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    Quoting the first post in a thread

    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)
    Works for me.
    On a practical note, some threads move quickly enough that it's handy to quote that first post, just in case things explode while typing a reply.


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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    It allows you to show what post you are referring to. The main exception I see is when someone has a huge first post and it just makes it harder to scroll.



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)

    What do you mean?



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)
    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Works for me.
    On a practical note, some threads move quickly enough that it's handy to quote that first post, just in case things explode while typing a reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    It allows you to show what post you are referring to. The main exception I see is when someone has a huge first post and it just makes it harder to scroll.
    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I find it more effective to quote all posts in a thread to provide proper context.



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    I find it more effective to quote all posts in a thread to provide proper context.
    Thats because you are a serial killer who owns a pink poodle.



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Works for me.
    On a practical note, some threads move quickly enough that it's handy to quote that first post, just in case things explode while typing a reply.

    I'm with this guy. Many times by the time I respond, others have too.



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    I find it more effective to quote all posts in a thread to provide proper context.
    You also enjoy wiener, so you're weird.


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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)
    Ya, I hate it when people do that



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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    Why? Think about it. (Yes, I have caught myself doing it too)
    I don't know, you tell me.


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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Works for me.
    On a practical note, some threads move quickly enough that it's handy to quote that first post, just in case things explode while typing a reply.
    Works for me as well to specify which post I'm replying to.




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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Threads here never derail or take wild tangents, so I agree with OP in that it is utterly pointless to quote the first post.


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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    Threads here never derail or take wild tangents, so I agree with OP in that it is utterly pointless to quote the first post.


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    Re: Quoting the first post in a thread

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    I find it more effective to quote all posts in a thread to provide proper context.
    Somebody rep this for me.



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