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Using the [QUOTE] [/QUOTE] tags effectively

Discussion in 'Announcements and Site News' started by Joe Blow, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator

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    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: [​IMG]. 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:

    [​IMG]

    The end result will be this:

    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:

    [​IMG]

    ...which will look like this:

    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/forums/misc.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. :eek:
     
  3. phoenixrising

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

    Can we do some practise here?
     
  4. Joe Blow

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    Sure, go for your life! :)
     
  5. Joe Blow

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

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    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,
     
  8. Julia

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    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
     
  10. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    Oh, that is so sadly true.

    Julia
     
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    Hope this comes out right.
     
  12. Joe Blow

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

    Let me bump it too.
     
  14. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    1,2,3
     
  15. Duckman#72

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    Testing

    Testing for the double quote :eek:
     
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    Wish me luck.
     
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    More luck?
     
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    For the time being I run out of ideas :D
     
  19. Joe Blow

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    I like quoting Historical figures:

    :D
     
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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! :D
     
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