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How Do I Use The Quote Feature?


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#1 ejames82

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:33 PM

i have posted hundreds of times on forums, but i don't know how to use the quote feature.
rather than going the "trial and error" route, and possibly making myself look foolish, i thought it would be best to ask.
there is an icon, that when i put the cursor over it, says "wrap in quote tags" that, for all intents and purposes, i will call the "quote icon"
when copying a section that i wish to copy as a quote, do i highlight the desired section, and click on the "quote icon"?
after this, does their quote appear followed by arrows pointing left and right? (the arrows probably disappear after i click on "post").

it would be nice to make a statement in referrence to a statement without copy and pasteing, and adding quotation marks, like i have been doing.
any help would be most appreciated. Ed

Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:44 PM

How To Reply To A Topic, Using Multiple Quotes
To reply to only one post and one quote use the button to the right of the +quote button, labeled "quote.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:56 PM

The above method is very handy. In addition to that, you have other methods which are common to all BBCode-based forums.

The "wrap in quote tags" button surrounds the highlighted text in your post with the quote tags:
[quote][/quote]

So if you highlighted text and selected the quote button, you would get this:
[quote]text[/quote]
It would appear like this when it is submitted:

text


Alternatively you could put a reference to the quote, to say who the author was:
[quote="Latoya Jackson"]text[/quote]

Which looks like this, when posted:

text


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:21 PM

We also have a Test and Scribbles forum where one can practice post. Just click on "New Post" and experiment.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 07:37 PM

i definitely came to the right place with this question.
thanks for all the replies, they were all excellent. Ed




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