Quoting for real.

The Doctor11

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I wanted to actually quote someone today and not just use it I respond to them and it makes you type something. I was just wondering if macrumors will ever let you just quote and not say anything.
 

maflynn

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The forum will not permit only a quote in a post you must have some other text.

With that said, its against the rules not to add any information to a post.

That is quoting without any real input is considered frivolous as it does not extend the dialog

From the Forum Rules:

Useless and one-word posts. Do not bother making posts with only one or two words (e.g., "cool" or LOL) or a smilie, or post simply to have the first reply in a thread. Such posts waste everyone's time and will be deleted. Posts saying "I agree", "+1", "this", "me too", or the equivalent are also routinely removed, so don't post them. If you aren't interested in a thread, skip the thread; don't post to tell us you aren't interested. If you celebrate making the first post in a news thread, your post will be deleted.
 

The Doctor11

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you did see what the other members up top did?
select all and see in case so you understand ;)
Yeah I seen what they did but I won't do it becuase it's against the rules. I do think that the rules may need a little update that says we can quote and then we need the ability to quote with out saying anything.
 

maflynn

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Yeah I seen what they did but I won't do it becuase it's against the rules. I do think that the rules may need a little update that says we can quote and then we need the ability to quote with out saying anything.
What point is there to just quote what was said and not include your thoughts? As a discussion forum, the rules are designed to help facilitate and encourage discussions, this includes treating people with respect but also prohibiting posting things like +1, "this" or image only posts which do nothing to add to a discussion
 

GoCubsGo

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I wanted to actually quote someone today and not just use it I respond to them and it makes you type something. I was just wondering if macrumors will ever let you just quote and not say anything.
I don't get why. What are you even contributing when you simply quote someone and not bother responding to or expanding on their thought? If this site let you do that then what beneficial purpose could it possibly serve? If you want to agree with someone, agree with them. Quote them and write that you agree and such.
 

The Doctor11

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Quoting is not something I would use often but if someone says something really well said you could say the same and it shows more people agree with that
 

theSeb

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I do sometimes but the problem is when I try to reply to something my iPhone 4 is really slow with typing on the desktop site.
Yes, I sympathise since I remember how painful it was. It was perfectly fine on whatever iOS came with the iPhone 4, but the next version made responding on forums really slow. However, simply quoting somebody's post without saying anything is still pointless.
 

=w=

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Quoting is not something I would use often but if someone says something really well said you could say the same and it shows more people agree with that
Why not just quote the person and make it known that you agree with their post and that you think it was well-said.

Since the rules have been stated that you have to add information to a post, you could add a reason why you agree with the poster.