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Questionable Quoting

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:05 pm
by PixarVixen
I don't mean to stir things up, but one of my forum pet peeves has been getting out of hand lately...unnecessary quoting. Some of you tend to quote direct previous posts whether or not you're continuing the conversation.

Sorry, A113, but I'm using you as an example:

A113 wrote:
PixarVixen wrote:
Mitch wrote:I was addicted to Food Network for a time, but then they took off the Japanese version of Iron Chef and added on a couple of reality shows.... :roll:


Actually, it airs around 3 or 4am on some nights, but only a nocturnal Food Network watcher would know that. Heheh. ;)

~~=oP


Good Eats is on at 9 PM here in New Mexico. I catch it as often as possible.

Anyway, I'm planning to watch Dinner: Impossible tonight, but it's right during AFV on ABC Family. Maybe I'll wait until December 9th to see it. I can't wait! :D


Not only is the quote lengthy, but it doesn't even relate to the post itself.

If you want to reply to a member's post, please don't quote it unless viewers would need to scroll up the page or browse the thread.

~~=oP

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:10 am
by Mitch
Ah heck. I think I'm guilty of doing this myself. Yes, I've gotta stop doing that.... *slaps self's butt*

Thank you for alerting us, PV! :)

-- Mitch

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:37 am
by gottalovepixar
I do that sometimes too ..

just one question , if the last post was really , really long , would it be okay to quote the specific part you are talking about , or not ?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:43 am
by PixarVixen
Yes yes. Quoting portions of posts is always encouraged, unless a post is really short.

~~=oP

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:31 am
by Gasduude
And you can always BOLD the individual's name, as well. :D

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:54 am
by Mitch
Gasduude - Yeah, I imagine that that would be the favorable option. Le "quoting system".... (snigger) ;)

-- Mitch

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:59 am
by Fairly Odd New Yorker
I've seen that many times before.

I sometimes forget because on this other forum they require us to quote when replying to keep us all on topic. It's very orderly there. But they run things differently.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:38 am
by The Star Swordsman
I have been doing that lately, but I'll be careful now. THanks PV.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:46 am
by Sky
I usually cut down the quotes, otherwise all of the quotes within quotes can get quite confusing. It has happened! :D

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:30 am
by The Star Swordsman
Usually, instead of quoting, I just put the name infront of the person I want to address to.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:32 am
by Sky
TSS - Me too. (See, like that!)

Unless their post is really long and I only want to address a specific part of what someone said. Which is the general idea of the quotes, I think.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:37 am
by The Star Swordsman
Usuallly, I quote something if it is like one or two lines long. I get into the habit of quoting something huge, then only posting something small. Then, I quote something, and take bits and parts from it.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:53 am
by PixarVixen
It just confuses me when certain members quote the previous post every single time they reply. Why, I ask you, why? :~o

~~=oP

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:12 am
by The Star Swordsman
Well, either the last post was really long and they just want to quote some points, or the previous post was kinda striking to them.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:31 am
by PixarVixen
The Star Swordsman wrote:Well, either the last post was really long and they just want to quote some points, or the previous post was kinda striking to them.


No, I'm referring to what I just did. I quoted the previous post, no matter how long it is. But if I'm continuing the conversation by replying directly to it, quoting isn't necessary.

~~=oP