Quoting a post is allowed when it is necessary for understanding; however, it can also clutter the forum when used inappropriately.
Below was appended to the article Quoting a Post that was published in the Forum's Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 3:
ADMIN’s Comments: Excessive use of the Forum’s quote function imposes on the membership by requiring them to have to scroll through significant quantities of material, much of which they likely have already viewed. Please use the quote function judiciously and only when necessary to make your point. If your post immediately follows the one that you wish to refer to, there is no need to quote the preceding post as it is obvious that you are responding to it. As Jerry notes in his informative article, if you must use the quote function to make your point clear to the reader, please do so judiciously and edit out all unnecessary text and images. When quoting, please also make every effort to place your response outside of the quoted material, rather than within the shaded quote box. If you’re unsure as to where the cursor is placed, toggle between the Preview and BBCode tabs to make sure that it is to the right of or below the closing command "[/ quote ]."
If you haven't yet read the article in that newsletter, I suggest they do so -- it begins on page 7 and provides detailed "how to" instructions..
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