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How do you take a quote from a post??

Travel Forums System Talk How do you take a quote from a post??

1. Posted by Kingwindle (Respected Member 301 posts) 11y

When someone writes a reply, if you want to take a quote from their reply and put it into your message, how do you do it??
You know when a box appears and it comes up, originally posted by....

????

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Kingwindle

When someone writes a reply, if you want to take a quote from their reply and put it into your message, how do you do it??
You know when a box appears and it comes up, originally posted by....

????

Like this?

When you view the thread you want to quote, there is a link in the top right saying 'quote'. Click on that and just type below the field that then comes up :)

Cheers,

Sam

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Sam, I had to rate this post...(high marks!) As for the life of me, yesterday I could not figure out HOW to quote. Thank you!
(I thought the little thing that said quote, was the quote we have in our individual profile thingy.)
~Josette

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting Josette

Sam, I had to rate this post...(high marks!) As for the life of me, yesterday I could not figure out HOW to quote. Thank you!
(I thought the little thing that said quote, was the quote we have in our individual profile thingy.)
~Josette

Ah yes, that could of course have been the case. Funny how when you are making these things you never think of something that actually also makes a lot of sense!

There's another way too by the way. When you are typing your message (like me now) you can use the 'Quote' button at the top of the text input box to quote someone who has posted earlier (from the list of posts underneath the input box usually). That will create what's known as a tag, in this case [ quote ]

You then copy the quoted text behind this and click on what has now changed to a 'closing tag' button at the top of the input box (the button looks like this /Quote ). When you click on that it will put a closing quote tag behind the text you just entered. This one will look like this [ /quote ]

If done correctly it will show like this:

insert text here

As you can see everything in between will be quoted, but it won't show the nifty 'quoting username' that you get using the other quote method. To add that you need to enter the username in the first 'opening tag' like this: [ quote="Sam I Am" ]type text here[ /quote ]

If done correctly, that should look like this:

Quoting "Sam I Am"

type text here

Voila, quoting 101

which reminds me of something else I need to do now

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Sometimes you two scare me with how fast you reply;)
Thank you again! I learn something new here everyday...so, how's the coffee?
~Josette

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting "Josette"

so, how's the coffee?

I decided to be smart and not drink coffee now otherwise I am going to be up to 4.30 again tonight! But the tea is wonderful... :)

ps. it helps when one of us is in Australia and one in Europe to make sure there is 'nearly' always someone online!

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Awww...My sister is 2200 miles from me. She is my only sibling and I miss her so much that I am moving to her town in Aug.! Do you two get to see each other on a regular basis? (Earl Gray tea?)
~Josette

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

CSI episode interupted my posting ;)

Four times last year, but that's exceptional. Once or twice a year probably on average I'd say since Pete moved to Australia back in 96/97. Then again, we email all the time, bump into each other on Travellerspoint and skype so we're pretty much caught up thanks to TP :) .....

Camomille tea, very soothing aparently