If you want somebody to read your writing, then make it easy to read your writing. Forgive me but this should not need an explanation: excessive quoting makes reading threads unneccessarily cumbersome. Folks who are too lazy to trim their quotes are desplaying gross disrespect to their fellow members of the forum. Why is this not obvious? This is the umpteenth time that this feigned misunderstanding is brought up.
There is a huge wealth of shared knowledge in this forum. You are all free to write whatever you want here as long as you do your best to follow the forum rules and guidelines. They are not difficult. Do not abuse that freedom. Do not make anybody censor you. Other than being Canadian and maintaining order, there are no agendas here.
It is just a default feature of the software. I am not sure why anybody is bothered.
The intent of a poster matters when it comes to moderator intervention. Forgive me but what appears to you as an inconsistency is due to differences in intent of posters. If the intent is to sow disorder, then the intervention will be vastly different than if an innocent mistake is made.
My intent is to maintain order.