How to Quote

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How to Quote

Postby Paul B » Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:42 pm

In the top right corner of each post is a quote button. Clicking this button will bring up a reply form with the entire message quoted. and the original poster named. The reply page will look like this (except that the word quote will only have one t):

[quotte="someone"]yada, yada.
and some more yada,
and still more yada.
[/quotte]

When the post is finished (or previewed), this will appear as:

someone wrote:yada, yada.
and some more yada,
and still more yada.


But what if you are quoting a number of things, and want each point to be quoted right before you reply to it? For this you have to do some editing. Use the cursor and the enter key to break the quote up. Copy [quotte="someone"] and place it before each quote. Then place [/quotte] after each quote. Type your replies after each quote.

Your post will look like this in the posing window:


[quotte="someone"]yada, yada.[/quotte]
Are you sure it's yada yada?
[quotte="someone"]and some more yada, [/quotte]
That is a LOT of yada yada.
[quotte="someone"]and still more yada.[/quotte]
I've never seen so much yada yada in one place.

And when you post (or preview) it will look like:

someone wrote:yada, yada.

Are you sure it's yada yada?
someone wrote:and some more yada,

That is a LOT of yada yada.
someone wrote:and still more yada.

I've never seen so much yada yada in one place.

Use the "Preview" at the bottom of the posting window to see what your post will look like. If you need to modify it, scroll down and make changes.

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