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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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How to use Quotes

I have noticed the missuse of quotes on menstennisforums.com several times and I thought that it was time to explain how they work
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1. Quotes are not to be used if the post isn't relevant to the quoted text eg.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Obvious
Roger Federer is the best player in the world
I had a great weekend :retard:

2. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, Quotes come before your reply, not after

I agree

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat 'n Jolly
Rafael Nadal is the number 2 player
So now you all know how to use quotes properly
Sorry to all of those who aren't mentally "challenged"
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I've been waiting for someone to correct the board. :retard:
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You are of course correct but you will probably see some clever invective hurled your way now.
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This is a very bad joke..

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2. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, Quotes come before your reply, not after

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I'm confused.

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This is a very bad joke..
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Re: How to use Quotes

Those two were easy.
Can you answer these?

Is it possible to copy a private message into a thread as a quote?
Is it possible to copy a quote from one thread into another?
How do I include more than one quote in the same post?
How do I copy in a quote and then comment on it bit by bit, mixing my comments into the quote?

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Don't worry, there is an easy way to do it right.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chassie
I'm confused.
Don't worry, there is an easy way to do it right.

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It's "particular". Since you're so very particular and detail-oriented, I thought you might like to know.



So, is that the "correct" usage for quotes?

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Quoting someone after typing your response annoys me.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail (and in quoting)?
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i think the most annoying is in photo threads when people feel the need to quote the whole effing stupid post and thus copy all of the photos over and over again. what's the point? you only need to see it ONCE, and for those without high speed internet it can take forever to load. grrrrrrrrr!

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Re: How to use Quotes

Quote:
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Quoting someone after typing your response annoys me.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail (and in quoting)?


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Don't worry, there is an easy way to do it right.


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i think the most annoying is in photo threads when people feel the need to quote the whole effing stupid post and thus copy all of the photos over and over again. what's the point? you only need to see it ONCE, and for those without high speed internet it can take forever to load. grrrrrrrrr!
Well unless you have 0 cache, it should only need to load once and then it remembers it.


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Re: How to use Quotes

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Originally Posted by Eclectic Goddess
So, is that the "correct" usage for quotes?
I would say correct usage of quotes, because for in this context implies that you are asking if that's what quotes are used for, rather than asking if you had used them correctly.

There are two people who still neglected to quote before replying.

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Can you answer these?

Is it possible to copy a private message into a thread as a quote?
Is it possible to copy a quote from one thread into another?
How do I include more than one quote in the same post?
How do I copy in a quote and then comment on it bit by bit, mixing my comments into the quote?
Yes, you simply insert the text you would like to be quoted between these two tags. (obviously without the asterisks)
[quote=username*] what you wanted to quote[/quote*]
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