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Author Topic:   how to quote a message?
Huntard
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Message 2 of 48 (600531)
01-15-2011 1:46 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by ApostateAbe
01-15-2011 12:27 AM


How to quote
Hello ApostateAbe, to see how I did this, press the "peek" button on the bottom right of the post. Leave out the =ApostateAbe to get a "normal" quotebox.

ApostateAbe writes:

In order to quote another poster, I have been copying the text and putting it within quote tags. On all other forums, there is a "quote" button below a person's message so I can push that button to quickly quote the message in a reply while keeping all of the formatting. Can I not do that here, or is there something I am just not seeing?


No you can't, you'll have to do it manually. But typing those 4 or 5 characters extra doesn't matter that much, does it? I think Percy (he writes all the software for this board) will probably someday add buttons for that, but when, is of course hard to say.

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Huntard
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Message 9 of 48 (600585)
01-15-2011 12:50 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Admin
01-15-2011 11:13 AM


Re: How to quote
Well, I don't think it's necessary to include a "reply-quote" button. You could however include a button where you could highlight some text in the message you're replying to, and when you click that button it makes it a quotebox. Not that I would need such a thing, but that could perhaps speed up the quoting process.

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Huntard
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Message 10 of 48 (600586)
01-15-2011 12:52 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by jar
01-15-2011 11:15 AM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.


Please no, that would seriously cramp my style of replying. Yes there might be a lot of quoting in the messages, but I feel that is necessary. I like to be thorough, that's all.

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Huntard
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From: Limburg, The Netherlands
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Message 12 of 48 (600590)
01-15-2011 12:59 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by jar
01-15-2011 12:53 PM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Note the word nested.


Ah! I think I misunderstood, with nested you mean a quote within a quote within a quote within a quote and so on, yes? Then I agree. I thought you meant 4 quotes per post total.

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Huntard
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Message 20 of 48 (600660)
01-16-2011 3:17 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Admin
01-15-2011 4:17 PM


Re: How to quote
Admin writes:

jar writes:


Uhm, that was ApostateAbe you quoted. You switched the guy that posted on this forum the most with a guy who has like 115 posts?

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Huntard
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Message 21 of 48 (600662)
01-16-2011 3:18 AM
Reply to: Message 19 by ApostateAbe
01-16-2011 1:25 AM


Re: Obey
Great, you broke the forum.
Please don't do that again.

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Huntard
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Message 26 of 48 (600690)
01-16-2011 2:20 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Admin
01-16-2011 1:45 PM


Re: Obey
I took a screenshot of what I see in FF (messages set to 100 per page):

In IE, everything's fine


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