There are two ways to create quote boxes (and a variation on one of them):
[quote]This is one style[/quote] which results in
This is one style
[qs]There is also this[/qs] which results in
There is also this
[qs=pick a name]Or this variation which includes a name[/qs] which results in
pick a name writes:
Or this variation which includes a name
In general, dB code help can be found here:
dB codes help
This link is also available at the left of the page where you are creating a new message or editing a message.
You can also use "peek" at the bottom of any message, to see the raw text (including coding) that was used in that message.
Per your problem of not getting e-mail notifications - I checked your profile setup and found nothing wrong there. You should be receiving notifications of replies to your messages at your e-mail as indicated in your personal profile.
Or something like that.