Need help reposting prev text posted

Discussion in 'Feedback and Announcements' started by DUSTOFFDOC, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    Hi,

    Will one of you show me how to post text taken from a previous post? I am using the email style of using brackets

    <<<<previously posted text>>>

    but I see everyone is putting the text in a box instead...

    Thank You,

    Paul Forel
     
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    1. Go to the post that you want to quote from.
    2. Click the "quote" button.
    3. Everything in that post will be enclosed like this except substitute brackets for the parenthesis at the begining and end: In other words, everthing between the first "quote" and the last "quote" will appear in a a quotation box. Until you post it, it will look like this:

    (quote author=DUSTOFFDOC link=board=501;num=1133472279;start=0#0 date=12/01/05 at 16:24:38]Hi,

    Will one of you show me how to post text taken from a previous post? I am using the email style of using brackets

    <<<<previously posted text>>>

    but I see everyone is putting the text in a box instead...

    Thank You,

    Paul Forel[/quote)


    4. Remove (delete) any text that you do not want to quote.
    5. Add anything you like after the quote.
     

  3. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    [
    Will one of you show me how to post text taken from a previous post? I am using the email style of using brackets
    ]

    Thanks, let's see if I did this correctly...

    Paul...
     
  4. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    Oh, well....back to the range..... :-/

    Paul
     
  5. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    All I did was go to your post, hit the quote button, and type this after what showed up. TRY AGAIN. ;)
     
  6. Red_Hat

    Red_Hat New Member

    910
    Oct 21, 2005
    Haha!  Once you get the hang of hitting the "Quote" button here's something you can look at.  A handy dandy BBcode guide.  

    >Fred

    Here's where the Quote button is located.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    Thanks, Red_Hat.... I got quote button, that was the easy part.... saw the phbb stuff- that will take a while to digest...

    ...gotta learn sometime- I have a domain I want to turn into a website....thanks again...

    Paul
     
  8. Red_Hat

    Red_Hat New Member

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    Oct 21, 2005
    You're welcome. Did you check out the BBcode guide link I posted above? It's a great source for using BBcode.

    >Fred
     
  9. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    I did, Fred, yes..... but it is a bit much to go through so I've printed out the pages and will go through it over the next day or so.... it looks a little intimidating...

    I appreciate your taking the time and I'll see how much of it I can absorb.....

    Will I ge able to write html when I'm done? ???

    Thanks again...
     
  10. pocketgun

    pocketgun New Member

    May 4, 2005
    Paul, you don't need to mess around with the headers. Hit quote, copy/paste, snip, etc., then add your comments. Copy everything, go back to the thread, and quote someone else, then paste the original quote/response in the dialog box above or below the new one. If you divide a qoute in pieces to respond, copy the header in front of the text, then add the [/quote] at the end.
     
  11. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    Thanks, let's see if I cut correctly, one step at a time, PocketGun...

    Paul
     
  12. DUSTOFFDOC

    DUSTOFFDOC New Member

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    Nov 3, 2005
    ..guess I did that correctly, thanks!

    Have a great day....

    paul
     
  13. RHedley

    RHedley New Member

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    Sep 8, 2004
    "....guess I did that correctly, thanks !  DUSTOFFDOC


    The way I can read !
     
  14. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo New Member

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    Dec 3, 2005
    Please remember that you can edit the quote to only include pertinent information rather than a loooong quote that wastes other peoples time. (some people on some sites quote ridiculous amounts!)

    edited for spelling
     
  15. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    AND, you can BOLD or ENLARGE the quote so that us old farts can read the quoted text which appears in smaller print than a normal post. ;D