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Quote from: davethir

[Moderator's note by Thomas (Be3G): full quote of preceding post removed, as per the forum rules.]

They did that to me the other day now I know why as they linked to the rule they used.
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Use of Quotes
Quotes can be a very useful way of making your reply to a post clearer by indicating which post or part of a post you are referring to.
However using them incorrectly can be annoying and make threads very hard to read.
The following rule applies to the use of quotes.
Only quote the full content of a post if :-
a) it is NOT the post immediately before your reply
b) You find that your reply has been forced onto a new page (then edit in the full quote if it's needed.)
In all cases you should think before quoting and wherever possible only use a part of the post you are replying to in order to make it clear which bit of a post your reply refers to.
The Moderators will remove unnecessary full quotes where they are posted immediately after the post being replied to.

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Quotes can be a very useful .....


It is a good job there isn't a rule for not adding a reference to the Quote heading when Quoting the rules on the "Use of Quotes"  Wink
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Or even quotes of quotes of quotes Cheesy

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Very good,  I should have seen that coming !  Wink
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I was going to do that but I resisted Smiley
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Untill now Smiley
It does look good, work of art. LOL
mikko
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How do you do that?
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ahem..  /peer.
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How do you do that?


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Simples
Just quotes inside quotes.
I think I asked the same question about 15 years ago.
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It does look good.... Grin Grin Grin

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how terribly artistic fox.  how long did that take to do?
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how terribly artistic fox.  how long did that take to do?

A few seconds - I just left my mouse clicker on auto Grin

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Re: Quote Games

here is my quote
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Quote from: davethir

[Moderator's note by Thomas (Be3G): full quote of preceding post removed, as per the forum rules.]

They did that to me the other day now I know why as they linked to the rule they used.

Yep, just keeps things tidy. Imagine if someone makes a really huge long post, then the following poster, who only wants to write ten words, quotes that post first. It can very quickly make things look very unsightly whilst massively lengthening the thread's page.
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Quote from: davethir

[Moderator's note by Thomas (Be3G): full quote of preceding post removed, as per the forum rules.]

They did that to me the other day now I know why as they linked to the rule they used.

Yep, just keeps things tidy. Imagine if someone makes a really huge long post, then the following poster, who only wants to write ten words, quotes that post first. It can very quickly make things look very unsightly whilst massively lengthening the thread's page

Note: full stop at end of quote removed.

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For what it's worth, that wouldn't normally stop us moderating such a quote, because (ironically, as I was saying to one of the moderators earlier), what we follow/moderate is the spirit of the rules… and clearly, in the general spirit of things, you have left a full quote in place. Smiley