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Quoting doesn't work correctly for me

SattvaPaulSattvaPaul South Wales, UK Veteran

When I press the quote button, I only get something like this:

(username) said:

>

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  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    It's a bit hit and miss. I sometimes copy in the relevant bit I'm responding to.

  • SattvaPaulSattvaPaul South Wales, UK Veteran

    @SpinyNorman said:
    It's a bit hit and miss. I sometimes copy in the relevant bit I'm responding to.

    Thanks SpinyNorman. Worked with your quote! Maybe it just works with one liners - a sneaky tactic by the mods to introduce some discipline?

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    @SattvaPaul said:
    Thanks SpinyNorman. Worked with your quote! Maybe it just works with one liners - a sneaky tactic by the mods to introduce some discipline?

    Sometimes it works with long posts, sometimes you get nothing, so it seems to be random!

  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited September 2014

    Yeah...it's been acting up for awhile. Try to deal with it the best way you can.....
    The admins know and had said as soon as he has time, he'll try to get the bug out.

    Go with the flow.......We can pretty much figure out whats going on and everyone is pretty patient. We practice it, you know....hahaha

  • @SattvaPaul said:
    When I press the quote button, I only get something like this:

    When that happens, I do a copy-and-paste for the rest of the text. I'm sure Lincoln is working on fixing it.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    If I notice somebody's post is "a bit of a quote-mess" I try to help by tidying up....

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Make sure you tidy up the spelling and grammar while you're at it.. :p .

    ToraldrisSarahT
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    Aunt fede...now that you mention it....I got a messy one out there.

    I tried the cut and paste...but it still came out disjointed...I'll flag it...

    Thanks

    @federica

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Oooh, that's a good point, never thought of that - thanks!! Don't mind if I do!! :D .

    SarahT
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator
    edited September 2014

    @Vastmind‌ ....ok..... :) .

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    But do leave the cockney. :D .

    SarahT
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Right-ho Guv, anyfink yew say.....

    SarahT
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    @Vastmind‌ , corrections made. Hope it's as it should be. I believe it is....

    Vastmind
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    I was wondering why when I quoted somebody, only part of it was included...I discovered a quote setting, so I changed it from 1 to 4 - I've yet an opportunity to test it and see if that does the trick.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    ...."Quote setting"....? :confused:

  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    Yes, it's a setting on the profile. Mine is currently "2 levels deep" though I'm not at all sure what that means. :D

    silver
  • how does one quote a comment and then write their own comment afterwards so that it is outside of the yellow quote box?

  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    As fur as I can tell, @Tony72, it's a DIY project,..sad to say.

    I think it works same as quoting someone and then putting your own response which is to put this sign '>' before/after and between paragraphs. I hope you can figure it out until / if it gets fixed any time soon.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator
    edited December 2014

    Ok, because I'm a technical fudgewit, I'm going to explain it in a way I wish someone would explain it to me, if I didn't know....

    Occasionally, quoting another member's post, works.
    But if you want to respond to individual points or comments they make, put your cursor at the end of the relevant sentence or paragraph.
    Click 'return', and insert one of these boys: '>' (without the inverted commas.

    The hit return twice, to put a 2-line gap between that arrow, and your response.
    It has to be a 2-line space, or your response will get caught up within their quote.

    Right at the beginning of where their quoted passage continues, put another right-facing arrow.
    Put yet another one as before, at the end of the sentence or piece you're referring to.

    Like this (always omitting the inverted commas):

    '>' blah blah blah, and then blah blah blah, oh and by the way, blah blah blah too!
    blah blah, don't you think?
    '>'

    You can also copy and paste a comment made by someone else, but you have to paste it, then prefix it as follows.
    '>' arrow, immediately followed by the @ symbol, and immediately followed by their 'forum name' said:

    Like this:

    '>' @federica said: blah blah blah, and then blah blah blah, oh and by the way, blah blah blah too!
    blah blah, don't you think?
    '>'

    I hope this helps.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator
    edited December 2014

    Here's how the post above, works without the inverted commas:

    Ok, because I'm a technical fudgewit, I'm going to explain it in a way I wish someone would explain it to me, if I didn't know....

    Occasionally, quoting another member's post, works.
    But if you want to respond to individual points or comments they make, put your cursor at the end of the relevant sentence or paragraph.
    Click 'return', and insert one of these boys: '>' (without the inverted commas.

    The hit return twice, to put a 2-line gap between that arrow, and your response.
    It has to be a 2-line space, or your response will get caught up within their quote.

    Right at the beginning of where their quoted passage continues, put another right-facing arrow.
    Put yet another one as before, at the end of the sentence or piece you're referring to.

    Like this (always omitting the inverted commas):

    blah blah blah, and then blah blah blah, oh and by the way, blah blah blah too!

    blah blah, don't you think?
    >

    You can also copy and paste a comment made by someone else, but you have to paste it, then prefix it as follows.
    '>' arrow, immediately followed by the @ symbol, and immediately followed by their 'forum name' said:

    Like this:

    @federica said: blah blah blah, and then blah blah blah, oh and by the way, blah blah blah too!

    blah blah, don't you think?
    >

    I hope this helps.

  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit Moderator

    For what it's worth, I'm working on making this simpler to understand.

    SarahT
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Aaaw! @Linc! I just noticed the cute Santa hat!!

    (Sorry..... Lost the Mrs CoolCalm&Collected there, for a minute....) :D

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