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Offline Ripley

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Trying to Quote
« on: December 17, 2005, 11:28:01 AM »
Now don't be laughing at me, but I want to see if I can quote someone.  Tried before, but I couldn't get it to appear in my "preview."
So here goes:
Riply you had pm'd me saying that you didn't know how to quote someone here in a post.  Well there are a couple of ways but the easiest I think is to just click the small quote button/icon at the top right corner of the persons post that you want to quote.

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Re: Trying to Quote
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005, 11:59:50 AM »
ripley,
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You did it well done and with out any help at all
but then if you ever not know how to you know surly the answer is only a question away

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Re: Trying to Quote
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005, 02:25:57 PM »
Well, I'll be.  It worked! Thanks to this added part:
Oh and I forgot to add when quoting someone.  After clicking the quote, you can then select which part you want to keep and delete the rest but you MUST keep the beginning coding which will show quote (with the persons name you are quoting) and /quote in the brackets [] that is at the end of the quote.

However, it apppears that you can only quote from and to one particular thread.  In this case, since I wanted to quote from "Which to Install First..." thread, to this "Trying to Quote" thread, I had to open a new Landzdown webpage create the quote in a new reply, and then copy and paste it in a reply here.
Is that how to do it?  Or is there a easier way?  Works for me tho!

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Re: Trying to Quote
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 11:11:11 AM »
ripley, there's several ways to do that, the simplest of which is to just copy the text then manually type the BBCode.  For example, from:  Which to install first with new PC?:

1)  Select & copy text:

Finally upgraded and have a new PC with Windows SP2 pre-installed, to be connected to the net soon.
Plan is to download & install Avast, Counterspy, ZoneAlarm, and some additional scanners like AdAware, Spybot, & Ewido.
Here's the rub.  I'm on a REAL slow dial-up, less than half speed, usually 2400bps thanks to my stellar phone lines here.

2)  type open quote [ quote ] (without the spaces)

3)  Paste the text from the clipboard.

4)  type the close quote [ /quote ] (without the spaces)

Here its shown in code:

Code: [Select]
[quote]Finally upgraded and have a new PC with Windows SP2 pre-installed, to be connected to the net soon.
Plan is to download & install Avast, Counterspy, ZoneAlarm, and some additional scanners like AdAware, Spybot, & Ewido.
Here's the rub.  I'm on a REAL slow dial-up, less than half speed, usually 2400bps thanks to my stellar phone lines here.
[/quote]

You can get fancy & show the author's name too.  Just add an equal sign & the author's name in quotes:  [ quote="name" ] without the space:

Code: [Select]
[quote="ripley"]Finally upgraded and have a new PC with Windows SP2 pre-installed, to be connected to the net soon.
Plan is to download & install Avast, Counterspy, ZoneAlarm, and some additional scanners like AdAware, Spybot, & Ewido.
Here's the rub.  I'm on a REAL slow dial-up, less than half speed, usually 2400bps thanks to my stellar phone lines here.[/quote]

which results in:

Quote from: ripley
Finally upgraded and have a new PC with Windows SP2 pre-installed, to be connected to the net soon.
Plan is to download & install Avast, Counterspy, ZoneAlarm, and some additional scanners like AdAware, Spybot, & Ewido.
Here's the rub.  I'm on a REAL slow dial-up, less than half speed, usually 2400bps thanks to my stellar phone lines here.



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Re: Trying to Quote
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005, 11:03:04 AM »
Corrine,
Thnx for the explanation on quoting from another thread.  Of course, the first question that came to mind was...what is BBCode????
But I thought I'd better google it first so as not to be a moron  :tease:
Got my answer by reading some BBCode tutorials like:
                                                     
                                                       Introduction
                                                    What is BBCode?
BBCode is a special implementation of HTML. Whether you can actually use BBCode in your posts on the forum is determined by the administrator.  BBCode itself is similar in style to HTML: tags are enclosed in square braces [ and ] rather than < and > and it offers greater control over what and how something is displayed.
 

I learn something new everytime I visit this Landzdown forum.  :)



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Re: Trying to Quote
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 08:16:19 PM »
ripley,
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I thought I'd better google it first

Ahhh yes where would we be without Google  

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