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Old 04-03-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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Question: Does refusing to use the "multi quote" option count as spamming a thread?

I have been on other forums where it is viewed as such (or is at least considered rude), and am wondering what the policy is here at MobileRead.

Personally, I try to use the "multi quote" option where applicable, and will only double post if a certain amount of time has past (say half an hour or more).
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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No, not using multiple-quote is not considered to be rude. Its use is entirely optional.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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Ok. Thank you for the quick response. I'll just have to get use to people not using it, then. It was driving me a little batty - like nails on a chalk board.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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I personally think that using the multi-quote function is being more considerate of other members than posting several single-quote posts that are related to the same topic.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
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Ok. Thank you for the quick response. I'll just have to get use to people not using it, then. It was driving me a little batty - like nails on a chalk board.
ditto.

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I personally think that using the multi-quote function is being more considerate of other members than posting several single-quote posts that are related to the same topic.
absolutely. it is annoying as all get out
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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I personally think that using the multi-quote function is being more considerate of other members than posting several single-quote posts that are related to the same topic.
I agree wholeheartedly!
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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To represent the other side here: I'm more in favor of double posts, for me, not using the "multi quote" option doesn't count as spamming a thread or as being rude.
I think that double posts may increase the readability of a thread, especially if the quoted posts are not tightly related or if one addresses the author(s) of the quoted post(s) directly.
Reading a single post that is more than 30 cm long and contains more quotes than answers is no great fun, too, and sometimes really hard work.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:06 PM   #8
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I'm so very grateful that things like this don't bother me.

No offense intended to those with strong opinions on the topic.... I'm sure I get het up about random things, but quotes on a forum aren't one of them.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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Have to agree with Billi...... personally do not care either way but I find multi- quoting annoying at times because some feel they have to form opinions on everything that is written instead of the pertinent points of the thread.

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To represent the other side here: I'm more in favor of double posts, for me, not using the "multi quote" option doesn't count as spamming a thread or as being rude.
I think that double posts may increase the readability of a thread, especially if the quoted posts are not tightly related or if one addresses the author(s) of the quoted post(s) directly.
Reading a single post that is more than 30 cm long and contains more quotes than answers is no great fun, too, and sometimes really hard work.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:05 PM   #10
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I'm so very grateful that things like this don't bother me.

No offense intended to those with strong opinions on the topic.... I'm sure I get het up about random things, but quotes on a forum aren't one of them.


I agree with you.

For me, I find that 'shouting' on a forum is extremely rude. It's comparable

to the 'look at me' syndrome.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #11
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I prefer one post. I don't particularly mind two posts. When someone has three or more (I think the most I've seen was six) in a row, on the other hand, that's way too many.

I think it's mostly attributable to people who read a post and have to reply to it right away instead of reading the rest of the thread, where it may a) already have been replied to, or b) could merit a response in conjunction with several others, possibly not actually using direct quotes from any. It comes across to me as a sign of childishness, the style of a little kid who has to show his mother something right this instant. It's spammy and it's rude.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:10 AM   #12
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It was driving me a little batty - like nails on a chalk board.
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ditto.
absolutely. it is annoying as all get out
I am 100% with you guys.
It is extremely annoying and selfish to post 5 posts in a row instead of using multi-quote feature.
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If it were mere double posts
Some members posts 4-6 posts in a row and they do it all the time. I find it even more weird that some members repeatedly requested multi-quote feature, demanded in fact. When the feature has been implemented they blatantly refuse to use it.

What does it say about human nature?

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:01 AM   #13
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I am 100% with you guys.
It is extremely annoying and selfish to post 5 posts in a row instead of using multi-quote feature.
On the other hand it is often easier to quote and reply a single quoted post because you don't have to remove all unrelated passages that were intended to other users.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #14
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On the other hand it is often easier to quote and reply a single quoted post because you don't have to remove all unrelated passages that were intended to other users.
That's the point.
It is easier for the poster, i.e. inconsiderate, selfish.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #15
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As as regular poster who's only just been alerted to the presence of the multi-quote button by this thread, I feel a) grateful, and b) a bit embarrassed.

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