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    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title

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    i think it is because the forum software will quote as many people deep, where some forum software will only allow you to quote "one deep"

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    yea, the software used on this board is showing its age... it's tripped me up a few times using normal tags that don't carry over, and then having to edit the post as best I can to fall inline with more modern practices.

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    W.E.G. wrote:
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I don't understand?

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    W.E.G. wrote:
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    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.
    Quoting previous posts to which one is responding does have the advantage of not having to bouce repeatedly from OP to your replay page.

    Also it allows "selective" qoutes through edit features and there fore makes your reply specific to that remaining portion of the original. See example above.

    I like it.

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    Like guns, just tools, some old some new.

    Some understand and adapt while some are too busy bragging about how well trained they are.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Quoting previous posts to which one is responding does have the advantage of not having to bouce repeatedly from OP to your replay page.

    Also it allows "selective" qoutes through edit features and there fore makes your reply specific to that remaining portion of the original. See example above.

    I like it.

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    It's not always helpful though. For instance, leaving the quote from your post would have done nothing to make mine any clearer, so to clean it up I just left it out.

    A little forum etiquette goes a long way, but like most things online it's nothing worth getting ones panties in a wad over.

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    W.E.G. wrote:
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    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I don't know.

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    I think part of it arises from WowBB often screwing up quote formatting. If you quote a prior post, edit the post, and then start typing your response below the quote box, WowBB will often screw up the quoted section's formatting. That means you have to quote, at least start typing a response, THEN go back and edit to keep your quote intact consistently. Sometimes I forget to go back and edit the quoted post and end up quoting more than I intended and by the time I realize it, it just isn't worth going back to edit it unless it is a really long quote.
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    Because WOWBB sucks compared to VBulletin

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    W.E.G. wrote:
    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.
    It seems to me that folks are either ignorant of their ability to edit the quoted posts, or are too lazy to do so.

    I'm sorry if that angers the folks who are guilty of either of the above, but you aren't thinking at all about the folks who have to read your posts.

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    DrMark wrote:
    W.E.G. wrote:
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    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I've never seen anything quite like it in other internet forums.

    Its not at all unsusual to see somebody write one-sentence reply in a thread, and at the same time "quote" some ridiculous number of prior lines, and prior posts, from the same thread.

    What is up with that?


    ETA: word in thread title should be "members," not member -- board software won't let me correct my typo in the thread title
    I don't know.
    Really?

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    It's called laziness.

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    It's caused by using the "QUOTE" button which copies the whole post instead of highlighting, copying and pasting just the relevant lines. So laziness probably best describes it.
    Perhaps if you would use a real computer you wouldn't have to apologize for not being able to do so many things on the internet!

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    The thing I find really stupid on forums is when the first person to respond to a post uses the quote feature when making their response.
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    Have used reply button and then found that 4-5 others had posted before I sent, then the last poster thought I was responding to him - whole thing got out of context because of sequence.

    Also replying to something 1/2 page or two pages back makes quoting almost manditory for relevancy.

    There are those that qoute long streams of quotes just to aggrevate - no really they do - don't beleive it - could provide some samples. :P

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    What I have occasionally done in that situation (rapidly developing thread) is to get in a quick retort as placeholder and then edit it at my leisure.

    ETA: A bit as I'm doing here. Yes, we OCDO have been abused by drive-by posters of great or lesser tenure that feel space/numbers are 'karma' and credibility. They are swine before whom we cast pearls. Swine with Pride, Integrity and Gift o' gab.

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    And then those who are staying up-to-date - not going back and rereading everything everytime - probably never see it.

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    mobeewan wrote:
    The thing I find really stupid on forums is when the first person to respond to a post uses the quote feature when making their response.
    I understand your point. However, my keyboarding skills are somewhat remedial. The whole process of posting is pretty laborious for me. As Grapeshot illustrated, there can easily be multiple posts between mine and the post I am responding to.

    So recognizingmy limitation, Iusually make the reference to avoid confusion. Besides, if that's the stupidest this I do all day I'm coming out ahead.


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    Deleting unnecessary parts of a quote or highlighting and adding to a post I grasp but , how do you quote multiple, not quoted together posts from different authors?

    I have seen this so posted but cannot accomplish the same.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Deleting unnecessary parts of a quote or highlighting and adding to a post I grasp but , how do you quote multiple, not quoted together posts from different authors?

    I have seen this so posted but cannot accomplish the same.

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    Deleting unnecessary parts of a quote or highlighting and adding to a post I grasp but , how do you quote multiple, not quoted together posts from different authors?

    I have seen this so posted but cannot accomplish the same.

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    Select all, copy, paste. I might have two tabs of OCDO open simultaneously, copying from one and pasting and writing in the other.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Deleting unnecessary parts of a quote or highlighting and adding to a post I grasp but , how do you quote multiple, not quoted together posts from different authors?

    I have seen this so posted but cannot accomplish the same.

    Yata hey


    [quote*="person's name"] TEXT [/*quote]



    But without the *. I had to put that in otherwise it turns into code and isn't visible.

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    AWDstylez wrote:
    [quote*="person's name"] TEXT [/*quote]

    But without the *. I had to put that in otherwise it turns into code and isn't visible.
    Do you have better luck using the vbcode rather than using the quote feature built into the forum tool bar? I'm usually lazy and just use the tool bar but sometimes the formatting goes all FUBAR and is just frustrating.
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    deepdiver wrote:
    AWDstylez wrote:
    [quote*="person's name"] TEXT [/*quote]

    But without the *. I had to put that in otherwise it turns into code and isn't visible.
    Do you have better luck using the vbcode rather than using the quote feature built into the forum tool bar? I'm usually lazy and just use the tool bar but sometimes the formatting goes all FUBAR and is just frustrating.


    This board has the worst built in quoting system of any I've used, and I've used a lot. I manually type the code for everything here.

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