Most of the forums I've read allow the users to "quote" entire posts, and sometimes even mutiple posts.
When you go to "Add Reply", the posts are then waiting for you, with details of the original poster. It only takes a moment to delete the portions you don't want (and indicate that you've done that).
It's also easy, if necessary, to produce parts of a long post as separate quotes.
Answer the point(s), and Submit. The quotes than appear on a different background, and are clearly labelled as 'Quote'.
Is there any reason TA shouldn't have this facility? Members use various methods of indicating quotes; some don't even bother, which is really confusing!Edited: 30 August 2014, 13:39