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Post  133-230-44039-18180-800 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:27 pm

Just a little hint / tip.

On this board using the quote button does not, as it does on many boards, just quote the new text in the post you wish to quote from, but the entire post. If that's done several times we end up with posts that contain the whole thread and are absurdly long. if you could try to edit them down a bit it would be much appreciated.

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Post  MrsArcanum on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:31 pm

Agree. The thing to remember is the first [Quote ] followed by the [ /Quote] at the end. Many of the comments and quote tags between can be removed as wished to avoid multi quoting. geek
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Post  133-230-44039-18180-800 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:35 pm

Yes of course - thank you for adding that.

Just makes a thread hard to follow is all.

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Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:01 pm

MrsArcanum wrote:Agree. The thing to remember is the first [Quote ] followed by the [ /Quote] at the end. Many of the comments and quote tags between can be removed as wished to avoid multi quoting. geek

My apologies but could you repeat Mrs A? In words of one syllable please? cyclops
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Post  MrsArcanum on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:22 pm

ChrissyAnne wrote:
MrsArcanum wrote:Agree. The thing to remember is the first [Quote ] followed by the [ /Quote] at the end. Many of the comments and quote tags between can be removed as wished to avoid multi quoting. geek

My apologies but could you repeat Mrs A? In words of one syllable please? cyclops
Normal quoting means there are my comments and your comments nested.

ChrissyAnne wrote:
My apologies but could you repeat Mrs A? In words of one syllable please? cyclops
This is how a single quote looks where I have deleted my bit.


Here it shows what I deleted in bold
ChrissyAnne wrote:[ quote="MrsArcanum"]Agree. The thing to remember is the first [Quote ] followed by the [ /Quote] at the end. Many of the comments and quote tags between can be removed as wished to avoid multi quoting. geek [ /quote] (this bit removed)

My apologies but could you repeat Mrs A? In words of one syllable please? cyclops


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got it, I think!

Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:40 pm

(Quote)Here it shows what I deleted in bold(/Quote)

testing 123
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nope!!

Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:41 pm

more help please??
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Post  MrsArcanum on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:50 pm

You have to keep one [quote= "a-n-other" ] and the words that person typed followed by [ /quote] at the end.

So if it is just a plain post you want to quote you don't need to do anything. It is only if the person you are quoting has quoted someone else (resulting in nested quotes) it helps to fiddle.
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Post  133-230-44039-18180-800 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:53 pm

ChrissyAnne wrote:more help please??

When you click on the Quote button you will see the text from the message you are replying to, interspersed with [ quote="nameofposter"] text of message [ /quote]

There will be several of these quotes potentially. What you need to to is delete everything apart from the text you need to keep and the first and last quotes.

I've inserted a space in the quote so that it shows.

You can also simply reply to the message, but cut and paste the text you want to quote from into your message, highlight it in the new message and click on the icon of two speech bubbles under the title space.

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Post  MrsArcanum on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:57 pm

Numbered personage of high authority wrote:When you click on the Quote button you will see the text from the message you are replying to, interspersed with [ quote="nameofposter"] text of message [ /quote]

There will be several of these quotes potentially. What you need to to is delete everything apart from the text you need to keep and the first and last quotes.

I've inserted a space in the quote so that it shows.

You can also simply reply to the message, but cut and paste the text you want to quote from into your message, highlight it in the new message and click on the icon of two speech bubbles under the title space.

Much simpler than my waffle
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GOT IT!!

Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:59 pm

133-230-44039-18180-800 wrote:
ChrissyAnne wrote:more help please??

You can also simply reply to the message, but cut and paste the text you want to quote from into your message, highlight it in the new message and click on the icon of two speech bubbles under the title space.

Much simpler than my waffle

Thank you both Very Happy

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Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:02 pm

click on the icon of two speech bubbles under the title space.

Getting good now Shocked
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Post  MrsArcanum on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:04 pm



No stopping you now
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Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:06 pm

MrsArcanum wrote:

No stopping you now

Just need to sort out the words are so much better now and then I will be off Wink
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Post  ChrissyAnne on Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:09 pm

words are so much better

very funny admin lol!

I am now on a mission to find more bounce
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Post  133-230-44039-18180-800 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:22 am

ChrissyAnne wrote:
words are so much better

very funny admin lol!

I am now on a mission to find more bounce

You'll find that happens a lot.

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duhrrr

Post  pondbug on Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:39 am

133-230-44039-18180-800 wrote:
ChrissyAnne wrote:
words are so much better

very funny admin lol!

I am now on a mission to find more bounce

You'll find that happens a lot.

Hail admin,

i read this , my brain hurts, i'll try.[/quote]
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