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Old 03-16-2014, 11:51 AM   #21
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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.
Hey, sometimes fingers stutter and the eyes don't catch it! ;-)
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:07 PM   #22
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When my fingers "stutter" while I'm playing a game... (1.2.3.) ARGHHH - usually causes me to lose.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:08 PM   #23
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I agree; it helps. I also like when people highlight a paticular part in another color. However, for what it's worth, it does become easier to scan through and not get so bogged down in time.
Thank you for the post and I really hope no one chooses to take offense!
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:19 PM   #24
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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. 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.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:25 PM   #25
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I can hear the whiner saying that i misquoted them by not using all of it.
Or sue you for copyright!

Here's a quote that comes in handy a lot of times but guaranteed to make enemies!

"There are more horses asses than asses in this world."
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #26
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I can hear the whiner saying that i misquoted them by not using all of it.
But it can be misleading, hence, the ellipsis.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:07 PM   #27
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But it can be misleading, hence, the ellipsis.
I had to look up that word today.
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:09 PM   #28
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I had to look up that word today.

What? Hence?
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:11 PM   #29
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..."There are more horses asses than asses in this world."
I think this quote makes more sense if you say, "There are more horses asses than horses in this world."
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:13 PM   #30
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I think this quote makes more sense if you say, "There are more horses asses than horses in this world."
Either way is good.
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