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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   McPaul

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Posted November 12 2001 - 01:10 PM

I'm just curious about why people feel the need to paste annoying quotes in their messages. Do they think we're not READING threads? are we completely oblivious to the discussion at hand?

Example:

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annoying quote here that may last for several lines
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response to quote 1 or two posts earlier, as well as this one.

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you guessed it, another annoying quote.
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response to quote again.


If it was me that posted the origional then I KNOW what I said. If I wasn't, I should be up to date on the conversation. In person, isn't it considered rude to jump into a conversation without being there to hear what was already said/agreed on? In my experience, this is bad nettiquette. Am I wrong?

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(oh, and I know what your responses are going to look like too! - and in advance I remark --- "Cute!")

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   AdrianJ

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Posted November 12 2001 - 01:50 PM

Paul,

Since there can be multiple discussion going on simultaneously, I think most of it find it as a way to clarify what is being discussed. I find it more annoying that people post replies with no reference as to what they are talking about.

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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 12 2001 - 08:49 PM


If the quotes are kept short n' sweet,
then they actually do help refresh a reader's
memory -- especially if the reply comes a few
posts later.

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted November 12 2001 - 10:41 PM

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Do they think we're not READING threads? are we completely oblivious to the discussion at hand?

Yes, and quite often!

You see many contributions to threads that include information already posted, maybe more than once.

I find the the copy and paste method useful and to the point. Sort of like being in a Perry Mason episode, "Would the court reporter read back that statement."

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted November 13 2001 - 01:01 AM

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If it was me that posted the origional then I KNOW what I said. If I wasn't, I should be up to date on the conversation.
More power to you, but you'd be amazed at how many people don't follow those simple guidelines.

BTW, the above is a good example of why short quotations are useful. If I left out the quotation, I'd have to restate your thought in order to make sense of my reply. Would you rather have your thought represented by your own words or someone's restatement of them?

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted November 13 2001 - 01:29 AM

"...and I know what your responses are going to look like too!"

We couldn't stop ourselves. Posted Image
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   McPaul

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Posted November 13 2001 - 05:21 AM

Jim and Michael....

"Cute!"

thanks guys, thanks Ron!

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