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Offline HAL

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Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:26:42 AM »
I'm noticing a lot of improper quoting on the forum by both sides. What I'm referring to is quoting nested quotes. This is unnecessary and wastes a lot of space in the thread. The thread already contains the entire conversation so there is no need to paste it in your response again. The example shown below is short but I've seen huge nested quotes being used to respond to people, just because it's easy to click the Quote button and forget about what you are inserting into the thread. This needs to be addressed - you can do that only if you CUT OUT all unneeded nested text/quotes.

Suppose member Tim wanted to reply to HAL from a previous post shown below (which already has nested quotes and wasting space)

Incorrect - wastes space -

when all the true christians (deep rooted) go to heaven before/during the tribulation ...

How would we know they went to Heaven (or where they went).


(Tim re-quotes all nested quotes and says)

They would know because ...


Correct - efficient and to the point without adding text that is clearly in the thread alread

Correct Example A:

Cut out all nested quotes from grasszila and reply to HAL only -

How would we know they went to Heaven (or where they went).

(Tim cuts out unneeded nested quote and quotes only HAL and says)

They would know because ...


Correct Example B -


Simply reply to HAL as follows and doesn't use a quote (HAL knows what he has already said in the thread) -

(Tim says)

HAL, they would know they went to Heaven because ...


Please stop using these large nested quotes. If I see anyone doing it from now on I'm going to point you back to this notice.

Thanks.

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 07:48:00 AM »
Bump.

Please read the above notice if you skipped it. I am still seeing members carelessly using nested quotes because it's very easy to respond by clicking the "Quote" button. Members keep doing this in a thread and that's how these nested quotes build up.

However, not editing out the nested quotes, which in some posts I've seen are pretty big, wastes space in the thread and aren't needed for clarity. Really, it's just lazy. I've also sent out some PMs this morning.

Thank you.

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 08:53:31 AM »
Sorry, I noticed I was the worst.

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 01:49:21 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 02:06:01 AM »
Using the test area, not seeing any posts or replys. it is a practice and/or test.

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 02:47:29 PM »
I don't think that you get notifications from the test area.
Nobody says “There are many things that we thought were natural processes, but now know that a god did them.”

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 05:46:32 PM »
I don't think that you get notifications from the test area.

How is it a test area if no replies are received. yes I have replies and they are helping in my posts.

thank you

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 08:01:50 PM »
I don't think that you get notifications from the test area.

How is it a test area if no replies are received. yes I have replies and they are helping in my posts.

thank you

The test area (as I understand it) is really to test for yourself that your post looks like you expect it to.
"It's hard to, but I'm starting to believe some of you actually believe these things.  That is completely beyond my ability to understand if that is really the case, but things never cease to amaze me."

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Re: Please Read Regarding Quoting on the Forum
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2014, 07:48:04 AM »

The test area (as I understand it) is really to test for yourself that your post looks like you expect it to.

its hard if you are not able to get a reply to copy paste or make your post proper.

all in all thank you