|Quoting a Post / Replying with a Quote|
Replying with Quote or Quoting a PostQuick Explanation for Quotes: Use the reply with quote or the multiple quote function (the "+" button) to quote a previous post. Make sure YOUR part of the post is either before the bracketed quote or after the bracketed /quote. If unsure if you did it right, use the "Preview Post" button to see what it will look like.
**Simply replying and have no need to quote?
You can use the Quick Reply box at the bottom or click the New Reply (see below image) if you want to modify it any (such as bold, smilies, etc).
You do not have to quote the post you are replying to in order to reply to it. Including the quote is quite useful if you are replying to post further up the thread or if you want to reply to a specific part of a post. Otherwise, you can just simply reply.
**Replying with Quote?
There is a very important thing to remember to do no matter what method you use in quoting. Make sure what YOU have to say goes either before the bracketed "quote" (which says 'quote begins now') or after the bracketed "/quote" (which says 'quote is ending now').
There are three different methods to quoting a post inside your reply.
Method 1 - Copy/Paste Method: The easiest (in my opinion) is to simply select the text of the post you want to reply to. Click the 'new reply' button. Then paste that text into your reply. Highlight it again and click the 'insert quoted text' icon. Done. This is especially useful if you are replying to only a very small part of a post.
Method 2 - "Reply with Quote" Method: This method, and most will say it is easier, is to click the "Reply" button.
This will reload the screen and the post you are replying to will be in the message box. Just start typing below or above it and click 'Post Reply' when done. If the quote includes bits you are not replying too, or is particularly long, you can delete that text. Just make sure the bracketed 'quote' and '/quote' remain.
If you want to break up the quote and reply to bits as they happen, enter in a few blank lines where you want to put it. Then, where you want the quote to end, type in a bracketed /quote. Just be sure to put the bracketed quote at the beginning of the next part. Like in the example below:
Method 3 - Quoting Multiple Posts: You can quote from several messages so that you only have one post, not two or three.
Click the little plus button for each post you want to quote. It will turn red. To un-select it, click it again. When finished selecing the posts, click the 'Reply' button. Your new post will be a mess o' code. You may want to click the 'Preview Post' button just so you can see how it looks. You can type text between each quote (after the bracketed /quote). And of course you can type before and after the group.