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roundhead
492136.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:56 pm Reply with quote

Please, how do I get a partial quote into a posting?

I've tried highlighting the relevant part of the posting I want to quote and clicking on the "quote" option but the whole of the original posting is displayed.

I know it's possible because I've seen it in the forums.

 
Moosh
492137.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:58 pm Reply with quote

I usually just press quote then delete the bits I don't want.

 
Sebastian flyte
492141.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:05 pm Reply with quote

I usually do that too but if the quote is very long that I'm taking a bit from I copy and paste that bit into a fresh not quoted message and then highlight it and click on the box that says quote above the message then say in bold name of person I'm quoting wrote: I think someone else will explain better though.

 
bobwilson
492142.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:08 pm Reply with quote

use the form

(quote)quoted text here (/quote)

but replace the round brackets () with square brackets []

or if you want to say who you're quoting use the form

(quote="Name of person") this is the quoted text (/quote)

again replacing round brackets with square brackets

NB "Name of person" has to be surrounded by ordinary quote marks.

If you use the examples above replacing rounded brackets with square brackets you'll get:

Quote:
quoted text here


and

Name of person wrote:
this is the quoted text


Last edited by bobwilson on Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:10 pm; edited 1 time in total

 
Davini994
492148.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:13 pm Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
Last edited by bobwilson on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:10 pm; edited 1 time in total


How have you made it do that when there is no posts below it?

 
Jenny
492149.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:15 pm Reply with quote

Probably it was being edited while you were posting. I think.

 
Davini994
492152.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:15 pm Reply with quote

It was there before I posted; which is why I posted! Has the forum logic changed?

Edit: test

Edit: no

Edit: maybe someone posted after then deleted it.

 
Jenny
492156.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:18 pm Reply with quote

I don't think the original post necessarily disappears while it's being edited - it's just replaced by the edited version.

 
bobwilson
492158.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:19 pm Reply with quote

I wondered that too Dave. Normally only get an "edited" auto message if there's later posts. One of life's little mysteries.

 
Moosh
492159.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:19 pm Reply with quote

He made it do that because I posted something after bob, but then saw it was exactly the same information as in bob's post, so deleted it.

 
roundhead
492161.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:21 pm Reply with quote

Thank you all for the helpful suggestions.

I shall try them out.

But watch out for some strangely quoted posts in the near future!!

 
Davini994
492168.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:29 pm Reply with quote

Code:
Right you are.

 
Moosh
492170.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:31 pm Reply with quote

    I always wondered what this one did


Edit: It's not immediately obvious but that's the [list] button. Apparently it just indents things.

 
bobwilson
492171.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:34 pm Reply with quote

Moosh wrote:
He made it do that because I posted something after bob, but then saw it was exactly the same information as in bob's post, so deleted it.


Which raises the question - how do you delete a post?

 
Moosh
492175.  Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:41 pm Reply with quote

If you view it immediately after you've posted it, there'll be a small blue X under the Edit button. Click that and you can delete it. I'm not sure how long the X sticks around, probably until anyone makes a post after you.

 

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