Using the quote function

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by Nonethewiser, 17 Jul 2018.

  1. Nonethewiser

    Nonethewiser Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this is a bit of a bonehead question but I'm not all that experienced a forum user generally. I'd be very grateful if someone would explain to me how to use the quote function . I recall seeing something in another thread some time ago and I did manage to use the function once but thereafter didn't use the forum for about 6 months and now I can't remember!
     
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  2. It's for when you want to include quotes from more than one post on your reply.

    Click on +quote for each post you want. Then when you go to reply you should see and "Insert Quotes" button.

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  3. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    And he's still 'Nonethewiser' :smile:
     
  4. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Or,if you only want to quote a bit of the post, select the text you want, an option to quote will appear.
    Insert the quote in your reply.
     
  5. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

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    Huntingdon, UK
    Didn’t know you could do that. Every day is a school day.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Do what? :tongue:
     
  7. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    This is called"selective quoting" or "misquoting", there is a CC guideline about it ^_^
     
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  8. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    TLDR.:whistle:
     
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  9. This is pretty perfect. I was trying to keep it simple, so he could use the functionality. Someone adding that in a separate post (@Pat "5mph" :hello:) gives extra information to the OP without confusing the simple explanation, and also other users.

    Something I didn't realise until just now when I tested it: if you want to reply to several different points in the same post, you can select each point, and +quote them, and you will get multiple quotes from the same OP. Embarrassingly, I've been hand editing them. Please don't tell anyone!
     
    Last edited: 17 Jul 2018
  10. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Uh ha, do go on.

    Ahhh, like it ....

    :rofl:
     
  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    Ha ha - it works - I too have been doing repeated full quotes and editing!
     
  12. Tenacious Sloth

    Tenacious Sloth Über Member

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    Huntingdon, UK
    We do need to be careful when using this feature not to quote others out of context though.

    :laugh:
     
  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    Well I never.
     
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  14. OP
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    Nonethewiser

    Nonethewiser Well-Known Member

    Excellent, it's not as difficult as I thought. Many thanks for that and it would seem that I've opened a thread that's been useful to others too.
     
  15. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Remember that all of the "+quote" things only work if your browser is set to insecure or if you've specifically granted cyclechat program permission.
     
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