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> Please don't "over quote"
RailHaRRy
post Aug 6 2004, 04:46 PM
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When posting a reply on this Board, please do not QUOTE full messages/replies that appear in the same Topic ("thread") above the reply you are posting. Doing so is completely redundant and wastes download time, especially for members and guests using slower modems.

SHORT quotes of SELECTED portions of messages above your reply in a Topic are acceptable as this clarifies what you are replying to. But all of us can ourselves read the messages above your reply (especially the ones DIRECTLY above your reply) -- we don't need you to repeat them.

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post Aug 6 2004, 04:53 PM
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QUOTE(RailHaRRy @ Aug 6 2004, 05:46 PM)
SHORT quotes of SELECTED portions of messages above your reply in a Topic are acceptable as this clarifies what you are replying to.

As a suggestion, you still can use the "reply" button. But then just delete all parts of the quoted text that are not pertinent to your response.

I used it for this very response in fact, only retaining the portion of HaRRy's message I was responding to. smile.gif


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post Feb 6 2009, 12:22 AM
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I'm bumping this 4-1/2 year-old thread just as a gentle reminder, as I've seen a lot of this happening again recently. You don't need to quote an entire thread when it appears just directly above in the previous reply. You can edit your response to only quote the sentence you are responding to, removing everything else.

You can also avoid quoting altogether by using the Fast Reply feature instead of the "Reply" button.

Thanks to all! smile.gif

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