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TS FAQ's & T&C's & Other Annoying Abbreviations => 'How Do I...?' => Topic started by: Geoff Reid on May 14, 2007, 10:49:29 PM

Title: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Geoff Reid on May 14, 2007, 10:49:29 PM

Thanks for your reply Dave    Must confess have not yet got used to using the quote facility!


C of OT et al

Talkswindon has a really good, comprehensive help section (http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php?action=help) which is unfortunately hidden behind an inconspicuous button  :)

for an explanation of what all these buttons do....

(http://www.talkswindon.org/pictures/screenshots/posteditoricons.jpg)

click this link http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php?action=help;page=post#quote


There are several ways to insert quotes into your posts, but probably the easiest one to learn first is to:

Highlight and copy the text you wish to copy into your post

copy it using ctrl+c 

paste it into your post using ctrl+v, highlight it again and click the 'quote' button...which is this one (http://www.talkswindon.org/pictures/screenshots/quote.jpg)

what you will see in your post editor is:

Code: [Select]
   [quote]your quote inserted between these brackets[/quote]
which will look like this when you hit the 'post' button:

Quote
your quote inserted between these brackets



Title: Re: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Simon on December 02, 2012, 05:24:31 PM
One thing I often do is to use the "Quote" or "Insert quote" links on the topic or post reply page to add the content of the post I'm quoting into my quote. But if you don't want to quote the entire post, you can delete the lines from the quote that you don't want to quote. For example, if I want to quote just one sentence of Geoff's post above, I click on the "quote" link, which puts his entire post into the text box. After deleting the lines I don't want to quote, I'm left with this in the text box:

Code: [Select]
[quote author=Geoff Reid link=topic=1803.msg9648#msg9648 date=1179179369]
Talkswindon has a really good, comprehensive [url=http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php?action=help]help section[/url] which is unfortunately hidden behind an inconspicuous button  :)
[/quote]

Which displays like this:

Talkswindon has a really good, comprehensive help section ([url]http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php?action=help[/url]) which is unfortunately hidden behind an inconspicuous button  :)
Title: Re: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Mart on December 02, 2012, 05:54:33 PM
I type it all out again.

I fix the spelling and punctuation.

I change the words and context as it suits me to support my argument, views and to portray the original author in the light in which I want them to be seen.

An example might be if, I dunno, Tobes said " I am not a Lib Dem", if it suited me I would type "Tobes is a Lib Dem". Which, of course, he isn't because he has never claimed credit for the Kingshill crossing.

I believe the practice is called 'journalism' or, in extreme cases, 'politics'.
Title: Re: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Muggins on December 02, 2012, 05:56:13 PM
Or a 'Martism'   :hippy:
Title: Re: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Mart on December 02, 2012, 06:18:12 PM
Ah, Karl Marts.
Title: Re: How Do I: Quote someone elses text in my post?
Post by: Muggins on December 02, 2012, 07:07:05 PM
My thought exactly, but it's 19.00 on a Sunday and time for my blue winky light to twinkle for a good half an hour.