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Postby curious_sb » 28 Apr 2007, 00:47

Hi y'all

I have no problem with quoting people, its natural and often helps people understand the context of your responses.

However, I do take exception to huge chunks of text being quoted that have no relevance to the reponse you pose, can you please - when you "quote" someone - just edit the post to cut out all the unneccessary quoted text before posting. If you are responding to several sentences within a quoted chunk, it might be better to cut out all the irrelevant stuff and keep the quotes to a mininum - but have more of them, for example:

Joe Blow wrote: yada yada yada


Yeah I agree totally

Joe Blow wrote: doughnuts, coffee, sitting in laybys with speedcameras


Yep, thats all cops seem to do these days.....

Joe Blow wrote:Once I accidentally hung myself by the ankles because I misjudged the counter weight I threw over a tree branch


hahahaa what an idiot


See how it works? it just makes it easier on the eye for other people to follow threads. I am not having a go at everyone, most of you are getting it right, theres just a few that havent quite mastered it all yet.

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Re: Quoting other peoples posts

Postby misQui » 28 Apr 2007, 01:26

curious_sb wrote:it might be better to cut out all the irrelevant stuff and keep the quotes to a mininum - but have more of them

Definitely a good idea.
curious_sb wrote:See how it works?

Yes, I think I've got the hang of it. :mrgreen:
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Postby curious_sb » 28 Apr 2007, 01:33

Yes just like that!!! 8)
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