I think what Snow is getting at is that the board functions such that if I want to only reply to a certain part of a person’s post, I can use the quote function to do that. And doing so is not going back and editing the person’s original post which is against the rules.
We have NEVER been allowed to alter the words another person typed, but it’s never been against the rules to only respond to a portion of their post.
Realistically, if a person types a big paragraph with multiple points, people may break down that paragraph into smaller points and respond to each one. OP doesn’t want this as he feels that sometimes people use that as an opportunity to change what he meant.
I don’t think this is much of a problem. The problem is people telling others what they actually meant, and that doesn’t have anything to do with quoting, it’s just people being dishonest. It’s been going on since the old forum, but it’s not against the rules.
I think the bigger problem is posters trying to tell another poster what they “really meant” but that’s not against the rules of the forum. That’s just people being chumps and trying to bait others into personal shots.