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How do I do partial quotes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by AxtoOx, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    I'm not the best w/ computers, so I often need a little help and I have searched around and can't find an answer. Everytime I do a quote, I have to do the whole thing when sometime I just want a sentence. I've also seen others do multipule qoutes on one post. Can someone tell me or point me to how to do this?
  2. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    For partial quotes, I just go up and delete most of what they said, leaving only the important part.
  3. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    You can edit the quoted text, and remove what you don't want.

    From same post, like I've done here: Copy and paste the quote including codes, then edit text.

    From multiple posts (maybe there's a better way, but this is how I do it):
    - Quote the first post. Copy everything in the reply window.
    - Go back to thread. Quote the second post, paste quote 1 into window before or after quote 2. Copy everything.
    - Go back, quote the third post, paste quote 1 and 2 into window.... etc etc...
  4. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Gottcha, Thanks!!!
  5. Seigi


    Jul 3, 2005
    that's the proper notation. You have to delete what you don't want and add 3 dots, which stand for "and so on"

    but that's being very nit-picky.
  6. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    To be even more nit-picky, the three dots are known as an ellipsis.

    Thrilling stuff eh?
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It's best to to these like this: [..]

    Three dots can be a part of the quote, so they might be misleading.
  8. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    And as a further note, this is a quote.

    Sometimes this morphing is done in a quote. It helps if you know the
    guy (like NJL and myself) and he knows you are busting him.
    I had a techie guy in Amps get really upset at me after he poked
    fun at me for writing 'sottering' instead of 'soldering'. When I poked
    fun at him back by morphing his quote he flipped out.
    To which I pointed out that I wondered why it was OK for
    him to make fun of me, but not for me to make fun of him.
    Apparently morphing his quote was VERBOTEN though
    we do it in OT all the time. We kissed and made up on PM though
    so all is well.

    The name morph is known as a Fuquaism, after Ed Fuqua,
    or Kung Fuqua. You will often see the DB guys do this,
    it is their way of sticking it to each other. An old and
    venerated TB tradition. Don't do it in Amps, since those guys
    don't know much about the rest of the forum, and have
    probably never heard of Ed Fuqua, or Durrrl, Ed's
    classic morph of Chris Fitzgerald. Chris, living in Penciltucky,
    has 8 family members named Darrell, or as Ed, who is from
    NYC would say, Durrrl.

    On with the fun!

  9. What I want to know is how you made a link become a word?

    You know when someone goes funny story here but that word is actually a link? HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
  10. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    How dare you morph my quote!?

    I'm outraged!

  11. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Use the 'insert link; icon on the reply menu
    It is not working the same as it used to before the upgrade.
    Type in the URL name at the script prompt.

    It will look like this, substitute [ for {


    Then sub in the text in the second half of the phrase

    {URL="http://www.ebay.com"}Like this{/URL}

    Like this

    It is also possible to imbed a http link in a function, so that when the
    mouse is on the picture, clicking it takes you to the linked website. But
    I forgot the exact syntax, as I hardly ever use it.

    [QUOTE=Tom Crofts]How dare you morph my quote!?

    I'm outraged!


    HAhhhhh, you're an old-timer, I knew you could take it.
  12. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    Thanks, that was my next question.like this
    Why didn't it work?
  13. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    There are 2 http:// statements in there together, edit the sytax so there is only one in the bracket.

    {URL="http://http://www.basscentral.com/2003/dingwall.shtml"}like this{/URL}

    Take out the bold one.
  14. AxtoOx


    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
  15. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Now this is the kind of innocent joy that we should foster more often.
  16. Ron is hot!

    Hey, did it work? Hooray! THANKS!!!! I'm SOooooo with the 90's now. LOL!