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Old 12-10-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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Limit the quotes

I would suggest to limit the quotes only to exact point person needs to make, instead of quoting the whole page (I am being fictitious here, but it does happen). It would save a lot of space for forum, I mean the server, Im sure it is important. Of course I could be wrong and we have an unlimited amount of space there.

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Old 12-10-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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...censorship?
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Old 12-10-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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No, you do not need to quote the whole post yto make a point. Most of the time a sentance or two will do it. Do you pay for this forum? Somebody does.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Its certainly not censorship to ask folks to only quote what they are referring to Selkie. It makes it easier to follow the thread of discussion.

All you have to do is either hit the Quote feature and then just delete the extraneous stuff, or hit the Quote icon on the toolbar of the reply box and c&p the piece you want to address.

Charlie, its a great thought, and I hope folks will take you up on it, but often folks either don't have the time to do that, or they don't have enough computer smarts to know it can be edited. Be patient if you can. And thanks!
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:29 PM   #5
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It really was not my idea. The other forum I go to made that a policy, specifically becaue the space on their server cost money. Like I said before maybe it is free here, but if not we should try to fallow it. Thanks Alix.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:33 PM   #6
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I don't think we will make it a policy, but its a great rule of thumb. IMO it is easier to follow a discussion if I don't have to sift through long quotes to figure out what is going on.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #7
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That policy is inforced by people them selves, on that other board, nobody is going after anybody to fix anything.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:00 PM   #8
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I would love to see that happen Charlie. It is a pet peeve of mine when a huge amount of text is quoted when it doesn't need to be. That is me though and not everyone feels the same. There are some people who like doing it that way for whatever reason and I am sure they will continue to do so. For those of us who are not crazy about the practice we will just have to learn to deal with it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:07 PM   #9
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It's a pet peeve of mine as well. Not for the space it occupies on a server but for the annoyance of having to scroll through multiple copies of quoted posts to get to the new stuff. Often times, people quote an earlier post when no quoting at all was needed for their post.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #10
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Maybe you guys can make one of those announcements and make it stiky on the top and just ask people to be careful about this.
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