It really was an impressive display of hair splitting.
I suggest that the quote box quote entire posts, but display that in the reply box, so you can just delete everything but the parts you're trying to quote.
Other idea: individual frames for each post. In that there's only so much room for a post, but you can scroll down through it if it's longer, so the posts don't take up excessive page space. Here's an example of a board that does this (scroll down tot he post by Carnival):
I realize that this would be a lot of programming though, so I'm obviously not expecting Paul to do any of it, I'm just thinking aloud here.
When the truth is, I miss you.
Yeah the truth is, that I miss you so.
And I�'m tired...
I should not have let you go.