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*emphasis* ^quote^ --EMPHASIS *quote*--

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cumfy Fri 28-Dec-12 14:46:13

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
Dorothy L Sayers

Why's everyone bolding quotes recently ?

flow4 Fri 28-Dec-12 14:47:41

Yeah, I've wondered that too cumfy. I keep my bolding for names and, well, emphasis. smile

Tee2072Thing Fri 28-Dec-12 15:26:49

Just to annoy you.

Same reason everyone keeps using <<>> rather than ::::: except that's just to annoy me.

cardibach Fri 28-Dec-12 15:29:11

You are correct, cumfy.
Tee I have never understood the :: :: thing - much more effort than <>!

EmpressOfThePuddle Fri 28-Dec-12 15:31:02

I thought :: :: was exclusively for head tilts?

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Fri 28-Dec-12 15:39:36

For clarity?

FlimFlamMerrilyOnHigh Fri 28-Dec-12 15:42:15

I thought one was supposed to make quotes from other posters bold, so that they notice them, I suppose. It's a MN etiquette, isn't it? Or are you talking about other kinds of quotes?

GilmoursPillow Fri 28-Dec-12 15:44:55

I bold quotes to make it obvious it's a quote and not part of my own post.

Some threads move very quickly and by the time you've replied to the last post half a dozen other posts have appeared making your own post look disjointed.

Tee2072Thing Fri 28-Dec-12 15:49:34

How is :::: more effort than <<>>???? Or even <>? Two whole keystrokes more?!?!

Anyway, it's for any actions, Empress, not just head tilts.

::tilts head at Empress and pats her on the back::

Like that. grin

EmpressOfThePuddle Fri 28-Dec-12 15:51:47

grin ::tickles Tee under the chin::

Like that?

Tee2072Thing Fri 28-Dec-12 16:00:37

::tugs Empress' ear::

Exactly!

grin

EmpressOfThePuddle Fri 28-Dec-12 16:55:49

::runs back to Puddle for supplies::

PILLOWFIGHT!!!!!!

StateofConfusion Fri 28-Dec-12 17:10:05

This will end in tears <hands on hips>

<Resists urge to unlatch feeding baby to join in>

EmpressOfThePuddle Fri 28-Dec-12 17:14:01

<sticks out tongue at State>

ChaoticforlifenotjustChristmas Fri 28-Dec-12 17:16:04

I bold quotes to make it obvious it's a quote and not part of my own post.

This ^^

cumfy Fri 28-Dec-12 17:49:12

Ah, but,

I bold quotes to make it obvious it's a quote and not part of my own post.

is soooo much better.
It just is.grin

GreatCongas Fri 28-Dec-12 17:57:48

On some forums :this: makes it an emoticon
I have never seen it used in the same way as <> which is for actions

<makeslikeatree>

Tee2072Thing Fri 28-Dec-12 18:02:06

Ah, you see, GreatCongas <> are coding brackets. That's why I don't use them. On some sites, it adds code to your post. Not on MN, because they don't use HTML for emoticons or formatting, but lots and lots do.

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