Forum Announcement: Quoting
10-25-2011, 03:24 PM,
Quoting
Please do not quote the entire post in front of yours, as it wastes space. Quoting a small portion for clarification is fine.

Let n be the number of noobs who do this in a thread.
The thread will take up n(n+1)/2 lines instead of n lines, (n+1)/2 times more space than it should take up!

1 person = 1 line (optimal) or 1 line (quote-noobing) = 1x
2 persons = 2 lines (optimal) or 3 lines (quote-noobing) = 1.5x
3 persons = 3 lines (optimal) or 6 lines (quote-noobing) = 2x
4 persons = 4 lines (optimal) or 10 lines (quote-noobing) = 2.5x

Example to show the quadratic effect:
#1:
Quote:A
#2:
Quote:B
#3:
Quote:C
#4:
Quote:D

vs

#1:
Quote:A
#2:
Quote:
#1 Wrote:A
B
#3:
Quote:
#2 Wrote:
#1 Wrote:A
B
C
#4:
Quote:
#3 Wrote:
#2 Wrote:
#1 Wrote:A
B
C
D