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Quoting another thread

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Please can we establish the etiquette for quoting anothers post in our post.

We can press the quote button and then put our stuff under/above theor stuff which appears in a box.

Not wonderful if you want reply to a part of their post.

If I only quote part of their post, i put elipses (...) before and after the bit I quote so readers know that i have only quoted an extract from the original post.

And as Claire says in her post, you can begin and end quotes so you can add your stuff in the middle with [Quoote] and [/Quoote]

Like this
Is this how everone else does it or is there a better way

(I dislike editing within the quotes as it becomes unclear what is new and what is quoted BTW)

This came up on http://www.punternet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31265

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Please can we establish the etiquette for quoting anothers post in our post.

Is this how everone else does it or is there a better way

When I quote a previous post I make sure it appears in a quote box like this. Howverr, if the original post was very long I do tend to edit it to avoid my own post being interminably long, also like this, particularly if it covers a number of issues and I'm only addressing one part of it. People can see it's a quote and check out the original post if they wish. After all, 'for God, England and St George' (or whatever) would have less impact if you had to quote the whole flipping play every time!

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