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Newbie testing
« on: January 30, 2021, 09:55:31 am »

Hello if anybody’s looking!
Just trying this out! I have almost no idea how to use this forum. Poking around a lot.
Don’t know about the quoting rules or what that exactly means  cause the page is not found.    :-\

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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 12:03:35 pm »

Hello if anybody’s looking!
Just trying this out! I have almost no idea how to use this forum. Poking around a lot.
Don’t know about the quoting rules or what that exactly means  cause the page is not found.    :-\

Hi JuliaG & welcome to TC! 

What link were you using to try to see the quoting rules? If you can let me know, we'll take a look at it staff-side.   

In the meantime, the quoting guidelines should be accessible here:  Quoting Guidelines

The short version: you should always hit the quote button when responding to a post (the very rare exceptions are listed in the guidelines).  If you're responding to a long passage, trim it down to the relevant section you're responding to, being sure to leave the bb codes intact (anything between the brackets []). 
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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 12:04:48 pm »
If you're responding to a long passage, trim it down to the relevant section you're responding to

^ Example of a trimmed quote for reference.
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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2021, 03:15:54 pm »

Hello if anybody’s looking!


The short version: you should always hit the quote button when responding to a post (the very rare exceptions are listed in the guidelines).  If you're responding to a long passage, trim it down to the relevant section you're responding to, being sure to leave the bb codes intact (anything between the brackets []). 


Ok thanks! Like that?
Do you use the insert quote button?


Are there any YouTube videos to help
Figure this forum software out? I’ve just never used this kind of format before. I used to WYSIWYG stuff. Or the more typical social media stuff.
Thanks!

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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 03:30:07 pm »
[What link were you using to try to see the quoting rules? If you can let me know, we'll take a look at it staff-side.  ]

I%u2019m sorry I%u2019m really not sure. I was all over the site trying to figure stuff out. It might%u2019ve been from the welcome post from Jenett? In the text of one of the paragraphs.
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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 03:34:45 pm »
[What link were you using to try to see the quoting rules? If you can let me know, we'll take a look at it staff-side.  ]

I%u2019m sorry I%u2019m really not sure. I was all over the site trying to figure stuff out. It might%u2019ve been from the welcome post from Jenett? In the text of one of the paragraphs.

Well that didn’t work right... sigh
What’s the difference between an insert quote and quote button?

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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2021, 03:49:57 pm »
Ok thanks! Like that?
Do you use the insert quote button?


Are there any YouTube videos to help
Figure this forum software out? I’ve just never used this kind of format before. I used to WYSIWYG stuff. Or the more typical social media stuff.
Thanks!

Yes, but quote the post you're replying to.

On each post, in the upper right, there's a button that says, 'Quote'. That will automatically generate a quote for your reply. 'Insert Quote' only applies after you have a reply box open; it's useful if you want to reply to more than one different post in your reply (we generally prefer you to make separate replies to each, since that usually makes the thread easier for people to follow, but very occasionally separating them makes it less easy to follow), or for correcting it if you've quoted the wrong thing or trimmed too much of the quote.

As far as I know there are no YouTube videos. You can ask specific questions in the Board Questions, Suggestions, and Feedback forum.

[What link were you using to try to see the quoting rules? If you can let me know, we'll take a look at it staff-side.  ]

I%u2019m sorry I%u2019m really not sure. I was all over the site trying to figure stuff out. It might%u2019ve been from the welcome post from Jenett? In the text of one of the paragraphs.


Aha, that 'Insert Quote' button - the one in the buttons above the reply box, that just shows a speech bubble and only says 'Insert Quote' when you mouse over it. (The one I mention above is the one found on each post in the Topic Summary that you see when you scroll down from your reply box.)

That will get you the square brackets, but it won't quote any particular post.

The button you want is the one in the upper right of the post you're replying to, that just says 'Quote'.

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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2021, 03:51:32 pm »
You can ask specific questions in the Board Questions, Suggestions, and Feedback forum.

Oh, and, feel free to experiment all you like here in the Test Forum; that's what it's for!

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Re: Newbie testing
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2021, 09:06:05 am »
Oh, and, feel free to experiment all you like here in the Test Forum; that's what it's for!

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Ok thanks for that info!
 

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