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Trimming quote trees
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:59:59 PM »
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of posts where several entire posts are quoted (and not short ones!), forcing me to scroll down past a giant quote tree. It becomes annoying, especially when the new response is only one sentence!

I checked the rules, and there is nothing about it. Would it be inappropriate. when I see this, to ask a Mod to request that we trim our quotes?

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Re: Trimming quote trees
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 11:31:04 PM »
I do it. As long as I make sure I am cutting and including the correct poster, I think it is fine. It makes it easier on me as a reader.

Some people bold the parts they are referring to. That works for me as a reader, too.

The thing is to check the Preview to make sure the post makes sense.