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Quote tags
« on: July 12, 2015, 12:06:25 PM »
Please try to use the quote tags properly - if they get messed up it can be harder to follow the conversation.

Each quote should be wrapped in quote tags like such : [quote ] [/quote ] without the space before the last bracket.

The quotes should look like this:

Quote
This is a quote

Most of you simply click the little icon in the top right corner of someone's post, which then automatically creates a quote of that post's text with the tags automatically generated like such:
[ quote author=shavethewhales link=topic=2642.msg50913#msg50913 date=1374597923]

Don't delete any of the quote tags, and don't add your own text until after the final [/quote ]. This will keep everything orderly and properly attributed.

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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 12:53:06 PM »
OOPS...sorry that was probably me. I'll try to do it correctly from now on.
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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 03:44:07 PM »
lol, not calling anyone out specifically. I've gone through a number of posts from a bunch of users to fix tags. Sometimes even I will mess one up in one of my posts.

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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 04:09:46 PM »
lol, not calling anyone out specifically. I've gone through a number of posts from a bunch of users to fix tags. Sometimes even I will mess one up in one of my posts.

How do you double quote in a post ?I know it's easy, but I cannot seem to find the easy way.

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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 04:25:48 PM »
This button atop the entry you wish to quote will wrap everything in their post
into your quote().  If they have used a quote, it will also be in yours.

I "always" use the Preview button to see my post and affirm that it looks right before posting.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 04:28:43 PM by History Buff »
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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 04:26:47 PM »
For a double quote, you would basically have two layers of quotes like so:

[quote ]
[quote ]

Original post being quoted

[/quote ]

Second post response to original post

[/quote ]

(you would reply to the quote chain down here)


If you hit the quote button on a post that already has a quote in it, the tags will still generate automatically. Just remember to add your text below the final [/quote ] tags

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Re: Quote tags
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 06:53:40 PM »
Thanks for the help...
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