I don't get this 'unnecessary' quoting thing?

I don't get this 'unnecessary' quoting thing?

Postby D-infinity13 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:52 pm

I recently joined, and already got three posts edited because of an unnecessary quote. I don't really understand this, one post was claimed to be an unnecessary quote when I was replying to the guy for what he had to say! Can someone plz post an example of a necessary quote and an unnecessary quote and explain, 'cause I'm getting kinda confused. :? :?:
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Re: I don't get this 'unnecessary' quoting thing?

Postby Sheriff Woody » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:47 pm

D-infinity13 wrote:I recently joined, and already got three posts edited because of an unnecessary quote. I don't really understand this, one post was claimed to be an unnecessary quote when I was replying to the guy for what he had to say! Can someone plz post an example of a necessary quote and an unnecessary quote and explain, 'cause I'm getting kinda confused. :? :?:


this post is an example of an unnecessary quote. i am answering straight after you and quoted your original post for no reason. all i needed to do was reply. if we were speaking to each other would you repeat what i had just spoken before you gave your own reply? you wouldn't and there is no need to when replying to a post.

and if i replied a few posts later i still do not need to quote your comment i would simply put ...

^^ @D-infinity13 ... and then put whatever content i want to in reply

it's quite simple really ...

do not quote unnecessarily
Quoting another post when there is no reason to, such as when you are the next person answering to reply, fills the page for no reason. Do not do it.

... i hope this has clarified the rule and the reasoning behind it.
 
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Re: I don't get this 'unnecessary' quoting thing?

Postby D-infinity13 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:05 pm

@sherrif woody
Um, ok, I think I get, If I would have been to quote your post would that have been unnecessary?
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Re: I don't get this 'unnecessary' quoting thing?

Postby Sheriff Woody » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:37 pm

^ correct ;)
 
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