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A polite, but heartfelt request.😬

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phoenix Fri 14-Aug-20 22:31:30

Please, please, PLEASE can people refrain from copying and pasting EVERY previous response to their posts before adding a reply!

All members can read the responses, and probably don't want or need to read them twice.

This is not meant to cause offence, just a request to make threads easier to read and more concise.

Thank you.

welbeck Fri 14-Aug-20 22:36:17

i don't see the problem.
it is highlighted, quotations are, so just jump over them to read the new comment if it bothers you.

Charleygirl5 Fri 14-Aug-20 22:37:28

phoenix this was mentioned on the thread in question and was totally ignored- especially by the poster.

phoenix Fri 14-Aug-20 22:40:53

welback it seems impossible to go to the reply without seeing the c&p'd part.

Charleygirl correct on both counts, sigh.

DonnaFHSheridan Fri 14-Aug-20 22:41:51

It isn't copy and paste, it's the quote button. X

Chewbacca Fri 14-Aug-20 22:44:29

I agree Phoenix it does make reading the posts very tedious and it is completely unnecessary unless the post being referred to is several posts further back. I also tried to ask, very nicely, for it to stop but was ignored.

phoenix Fri 14-Aug-20 22:45:08

Donna I don't care what method it is, it is unnecessary.

Marydoll Fri 14-Aug-20 22:45:16

Phoenix I totally agree. It drives me mad, especially if a very long post is copied.
I have already mentioned this on another thread.

lemongrove Fri 14-Aug-20 22:45:28

The quote facility is good.....but only if you need to make crystal clear which post you are replying to, otherwise it’s quote abuse!!!!

Oopsminty Fri 14-Aug-20 22:46:05

DonnaFHSheridan

It isn't copy and paste, it's the quote button. X

Yep.

It's supposed to make life easier and I use it quite a lot to answer specific comments.

I think it's a reasonable idea.

Marydoll Fri 14-Aug-20 22:48:59

It's reasonable if used sensibly, not on every single post by a poster.☹️

phoenix Fri 14-Aug-20 22:49:13

lemongrove love the term "quote abuse" grin could also be regarded as a type of narci.......?

Chewbacca Fri 14-Aug-20 22:53:23

The only time I can see it being of use is when you've come onto a thread, read through it and want to comment on a specific post that was posted some time ago. By quoting every post, it becomes a duplicated muddle. But if it gives some people pleasure, there it is.

Starblaze Fri 14-Aug-20 22:54:47

I like it

phoenix Fri 14-Aug-20 23:08:54

Starblaze but what about when it's over used, as has been the case?

Yes, as Chewbacca says, very useful when replying to a Specific post/comment, then it is indeed handy, but...........

rosecarmel Fri 14-Aug-20 23:10:22

I like it as well-

Takes less time to hit one button than to copy and paste and then make it bold-

Also .. members can't unintentionally misquote what someone wrote using the quote button- Its a practical feature and convenient-

rosecarmel Fri 14-Aug-20 23:12:48

It can't be overused- 😊

Too many people have assumed that posts that appeared after theirs was directed at them but wasn't!

BlueSky Fri 14-Aug-20 23:12:59

Chewbacca

The only time I can see it being of use is when you've come onto a thread, read through it and want to comment on a specific post that was posted some time ago. By quoting every post, it becomes a duplicated muddle. But if it gives some people pleasure, there it is.

Agree Chewbacca I tend to use it a lot as I'm too lazy to repeat the point I agree with!

Lollin Fri 14-Aug-20 23:13:07

Oopsminty

DonnaFHSheridan

It isn't copy and paste, it's the quote button. X

Yep.

It's supposed to make life easier and I use it quite a lot to answer specific comments.

I think it's a reasonable idea.

Well I never! When did that appear? I wondered how you clever folk were doing that smile

rosecarmel Fri 14-Aug-20 23:14:43

Lollin

Oopsminty

DonnaFHSheridan

It isn't copy and paste, it's the quote button. X

Yep.

It's supposed to make life easier and I use it quite a lot to answer specific comments.

I think it's a reasonable idea.

Well I never! When did that appear? I wondered how you clever folk were doing that smile

😊

BlueSky Fri 14-Aug-20 23:15:38

By the way can quotes be edited? I mean if I only wanted to quote a paragraph or sentence?

Marydoll Sat 15-Aug-20 00:05:33

That's the problem, it seems to be all or nothing!

DonnaFHSheridan Sat 15-Aug-20 00:15:10

phoenix

Donna I don't care what method it is, it is unnecessary.

Can I have my head back please? You seem to have bitten it offsmilex

Spice101 Sat 15-Aug-20 00:29:06

I've not used it because I didn't know how until reading this thread but I think it is quite useful and don't see an issue with it. Each to their own I guess.

Starblaze Sat 15-Aug-20 00:32:57

phoenix

Starblaze but what about when it's over used, as has been the case?

Yes, as Chewbacca says, very useful when replying to a Specific post/comment, then it is indeed handy, but...........

I haven't honestly seen it overused or at least not to the point I found it annoying. I understand it annoys you if overused though. It annoys me when people say "I don't agree with {username}" because it just feels personal and aggressive.. Just give your own opinion, I certainly don't give opinion as fact.

PS. Sorry lol