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Proper way to quote?

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Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....

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Re: Proper way to quote?

Apr 19, 2013

Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


Like this?....

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Or like this?....


Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


 

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Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


Like this?....


If you put it at the top and everyone does that the quote would be inline with the comments the user left.

 

But if you put it at the bottom then It gets chopped up, am I making sense?

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See at the top it is in line with the comment


Speedy24xmax wrote:

Or like this?....


Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


 

 

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Re: Proper way to quote?

Apr 19, 2013

Speedy24xmax wrote:

See at the top it is in line with the comment


Speedy24xmax wrote:

Or like this?....


Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


 

 


Looks like you have your own little Thread/conversation going on here Speedy lol :smileywink:.

 

Personally I always place quote above then write my response below, whether that is correct or not I do not know.

 

I actaully wish more people would use the quote option, it is soooo hard to follow convsersation sometimes when people don't.

 

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LOL I know right... 

 

Maybe its the way I have my display... Im not even sure I know how to explain the issue. 

 

I guess thats why I was sortta talking to myself.

 

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LOL I know right... 

 

Maybe its the way I have my display... Im not even sure I know how to explain the issue. 

 

I guess thats why I was sortta talking to myself.

 

My crazy moment.


I prefer this method.

 

If the quote is very large, I will break it apart, and address it in sections.   I don't do the Multiple colors thing though.  Then it gets really confusing.

 

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Re: Proper way to quote?

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Speedy24xmax wrote:

Ok So how is the technical proper way of quoting?

 

Sometimes I do it like this.  It depends on the thread.

 

Do I quote and write above? 

 

Or do I quote and write below.?

 

Ill show you what I mean....


 

 

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Personally I much prefer to reply under the quote. That way my eye moved from top to bottom in the order in which the posts were made. Because of this I actually get mildly bothered when people reply above the quote. It's not a logical order to me and thus requires me to put a little more effort into reading the post.

 

Besides, the forums by default puts the cursor under the quote. To quote above would require you to move the cursor.

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