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Reply, quoting the last post in a thread

New postby 44WeWantMore on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:29 am

I have seen some posters seem to be able to reply to (and quote) the last post in the thread, but I cannot. Is there a trick?
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Re: Reply, quoting the last post in a thread

New postby Baldo on Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:40 am

You have to do it manually - the auto function is disabled to discourage folks from copying immediately duplicative previous posts thus filling up the current page with duplicated copy that is already there
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Re: Reply, quoting the last post in a thread

New postby dmaclaxnut11 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:00 pm

Baldo wrote:You have to do it manually - the auto function is disabled to discourage folks from copying immediately duplicative previous posts thus filling up the current page with duplicated copy that is already there

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Perhaps it's just my advanced computer skills, but I can "quote" the last post (as I did above) by scrolling below "Save, Spell Check, Preview, Submit", or in other words, the screen one would/I am posting on. It shows previous posts down there and you can indeed quote the last post.
I wondered how they were doing that too, 44, somehow I stumbled across the stuff below the posting screen and discovered that. Must be my advanced technical instincts.
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Re: Reply, quoting the last post in a thread

New postby dislaxxic on Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:50 am

did that answer your question, 44?

Manually, the way Baldo means, is to highlight and copy the text you want to quote, then:

start with [quote(equal sign)"type the name of the poster"] - quote marks essential...

and follow the quoted text with [/quote]

If i put = into the above text instead of (equal sign) i get:

type the name of the poster wrote: - quote marks essential...

and follow the quoted text with


and Bob's yer uncle...

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