Re: Revisit quoting
Hmm, I have earlier read all the material at the links indicated. But I cannot figure out the significance of the pink / blue icons (look like an envelope) that are on the very left side of the "New Posts" page. Why are the icons on some threads blue and others pink?
Originally Posted by Barry
As far as quoting, when composing a reply, its not possible to know whether your reply will end up immediately following the post you are responding to, of whether some other post (perhaps responding to a different question raised earlier in the thread) will ultimately separate your reply from its "question". If they end up separated, sometimes the reply is difficult to understand without the context of the question immediately above.
For those who do use quoting, a tip: When editing out the unnecessary material from the quote, make sure that you don't change the "BB Code" that controls the quote function. The quote needs to have the closing code [/QUOTE] to work properly. The general quote structure must be similar to this:
-- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman