Originally Posted by dragnlaw
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. If you feel the whole thing is what you are replying on - there must be a key note that made you sit up and want to reply that you could choose.
I do this regularly to keep my long winded, "know it all" posts as small as possible.
My posts are still to long and sometimes rub people the wrong way.
I was concerned especially on this forum that editing ones post would be frowned upon. Like I did above.
I can hear the whiner saying that i misquoted them by not using all of it.