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19-09-2017, 02:23 PM
RE: Useless recitation of previous posts
(04-09-2017 02:41 PM)JAH Wrote:  ... During that time I have become more and more angry about the frequency which some posters here repeat previous posters instead of answering them. Yes it may take a few words but a little cleverness will take care of that. The most egregious is when someone quotes a previous post that contains multiple quotes itself...
It would be helpful if you could give more details regarding what you're talking about. Even though you say its frequent, I can't think of an instance where someone repeated another person's post and didn't answer it. I'm also wondering if by "repeat" you really mean "quote". If so, there is a clear separation of quotes from new text so I don't see an issue there. You can completely skip reading the quotes if they bother you. However, quotes have at least 2 useful functions - they tell which poster is being replied to and sometimes they narrow the text down to a specific part which indicates exactly what is being replied about. So I wouldn't advise skipping them entirely - maybe just skimming to get the connection if you don't want to read each whole quote.

Maybe your complaint is when people quote an entire post when they are only replying to one specific part and then you have to reread the entire quote to figure out which part? Just guessing here, so that's why some details would help. Yes

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19-09-2017, 02:46 PM
RE: Useless recitation of previous posts
atheistforums.org has the most annoying quote features I've ever seen.
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19-09-2017, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: 19-09-2017 04:37 PM by JAH.)
RE: Useless recitation of previous posts
adey67, I have been able to read for more then a year. Properly it would have read "I have only been able to read posts on this forum and could not post myself".

In this mode I cannot look back to see previous posts, but for those who want a classic example of what I am talking about it is there. Someone responded to a rather simple question about avoiding opening videos. The response quoted my OP the post that contained the question and gave their response. All the quoted stuff was at most 5 percent germane to their post.
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19-09-2017, 04:34 PM
RE: Useless recitation of previous posts
adey67, I was able to look back after the above post and see you were right in the middle of what I was talking about.
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