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Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:17 PM

Ok, now what's that? I've tried (twice) to edit out [url] [url] from my post and I can't. Truth be told, I'll never be good at this...

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 6:55 PM
LostKause's avatar

So do we count the amount of carets and then use that number to see how many posts above the post is referring to? Or is the original post included? Do we count quotes in other people's posts?

And then I need to ask how many is a good amount to post. Is 10 too many? Is 2 not enough? Between what amounts is it an acceptable use?

I think that it looks lazy, impersonal, and would come from someone who simply likes to hear their own voice.


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:24 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar

LostKause said:

I think that it looks lazy, impersonal, and would come from someone who simply likes to hear their own voice.

I disagree LK as I never see you use Carets ;)


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 8:30 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

The carets make no sense to me when there's a quote feature.

Plus, quoting puts the statement and response in the same place - which is infinitely easier than counting back and trying to figure out what someone is responding to.

If you have one or two carets, then you probably don't need them as it's obvious who your reply is to. If it's more than that, I'm not bothering trying to figure it out.

Lose/lose in my neck of the internets.


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:06 PM

Not sure why I said "carrots". In my defense, when I typed that I was being attacked by a vicious, killer, 2 month old kitten.


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:22 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

If this is some kind of poll, I'll weigh in and say I don't really get the use of carets, either. As LK pointed out, they don't even seem to be used consistently in the same way.

But even beyond that, I just don't have any desire to count back a certain number of posts to figure out what is being referenced. When several of them are used, I will generally just skip reading that post altogether.

And Mike, maybe if you fed the kitten it wouldn't need to attack at the thought of carrots... ;)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 9:53 PM

What we should be talking about here is the global epidemic of killer kittens. Our government is doing nothing about them as they take over the world. ;)


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:12 PM

LOL, Carrie. Unfortunately it's not carrots killer kitty craves, but rather human flesh, fresh on the bone. ;)


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:21 PM
PRWagner's avatar

Those carrots/carets can make a neat little coaster line drawing...

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It looks like the Rebel Yell, doesn't it? LOL

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:06 AM
LostKause's avatar

I disagree LK as I never see you use Carets ;)

I knew someone would say that. lol

Carrie M. said:
As LK pointed out, they don't even seem to be used consistently in the same way.

You misunderstood me. I really wanted to know the rules. I didn't know that they were being used inconsistently. I thought that I was out of the caret circle. :)

Ensign Smith said:

...I was being attacked by a vicious, killer, 2 month old kitten.

Aaahh...Kittens. :) How cute.


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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:13 AM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Whoops, my bad. I was giving you credit in that if the carets were being used consistently in the same way that you would have been able to figure out the rules. :)

But yes, I have seen them used in varying ways.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:25 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

I quote using the copy/paste/format text/attribute method, like this:

Carrie said, "Whoops, my bad."

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Monday, June 22, 2009 12:57 AM

PRWagner said:
So did anyone here actually ride SOB when it had the loop? I didn't even realize that it had been removed. Anyone mind sharing how it was with and without the loop?

I rode it during it's opening year. To put it mildly, as I explained to someone in the queue at ERT tonight when we were discussing SOB (I'm at the ACE Con at the moment), riding SOB made it *real* easy to fill in the very worst coaster slot in Mitch Hawkers poll from that point on. I rode twice - once on an axle seat and then on a non axle. The jack hammering and discomfort was beyond painful - it was the only ride I've ever been on where I seriously thought I might be injured when I got off. The loop was the only smooth part. So between the jack hammering, shuffling, amazingly uncomfortable trains, and the totally inspid, dull, lifeless design, I vowed never to reride, and I haven't. If there was ever one coaster that's been a collosal failure to the highest degree, Son of Beast is it without question.

-m

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