Just curious...

McPaul

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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?
Again, just curious.

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

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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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Ronald Epstein

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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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Henry Gale

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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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Michael Reuben

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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?
M.
 

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