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Old 13.06.2008, 09:44
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[How to] Quoting others

OK, I might be considered a dummy for this question but I`m gonna ask anyhow...I don`t seem to be able to reply to posts and get those neat little quotes from the relevant section of someone elses reply to come up. I get a whole chunk of text and not in a blue box. Come on, I give up, tell me please!!
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Old 13.06.2008, 09:52
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Re: Quoting others

Bottom right under my message is a button labelled "QUOTE" click on that and this text will be quoted.
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Old 13.06.2008, 09:54
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Re: Quoting others

But what if I only want a selected bit of your post and not the whole thing? Thanks
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Old 13.06.2008, 09:55
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Re: Quoting others

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the delete key is your friend.
As long as the text is in between these tags
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Old 13.06.2008, 09:57
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But what if I only want a selected bit of your post and not the whole thing?
Then you can delete what you want, like i deleted your thanks
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Old 13.06.2008, 09:59
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Re: Quoting others

http://www.englishforum.ch/misc.php?do=bbcode#quote

It's all in what's called bbcode. It's a markup language which is somewhat similar to HTML/XML/SGML.
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Old 13.06.2008, 10:05
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Re: Quoting others

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Then you can delete what you want,
Just the delete key? That simple? Oh, thought it was something more fancy than that

Thanks everyone

Here goes....
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Old 13.06.2008, 10:06
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Re: Quoting others

As a rule, please indicate when the quite has been trimmed by inserting ellipsis (three dot symbol indicating an incomplete statement...) or writing "Snip".

Also, if you are going to edit people's statements, please do not in any way alter what they have said or misquote them. This can get you banned.

One more thing when editing quotes. DO NOT edit the tags. A persons quote will begin with
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and end with
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If you so much as accidentally delete one of the "[" or "]" brackets, you end up with a mess that someone has to fix.

So, if you edit quotes, do it properly, click the "Preview Post" button before Submitting your response to make sure that everything is formatted correctly else make the necessary adjustments.
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Also, if you are going to mis-quote people's statements for comedy affect, please alter what they have said or misquote them. This can get you squirrels, ice-cream, free beer, exemption from parking tickets and a pay rise.
As Natasha would have said I fixed that
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Bottom right under my message is a button labelled "QUOTE" click on that and this text will be quoted.
Yes but what if you only want a slice of the text and not the whole text?
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Old 25.06.2008, 15:34
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As Natasha would have said I fixed that
It is good to see that you have learnt from the master

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As Natasha would have said I fixed that
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Quoting more than one person

in the same thread - can somebody teach me how to do that or refer me to the correct thread?

I think I am becoming a high maintenance poster because some of posts have to get merged into one. LOL, it's embarrassing to look like you know how to do something when you really don't know how.

Somebody please explain to me?

Goal: To quote from more than one poster within one of my posts.

Thanks.
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Old 27.04.2010, 16:39
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Re: Quoting more than one person

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in the same thread - can somebody teach me how to do that or refer me to the correct thread?

I think I am becoming a high maintenance poster because some of posts have to get merged into one. LOL, it's embarrassing to look like you know how to do something when you really don't know how.

Somebody please explain to me?

Goal: To quote from more than one poster within one of my posts.

Thanks.
Do you see the smaller button next to the QUOTE button? That allows you to multi quote. It will show up with all the posts of the other posters that you have selected with that multi quote button, once you hit the POST REPLY button.
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Old 27.04.2010, 16:40
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Re: Quoting more than one person

See here: Sticky in the Forum support.

Anatomy of a post: all those buttons and links, explained
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Goal: To quote from more than one poster within one of my posts.

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See here: Sticky in the Forum support.

Anatomy of a post: all those buttons and links, explained
Hmm.. I moved your question over to this thread thinking this thread addressed how to multiple quote (only addresses singular quotes) but I see Carlos R has supplied you with an excellent link.
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Old 27.04.2010, 17:47
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Re: [How to] Quoting others

Oh man oh man.......I need to go and sit in the corner with the dunce hat on.

So do I use the multi-quote button from the last poster? I just tried it and it didn't work. All it did was turn red but I didn't see the post.



edited to add: ok tried editing this with the multi-quote and that didn't work either. I'll just sit here and wait for some kind tutor to come along.......la la di da da......
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Old 27.04.2010, 17:53
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Re: [How to] Quoting others

Last quote -hit quote. If you don't believe me, read the link Carlos gave earlier. The bit you need is in the second post by 22 yards I think.

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Re: [How to] Quoting others

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Just the delete key? That simple? Oh, thought it was something more fancy than that

Thanks everyone

Here goes....
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Hmm.. I moved your question over to this thread thinking this thread addressed how to multiple quote (only addresses singular quotes) but I see Carlos R has supplied you with an excellent link.
Thank You, I appreciate it.

edited to add: WOOT........IT WORKED! I'm so bad at tech stuff that I rejoice when I can master something! Thanks again all you good guides!

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See here: Sticky in the Forum support.

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Thanks.

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Do you see the smaller button next to the QUOTE button? That allows you to multi quote. It will show up with all the posts of the other posters that you have selected with that multi quote button, once you hit the POST REPLY button.
Ok I think I got it now!

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Last quote -hit quote. If you don't believe me, read the link Carlos gave earlier. the bit you need is in the second post by 22 yards I think.

I did read it but I skimmed..something about that reading comprehension - thanks for coming along Longbyt.......

and now I will hit submit reply and see if I have mastered this thing..........

edited to add: WOOT! I am so overjoyed when I can master some tech thing. Thanks for all the help,
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