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MaggieD

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When people put *snip* when they're quoting someone?

It means they've left something out of the quote and then picked up again further down. Some people use *snip* -- I use dot-dot-dot or like this . . .

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask *snip* country."

Really reads "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
 

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LOL how do you make that smiley??

At the bottom right of your text-screen, there's 'Go Advanced' - click that. Once you're in advanced mode you see a smiley gallery to the right. Click 'more' at the bottom of the gallery - and a popup window shows you the full smiley gallery.
 

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At the bottom right of your text-screen, there's 'Go Advanced' - click that. Once you're in advanced mode you see a smiley gallery to the right. Click 'more' at the bottom of the gallery - and a popup window shows you the full smiley gallery.

WOW. I have been wondering how people put those cool smileys for ages, and I never noticed the more link even though I commonly click on the group of smileys to the right of the text box. Plus, I always have to go advanced because for some reason when I try to reply without going advanced my dumb computer tells me "are you sure you want to leave this page? All changes made will be lost".
 

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LOL how do you make that smiley??

l believe this " :) " doesnt fit everyone:lol:

it makes them look less sincere

it is my own opinion but feel this way
 

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I agree, but now I know how to make all of them! :bright::bunny::dito::boxer:scared:
 

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When people put *snip* when they're quoting someone?
Think of snipping a section out of a physical newspaper with scissors. It means we're leaving out material and we want you to know that so that you don't think we're purposely mis-quoting the source or cherry-picking information. It serves the same purpose as an ellipsis (".....") but an ellipsis isn't generally used when skipping whole paragraphs or pages.
 

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Think of snipping a section out of a physical newspaper with scissors. It means we're leaving out material and we want you to know that so that you don't think we're purposely mis-quoting the source or cherry-picking information. It serves the same purpose as an ellipsis (".....") but an ellipsis isn't generally used when skipping whole paragraphs or pages.

Thank you Jerry! :]
 
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