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JollyRomek Activity: 7 / 484
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18 Feb 2015  #1

Please read the new rule about quoting from the post above

I did not quote anyone so I am not sure which rule about quoting someone i should follow? Can you please elaborate?

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18 Feb 2015  #2

When you reply to the last post, there is no need to quote it (unless you quote some important word or words).

This is a new and important forum rule - posters should avoid excessive and unnecessary quotes. Excessive or unnecessary quotes disrupt the flow and bring nothing new. Some quotes only result in unneeded personal remarks. Thank you.
OP JollyRomek Activity: 7 / 484
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18 Feb 2015  #3

Hi Admin, your forum = your rules. However, I do find quotes important, even if I reply to the last post of a thread. Quotes are part of how people in a forum communicate. They also help to respond to different parts of the last post separately.

You will find that long responses to the last posts of a thread without quotes will end up in confusion. I would, If i was you, reconsider this rule as it does not help. On the contrary but as I said, your forum = your rules.
Monitor Activity: 14 / 1,832
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18 Feb 2015  #4

Yep, too much rules is no good.
Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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18 Feb 2015  #5

Jolly, the keys words here are

excessive and unnecessary quotes

Admin isn't banning all quotes.
johnny reb Activity: 11 / 1,791
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18 Feb 2015  #6

You only powdered half the babies butt Roger.
(Reading comprehension)
The other half of the key words are:

When you reply to the last post, there is no need to quote it

Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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18 Feb 2015  #7

Perhaps Admin could clarify once and for all. Are quotes banned or not. Also, please bring back the 'ignore' option.
johnny reb Activity: 11 / 1,791
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18 Feb 2015  #8

He made it as about as clear as he could.
What part do you need clarifying ?
The no quoting from the above post or the no excessively quoting ?
Monitor Activity: 14 / 1,832
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18 Feb 2015  #9

Yep, too much rules is no good.

LOL, Admin gave me warning for that. No explanation why.
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,882
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18 Feb 2015  #11

And why is that?
Monitor Activity: 14 / 1,832
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18 Feb 2015  #12

Pam, maybe ban me instantly from this forum then :)
Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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18 Feb 2015  #13

What is the logic behind this? Does a poster putting a one-line quote cost PF anything? There seem to be several of us who are confused by this new rule.
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,882
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18 Feb 2015  #14

Quite the reverse really.

Are we not going to get an answer?
johnny reb Activity: 11 / 1,791
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18 Feb 2015  #15

Pam may I ask, "Do you take valium, asprin or drink heavily when trying so gently dealing with people
with reading comprhension ?"
The administrator ALREADY STATED that it keeps the flow of reading a thread flowing.
It is UNNECESSARY to repeat when it is in the thread right above yours.
You guys just want to pound an issue to death by demanding people defend themselves when
you take a word out of context, they spell a word wrong, present something literally when it was meant figuratively,
to make yourselves look so much more brilliant then the next guy.
That is why you are acting blind to the problem.
I for one agree with the new rule because it will hopefully stop the 'brilliant bickering' over non sense just to make
YOUR pointed opinion be the one written in stone to belittle another poster........ along with keeping the thread flowing.
OP JollyRomek Activity: 7 / 484
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18 Feb 2015  #16

johnny_reb, your problem is not the quoting from your posts, but your posts in general. Just because we are not able to quote from your post, does not mean that we will not continue to tell you how wrong you are about literally everything that you post on this forum.

But of course, showing you that you are wrong just means that we are trying to "belittle" you and make us look better than you, doesn't it?
johnny reb Activity: 11 / 1,791
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18 Feb 2015  #17

I was not the one whining and pouting about quoting excessively so therefore I don't have a problem Jolly.
You are the one that insists on keeping YOUR p*ssing pouting contest going here by posting off thtread....AGAIN !
And yes I will continue to post my opinions and let YOU challenge them all you want with your 'brilliance".
Have you read the other rule about posting insults to attack other posters ? Aparently not.
Now for the love of Mary would you PLEASE stay on thread and put your personal insults in private messaging to me so
I can just delete them.
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18 Feb 2015  #18

They also help to respond to different parts of the last post separately.

If you refer to a specific part, it's ok to quote this particular fragment or the most important keyword you focus on in your reply; but it doesn't make sense to quote the whole post - you can see this last post above the post form, so you don't need to duplicate it. Look at it from the reader's perspective - he/she doesn't have to read the same message twice and by reading the previous message it's easy to get the context of the next message.

We made it easier to see the last post - now when you click on the reply / quote button, the 'Similar discussion' links should disappear so that posters can see the last message in full.
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,882
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18 Feb 2015  #19

unless you quote some important word or words

Does that apply to all posts or only to those which are not immediately above the post one is replying to?
Admin Activity: 32 / 1,493
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18 Feb 2015  #20

In 90% the new rule applies to the post immediately above; however, the 'excessive' part applies to all quotes. For example, it is not okay to quote 3-5 sentences from a post and only add 'Thanks' or 'Lol' to it. Be logical, reasonable, and conservative when quoting.
OP JollyRomek Activity: 7 / 484
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18 Feb 2015  #21

your personal insults

So, telling someone that they are wrong is an insult? :) :)

If you refer to a specific part, it's ok to quote this particular fragment or the most important keyword you focus on in your reply;

Ok, thank you for the clarification
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,882
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18 Feb 2015  #22

I wasn't asking about excessive quoting, I was asking if it is acceptable to "quote some important word or words" from the post above. What's the answer to the question?
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18 Feb 2015  #23

The answer was in post #2: unless you quote some important word or words.
Monitor Activity: 14 / 1,832
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18 Feb 2015  #24

LOL. And it is up to admins to decide the importance. If they don't like what was quoted then warning. 5 times no liky and band.
Harry Activity: 67 / 12,882
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4 May 2015  #25

Merged: Who turned off the quote function?

And more to the point, why?

Nothing was turned off.
smurf Activity: 39 / 2,023
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5 May 2015  #26

And more to the point, why?

It has stopped working though

As you can see, I just quoted Harry's post and it doesn't appear as a quote.
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,764
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5 May 2015  #27

It never really does work on iPads though the problem seems more about selecting small bits of text. Easier to select the lot and delete what you don't need to quote. Maybe the newer models handle it better. On a phone, best to forget it.
Barney Activity: 14 / 1,476
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5 May 2015  #28

As you can see, I just quoted Harry's post and it doesn't appear as a quote.

It appears correct for me.

I have checked on several browsers, the quote function appears to be working on IE but not on Chrome (PC) Safari (ipad and OSX) is grand.

Can you see the quoted text?
jon357 Activity: 55 / 10,764
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5 May 2015  #29

quoting when you're browsing with safari works fine on a MacBook but on an iPad (2) or iPhone (4) it doesn't work.
Roger5 Activity: 1 / 1,224
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5 May 2015  #30

No chance on my smart phone or tablet. Can't report either from the phone.




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