Quoting a post

Discussion in 'Forum Usage Help' started by Rick Martin, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    How the heck do you guys quote a previous post?
    If I want to respond to a previous post, I go to that post and hit the little Quote icon that looks like a cartoon speach baloon. I usually only want to use part of the previous post and I select and delete the parts I don't want. I add my 2 cents and when I post my reply, the quote is not in bold print with the originators name. What gives wit dis?
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Dunno. Sounds like yer doin' it right :) .

    Cuttin' & pastin' is fine, just don't delete the [ QUOTE ] [ /QUOTE ] parts.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    When you click the "quote" baloon a new window opens up. In the bottom left corner there's a link for vB code. It explains how vB code works here.

    Or, what may be a simpler way for some is to use the buttons that are available above the new message window... you have bold, quote and several functions that are now automated. For instance I used the "http://" button to make "vB code" above an active link;)
     
  4. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    [QUOTE
    Cuttin' & pastin' is fine, just don't delete the [ QUOTE ] [ /QUOTE ] parts. [/B][/QUOTE]
     
  5. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    Ouch! I left in the Quote Quote part and it still did not come up as bold.
     
  6. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    If I hit the Quote icon in a previous post and do not edit that post then I get good results.
     
  7. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    If I delete part of a previous post....well let's see what happens...
     
  8. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    That time it worked.
     
  9. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    That time too, quoting is fun :D
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Hey, you just did that to increase your posts.
     
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  11. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    Great fun! Keep it coming guys... tv is slow tonight.
     
  12. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Really?
     
  13. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    Shhhhhhhh Im trying to get to 200.

    I ask the same about that last thing PoT brought up. :D
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    When you are cutting out the part of the quote that you want to use, make sure that you don't accidentally delete the [ B ] at the start of the text. That is is the vB code for bold.
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I'm doing it watt style. :D



     
  16. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Guest

    May 18, 2000
    Clearwater, FL.
    Watt style? Watt dat?
     
  17. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Go to the Watt forum.
     
  18. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    :rolleyes: