New posts are added at the bottom of the message thread. Over the years I have noticed that most people tend to read from the top of the page down. I think you can safely assume that they have read all the messages above yours before they read your post. Therefore you DON'T need to 'quote' big blocks of other peoples messages.
Repositing blocks of text that have already been posted just makes the thread repetitive to read. If you need to be specific as to what message you are replying to just add: In reply to xxxx's or In reply to xxxx'scomments on yyyyy.
We are interested in your own thoughts, not repeat quotes of what some one else has already posted. Repetition is boring, don't do it. Thanks
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Please cutback on starting new threads. Post replies to to existing threads on the subject.
If you want to cut and paste from your word processor do not do it directly. First paste it into notepad or other basic ascii editor so that the formatting codes are removed, then cut again. This will give you clean posts.