First, let me say I don't completely understand the reason that quoting can get users flagged. However, given the current policy, I believe that members have created an unfortunate workaround. The workaround, which I see often, involves either using colored text, or text set off by some type of delimiter, e.g., >> to reference other people's text. The problem with these workaround approaches is that they obscure the benefits of quoting. To me quoting, using the "reply with quote" does several things. It provides direct context of the reply, it gives the reader a direct reference to who made the quote, and gives the reader a chance to got back and find the entire post. The workaround approach forces the reader to dig back through the previous posts to pull out who made the original statement - very cumbersome. I urge the forum managers to consider lightening the restrictions on quoting rules.