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#1 of 26 Old 04-02-2005, 11:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is the only place I can think of to post this. It is a suggestion.

Please, please when you quote people include the person's name. I was just reading a thread and people were quoted all over the place, but the quotes did not include the writers name. Hurts my brain. PLEASE include if you do not already.
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How do you do that now? Just include it when you hit the little quote button? I use quick reply almost exclusively now, and it doesn't do it automatically, does it?

I agree, it does get confusing without knowing who said what.

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How do you do that now? Just include it when you hit the little quote button? I use quick reply almost exclusively now, and it doesn't do it automatically, does it?

I agree, it does get confusing without knowing who said what.
I just quoted you (and your name) by hitting the quote button on the right hand corner of your post. If you hold your cursor over it it will say, "Reply w/Quote." That button does it automatically.

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I think where it goes wrong in the quote buttons in the quick reply, they do no put the persons name in the quote.

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Hurts my brain.
Anybody could have said that. I think it gets very confusing if it's a long thread.

Anyway, I am completely guilty of this and will try to be better
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Anybody could have said that. I think it gets very confusing if it's a long thread.
But, you can also do a cut and paste into the quick reply, use the quote button on it, and add "=whoever" after the first "[QUOTE" and leave that "]" at the end...

And that way you can quote mulitple people with the quick reply.

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I agree, it does get confusing without knowing who said what.
See?
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thank you kellyb! that is useful information.
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Thank you! Ok going to try it out!

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thank you kellyb! that is useful information.
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Thank you! Ok going to try it out!
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bumping for up. :LOL
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You can type anybody's name into the "QUOTE= " part and it works, even if you type in something that isn't even somebody's username (such as "nobody")
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:LOL I didn't know this was here when I posted my quote PSA in TAO today :LOL

and my PSA didn't include instructions on how to include a name in a quote!

I give myself a B-
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:LOL I didn't know this was here when I posted my quote PSA in TAO today :LOL

and my PSA didn't include instructions on how to include a name in a quote!

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This is my test run. How do you use multiple quotes in a reply?
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This is my test run. How do you use multiple quotes in a reply?
ditto, obviously!
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But, you can also do a cut and paste into the quick reply, use the quote button on it, and add "=whoever" after the first "[QUOTE" and leave that "]" at the end...
curios to see if i can misquote (and also wondering if i 'get'it! :LOL)

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curious to see if i can misquote (and also wondering if i 'get'it! )
yup. :

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But, you can also do a cut and paste into the quick reply, use the quote button on it, and add "=whoever" after the first "

curios to see if i can misquote (and also wondering if i 'get'it! :LOL)
What do you mean by "misquote"? You mean like changing the user name in the quotey thingie? Or do you mean changing what somebody quoted or giving the wrong name to the quote?

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:LOL I like silly.
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I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
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I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
If you can quote one person you can quote them all. You'll just have to type out the [ quote = whoever ] (w/no spaces) and end with [/quote]

You can quote as many people as you like then.

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I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
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Originally Posted by you again
I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
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Originally Posted by whoever
I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
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I still havnt figured out how to quote more then one person with one post.. :
See? I hope that made sense. Just use the quote format but after the = write the person's name. You can also copy and paste so you'll have the quote format but just enter the different person's name (and quote). It's late so sorry if that didn't make sense.
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What's up with KellyB's user name in post #5? It looks weird. Anyone else see it?

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Wolfmama, I've been meaning to post two things here. 1) If I'm doing multiple quotes from the same person I don't put their name in each time. If my whole post only has quotes by one person, even if I divide them quotes up, I still only write in their name once. I guess I thought people would know. 2) I know that sometimes people purposely exclude the poster's name because they have said something really ridiculous. It's a good way to not point fingers or embarass them.

Those are my two exceptions. Otherwise, I agree, add the name.



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What's up with KellyB's user name in post #5? It looks weird. Anyone else see it?
KellyB left MDC. She had her account closed.
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Gosh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's for answering my question.

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Wolfmama, I've been meaning to post two things here. 1) If I'm doing multiple quotes from the same person I don't put their name in each time. If my whole post only has quotes by one person, even if I divide them quotes up, I still only write in their name once. I guess I thought people would know. 2) I know that sometimes people purposely exclude the poster's name because they have said something really ridiculous. It's a good way to not point fingers or embarass them.

Those are my two exceptions. Otherwise, I agree, add the name.



*hoping Wolfmama is satisfied w/my answers*
I'm pleased... This was kind of a vent after reading a long thread in News and Current events. Multiple posters did not include names--made it hard to follow a complex discussion. When people qoute people, sometimes I like to go look at the context.
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