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May 2, 2020 - 5:18:25 AM
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Helix

USA

12674 posts since 8/30/2006

Please explain again the new etiquette of copying everything the person said over and over, then bolding something in the content.

Why is this? What purpose does it serve? Are people afraid they will be misunderstood?

It seems to me that it stifles discussion. One of the rationales I read was that it was being done on other forums, like the banjo hangout had to catch up.

I enjoy this forum because of the wide range of experience and opinions from the members. I'm too busy and disinterested in other forums right now.

So, please explain the good in this, one more time. thanks.


 

May 2, 2020 - 6:48:47 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24466 posts since 8/3/2003

Helix, if you don't want to read the quoted material, ignore it, go to the bottom of the post and read the new stuff. Some people find it easier to hit the quote button and then respond so everyone will know exactly who posted and what was said that they are responding to.

I've been known to do that. I've also been known to quote something and then cut a bunch of it out that isn't necessary to my answer. Each person has his or her own way of posting and replying and as long as no rules are broken, there shouldn't be a problem.

May 2, 2020 - 7:39:43 AM
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10805 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo


I've also been known to quote something and then cut a bunch of it out that isn't necessary to my answer.


That's what I prefer to do. Such as right here.

May 2, 2020 - 8:45:12 AM

Tweelo

USA

139 posts since 4/14/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory 

 to do.


Same. 

May 2, 2020 - 8:48:09 AM

Tweelo

USA

139 posts since 4/14/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory

Me? I find that a navy bean fits perfectly in the ear canal. 


Though this too, can be abused by unscrupulous posters. See above. 

May 2, 2020 - 8:57:58 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24466 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Tweelo
quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory

Me? I find that a navy bean fits perfectly in the ear canal. 


Though this too, can be abused by unscrupulous posters. See above. 


That's one reason for the 15 minute edit function:  to keep people from changing their posts and if other quote and change, one can look back to see what was originally said.  

May 2, 2020 - 9:11:06 AM

10805 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo
quote:
Originally posted by Tweelo
quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory

Me? I find that a navy bean fits perfectly in the ear canal. 


Though this too, can be abused by unscrupulous posters. See above. 


That's one reason for the 15 minute edit function:  to keep people from changing their posts and if other quote and change, one can look back to see what was originally said.  


Is it understandable that I object to my name being attached to a stupid altered post just so someone can prove a point on the Internet?

May 2, 2020 - 9:40:02 AM

Tweelo

USA

139 posts since 4/14/2014

Of course. I wasn't making fun though, I'm just trying to say that when an unscrupulous person excerpts a quote and then alters it... I just wonder how many people will scroll through everything to find what was really said.

Feel free to alter my quotes. But honestly, navy beans. I can go way more stupid. 

Edited by - Tweelo on 05/02/2020 09:40:39

May 2, 2020 - 10:11:27 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

24466 posts since 8/3/2003

quote: 

That's one reason for the 15 minute edit function:  to keep people from changing their posts and if other quote and change, one can look back to see what was originally said.  


Is it understandable that I object to my name being attached to a stupid altered post just so someone can prove a point on the Internet?


Yes, it's understandable but..... you can't stop people from quoting, altering, deleting what was said originally on the quoted material, etc.   

If you're going to be on the internet and on forums, you have to learn to take everything with a grain of salt and not get upset by the trolls.   Just ignore them and they usually go away.   Continue to feed them and you've made a pet of them and they keep bugging you. 

May 2, 2020 - 10:39:55 AM

Tweelo

USA

139 posts since 4/14/2014

And like I said, I really meant no harm here. I'll delete it if you like.

May 2, 2020 - 12:35:35 PM
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Blackjaxe47

Canada

1520 posts since 6/20/2014

Interesting thread, first I would like to state that for the most part I always get a kick out of what Helix adds to most threads. What I find confusing is the photo's he throws in, ZERO relation to the topic but I always find interesting and just move on down the list and continue reading what is more important to the topic at hand. I agree 110% with how Sherry addressed the issue, it's very much like watching something on television, if you don't like what your seeing...change the channel.

May 2, 2020 - 1:16:57 PM

10805 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

If you're going to be on the internet and on forums, you have to learn to take everything with a grain of salt and not get upset by the trolls.


Thanks for educating me on how the internet works.

I'm not calling anyone a troll.

May 2, 2020 - 1:19:22 PM
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10805 posts since 6/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by Tweelo

And like I said, I really meant no harm here. I'll delete it if you like.


