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Old 11-08-2009, 08:25 PM
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OT- Cat stew, anyone?

Just kidding, lol. I typed a rather lengthy reply to someone here on SR, and I think it was probably the best reply I've ever written, full of wisdom beyond my years, (lol, oh yea right Dallas), but as I was preparing to send it, Tigger the cat stepped on the mouse, and whoosh, it's gone. There goes my Pulitzer, easy come, easy go, lol.

OK, I've only been here 9 months already and still dont know how to do this, so I'll ask directions, (must be a guy thing) how do you quote someone here in the grey box I see so often?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:27 PM
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lol

I hate it what that happens.

The trick to that is - after the long thoughtful brilliant post that will solve the problems of everyone ... LOL
(I do it alla time expecially here at work - I'll get a customer and have to leave it for a bit)

before hitting 'post' ...

select all (then) copy

that way - you've saved it if you've gone over time.



you have to write this on the front of the quote

[QUOTE]
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:28 PM
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...and this

[/QUOTE]

...at the end of it.

had I done that in the same post - it'd have made the box.

It took months for me to learn how, too!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:30 PM
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[QUOTE=barb dwyer;2426313]lol

I hate it what that happens.

you have to write this on the front of the quote


Maybe this will work.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:31 PM
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They explained it in the technical forums very recently, I tried it-the multiquote thing, didn't work. Maybe I just didn't follow the directions carefully enough.

How I do it-there are 'beginning' and 'end' quote tags, you just basically cut and copy those tags around the words you want to quote, the 'beginning' tags have unique identifiers, the 'end' tags are identical in every post.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:31 PM
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It's hard to write it to someone here, because it'll make the box. I remember the light bulb moment when I finally figured it out - I treally DO think it was right about 9 months as well! LOL!
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[QUOTE] then whatever you've copied
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:33 PM
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[Quote][Quote][QUOTE=barb dwyer;2426313]lol

I hate it what that happens.

The trick to that is - after the long thoughtful brilliant post that will solve the problems of everyone ... LOL
(I do it alla time expecially here at work - I'll get a customer and have to leave it for a bit)

before hitting 'post' ...

select all (then) copy

that way - you've saved it if you've gone over time.





you have to write this on the front of the quote

second try
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:33 PM
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[Quote]Maybe this will work. [Quote]

I can't do it either, firestorm!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:33 PM
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[/QUOTE] to close it off.

But all in the same window.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:34 PM
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Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Goona drive me crazy!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:34 PM
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the word quote .. in caps. the end has to have the slash inside the bracket.

(the thingy under the question mark on that key)
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*looks around*

er....

maybe we should do this in PM?

Sorry, everybody!
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Okay....where are the beginning and end quote tags I need to copy?

I asked for help earlier, too. A couple of really nice people tried to help....I was too embarrassed to tell them I still didn't get it....bet they know now!
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[Quote][Quote][Quote]Maybe this will work.

I can't do it either, firestorm!
One more try//////
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Hey, wow, part of it worked, now I feel SPECIAL, that's way cool stuff.

Thanks Barb, you're my hero, lol.
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OMG... You guys, lol
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:40 PM
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I recently posted again on the multiquote issue John
  • to quote someone - easiest way is go to the post you want to quote and use the quote button then cut out what you don't want from the post
  • to manually do it #1 - cut and paste the quote you want into your reply, highlight the text and hit the little speech button icon
  • to really manually do it LOL - cut and paste your quote, and like Barb said, type in the tags around both sides (but without any spaces)

[ QUOTE]quote [ /QUOTE]

and it will come out like this.
quote
clear as mud right?


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Old 11-08-2009, 08:41 PM
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Oh people..........select the text you want...........then hit the little thing that looks like a cartoon talking.
It is between the # and the thing that looks like a postcard
............it will say wrap...........I will do my last sentence..........then just post
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LOL.........thanks DEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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