First, an apology. This is not strictly about current affairs, but rather about how current affairs (and other subjects) are discussed on ARRSE. Why is it that some contributors, when posting in the same thread, insist on including quotes, multiple quotes, quotes of multiple quotes and so on? It adds nothing to the debate, makes for tedious reading and is probably clogging up space on the ARRSE server. If, in order to get a grasp of the subject under discussion, I cannot be arsed to read a few pages back, then I am certainly not going to be inclined to read a post that includes labyrinthine strings of quotations. The 'quote' button is the devil's own work!