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Re: Quote your source

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Nov 22, 2003 at 00:17 UTC ( #309077=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Quote your source
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I guess one way around this problem is to quote the bits of whichever node you are replying to.

Bingo and ++. That's how I do it.

And yes, I know it should be unnecessary in a threaded discussion.

Au contraire! I think it makes perfect sense even in a threaded discussion. For instance, I also prefer to reply to email and newsgroup posts inline, paragraph by paragraph (or sentence by sentence when necessary.) It is, I think, always worthwhile to provide the context and save your readers the effort of finding it.

-sauoq
"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";


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Re: Re: Quote your source
by allolex (Curate) on Nov 22, 2003 at 10:35 UTC
    For instance, I also prefer to reply to email and newsgroup posts inline, paragraph by paragraph (or sentence by sentence when necessary.) It is, I think, always worthwhile to provide the context and save your readers the effort of finding it.

    I think increasing text cohesion is a Good Thing, but I still think that adding context via quotes in an uneditable threaded discussion context is optional. As suggested by your post, the level of cohesion and coherence can be established in several ways: by quote, summarization, or dependence on structure. :)

    Coherence in Text Linguistics

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    Allolex

    Perl and Linguistics
    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=3394

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