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Quoting from other thread

  1. Jan 18, 2016 #1
    Dear PF Forum,
    If someone quotes your post from thread other than your quoted post.
    Do you get an alert?
    For example like this
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2016 #2
    Yes you'll get an alert saying you've been quoted.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2016 #3
    Thanks, Greg.
    Even in a thread that we don't "watch"?
     
  5. Jan 18, 2016 #4
    Correct
     
  6. Jan 18, 2016 #5
    Ahh, that's why. I think jtbell (no tag here :smile:) got annoyed when I requote him. Although all my intentions was to give him some credit for his phrase that I thought is a good one.
    This is his quote in this thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/learning-programming-languages.847121/
    jtbell said
    That was how jtbell taught dynamic memory allocation. That phrase impresses me. That I often requote it along with his name.
    Now I know, even if I want to give credit to someone, that person will be annoyed to have alert thrown at him/her.
    So, perhaps I just type his name as above, so that person won't get alert.
    Okayyy, Greg. Thanks a lot.
     
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