I see your point but guys can simply not use the quote tag for news articles. I recommend just copying an excerpt
and then link to the original article. The quote tag is used mainly to quote a previous post.
I will raise the words to 200, however, so hopefully it won't pose as any sort of problem.
A Million Thanks for raising the Word-Count Ceiling. You Da Man.
However, I would like to make you aware of the fact that the Blind "Quote Tag", utilized for "Outside Copy" Protects you, Legally.
I believe the "Quote Button" (Reply), of the two separate types of "Quote Tags" is specifically geared to Internal Posts, with the other, "Blind" Quote Tag functioning as it has for so long for the primary purpose of posting Outside Copy -- as, IMO, for the "Greater Good", and Especially for Your Legal Protection -- it really should.
Not only that, but Dave -- It's BAD SEO-Mojo to take people off of your site through Backlinks (Even if they're Relatively Temporary Links -- But that would, in fact, be only a "Perception", since, in the "Technical Sense" -- these Links are Never actually removed).
In-Linking = GOOD!!! >>>
Out-Linking = BAD!!! >>>
Bottom Line: It suits Your Best Interest on EVERY SINGLE LEVEL to have the FULL COPY of every Posted Article on your site.