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Old 06-08-2009, 11:07 AM   #21
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That works quite nicely too (though it doesn't show who you were quoting, but then again who cares?)
Another tip--make up a new name for a poster within the quote--it looks so official and sometimes people don't even notice

I forgot the original low tech way to quote--retype what you want to quote, use these funky old-fashioned punctuation marks (" and ")
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:22 AM   #22
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It would be nice if when you quoted someone, the quotes that THEY used were included ....
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I agree with the spirit of what ERD50 is saying about quote context in post #18. I like to see the shortest possible quotes with some paraphrasing for context. But that's just me, there are a lots of ways to skin a cat or to quote.
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A pet peeve of mine is that I would like to always see copied or quoted material acknowledged: "As NewbieMember said, "....," or according to Wiki, or this popped up on Google images, or I found this on sillyjoke.com.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:18 PM   #23
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I agree with the spirit of what ERD50 is saying about quote context in post #18.
A couple years ago we tried nested quotes on this board for a while and it drove us nuts. Let's not repeat that experiment...
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A couple years ago we tried nested quotes on this board for a while and it drove us nuts. Let's not repeat that experiment...
What Nords said.

And for those of you who need more info on "nested quotes", that's the format used in our PM system. A few replies to replies and things get very confusing.
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What Nords said.

And for those of you who need more info on "nested quotes", that's the format used in our PM system. A few replies to replies and things get very confusing.
Very true, there *is* a downside. If it is the default mode, and posters aren't judicious in deleting the previously quoted content that is not pertinent, you can get each post as long as the thread and it just grows exponentially. That gets old real quick.

The forums I'm thinking of, it is the default though. It does get out of hand from time to time, usually not too bad though. I have no idea if any forum SW supports it as an option on a post-by-post basis.

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Whoa, I never even saw the multi-quote button!!!
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The super duper low tech way: type in [ quote ] (but close up the brackets), retype the stuff you want to quote, then type in [ /quote ] (again, close up the brackets).
I never saw the multi-quote option either - works great!!!
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Another tip--make up a new name for a poster within the quote--it looks so official and sometimes people don't even notice
Excellent! I'll have to remember that one. Smart thinking!
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i never saw the multi-quote option either - works great!!!
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Four score and seven years....uhhh... Wait, that's a different type of quote.
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This is starting to remind me of w*ork. I'm glad my performance review does not include a section on "ability to multi-quote". It it did, I would be replaced by an uppity 24 year old with a MBA from Wharton.
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