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Old 19-11-16, 06:37
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Hanno, there seems to be a growing trend to copy the previous post, so as to reply to it.
Is this necessary?
To me it is a waste of storage space and complicates my re-visiting of previous posts.
I can usually work it out.

Do you have any advice on this?
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Old 19-11-16, 06:57
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I often will use the quote feature, especially on a thread that starts to get very involved or else meanders a bit, as MLU threads often do. The advantage to the quote is that there is no confusion as to which post the reply is to. I have seen threads where confusion and sometimes even hurt feelings happen because of the lack of the quote.

I will often shorten the quote to just the relevant part that I am replying to.

I like the quotes.
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Old 19-11-16, 15:16
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I actually agree (mostly) with both of the above.

Quoting a specific point or phrase can do wonders for clarity, while quoting complete posts (which may have quoted other replies in turn) rarely helps.

As with so many things in life, a little common sense goes a long way.
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Old 19-11-16, 17:38
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Quote:
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I will often shorten the quote to just the relevant part that I am replying to.

I like the quotes.
Me too! (You see what I did there?)

Surely, that is the key, just quote the part you need to and lose the pictures from your quote.
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Old 20-11-16, 13:02
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Surely, that is the key, just quote the part you need to and lose the pictures from your quote.
Exactly! Thanks for helping out here.
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Old 20-11-16, 13:04
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Originally Posted by Lynn Eades View Post
Hanno, there seems to be a growing trend to copy the previous post, so as to reply to it.
Is this necessary?
Lynn,

I does help in find the specific bit of text /subject one is referring to. If the reply is generic to the thread, quoting is not necessary.

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Old 20-11-16, 13:24
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Originally Posted by Lynn Eades View Post
Do you have any advice on this?
My advice is as follows:

1) Click on the "Quote" button on the lower right of a post. You will see the following text in your message box ([] replaced by <> to show it this way):
<QUOTE=Lynn Eades;231200>Hanno, there seems to be a growing trend to copy the previous post, so as to reply to it.
Is this necessary?
To me it is a waste of storage space and complicates my re-visiting of previous posts.
I can usually work it out.

Do you have any advice on this?</QUOTE>

2) Then remove the text you down't want to reply to and type your message below the quoted text:
<QUOTE=Lynn Eades;231200>Do you have any advice on this?</QUOTE>
Here you go Lynn.

3) And hit reply, the result is as follows:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lynn Eades View Post
Do you have any advice on this?
Here you go Lynn.

The added bonus is that you can click on this button Name:  viewpost.gif
Views: 54
Size:  964 Bytes to jump back to the quoted text.

Hope this helps.
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