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Thread: Why do people quote whole posts?

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    Why do people quote whole posts?

    I notice this time and again, people quote whole posts and are referring only to a tiny part of it. Why do they do that?

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    I notice this time and again, people quote whole posts and are referring only to a tiny part of it. Why do they do that?
    Extreme lazyness?

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Why do you care?

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Almost as annoying as top posting!

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    I notice this time and again, people quote whole posts and are referring only to a tiny part of it. Why do they do that?

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by frankleeee View Post
    Why do you care?
    Why don't you care?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHodges View Post
    Almost as annoying as top posting!
    Haven't seen top posting that much... but I agree, it makes a post less easily comprehensible.

    Oh: Now I did twice a whole post quote *shame on me*

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    I don't care because I am not a geek.

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHodges View Post
    Almost as annoying as top posting!
    What is top posting?

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    **like this**

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnFH View Post
    What is top posting?
    Writing above the quote you are referring to.

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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    Why do they do that?
    I try to cut it down, but sometimes I don't have the times or I am distracted. If the quick reply would let me have a little more room for flexibility, like letting Firefox check for typos and letting me choose what to quote and what not to quote. I usually don't go to Advanced Reply because it takes about 3 mins to load, at least for me. And I just don't want to spend all that time just waiting.

    EDIT: Usually I just post then edit quickly, like now.
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    Re: Why do people quote whole posts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    I notice this time and again, people quote whole posts and are referring only to a tiny part of it. Why do they do that?
    I don't know why they do that.

    Usually I'm pretty good with only quoting the part I need

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