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Old 03-15-2014, 08:16 PM   #11
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It actually worked on the other forum. What didn't work was the changing of subject... Just can't help myself

and you're correct Andy M & taxlady - I used to ...... before and ..... after. Forgot about that!
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:00 AM   #12
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...When you quote it is simple to delete the parts that are not really integral to your reply. Or to put it another way, you only leave in what you are actually refering to in your reply.....
I remember reading this my first go-round (I took a 3-year sabbatical to "do things" that never got done) with Andy being the one to suggest it, if I recall correctly.

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I usually edit out irrelevant portions of post I quote, using and elipsis at each end of the deletion to acknowledge the quote has been edited.
And this is what I remember you saying Andy, if it was you. Whoever it was, I thought it was a great suggestion. Besides, if someone wants to read the entire quote the ellipsis let them know to look up^ for something that was edited out.

Although I must admit I'm guilty of reposting the photos...sorry pac.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:37 AM   #13
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...Although I must admit I'm guilty of reposting the photos...sorry pac.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #14
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While we're on the subject of ellipsis, please keep in mind and ellipsis is THREE DOTS. More dots don't make it better.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:16 AM   #15
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awww com'on..... the more the merrier
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
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I think the OP made a very good point, and one I try to follow but obviously don't all the time. When I do quote the entire message I often highlight with Bold or another color to make what I'm responding to clearer.

A tangential remark, but along the same lines as making the posts more understandable, is a suggestion that if someone replies "I had the same experience and it made me SO unhappy!" but DOESN'T quote the post s/he is replying to! Sometimes that post is a page or two after the OP due to heavy traffic on the thread or because the person just got around to reading the thread. But it leaves the reader clueless as to what made her/him so unhappy.

Some ways to mitigate that:

1. Tootsie, I'm sorry your goldfish died. I had the same experience and it made me SO unhappy!

2. Refer to post # 14. I had the same experience and it made me SO unhappy!

Otherwise the reply "I had the same experience and it made me SO unhappy!" might follow a post where someone said they'd just gotten married!
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Otherwise the reply "I had the same experience and it made me SO unhappy!" might follow a post where someone said they'd just gotten married!
maybe that's what was meant!
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awww com'on..... the more the merrier
No - the more, the more incorrect <said the intrepid editor>
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But...but...dots are fun!!!!

Gosh, one more exclamation point and I'd be a psychopath...
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