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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2018, 08:02:51 PM »

Some of the comments in this thread have me totally baffled...... I’d like to quote them, but that would probably add to the ‘problem’.
In the past I’ve used a quote option and removed the text that is irrelevant  - will that do?
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2018, 08:13:23 PM »

In the past I’ve used a quote option and removed the text that is irrelevant  - will that do?

That's exactly what Theo was asking for (see what I did there?)
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2018, 06:16:10 AM »

Sorry for being so dumb, and thank for putting me straight Helena ;D
Why did it get so complicated.....
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2018, 09:31:38 AM »


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I have a request - please don’t quote the entire previous post when replying,


Appologies Theo, I'll try to do better.

I suppose one must always be on ones guard.

In case you haven't twigged, Pat, your quote was included in the end of Theo's post because you didn't scroll past the last end quote statement (i.e., /quote in square brackets).

As Gena says, you need to be on your guard. On the other hand, though, if you get it wrong, it's not the end of the world. Just another type of typo.

I'm sure Theo's comment wasn't aimed at you, personally, either, it's one he has come out with a number of times, in the past.
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2018, 02:01:18 PM »

I posted this on a topic where several posts quoted the entire preceding post.  This seems to me to use up screen space tovery little purpose, and is especially problematic when reading the forum on a mobile.

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I have a request - please don’t quote the entire previous post when replying, 



Just testing, no one can be such a tech idiot than me! I actually built a television set when I was 16.
   Things have sure moved on since then.👍

Please share you views on quoting etiquette in this topic.
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 04:33:10 PM »

I've got to say that using straightforward "Quotation marks" would have saved Nick's portion of the above post looking as if it was part of the  "Quote from: Theo on Yesterday at 07:53:56 AM" who was telling us that he "actually built a television set when I was 16."
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 07:11:54 PM »

Do you know Winston, I still don’t get it ! :(
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2018, 07:54:16 PM »

QLF Nick, QLF  ;D
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Re: Etiquette for quoting from earlier posts
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2018, 07:55:03 PM »

Nick if you don’t get it and if you need to quote something from a previous post then use quotation marks as Winston has suggested.
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