really focus on changes with a bit more merit and leave ppl who like to quote to themselves? Because I doubt the quotes in Paulina's post would discourage anyone from joining but the swearing, insulting etc already did cost PF some posters.