Comment / question on quoting messages

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    Oct 28, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    Most people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)
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    Oct 28, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    That doesn't bother me as much as when everyone feels the need {or just too damn lazy to edit it!} to quote all the images that have been shown umpteen times, making you wade through them over and over and over....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    I dunno.

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    Makes sense to put it below when you're quoting something short, but sometimes you want to give more prominence to the reply than the quote.

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    Oct 28, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said That doesn't bother me as much as when everyone feels the need {or just too damn lazy to edit it!} to quote all the images that have been shown umpteen times, making you wade through them over and over and over....icon_rolleyes.gif



    It's not just images but the long string of words when the string has grown to include 20 or so previous posts. I wish the site had a system where the long string of quotes were collapsed except for the very last one in the quotes and if you really wanted to see them all you could click on a button to uncollapse the quotes. Much of the time you have been following the thread it is not necessary to see the whole string of quotes included in the new post.
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    Oct 29, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    Or instead of replying w/ the button that quotes everything....

    @ Iceblink & Studly: Totally agree.

    Also there is a point when personal banter should go to PM. icon_idea.gif
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    Oct 29, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    I usually omit images in quotes and only include the relevant peices... Makes reading easier.

    Oh, and, of course - quote THEN response. Unless it is logical to include the quote last, I am reminded of something I once said;

    ThePenIsMyTierIt aint rocket science. Do what makes sense.
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:42 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct
    Hey, that sounds like a plan. Maybe violet color bold to show the response.
    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    I'm quoting this to be annoying!! icon_biggrin.gif Woooo !! ^_^













    socalfitness said
    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct
    Hey, that sounds like a plan. Maybe violet color bold to show the response.
    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    In this online forum world where very few of us are ever going to actually meet, we can all be tops. Yay, I'm a top!


    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct

    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:58 AM GMT
    Actually I'm a top, and very bold. Font size might mean something too. icon_biggrin.gif
    Iceblink saidIn this online forum world where very few of us are ever going to actually meet, we can all be tops. Yay, I'm a top!


    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct

    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?
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    Oct 29, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidActually I'm a top, and very bold. Font size might mean something too. icon_biggrin.gif
    Iceblink saidIn this online forum world where very few of us are ever going to actually meet, we can all be tops. Yay, I'm a top!


    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct

    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?


    Oh my!
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    Oct 29, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Iceblink said
    socalfitness saidActually I'm a top, and very bold. Font size might mean something too. icon_biggrin.gif
    Iceblink saidIn this online forum world where very few of us are ever going to actually meet, we can all be tops. Yay, I'm a top!


    AMoonHawk saidSo what you are saying that some put their comments on top ---->>>>

    socalfitness saidMost people add their new text below what they are quoting, but I have noticed a few who put their text above what they are quoting. Then if there is a string of quotes, it becomes difficult to follow the thread. Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention? (In response to some expected comments - no this is not the biggest issue in the world.)


    ----->>>>> and some put them below the quote and being a bottom you prefer the put them on the bottom??? Is this correct

    How about if tops use the top and bottoms use the bottom and the versitile put the quote in between?


    Oh my!

    But, then again, it might not.
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    Does that mean insane people can hide links in their post for only the super creative to find?


    Haha, made you quote.
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    In Usenet terms, this is called "top-posting". And it's netiquette faux paus. But you really can't make people post a certain way. So meh..
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Beaux said

    Also there is a point when personal banter should go to PM. icon_idea.gif
    Then where would we get all the drama? icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 29, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    @TropicalMark.
    True dat.
    Okay, we'll keep the drama going and dirt nap just the cutesy gay-bonding banter that makes everyone except the posters want to wretch.
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    Oct 29, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    I AGREE and I'll do so without quoting all of you above.

    The best approach for now seems to be for us to copy and quote ONLY the single comment to which we want to respond........rather than hitting QUOTE and displaying all the previous dialogue that led to it.
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
    socalfitness said Is it reasonable to ask everyone to follow a single convention?)


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    Oct 29, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    Another forum I use has a different way of quoting - the coding uses > .
    the more > (ie > or >> or >>>) there are changes the colour of the type, it also makes it easier to delete what you want without trying to work out where to start (no blockquote/cite whatever) also you can very easily insert lines inside quotes to reply directly to a point just by typing a line inside a quote.