No need for that.

I see no actual harm iis done.

May 2, 2020 - 1:21:22 PM

2909 posts since 9/12/2016

Sometimes they have a heartfelt pet peve they want to whine about and reply with quote is used as a segue even though the original quote is completely taken out of context or blown out of proportion. This gives the crybaby their much needed podium .my 2 cents but don't quote me

May 2, 2020 - 5:56:11 PM
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Helix

USA

12674 posts since 8/30/2006

I can select what I wish to read and ignore what I don't want to read. It's funny how you guys go run out and use the feature to demonstrate how you don't have to read it if you don't want to. OK, now we're past the blowing horns at the crossing,

copying over and over often times runs pages and then I personally lose interest in what was being explained, taught, soap boxed or whatever.

I think it archives a bunch of stuff so we won't be misunderstood? Learn to write better, you could be more communicative.

And many of us use nature photos or icons to remind of where we are and where we came from. Most of those are taken right here at the banjo shop, duh.
Maybe I should post irrelevant nature photos in a thread like birds in my backyard. Let's not tax the limits?

Hawks and Eagles, Doves and Finches.
It's a game of miles and inches.

Farewell, I am duly lectured, have a great weekend.

I had a little bird, his name was Enza (1918)
Open the window, Influenza.

Follow the law and cooperate.

Edited by - Helix on 05/02/2020 17:59:12

May 3, 2020 - 3:16:15 PM

DRH

USA

479 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo
Continue to feed them and you've made a pet of them and they keep bugging you. 

You mean just like squirrels?


 

May 3, 2020 - 3:22:45 PM

DRH

USA

479 posts since 5/29/2018

Sherry;

In all seriousness (something I find difficult), what passes for humor on this forum is to me it's greatest asset. Sometimes it gets out of hand but I think most cases are just misunderstandings, not mean spirit.

I wouldn't enjoy this forum so much if y'all weren't a little nuts.

May 4, 2020 - 1:41:16 AM
Players Union Member

Helix

USA

12674 posts since 8/30/2006

I'm glad that Sherry stopped by to try to explain by using the feature,  frankly it wasn't that helpful.  I still think it was forced on us by really hip computer users, there's a lot of them, so "get used to it" is the message I got when I tried this discussion a few years ago.  The snark at the time was about my "age", like I was rigid and who the hell cares.  I care that we don't discriminate because of variations on the assembly line, inappropriate usage or abuse, and that's just the BANJOS.  

I'm not known for being rigid or entrenched, or garrisoned.  I'm a cancer survivor, no one can stifle my sense of humor or my enjoyment of hatching 10 little quail in the sawdust of my lathe.  "you gotta help me, man, my girlfriend is pregnant."   Here's a picture of seasonal help standing on my rim lathe. 

If you don't like my humor, don't look, don't read it, and definitely play more banjo, we need more of that.   

I don't think that anybody is a troll, until troll behavior gets rampant. That's what moderators are for.  All the men and women have full moons every month, it's the tides.  New jokes come all the time, new songs, new banjos,  Enjoy the ride.  
I came here to talk about banjos in 2006. We've definitely seen some changes for the good.

When we play banjo, we use trigonometry and calculus both, they're built into us. So that means we can be superior when we study and learn to do things that are new. When people mature, they have grown.

"Continue to feed them and you've made a pet of them and they keep bugging you." I don't agree at all but you have the right to your opinion. The last I read trolls were calling people names and calling people out. I'm sure it'll get handled.

Squirrel Laundry? I can understand where linear thinking would not make a connection. Linear thinkers are just that. Other people who are not linear gather no moss, that means a wheel is round, a rolling stone gathers no moss. Get it? No?

Then you don't have to read what I write, just move along.


Edited by - Helix on 05/04/2020 01:57:09

May 4, 2020 - 2:32:16 AM
Players Union Member

Helix

USA

12674 posts since 8/30/2006

And Sherry, thank you for helping so many other people here and where you are. We can tell.

May 6, 2020 - 7:37:07 AM

Owen

Canada

5733 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

<snip> I've also been known to quote something and then cut a bunch of it out that isn't necessary to my answer. <snip>

If/when I "cut a bunch of it out," I try to indicate that by <snip> ..... that way a reader knows it isn't the entire post, but he/she can still go back and check it out if interested.    The only problem I've encountered in doing it that way is that if I then edit my post the <snip> disappears and I have to try to remember to type it back in before I "submit changes."

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