We've actually had this discussion a couple of times over the years. I try to limit my quotes and condense when I can, but I have been around computers for more years than I care to remember.
Many of our members are not so savvy and may be intimidated at the thought of editing text. I am just making an assumption of course, and hope I am not offending anyone.
I agree that when it can be done it does keep things tidy, but remember, what is agreed to now becomes moot in about 2 weeks when 50 people leave and another 50 arrive who haven't seen this (hypothetically speaking with tongue firmly embedded in cheek!)
After all that, dragnlaw, I do agree, but don't see much hope in it sticking.