I think it would be extremely useful to provide a “cite” field. We have ones for quotes and lists. What about one for cites? I can think of numerous benefits.[ul][li] Ease of locating cites within an OP or reply.[/li]
[li] Ease of spotting cites used in a post for the purposes of moderation.[/li]
[li] Reduced server load due to fewer searches for cites during the composition of replies.[/li]
[li] Reduced server search times for specific “cite” fields.[/ul]The cite tag could be automatically color coded for ease of recognition. I would think its use could eventually be made mandatory to promote consistency of posting style.[/li]
Tubadiva, Jerry, Lynn … what do you think of this idea? It would look something like this:[**
Replace the word “quote” with “cite” and there you have it. Any excerpted material from the linked site would be within the field making everyone’s job easier.