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ApostateAbe
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Message 1 of 35 (600528)
01-15-2011 12:27 AM


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?

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ApostateAbe
Member (Idle past 3039 days)
Posts: 175
From: Klamath Falls, OR
Joined: 02-02-2005


Message 5 of 35 (600567)
01-15-2011 10:27 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Huntard
01-15-2011 1:46 AM


Re: How to quote
Huntard writes:

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.


Thanks, that helped.

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ApostateAbe
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Message 6 of 35 (600568)
01-15-2011 10:34 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Panda
01-15-2011 5:49 AM


Re: How to quote
Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

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.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.

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ApostateAbe
Member (Idle past 3039 days)
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From: Klamath Falls, OR
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Message 13 of 35 (600614)
01-15-2011 4:02 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by jar
01-15-2011 11:15 AM


Re: How to quote
jar writes:

Admin writes:

ApostateAbe writes:

Panda writes:

Huntard writes:

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.


From what I recall, the buttons are absent on purpose, to avoid people having quotes within quotes within quotes within....etc. which can quickly clutter a thread.
Probably a wise decision.

Yes, that's part of it. The big problem was that in any discussion involving long posts, which are common here, too often people would click the reply/quote button without trimming any text, and after a chain of just a few replies messages would quickly become prohibitively long.

The reply/quote button is disabled through the control panel, but I've just enabled it so people can prove they're more disciplined now, but I'm sure Adminnemooseus will disable it again at the first abuse he sees.

A planned feature is to be able to select text, then click a button to have it automatically quoted.

And, with minimal effort it can be used.

Percy, also consider a limit of say three or four nested quotes.SigAnyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!


You left out a few quote boxes, so I put them back in.

There is now a button, "rquote," that does the reply with quote. The disadvantage at the moment is that it quotes signature in addition to the message. If I had a way to disable signatures, which are always annoying, maybe that wouldn't be such a problem.


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ApostateAbe
Member (Idle past 3039 days)
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From: Klamath Falls, OR
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Message 19 of 35 (600659)
01-16-2011 1:25 AM


Obey
[o-o]

Edited by Admin, : Add color.

Edited by Admin, : No reason given.

Edited by ApostateAbe, : ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

Edited by Admin, : Remove enough levels so that it displays properly in Firefox.


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ApostateAbe
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Message 31 of 35 (600746)
01-16-2011 10:07 PM


I edited the OBEY post to add more colors for ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD, and I see a lot of blackness below that post in Firefox, much like in the screenshot, but it looks strangely normal in Chrome.

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