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Unnecessary Quoting!


#1

I have been seeing this a lot lately.

Someone writes a fairly long post, lets say, 40 lines. The first person to reply quotes the entire original post and then reply's with 2 lines.

I can understand why people might do this when a post is on its 2nd or 30th page, but certainly not on the first reply.


#2

Good points.


#3

What he said.


#4

Does it really bother you that much?


#5

What do you mean?


#6

Like this


#7

How did I know this would happen?

No, I'm not losing sleep over it, just thought I would bring it up.


#8

What Prof. X said.


#9

Could you be a little clearer? (JK) I am guilty and will work to amend this action.


#10

Yeah, it's really annoying.

Even some of the mods have edited posts and changed the full quote to something like:

"On what Professor X said..."

But yeah! What's the reason for replying to the whole damn message? At least pick out the important parts to quote and respond to them. I hate long posts!


#11

Interesting theory, tell us more...


#12

I think thats what he may be talking about. I'm not sure though. Tell me what you think!


#13

:slight_smile:


#14

I agree.


#15

Well I think he gets mad at someone quoting the first post a few pages down. Well we're still on the first page here so this is probably ok.


#16

I'm anxiously awaiting the theory myself.


#17

TSB


#18

What michael2507 said.


#19

What is it boy? Trouble at the old mill?

Is there a threshold?

This is an issue.


#20

Ditto.