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Can someone teach me how to make quotes?

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1. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

ERm, when replying to posts I can never get this quote thing right.

Can some one show me as I am making failing grades here with something everyone seems to have mastered!

2. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 8y

Quoting outcast

ERm, when replying to posts I can never get this quote thing right.

Can some one show me as I am making failing grades here with something everyone seems to have mastered!

The simplest thing is to click "quote" in the forum entry that you want to quote. That's up the top right, nestled between Spam and Rate It.

Otherwise, you can just use the "Quote" button in the actual reply area. If you want to specify which member you're quoting, it works like this: [quote=outcast ].

Eric

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Yes, the quickest way is by clicking on the Quote link on the top right corner of the post.

When quoting, truncate the unnecessary parts of the original post, especially when it's a long one. This way, readers will know instantaneously what you're replying to. Sometimes, you may also want to break up a long post into several quotes. You'll have to do this manually though.

e.g.

[quote=outcast]ERm, when replying to posts I can never get this quote thing right.[/quote]

Reply to first part of quote.

[quote]Can some one show me as I am making failing grades here with something everyone seems to have mastered! :cry:[/quote]

Reply to second part of quote. Usually, I leave out the name of the original poster from the tag since it's a continuation unless it's a different poster.



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Quoting outcast

ERm, when replying to posts I can never get this quote thing right.

Reply to first part of quote.

Can some one show me as I am making failing grades here with something everyone seems to have mastered!

Reply to second part of quote. Usually, I leave out the name of the original poster from the tag since it's a continuation unless it's a different poster.


You can also use the Quote button on the edit box, especially when you're lazy to type the tag or want to quote several posts in one reply. In the edit box, highlight the text (typed/pasted) you want to quote, and click on the Quote button. It will insert the start quote tag at the beginning and the end quote tag at the end of your highlighted text.

The quote tags come in pairs; there must be an open/start tag and followed by an close/end tag. The same goes to other functions like bold, italic, underline, etc.

Use the Preview button to make sure you're doing it right! :)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 7, 2008, at 5:41 AM by Hien ]

4. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

Really, it's even simpler than that: you take the first two fingers on each hand, hold them up next to your head, and wave them slightly.........see? quotes

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

Really, it's even simpler than that: you take the first two fingers on each hand, hold them up next to your head, and wave them slightly.........see? quotes

6. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

Quoting dr.pepper

The simplest thing is to click "quote" in the forum entry that you want to quote. That's up the top right, nestled between Spam and Rate It.

Thank you! it was the 'quote=name' I was lacking knowledge of.

Quoting Hien

A very detailed explanation and tutorial

Thanks for the detailed lesson of the in's and out's of quotes!

Quoting Beerman

Really, it's even simpler than that: you take the first two fingers on each hand, hold them up next to your head, and wave them slightly.........see? quotes

Hmmm lets see what other sign language I can make with two fingers

Seriously though, thanks for the help guys! Much appreciated. I can graduate from forum posts 101 now