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Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby GBSierraSLE [OP] » Nov 17 2020, 9:05pm

Just a friendly reminder, please do not Quote the post directly above your reply. I've seen a lot of this lately. It makes threads much longer than need be. Please only use the Quote feature if you are referring to a post more than one post back. Thanks!

This is from the site FAQ's...

"Never quote a post that is directly above yours.
Quoting a post that directly precedes your post is redundant, pointless, and takes up more space on the page. Avoid using the quote button unless you are referring to a post made more than one post back up the list. It is unnecessary to quote the post directly above yours. It is assumed that your response pertains to it."
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby Chevrolado » Nov 17 2020, 9:36pm

Interesting. Never heard that as a hard rule before (although I typically don't direct quote when fast response to someone right above me)
I do have a question though as I normally don't unless the page is long. It's always weird if you reply back to someone (without quoting) and then your reply moves on to a new page. Then what? Then someone viewing that new page then may read it and then have to go back a page just to reference what the person is talking about. Just a thought.
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby SierraHarley » Nov 17 2020, 10:06pm

In that case, delete your post, wait until someone else posts and then quote the person and put your reply so it will all be on one page. ;)
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby adam86107 » Nov 17 2020, 10:13pm

Chevrolado wrote:Interesting. Never heard that as a hard rule before (although I typically don't direct quote when fast response to someone right above me)
I do have a question though as I normally don't unless the page is long. It's always weird if you reply back to someone (without quoting) and then your reply moves on to a new page. Then what? Then someone viewing that new page then may read it and then have to go back a page just to reference what the person is talking about. Just a thought.


I've had that happen and I've also had someone else post while I was making my post and now it is no longer after the post I was referring to. This is a dumb rule.
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby Walkers » Nov 17 2020, 11:34pm

I agree!
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby Chevy-SS » Nov 17 2020, 11:41pm

LOL, I'm with everyone on this. It's a dumb rule, the dumbest I ever saw on a forum. Quoting (especially a partial quote with a highlighted word or sentence) is often times very helpful (if not outright essential) in the parties understanding precisely what the responder may be trying to address. I don't understand the need for a rule like this. But it's not my forum. Kindly forgive me if (and when) I violate this totally irrelevant rule. ;)
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby TennMan » Nov 17 2020, 11:46pm

I didn't know about this rule either. Usually if I do quote someone I delete most of the extra text leaving only the relevant information so the quote isn't so long.
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby Chevrolado » Nov 17 2020, 11:47pm

Yep.. that's how I tend to do it as well. And remove peoples Images or something too if they posted a lot and I'm replying to just a statement..
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby vpasla1 » Nov 18 2020, 1:03pm

Exactly, they can always edit their post afterwards as well, which may not show the relevancy of our reply if it wasn't quoted.
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Re: Don't Quote the post directly above your reply

Postby ferraiolo1 » Nov 18 2020, 1:30pm

vpasla1 wrote:Exactly, they can always edit their post afterwards as well, which may not show the relevancy of our reply if it wasn't quoted.
It gets annoying


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