Quote Unquote

Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by Booty, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. First, an apology. This is not strictly about current affairs, but rather about how current affairs (and other subjects) are discussed on ARRSE.

    Why is it that some contributors, when posting in the same thread, insist on including quotes, multiple quotes, quotes of multiple quotes and so on? It adds nothing to the debate, makes for tedious reading and is probably clogging up space on the ARRSE server.

    If, in order to get a grasp of the subject under discussion, I cannot be arsed to read a few pages back, then I am certainly not going to be inclined to read a post that includes labyrinthine strings of quotations.

    The 'quote' button is the devil's own work!
     
  2. Don't beat around the bush say what you mean !!
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    Seriously though I agree that sometimes it does get overused, but it can be a good tool if you pull out select parts of the quote that you wish to comment on.
     
  3. Indeed.
     
  4. Though having said that... :D
     
  5. On some of the more busy threads you need to clarify who you are talking to.
     
  6. And also what.
     
  7. I agree. It can be a useful mechanism.
     
  8. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    My Bold. It most certainly has its merits!
     
  9. So long as it is not over used.
     
  10. All_I_Want

    I can talk to you without quoting you. See...
     

  11. Oh yeah, so you can.
     
  12. But what about?
     
  13. Yeah that would just be silly
     
  14. I'm with you so far.
     
  15. Yep. I totally understand. I really think i've got to grips with it here.