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Do people quote too much on forums?

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    Andrew Hawkleyposted 8 years ago

    People frequently quote unnecessarily on forums in my opinion. It is particularly pointless when you are the first to comment on the original message.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Quoting is completely unnecessary, especially when you are the first to comment on the original message.

      1. Lifebydesign profile image73
        Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        yep, just say what you've got to say. Leave the quoting behind, especially if you're the second person to comment.

        1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
          Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          The redundancy of unnecessary quotations is exacerbated by their brevity, or lack thereof.  Mostly.

          1. Sufidreamer profile image80
            Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Teresa - How is life treating you http://www.bbc.co.uk/606/2/refresh/images/smileys/f_loveblush.gif

            1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
              Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Jes' fine, jes' fine (broken arm and all).  How's yourself, then?

              1. Lifebydesign profile image73
                Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Which arm Teresa? Writing/typing difficult for you?

                1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
                  Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Hey Life: Right arm, right-handed, yep it's a drag.  But the pain meds have been helping me put the time in - -

                  1. Lifebydesign profile image73
                    Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    lol. Commiserations (I do remember now) and good to see its not cramping your style.

              2. Sufidreamer profile image80
                Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Life is grand in Greece, although the weather sucks - it is the worst April in living memory.

                How's the arm? Hope that it is not causing you too much pain.

                1. JamaGenee profile image86
                  JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Define "sucks".  Too hot?  Too cold?  Rainy? ???

                  1. Sufidreamer profile image80
                    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Very cold with torrential rain sad

        2. Sufidreamer profile image80
          Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          And if you are the third person to comment, then the quoting is excessive.

    2. Whitney05 profile image65
      Whitney05posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oooo and don't you love it when they quote an entire essay of a comment and then reply to one little bitty thing within the comment?

  2. Lifebydesign profile image73
    Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago

    okay seriously now, I just read a forum topic on this and its a good point - there's still gads of unnecessary quoting. Mea culpa.

  3. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Of all things to worry about I just do not get it.  Just stop reading the forum that much if it really bothers you.

    1. Lifebydesign profile image73
      Lifebydesignposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not bothered Sweetie smile, just having fun reading, commenting and...quoting

  4. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Honestly I do not care if people quote, take up space, or whatever.  I just am not very control freaky though smile.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    I would like to see MORE quotations on the forums.  Here is a random couple:

    A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
            --Robert Heinlein

    Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.
            --Cullen Hightower

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I love that Heinlein -- I always quote it when I'm giving a reading.

    2. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed

      It is safe to tell a secret to one,
      Risky to tell it to two,
      To tell it to three is thoughtless folly,
      Everyone else will know.

      Be not overwary, but wary enough,
      First of the foaming ale,
      Second of the woman wed to another,
      Third, of the tricks of thieves.

      smile

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    Andrew Hawkleyposted 8 years ago

    It is scientifically proven that sarcasm causes severe genital deformities.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image61
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Can I quote you on that?

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        Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It's not sarcasm!  It's EDUCATION. 

        And funny, too...except that some have a deformed or broken funny bone--and it isn't Teresa.

        smile

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It can get a bit much when the reply takes up an entire page smile

  8. rancidTaste profile image54
    rancidTasteposted 8 years ago

    Quotes are necessary sometime when anyone indicates to anyone's view or to tell about anyone's view. So, using quote to the right place also indicates how much you emphasizes the expressions or meanings ...

    No one likes unnecessary quotes, so use quote when only necessary.

    I'm giving my own opinion...I'm not joking. It's my thought about quote.... or quotes.....

  9. lawretta profile image79
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    hi guys, i love to write comments so if u prefer to write quotes and comments feel free, its a free world!

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I try not to quote too much, I figure people can scan up to the first post if it's on the same page.

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Sometimes you need to quote if you are replying to a post a few posts back but totally not called for if its replying to the post above but thats just me, I really dont give a monkeys what others do.

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      LAmatadoraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I am with BadCompany on this one...

      it wouldn't make sense Not to quote a particular message if we are replying or commenting on something that is a few posts back on the thread.

      1. belief713 profile image79
        belief713posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I agree & long quoted posts don't make or break my day but I do think the forums would have a nicer look if people didn't abuse the feature. But the real long ones are ridiculous and lazy (unless you just don't know how to edit them).

        I think HubPages should consider something like a thumbs up or way to like a forum post (that could contribute to HubScore). Sometimes I just like or agree with what a post says and rather than comment on it, would like to thumbs up it. The number of thumbs up a post got could just show at the bottom of the post or something. Or there can be a most liked forum post of the day or something like that. Just an idea...

  12. Lgali profile image48
    Lgaliposted 8 years ago

    sometimes quotes are good

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    shreekrishnaposted 8 years ago

    ok ,
    from  now ,
    i will try to avoid quotes.

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Ok, 1st of all, if that sarcasm thing is true, Andrew, then I'm in trouble...big trouble.
    But, on the topic...quoting when you are the first to comment is pretty ridiculous. We know what you're answering, we don't need a recap. However, when you want to address something someone said 15 posts ago, it's obviously beneficial to quote. The part you want to address...not the WHOLE section.

 
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