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Topic # 204465 2-Oct-2016 20:02
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The quote mechanism is flexible and that is good.

It is very rare that this flexibility is deliberately misused to mis-attribute views or words. I think I've seen it maybe a couple of times, and never seen it repeated by the same person. Mostly because that person was banned for other reasons probably.

All the same, it is serious and diminishes the integrity of the forum.

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  Reply # 1644396 2-Oct-2016 21:06
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I think a few people have changed the words inside the quoted part for effect but it can create a false impression.. I have seen it once or twice.

 

 





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  Reply # 1644398 2-Oct-2016 21:19
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Rikkitic:

 

I think a few people have changed the words inside the quoted part for effect but it can create a false impression.. I have seen it thousands of times.

 

 

Really now, that's a bit of an exaggeration surely! tongue-out


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Rikkitic: I .... create a false impression .... have .... twice.
 

 

^^^ Just making mischief cool

 

 

 

I like the flexibility of being able to chop up someone elses text when quoting, mainly for the times I'm responding to a particular line rather than a whole post.  Having to quote the whole thing would result in much more lengthy threads.

 

I think the GZ community would pick up on abuse of this pretty quickly and report it.  The one time I remember reporting something, the mods were all over it blindingly quickly.





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  Reply # 1644484 3-Oct-2016 07:53
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DarthKermit:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I think a few people have changed the words inside the quoted part for effect but it can create a false impression.. I have seen it thousands of times.

 

 

Really now, that's a bit of an exaggeration surely! tongue-out

 

 

 

 

Ban him, ban him! :p


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  Reply # 1644485 3-Oct-2016 07:54
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freitasm:

 

We done like abuse of quotes

 

 

Hahaha nice autocorrect, particularly if you say it in your head with a 'redneck southern drawl'.  Sounds almost like BDFL supports it!

 

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Insults are abuse. Id like that knocked on the head. Maybe thats a bit subjective, and I guess that falls under name calling, but I see it a bit lately. There is a big gap between disagreeing with an opinion, and throwing an insult in. No real need. There is an adult way to react, give your opinion or agree to disagree. Note, this doesnt apply to many at all here, few in fact, but it happens


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