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Old September 6, 2004, 02:41 AM   #1
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No quote feature?

On the other forums I frequent, in each post there is button which automatically lets you reply with that particular post's text displayed as a quote. Now, I can copy-paste and manually stick it in the [quote] tags, but it's easier and nicer with the button to use, especially since it usually includes the name of the quoted individual. I find that quoting makes it easier to respond to cetain points in a discussion.

Is there actually a button for that here that I'm not seeing? If not could this feature be enabled?

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Old September 6, 2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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The quote button tends to lead to over-quoting.
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Old September 6, 2004, 11:12 AM   #3
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I hang out on a board that uses it, and it's gaggingly common to have someone hit the quote button on a looooooonnng post just to add one comment.


Usually a "me too!". :barf:


I'm glad it's not used here, though I do appreciate it's usefulness. But you can do the same thing with just a few steps. Just highlight the post, hit "Reply", paste it in, then, while it's still hightlighted, hit the "Quote" button. (THat's the text box looking thingy - the rightmost of the formatting buttons if you are in Enhanced mode.


Now please edit the quote so you are only responding to the salient points!
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Old September 6, 2004, 12:08 PM   #4
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All excellent points, I must admit. I didn't even think of it beyond my own inconvenience, you know, having to CTRL-C and CTRL-V and such... way too much work!

Good to go!
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Old September 7, 2004, 09:02 AM   #5
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especially since it usually includes the name of the quoted individual.
You can add the name of the quoted member by making your first quote look like this: {quote=GUTTERbOY} and it'll look just like it does above.
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Old September 7, 2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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especially since it usually includes the name of the quoted individual. .


Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBluesMan
You can add the name of the quoted member by making your first quote look like this: {quote=GUTTERbOY} and it'll look just like it does above.


Which is especially helpful if you are quoting several people so you can tell them ALL why they're wrong!
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Old September 7, 2004, 12:04 PM   #7
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I hang out on a board that uses it, and it's gaggingly common to have someone hit the quote button on a looooooonnng post just to add one comment.


Usually a "me too!". :barf:


I'm glad it's not used here, though I do appreciate it's usefulness. But you can do the same thing with just a few steps. Just highlight the post, hit "Reply", paste it in, then, while it's still hightlighted, hit the "Quote" button. (THat's the text box looking thingy - the rightmost of the formatting buttons if you are in Enhanced mode.


Now please edit the quote so you are only responding to the salient points!
Me too!
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Old September 7, 2004, 01:08 PM   #8
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