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A significant amount of time is spent by moderators deleting the quotes out of posts where they are excessive or not at all necessary in order to keep threads tidy and easy to read/follow.

There is no need to quote the post directly above, it’s safe to assume that you will be on the same topic as the previous post.

Also there is no need to quote an entire post, just quote what is relevant and delete the rest.

The lessons.....

TO ADD NEW REPLY

AddReply.jpg (Appears after the last post on each page)

This will launch the Add Reply feature in a new window without quoting any prior posts.

The easiest option however is to use Fast Reply - right at the bottom of the page you should see this box...

FastReply.jpg

Just click in it and start typing. It only has limited functionality compared to the Add Reply feature, but if you need to access these advanced features you can also launch the New Reply window by clicking on “Use Full Editor” (this will carry over any text you’ve already entered)

TO QUOTE

Reply.jpg

This button automatically quotes the post adjacent to it, and opens a new reply window.

MultiQuote.jpg

This button allows you to select multiple posts to quote. Click this button next to each relevant post (it will change to a darker colour to signify the post is selected) then click on the New Reply button at the bottom of the page, you will then be presented with something similar to this in the new reply window.....

[quote]
Text sample one
[/quote]

[quote]
Text sample two
[/quote]

You then can enter your responses in the gaps.....

[quote]
Text sample one
[/quote]
First response

[quote]
Text sample two
[/quote]
Second Response

Which will give you.....

Text sample one

First response

Text sample two

Second Response

And that’s that!

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Also when quoting from a long post , just the relevant bits please.

Members and moderators alike hate scrolling through an enormous quote

to find a single sentence addressing a single point

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There has been some changes to the way in which the quote and reply post functions works.

You'll now see 3 buttons under each post. They are...

addreply.png Clicking on the "Add Reply" button will allow you to post a reply to the thread.

quote.png Clicking on the "Quote" button will allow you to post a reply to the thread AND quote the post in which the button you clicked is located.

MultiQuote.jpg The Multi Quote procedure is unchanged and the process from Tab's opening post is outlined below...

This button allows you to select multiple posts to quote. Click this button next to each relevant post (it will change to a darker colour to signify the post is selected) then click on the New Reply button at the bottom of the page, you will then be presented with something similar to this in the new reply window.....

[quote]
Text sample one
[/quote]

[quote]
Text sample two
[/quote]

You then can enter your responses in the gaps.....

[quote]
Text sample one
[/quote]
First response

[quote]
Text sample two
[/quote]
Second Response

Which will give you.....

Text sample one

First response

Text sample two

Second Response

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