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How to quote a post

Discussion in 'How To Use This Forum' started by Josephine, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Josephine

    Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2007
    The North
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    First thing: it is not essential to hit reply in someone's post in order to make a new post so please don't do it as a routine.

    You only need to quote if you particularly want to respond to a post that is some way back, even on a previous page. But mostly people do it because they want to just address a particular point or two. In this case, you click one of the widgets in in the bottom right hand corner of the person's post. To learn more about this, look here "Like", "Agree" and other cute things to put on people's posts

    Quoting a snippet of a post and using multi-quotes

    You can add as many quote snippets as you want before starting your message.

    First select the text you want to quote by mouse sweeping (with the left button held down) over that text so it's highlighted blue as shown.

    When you release the mouse button, the "quote me" will appear. If it doesn't appear, just keep trying until it shows up. (Curiously, I have found that if it still fails to appear, mouse sweeping it backwards (end to start) often works instead! :shrug: :snork:)

    If you want to quote more than one bit of a message or bits from several different messages, just mouse sweep each snippet you want to use.

    As you do that, a little message will appear with two choices: either "quote" or "quote this message". So assuming you don't want to actually quote the entire message, click on the word 'quote'


    Then this message briefly appears across the top of the page


    Now go down to the box at the bott om of the page where you write your message
    You will find a small black box there with "insert Quotes" on it. Click on this


    and you get the multiquote panel up where you can (as it says) review your quotes. Here you can 1. reorder the quotes by using your cursor (now looking like this aeromove cursor a.jpg ) you can drag the different quotes up and down the list
    2. remove a quote


    Then click on "Quote These Messages


    Job done!

    If you still want to edit the quote some, then just please be careful that you don't corrupt the coding which you can see underlined in red.
    Edit only that text between the two square brackets - ] and [
    Don't edit the coding which is between [ and ]

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