People frequently quote unnecessarily on forums in my opinion. It is particularly pointless when you are the first to comment on the original message.
Quoting is completely unnecessary, especially when you are the first to comment on the original message.
yep, just say what you've got to say. Leave the quoting behind, especially if you're the second person to comment.
The redundancy of unnecessary quotations is exacerbated by their brevity, or lack thereof. Mostly.
Jes' fine, jes' fine (broken arm and all). How's yourself, then?
Which arm Teresa? Writing/typing difficult for you?
Hey Life: Right arm, right-handed, yep it's a drag. But the pain meds have been helping me put the time in - -
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.
Define "sucks". Too hot? Too cold? Rainy? ???
And if you are the third person to comment, then the quoting is excessive.
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?
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.
Of all things to worry about I just do not get it. Just stop reading the forum that much if it really bothers you.
Honestly I do not care if people quote, take up space, or whatever. I just am not very control freaky though .
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.
Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.
I love that Heinlein -- I always quote it when I'm giving a reading.
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.
It is scientifically proven that sarcasm causes severe genital deformities.
It can get a bit much when the reply takes up an entire page
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.....
hi guys, i love to write comments so if u prefer to write quotes and comments feel free, its a free world!
I try not to quote too much, I figure people can scan up to the first post if it's on the same page.
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.
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.
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...
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.
by Glen 9 years ago
Please.Personally I think its removal slows down the forum activity of the more experienced users.I like to quote people though remove parts of the quoted text that I'm not specifically referring to. Apparently a lot of others do it that way too.If there's any chance of that making a return it...
by Liz Elias 15 months ago
Hi, I'm not a fan of this new feature of quoting and re-quoting the OP's question or comments over and over and over again. It's annoying to scroll through, and is a waste of time and space on the screen. Therefore, I'm all in favor of the new "import and edit" the...
by buckleupdorothy 7 years ago
What book or person do you quote most often? What does the book or person help you express?
by DaisyChain 8 years ago
What are the rules about quoting from books?I have quoted short passages, (in full, exactly, with quotation marks), from books, given author and title, promoted book with Amazon. However, I've been told by a friend in publishing that I should apply to the publisher even to quote a paragraph, and...
by flpalermo 5 years ago
When quoting from the Bible to clarify a point, or to prove a point, why is it considered DUPLICATING someone else's work? All writers that use the Bible MUST quote from the Bible, to make and prove their point!I MUST quote from the Bible in EVERY paper, so do other writers that may write on...
by LauraGT 7 years ago
There seem to be many hubbers who have no published hubs and are still allowed to comment on other people's writing. While there are some hubbers who are simply new and asking questions before diving in, it seems that some people open accounts purely for the purposes of making comments, often nasty...
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