Identifying the post to which one is replying?

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    Is there an automatic way (without quoting) to identify the post (or poster) to which one is replying?
     
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    Not that I know of. You have to hit the "quote" button, which will give you both the person and the post you're responding to.
     
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    Not automatic but you could reference the post number in reply.
     
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    Address the poster or the post number. It's a lot easier to use the quote function.
     
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    It would be helpful if posters would remember to do that when not using the quote option. Unless a post immediately follows the one to which it is a reply, if there is no indication in the post, by quote or reference to post number or poster, it's not always obvious by context to whom the post is a reply.
     
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    Not to name names or anything...



    ALLIE!
     
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    It's not just Allie B. :eusa_wall: :eusa_wall:
     
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    What is the problem with using the quote function? Oh I know, it's too easy to go back and figure out what was said, especially on really long threads.
     
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    Not sure if I understand your meaning but it's not always apparent from context to which post a person is replying.
     
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    Using the quote function allows another to keep backtracking. Without it, one has to find the specific post by reading through X number of pages.
     

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