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Lazy Quoting

Why do some people on here instist on embedding their
responses with other people quote? e.g.

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I say this that and the other

I disagree

Also this is a valid point

Have you not considered X?
Instead of:
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Originally Posted by Nev
I say this that and the other
I disagree

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nev
Also this is a valid point
Have you not considered X?


It only takes a bit of copy/paste instead of highlighting/emboldening.


 
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It only takes a bit of copy/paste instead of highlighting/emboldening.
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i find this annoying to
 
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It only takes a bit of copy/paste instead of highlighting/emboldening.


as opposed to this
 
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Also when you quote such badly quoted posts
you end up losing the quoted response.

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Why do some people on here instist on embedding their
responses with other people quote? e.g.



Instead of:


I disagree



Have you not considered X?


It only takes a bit of copy/paste instead of highlighting/emboldening.


 
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Have you not considered X?
what i want to know is whats this x your pushing on to us
 
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X = How bored Nev has to get before he feels the need to inflict his posting regime on the free world. And you can quote me on that
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X = How bored Nev has to get before he feels the need to inflict his posting regime on the free world. And you can quote me on that
and i thought x = the girth multiplied by the length
 
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If I do that I end up make a complete **** of it so that either the whole lot is in the quote box and it makes no sense at all or there is no quote box and the word quote appears randomly in the text. It's not because I'm lazy, it's because I'm crap at computers.

I'm learning though, the PC I'm sat at had 512mb of memory this morning, now it's got 1gb. I bent all the tabs holding the cover on so it keeps falling off but it's working!
 
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If I do that I end up make a complete **** of it so that either the whole lot is in the quote box and it makes no sense at all or there is no quote box and the word quote appears randomly in the text. It's not because I'm lazy, it's because I'm crap at computers.

I'm learning though, the PC I'm sat at had 512mb of memory this morning, now it's got 1gb. I bent all the tabs holding the cover on so it keeps falling off but it's working!

That's how I got started years ago, upgraded from 4mb to 12mb of RAM. Panicked all the way through I must admit
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to panic. I set my Capri on fire whilst welding once [/QUOTE]and strolled into the house for a bucket of water. There was something good on Grandstand and I forgot all about it.
 
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See, looks like you had nothing to say on the matter now.


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If I do that I end up make a complete **** of it so that either the whole lot is in the quote box and it makes no sense at all or there is no quote box and the word quote appears randomly in the text. It's not because I'm lazy, it's because I'm crap at computers.
That's what the "preview" button thing is for.



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X = How bored Nev has to get before he feels the need to inflict his posting regime on the free world. And you can quote me on that

I think you're attributing something to me that I didn't have
any say in. That's just how vbulletin is meant to work.
 
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I think you're attributing something to me that I didn't have
any say in.

I don't care

That's just how vbulletin is meant to work.
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Did you say something?

Or where you misquoting me?

 
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Did you say something?

Or where you misquoting me?

No

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Oh bugger, I've lost.
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See, looks like you had nothing to say on the matter now.

I was being ironic in my quoting
 
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You're preaching to the choir with me, Nev.

I am a fully paid up, card carrying pedant for any kind of grammatical abuse. Apostrophe misuse is the one that really gets my goat, though poor spelling, erratic capitalisation and text speak all rank pretty highly.

Lazy quoting is also very annoying, especially as it makes understanding what's been written particularly difficult.
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You're preaching to the choir with me, Nev.

I am a fully paid up, card carrying pedant for any kind of grammatical abuse. Apostrophe misuse is the one that really gets my goat, though poor spelling, erratic capitalisation and text speak all rank pretty highly.

Lazy quoting is also very annoying, especially as it makes understanding what's been written particularly difficult.
I started a rant on Apostrophe's once. Was a good thread.

At the bakery on saturday, saw the sign:

"Hot Dog's £1.20"
 
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You're preaching to the choir with me, Nev.

I am a fully paid up, card carrying pedant for any kind of grammatical abuse. Apostrophe misuse is the one that really gets my goat, though poor spelling, erratic capitalisation and text speak all rank pretty highly.

Lazy quoting is also very annoying, especially as it makes understanding what's been written particularly difficult.
You know, I think there should be a hyphen in 'paid-up', 'card-carrying', 'text-speak', and quite probably 'apostrophe-misuse'.

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I started a rant on Apostrophe's once. Was a good thread.

At the bakery on saturday, saw the sign:

"Hot Dog's £1.20"
Ah, the good old greengocer's apostrophe. I assume the first one was ironic?

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Ah, the good old greengocer's apostrophe. I assume the first one was ironic?

 
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what i want to know is whats this x your pushing on to us
X used to be the cservice bot on undernet
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You know, I think there should be a hyphen in 'paid-up', 'card-carrying', 'text-speak'
I gave serious consideration to hyphenating all the aforementioned phrases, but decided against it on the basis that I already use a lot of hyphens when I write, so these wouldn't be missed. In my defence, hyphenating such phrases is down to personal preference, and therfore doesn't count as an infraction.

I variously switch bewtween hyphenation and non-hyphenation, just to keep things interesting!

On the subject of correct apostrophe usage, does anyone out there still prefix the truncation of telephone with an apostrophe?

i.e. Dave said that to me in a 'phone call last night.

Or is that just me?

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On the subject of correct apostrophe usage, does anyone out there still prefix the truncation of telephone with an apostrophe?

i.e. Dave said that to me in a 'phone call last night.

Or is that just me?
Always do this.

I'm another pedantic old furt !
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I think phone has became common usage enough to allow the dropping of the prefix apostrophe.

"Got a new mobile phone.". Even this becomes "Got a new mobile." with people assuming you mean a portable phone and not a spinning ornament attached to the ceiling.

Thinking about this though, my previous rant about "<Townname> Auto's" garage, they may be using this rule for the word Automobiles, so I will allow them away with it.

Bit like fridge, you don't say 'fridge' (for refridgerator).

I hate it though, when people say "MP3" for "MP3 player".

Or it used to be "Video" could mean the tape or the player. "He's got a new video".

Radio could mean the receiver or the transmission method, but as we rarely talk about radio waves it is somewhat acceptable.
 
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I think phone has became common usage enough to allow the dropping of the prefix apostrophe.

"Got a new mobile phone.". Even this becomes "Got a new mobile." with people assuming you mean a portable phone and not a spinning ornament attached to the ceiling.

Thinking about this though, my previous rant about "<Townname> Auto's" garage, they may be using this rule for the word Automobiles, so I will allow them away with it.

Bit like fridge, you don't say 'fridge' (for refridgerator).

I hate it though, when people say "MP3" for "MP3 player".

Or it used to be "Video" could mean the tape or the player. "He's got a new video".

Radio could mean the receiver or the transmission method, but as we rarely talk about radio waves it is somewhat acceptable.
Wow, you've really been thinking about this, haven't you?

Another one to fry your brain. The word photo. No-one puts an apostrophe on the end. Technically, we all should, as it's a truncation of the word photograph, but no-one does.
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