Quoting for real.

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  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    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.
     
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Hi!
     
  3. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    The answer to this question is no.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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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:

     
  5. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Interesting... thanks for reminding me of the rules.
     
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    you did see what the other members up top did?
    select all and see in case so you understand ;)
     
  7. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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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.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    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
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I agree with Maflynn, why would you want to simply post what is effectively repetition?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    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.
     
  11. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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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
     
  12. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    You could try the up vote button.
     
  13. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I do sometimes but I mostly use the mobile site.
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Go classic version if you really want to up vote :)
     
  15. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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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.
     
  16. theSeb macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  17. =w= macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  18. annk Administrator

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    Exactly. This is what makes it interesting as far as I'm concerned, to hear why someone agrees with something.
     
  19. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ok I'll do that
     

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