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Quoting other users.

Post: # 32318Post TheWanderer
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:27 pm

Hi Folks,

A quick lesson and reminder on quoting other members postings within your own. recently, i've been fixing lots of errors in postings caused by the user editing the text of the original quote and damaging the "code" that the system recognises at the same time.

To get one of these:
Don wrote:
Blah Blah Blah

you need to have this code at the beginning
user wrote: (replace word user with original poster's name or alternative name)

and at the end there must be a [/ quote] without the space

Sorry this is a bit kryptic - I cannot show the exact code or the system will think this is a quote!

Please feel free to check this out using this thread as a test, and please check the code is correct when posting a quote before submitting. If you see it hasn't worked properly once posted, just click "edit" button and correct it.

Please also remember that double quoting is not allowed.

Thanks in advance, Don.

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Re: Quoting other users.

Post: # 32326Post jezza
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:20 pm

Is this any help in explaining how to manually type in a quote?

[ quote ="jezza" ] If you delete the spaces from between the brackets then the quote appears [ / quote ]
jezza wrote: Like this :D
Or just push the quote button and type below the text that appears :wink:

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Post: # 32335Post Race Track
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:50 pm

Quotes can be open to mis-use:
Jezza wrote: Race Track, do i owe you £10 or £20?
It was £20 mate.

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Post: # 32336Post jezza
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:57 pm

Indeed they can...
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Post: # 32347Post TheWanderer
Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:46 pm

Jezza wrote:
Don i'll pay you diva's insurance money as soon as the cheque from Archie clears

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Post: # 32357Post jezza
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:14 pm

TheWanderer wrote:
Jezza wrote:
Don i'll pay you diva's insurance money as soon as the cheque from Archie clears
Very kind of you Don :lol:

Going back on topic, if I can help newbies muddle through quoting then I'm happy to work through it with them via PM

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Post: # 32462Post snafu
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:16 pm

jezza wrote:
Very kind of you Don :lol:

Going back on topic, if I can help newbies muddle through quoting then I'm happy to work through it with them via PM

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Why not, you've been muddling everytime I've seen you :lol: :shock: :wink:
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Post: # 32481Post Race Track
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:25 am

jezza wrote:Very kind of you Don :lol:

Going back on topic, if I can help newbies muddle through quoting then I'm happy to work through it with them via a personal one-on-one session in which i will lure them into my silk lined bedroom and do things i have been wanting to do with the wife but she won't let me

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Post: # 32484Post pongolad
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:32 am

Rt, you've obviously not seen jezza in his Teutonic, gargantuan, hi-vis, battenburged lederhosen :shock: :?

If you had, you'd have known he'd never write something that girly :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Post: # 32492Post falkor
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:46 am

what is this "copy and paste" ?
> check here for a tutorial on copy and paste < T
err I didn't press my BACK BUTTON to exit, I made a mistake and pressed SUBMIT, now what do I do? you plonker you were only supposed to peek at a member's code, not make a reply - ok never mind .
can I delete that reply? it was a mistake look in the reply that you made, is there an X in the top right of your post? .
yes I see the X
are you sure you want to delete your post?
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yes I should have pressed BACK BUTTON, my mistake ok click the X - it will delete your post .
sorry there is no X there, now what do I do? well you cannot delete the post without an X button .
well I don't like the post I made, it is just annoying, I made a mistake, surely I can do something? press EDIT in your mistake post and delete everything in the message box, then write a few words like "entered in error" or "MOD: please delete, post made by mistake" .
ok I'll do that, cheers! ..
I used QUOTE to quote what another member said. It reproduced their post in mine and then I replied more clearly to what they said
yep, QUOTE is pretty good, well done
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but I wanted to QUOTE what 2 members said from different posts in the thread so that I can chat directly back to those 2 comments
hehe but you can only press one QUOTE button, what a conundrum
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what's a conundrum? the thing is, to get 2 quoted posts into your one reply do this:
  • press QUOTE in the first post that you want reproduced in your reply
  • now don't press SUBMIT yet!
  • COPY AND PASTE the entire contents of the reply box into a word.doc or text.txt page
  • now use your BACK BUTTON to exit from the QUOTE
  • now find the next post that you wish to QUOTE
  • press QUOTE in the second post that you want reproduced in your reply
  • now don't press SUBMIT yet
  • COPY AND PASTE the entire contents of the reply box into the word.doc or text.txt page AFTER the one that you already did
  • now use your BACK BUTTON to exit from the QUOTE just like last time
  • now go to the thread in question and simply press REPLY
  • now copy and paste the whole of the text from the word.doc or text.txt page INTO your reply box
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what is this "copy and paste" ?
> check here for a tutorial on copy and paste < U
The last post in the topic featured a quoted post, the poster had pressed QUOTE and it showed the post that he then went on to reply to. Great.
Now when I press QUOTE, I get both his post and the post he quoted, quoted in my post and I can reply to both his post and the post he quoted And then the next poster can press QUOTE again and get both your post quoted plus the previous poster who quoted somebody else.
Yeah then the next poster can press QUOTE again and gets so many quote boxes going we are all sick of the sight of seeing boxes within boxes PLEASE PLEASE limit the amount of quote boxes mounting up in topics, they do nothing to help the flow of a thread in fact they form a maze of messages and ultimately just cause confusion
if you notice the latest post has a QUOTE in it already please DO NOT press QUOTE yourself
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or it is likely that a whole succession of QUOTED QUOTES will kick off? Yep and the whole page just looks a mess, totally unnecessary too .
above is Sections T and U from our FORUMS MANUAL in case that is a help to anybody struggling

to see the whole Forums Manual just click the above link :wink:

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