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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:05 AM

Frequently I see people make a reply to an earlier message, and make a comment or question, without quoting the message they are referring to. If they are not referring to the immediately prior message, readers have no idea which message they are referring to.  Folks, if your reply is about a specific earlier message, please qoute that message.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:18 PM

Right... although it would be nice I found we could quote from multiple messages at the same time as well. The forum used to have that feature. Other forums have that feature...

 

so our options in such cases are to quote from one poster at a time in multiple replies, or to have multiple replies to unknown previous posts in a single post that sometimes has the reader wondering.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:46 PM

I suppose it's probably best to put together a word doc. and then paste as a reply.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Well I’m here primarily off mobile devices- phone and pad... not an option for me.

 

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Posted by fermis on Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:38 PM

stikpusher

Right... although it would be nice I found we could quote from multiple messages at the same time as well. The forum used to have that feature. Other forums have that feature...

 

so our options in such cases are to quote from one poster at a time in multiple replies, or to have multiple replies to unknown previous posts in a single post that sometimes has the reader wondering.

Multiple quotes is easy enough, if you're on a PC. As far as I know how to do it, you have to open another window.

 I "added quote to post" here. Now I'll open another window and "add quote to post"...then "copy" it, in other window, then come back here and "paste".

stikpusher

Well I’m here primarily off mobile devices- phone and pad... not an option for me.

I don't do much with my mobile, and don't even know how/if another window could be open and be able to go back-n-forth.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:47 PM

When I get "cute" on the mobile, I start losing draft posts, which ruins my mood...

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:57 PM

GMorrison

When I get "cute" on the mobile, I start losing draft posts, which ruins my mood...

 

exactly

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:32 PM

Sometimes I'll reply to a few other people's comments at the same time by calling them out by name.  

For example:

Stik, thank you for pointing out the decal silvering, I will work to improve that.  

GMorrison, you're right, the Sherman never did use zimmerit coating.  

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:28 AM

Naming the poster you are answering is fine, as long as you somehow identify something about his post also.  What I see sometimes, is that John Doe has already posted four responses, and someone says, John, why do you think that, and the last response from John is four or five messages above.

The two previous posts are fine, because they made it clear what they were responding too.  Some do not.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:21 AM

ridleusmc

Sometimes I'll reply to a few other people's comments at the same time by calling them out by name.  

For example:

Stik, thank you for pointing out the decal silvering, I will work to improve that.  

GMorrison, you're right, the Sherman never did use zimmerit coating.  

 

Not even field applied?

Ive always felt that this sort of communication is pretty imperfect. I try to spend my forum time at my pc which allows more complete sentences.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 19, 2018 2:45 PM

stikpusher

Right... although it would be nice I found we could quote from multiple messages at the same time as well. The forum used to have that feature. Other forums have that feature...

so our options in such cases are to quote from one poster at a time in multiple replies, or to have multiple replies to unknown previous posts in a single post that sometimes has the reader wondering.

GMorrison

I suppose it's probably best to put together a word doc. and then paste as a reply.

Yep, that's what I do here, if I want to cite more than one post in a quote.

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