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LovingHimAlways
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Quote question

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I have a question about the quote feature. I am not a tech savvy person at all. :oops: If I only want to quote a small part of an answer rather than the whole thing, how is that done? Thanks!
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Re: Quote question

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LovingHimAlways wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:44 pm I have a question about the quote feature. I am not a tech savvy person at all. :oops: If I only want to quote a small part of an answer rather than the whole thing, how is that done? Thanks!
Easiest way is to hit the quote button, then just highlight and delete the parts you don't need. Just make sure you don't delete the text in the [ ].

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Re: Quote question

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Easiest way is to hit the quote button, then just highlight and delete the parts you don't need. Just make sure you don't delete the text in the [ ].

Dale

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Thanks Dale, I will try it. :D
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Basically you have to have [ quote ][ /quote ] around the text you want to quote, minus the spaces I put behind and before the brackets in both sets. Notice the backslash "/" is what signals the end.

What happened wrong with you trying to quote Dale, you deleted the beginning [ quote ]
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Re: Quote question

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@LovingHimAlways:
I suggest using the edit button to keep trying over and over again until it works. If you use the "Preview" feature, no one will even see your attempts!
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Re: Quote question

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The quote for Dale should look like this:

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[quote=Dale post_id=25647 time=1610680772 user_id=50]

[color=#FF0000]Easiest way is to hit the quote button, then just highlight and delete the parts you don't need.  Just make sure you don't delete the text in the [ ].
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Re: Quote question

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SeekingChange wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:56 pm Basically you have to have [ quote ][ /quote ] around the text you want to quote, minus the spaces I put behind and before the brackets in both sets. Notice the backslash "/" is what signals the end.

What happened wrong with you trying to quote Dale, you deleted the beginning [ quote ]


Thanks SC :D I was wondering what I had done wrong. I think i need some practice. :D
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Re: Quote question

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LovingHimAlways wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:36 am Thanks SC :D I was wondering what I had done wrong. I think i need some practice. :D
You got this one!
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Re: Quote question

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SeekingChange wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:39 am You got this one!
Yes, I did :) My problem is when I only want to quote part of an answer. I'm going to test it on this answer. When I hit the quote button it has my comment and your answer in quotes. I am going to delete my comment and see if it works. I'm sorry I am so not tech savvy! :D


edit: it worked! :D
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Re: Quote question

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@LovingHimAlways,

Thanks for asking the question. I've been trying to conquer this too.

But, now that I see the answer, (Thanks Admins) I see why some posters put the whole previous post in a quote - saves all the highlighting and deleting.

I really wish people wouldn't just quote (and thereby repeat) the entire previous previous post, however. But, that's just me.
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