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    Lightbulb Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    I have noticed that some members are a little confused about how to quote from other members posts so I thought I would try and clarify the issue somewhat.

    Firstly, the best way to quote someone's post is simply to go to that post and hit the 'quote' button. You will see it at the bottom right of every post.
    It looks like this: . This will begin a reply to the thread but the entire post you are responding to will be quoted. However, if you are only responding to a particular part of that post you can safely edit out the parts that aren't relevant just so long as you keep the part you are responding to inside the quote tags, which look like this:



    The end result will be this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Blow
    Keep whatever you are quoting within the quote tags!
    If you are quoting a newspaper article or another source, you can simply cut and paste what you want quoted inside the QUOTE tags but without including a user name:



    ...which will look like this:

    Quote from a newspaper or other source but make sure it always goes inside the QUOTE tags!
    To make things clearer, here is an explanation of the uses of vB Code (the series of formatting tags this forum software uses) and how you can use it to format your posts: http://www.aussiestockforums.com/for....php?do=bbcode

    If you have any questions or queries please post them in this thread and I will answer them for you.

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    Joe,thats why i could never get it right,i kept deleting the quote tags.

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    Thanks Joe, been hanging out for this thread for ages.

    Can we do some practise here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixrising
    Thanks Joe, been hanging out for this thread for ages.

    Can we do some practise here?
    Sure, go for your life!

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    Just a friendly bump for those who are new or who missed it the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Blow
    Just a friendly bump for those who are new or who missed it the first time.
    Joe,

    As you know I've had difficulty with this before and again last night.
    After ensuring I'm typing within the "Quote" (s) when I hit Submit Message or Preview I'm often told "the message you have entered is too short", and this can be with more than ten words. So what is going wrong.

    I'll redo this post following to see if it happens again.

    Julia

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    Julia,I`ve had that too,but what you have to do is write after the last quote tag,hope this helps,

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    Quote Originally Posted by visual
    Julia,I`ve had that too,but what you have to do is write after the last quote tag,hope this helps,
    Thanks Visual. Yes, I finally woke up to what I was doing. Sorry all.
    No excuse. Just stupid.

    Julia

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    Julia,not stupid, just computer illiterate

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    Quote Originally Posted by visual
    Julia,not stupid, just computer illiterate
    Oh, that is so sadly true.

    Julia

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Blow
    Sure, go for your life!
    Hope this comes out right.

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    Another friendly bump as I have noticed that some still haven't mastered the use of the quote tags.

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    Imagine that this thread dropped to the bottom of page 5 in just under 1 month.

    Let me bump it too.

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy
    testing.
    1,2,3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy
    Imagine that this thread dropped to the bottom of page 5 in just under 1 month.
    Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy
    Let me bump it too.
    Testing for the double quote
    Remember - it's not a lie if you truely believe it yourself.

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    I wander if double Q can go like this?


    This one is inside the first one

    Wish me luck.

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    Outside
    Centre
    Inside
    More luck?

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    Default Re: Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

    For the time being I run out of ideas

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    I like quoting Historical figures:

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Marx
    Religion is the opiate of the people.
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Einstein
    e=mc2
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Nixon
    Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I?

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    I'm bumping this thread as I have noticed some of the newcomers are having some difficulties in quoting others.

    I also wanted to make one other important point. I notice that many members leave two blank lines between the end of the post they are quoting and the beginning of their own post. This is entirely unnecessary as an extra blank line is already added automatically. So when you put in two blank lines you are actually putting in three and that doesn't look right to me as there is too much space between the end of the quote and the beginning of the post. Just thought you should know, especially you Realist!

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