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Quoting posts

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:46 pm

I would draw the attention of new members to the forum rule regarding the quoting of posts.

Quoting Posts
Please use the quoting of previous posts facility sparingly and never quote, in full, the post immediately preceding yours.


http://www.andalucia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=27214

Just to reiterate please do not quote, in their entirety, posts which are immediately prior to your post. Quotes should be used selectively in order to highlight a particular point in the previous post or to refer to a specific comment further back in the thread.

Overuse of the quotes facility makes the forum unwieldy and difficult to follow as can be seen in some other fora in which it seems to be routine procedure.

Quotes which do not conform this rule will be deleted.

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby Lyric » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:06 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby Beachcomber » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:34 pm

I want to reiterate one of my previous posts.

Maybe I should edit the post to state 'new and not so new' members

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby costakid » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:52 pm

:thumbup:

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby johnr » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:05 pm

Beachcomber wrote:I want to reiterate one of my previous posts.

Maybe I should edit the post to state 'new and not so new' members


why not just stop being passive aggressive and just directly name me? Unbelievable.

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby White Horse » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:20 pm

What's the problem?
The quote facility is there to be used for a reason, if several posts have passed it can be confusing to whom a reply is directed. Why micro-manage the members? Who is upset by this?
Hang loose! :wave:

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby El Cid » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:47 pm

I totally agree with Beachcomber. As you said, the quote option is there for a reason and Beachcomber has explained how it should be used correctly.

It takes very little effort to use the facility correctly, but if posters continue to use it incorrectly and quote whole posts for no good reason, those posts will either be edited or deleted.

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby Devils Advocate » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:02 am

White Horse wrote:What's the problem?


A bunfight over E cigs :mrgreen:
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Re: Quoting posts

Postby katy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:20 am

The only ones quoting posts in the e cigs thread are the mods :silent:

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby katy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:15 am

....and now posts are disappearing, are mods moderating themselves 8)

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby El Cid » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:22 am

We do it all the time Katy :D :D

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Re: Quoting posts

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:51 am

Yes Sid, because you can.. bravo!! :roll:


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