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  1. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    Folks,

    Since I see some people do it at time, I want to through this out for everyone to keep in mind:

    When quoting other people's posts it is considered bad netiquette to edit the quoted text. As I understand that sometimes you want to draw attention to only a particular part of the quoted post here are some suggestions:

    1. Remove all parts that don't apply and replace removed text with 3 periods. Example:

    2. Just bold the section that you think is relevant. Example:

    Thank you,

    The management.
     
  2. Minidave

    Minidave Well-Known Member
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    I do it so that the reader doesn't have to read the entire quote, I'll use the three dots method from here on out if you prefer.....
     
  3. lotsie

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    I promise to ... from now on.

    I would like it if someone quotes a post with lots of pictures, they don't included all the photos, makes for real long pages.

    Mark
     
  4. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    We can run that by Nate. He might be able to handle that in software.
     
  5. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    My suggestions, or your own are fine. Just when I see text added, or removed selectively without warning in a way that changes meaning, or HUGE fonts... it gets my old usenet hackles up.
     
  6. Nathan

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    I'm looking, but can only find a very old mod from 2005 that has been archived and is no longer available. Also found a thread on the vBulletin support site that asked the very same question. The vBulletin Customer Support Manager simply replied "There is no automatic way to do that. "

    The search continues, may have to try and write this myself.
     
  7. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    How about if quoted text contains more than 2 Img tags, ask user to confirm?
     
  8. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    I certainly don't want to practise bad netiquette. That sounds worse than learning Engrish :D
     
  9. goaljnky

    goaljnky New Member

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    You meant like learning Engrish in Alizona?
     
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    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    Exactry :crazy:
     
  11. nabeshin

    nabeshin New Member

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    The worst I'd do is correct spelling errors when quoting. Other than that I'd bold or use the ...'s.
     

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