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Old August 4, 2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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Two general questions

1. How can you delete a thread started by yourself. I looked it up in the FAQ but that didn't help. 2. How do you quote from someone's reply to a post? I know I can copy and paste but I see others that have the quote in a "box" for lack of a better term.

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Old August 4, 2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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...moving to Site Questions and Tech Support.

You can not delete your own posts & threads, here's some more information.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=496859

Here's some good information on how to use the quote feature.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323215
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Old August 4, 2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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RE: #2... In the line of icons just above the writing space, the 2nd to last icon there looks kinda like a "cartoon balloon"... Click on that...

Then...

Capture the line you want to quote as usual...

Then...

Put your cursor in between the two thingys, insert the quote, and it shows up within the white background after you submit.
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Old August 4, 2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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well that didn't work
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Old August 4, 2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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Try your quote again here, Reef, but don't delete anything. We'll see if we can spot what's going wrong.

Note - you can also make a quote using CWKahrFan's instruction but in reverse. That is, copy and paste what you want to quote in your post composition window. Then highlight it and press the Quote button ( ). The highlighted text will then be automatically inserted between the quote tags.
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Old August 4, 2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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Well I did just that, copied and then pasted in the composition window. Then, I highlighted it and clicked on the Quote button. This is the message I received:

The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 2 characters.
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Old August 4, 2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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Yes, because you can't compose a post of *just* a quote. Think about it.
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Old August 4, 2012, 04:43 PM   #8
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Yes, because you can't compose a post of *just* a quote. Think about it
Well I feel kinda stupid! Thanks!
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Old August 4, 2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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Everything is process... Everything preceeds... Everything follows...

What is "real"?

Who is it who knows?

Who is it who doesn't know?
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Old August 4, 2012, 06:04 PM   #10
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Please delete

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Unless you see a need for this thread would you please delete.
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Old August 4, 2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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No need to delete it, it could be a tip to a future member. But I will close it.
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