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Old January 4, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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how do i quote somthing someone said in a previous post???
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Old January 4, 2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Highlight their text. Right click on the highlight and select "copy". Paste it in your reply box. Highlight it again. Right above the reply box you'll see a quote bubble just to the left of the # sign. Click on that. Now, you'll have the words [Quote] on each side of the statement. Place an equal sign between the "E" and ] on the first quote. Copy and paste the member's name (or type it) between the equal sign and ]. Should literally look like [QUOTE=Tuttle8]. Preview your post and you should have it looking like this:

Quote:
Originally Posted by EstillEngineer#59
how do i quote somthing someone said in a previous post???
Then hit the submit...
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Old January 4, 2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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Old January 5, 2010, 10:27 AM   #4
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How do I quote from a post?

You might consider reading the thread, above. <-- Shameless plug
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Old June 9, 2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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A quote feature should be added to the forum, so that all that copy and paste stuff can be avoided.
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Old June 9, 2010, 01:55 PM   #6
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"A quote feature should be added to the forum, so that all that copy and paste stuff can be avoided."

No.

At one time APS did have a quote feature.

It was badly abused.

People would quote lengthy messages just to comment on a small section or, worse, just to add +1, attaboy, you bet, or some other such equally inane comment.

Then that post would get quoted for an equally worthless add, it would be quoted again and again, and soon you'd have a mass attack of the Quotards, particularly silly and mindless posters who, in their desire to get in on the action, hit the quote button to everyone's detriment.

It quickly got out of hand.

Having a somewhat convoluted quoting process forces posters to actually THINK about what they're quoting.

You see how I handled it at the top of my message? Two quote marks a little C&P, and I'm good to go.
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Old June 9, 2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Mike, I'm catchin' what you're pitchin'.
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Old June 9, 2010, 03:02 PM   #8
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What I just pitched back to you don't have a pin in it anymore.

[Nelson Muntz laugh]

Ha ha.

[/Nelson Muntz laugh]
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Old June 9, 2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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And ... there's this: http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=323215

I see this highlighted thread title: quotes, and my eyes are magically drawn to the thread title: Sticky: How do I quote from a post?, stuck there at the top of the forum for all to use.

We have a saying in the Staff Lounge, "If you want a thread title or announcement to be invisible, Stick it. It's like a cloaking device.
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Old June 9, 2010, 04:29 PM   #10
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Ah! You mean like the one Antipitas linked to in his post?




(Although that was about 6 months ago.)
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Old June 9, 2010, 04:51 PM   #11
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The very same one. Reading is just as difficult when you fast forward as when you don't even look.
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Old June 10, 2010, 07:24 AM   #12
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What I just pitched back to you don't have a pin in it anymore.
What's this?

Doh!!!
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