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Offline mikf

Use of the Quote function
« on: October 24, 2022, 09:31:30 PM »
Many posters use the 'quote' function, and it can be very useful. But some posts are quite long and cover many points and some background or more general information, and quoting the whole post is not always necessary in your response. Even, worse, some people then quote the response and the original quote in a further response. It then gets really quite messy.
  Posting a quote that has been edited to just the point you are responding to, makes for a neater post and easier read. And bear in mind that the reader can always go back and read the whole post in the thread if they want to anyway.   
To do this, after you select the quote function, simply delete unnecessary text inside the quote, then outside the quote tabs, add you own comments.
You can check that it looks right using the preview tab below your post, and make any changes before actually posting.
I have demonstrated this by making a further two posts using a quote of this post which show an unedited and edited version to show what I mean.
Mike
« Last Edit: October 25, 2022, 02:28:47 AM by mikf »
 

Offline mikf

Re: Use of the Quote function
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2022, 09:36:17 PM »
Many posters use the 'quote' function, and it can be very useful. But some posts are quite long and cover many points and some background or more general information, and quoting the whole post is not necessary in your response. Even, worse, some people then quote the response and the original quote in a further response. It then gets really quite messy.
  Posting a quote that has been edited to just the point you are responding to, makes for a neater post and easier read. And bear in mind that the reader can always go back and read the whole post i the thread if they want to anyway.   
To do this, after you select the quote function, simply delete unnecessary text inside the quote, then outside the quote tabs, add you own comments.
You can check that it looks right using the preview tab below your post, and make any changes before actually posting.
I have demonstrated this by making a further two posts using a quote of this post which show an unedited and edited version to show what I mean.
Mike
This re states the whole post unnecessarily
Mike

Offline mikf

Re: Use of the Quote function
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2022, 09:42:44 PM »
......quoting the whole post is not always necessary in your response......
Edited version much neater, easier read
Mike

Offline overover

Re: Use of the Quote function
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2022, 11:19:00 PM »
We should also mention that the Quote "speech bubble" is generated by the so-called tags [quote⁣] and [/quote⁣].

Between these tags is the quoted text, which may/should be shortened as required (of course, without changing the original meaning). However, the tags mentioned themselves must be preserved (including the square brackets), otherwise the quote will not be displayed correctly. It must also be ensured that your own answer text is written outside the Quote tags, i.e. either before [quote⁣] or after [/quote⁣].


Best regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: October 24, 2022, 11:21:23 PM by overover »
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