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Offline Stewart Manley

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« on: October 25, 2005, 05:37 PM »
A message to new folks using the forum's "quote" feature when replying to posts.

Be careful to ensure that the new text you type is outside the...

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...tags which surround the text you're quoting. If you get it inside, your comment gets buried in the chunk of message you've quoted and is very hard to pick out. It's also then difficult to quote it when you're trying to reply to it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 05:48 PM »
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A message to new folks using the forum's "quote" feature when replying to posts.

Be careful to ensure that the new text you type is outside the...

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...tags which surround the text you're quoting. If you get it inside, your comment gets buried in the chunk of message you've quoted and is very hard to pick out. It's also then difficult to quote it when you're trying to reply to it.

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YEAH, WHAT HE SAID!!!   ;)

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 06:08 PM »
aw, man. i thought it was a grammar question. had my editor at the ready!
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 06:21 PM »
If I may add something, too:

The quoting of a whole post is often unnecessary; it's a nice thing to pick out the point or two that you wish to address, and then omit the rest.  I'll use moosetication's OP as an example, if he'll forgive me.  Let's say I wanted to remark upon his little tagger at the end of the post; instead of doing this:

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A message to new folks using the forum's "quote" feature when replying to posts.

Be careful to ensure that the new text you type is outside the...

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...tags which surround the text you're quoting. If you get it inside, your comment gets buried in the chunk of message you've quoted and is very hard to pick out. It's also then difficult to quote it when you're trying to reply to it.

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LOL!

I might do this:

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and then hopefully post more than 'LOL'; perhaps the very reason I was LOL-ing in the first place, but this is window-dressingâ€"'LOL' is perfectly fine.  
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005, 06:59 PM »
TO ALL DRUMMERS:

After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, I am again desirous of reminding you of the fact--which has, of course, been pointed out on several previous occasions but which nevertheless has apparently been overlooked or ignored by an all-too-preponderant proportion of our present personnel--that all members using this forum should make an earnest, sincere, continuous, and persistent effort to eschew and avoid all excessive wordiness, repetitive phraseology, unnecessarily complicated sentence structure, lengthy, involved, or obscure paragraphs, and other tautological and/or grammatical errors to indite or transcribe an internal communication of any nature whatsoever to one or more fellow musicians.
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 07:05 PM »
TO ALL DRUMMERS:

After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, I am again desirous of reminding you of the fact--which has, of course, been pointed out on several previous occasions but which nevertheless has apparently been overlooked or ignored by an all-too-preponderant proportion of our present personnel--that all members using this forum should make an earnest, sincere, continuous, and persistent effort to eschew and avoid all excessive wordiness, repetitive phraseology, unnecessarily complicated sentence structure, lengthy, involved, or obscure paragraphs, and other tautological and/or grammatical errors to indite or transcribe an internal communication of any nature whatsoever to one or more fellow musicians.







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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 07:13 PM »
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After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, ..........

HA!  But you forgot plagerism.  If my memory serves me, I put out some ridiculous variation of that thought several months ago...

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2005, 07:20 PM »
I wrote that in 83 or 84 when packet was big on ham radio and everyone was sending packet messages constantly.  Some didn't realize it was a joke and changed the way they sent packet.  All the time others of us were laughing out butts off.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2005, 07:22 PM »
I wrote that in 83 or 84 when packet was big on ham radio and everyone was sending packet messages constantly.  Some didn't realize it was a joke and changed the way they sent packet.  All the time others of us were laughing out butts off.

OK, I should have known that I wouldn't have had an "original" thought!


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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2005, 07:47 PM »
OK, I should have known that I wouldn't have had an "original" thought!
Not around Louis!  ;D

To appease those who wanted this to be a grammar lesson, the general rule is to place periods and commas inside quotation marks.  Is that enough highlighting?  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2005, 08:20 PM »
those who wanted this to be a grammar lesson,

So, what about my paragraph long sentence?  What is the general rule on that?   ;D
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2005, 08:38 PM »
If I may add something, too:
Let's say I wanted to remark upon his little tagger at the end of the post; instead of doing this:...

I might do this:and then hopefully post more than 'LOL'; perhaps the very reason I was LOL-ing in the first place, but this is window-dressingâ€"'LOL' is perfectly fine.  

after much delirious lolling brought on by this post and, well... delirium, i feel compelled to say:

the semi-colon in your first paragraph should be a period, and "instead" the start of a new sentence, with an initial cap on the I.

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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2005, 08:47 PM »
***I've removed a nitpick that appeared here; I don't want what is a valuable thread with a reasonable request from the OP to be bogged down with grammar-warring, which adds to the clutter that I was speaking against in the first place.  So, I apologize for posting that at all.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2005, 10:39 PM »
TO ALL DRUMMERS:

After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, I am again desirous of reminding you of the fact--which has, of course, been pointed out on several previous occasions but which nevertheless has apparently been overlooked or ignored by an all-too-preponderant proportion of our present personnel--that all members using this forum should make an earnest, sincere, continuous, and persistent effort to eschew and avoid all excessive wordiness, repetitive phraseology, unnecessarily complicated sentence structure, lengthy, involved, or obscure paragraphs, and other tautological and/or grammatical errors to indite or transcribe an internal communication of any nature whatsoever to one or more fellow musicians.


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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2005, 12:50 AM »
So, what about my paragraph long sentence?  What is the general rule on that?   ;D

If the run-on sentence is funny, like yours was, you are relieved of adherence to the rules of punctuation.

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2005, 11:31 PM »
TO ALL DRUMMERS:

After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, I am again desirous of reminding you of the fact--which has, of course, been pointed out on several previous occasions but which nevertheless has apparently been overlooked or ignored by an all-too-preponderant proportion of our present personnel--that all members using this forum should make an earnest, sincere, continuous, and persistent effort to eschew and avoid all excessive wordiness, repetitive phraseology, unnecessarily complicated sentence structure, lengthy, involved, or obscure paragraphs, and other tautological and/or grammatical errors to indite or transcribe an internal communication of any nature whatsoever to one or more fellow musicians.


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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2005, 09:06 AM »
TO ALL DRUMMERS:

After due and careful consideration of certain regrettable practices that have recently been brought to my attention, I am again desirous of reminding you of the fact--which has, of course, been pointed out on several previous occasions but which nevertheless has apparently been overlooked or ignored by an all-too-preponderant proportion of our present personnel--that all members using this forum should make an earnest, sincere, continuous, and persistent effort to eschew and avoid all excessive wordiness, repetitive phraseology, unnecessarily complicated sentence structure, lengthy, involved, or obscure paragraphs, and other tautological and/or grammatical errors to indite or transcribe an internal communication of any nature whatsoever to one or more fellow musicians.


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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2005, 06:22 PM »
This is Dan's co-worker typing.

Brains everywhere.


See, I told everyone that man had some brains!   ;D
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