Sometimes we need to quote others... both directly quoting within a thread and also referencing snippets from off these forums. The forum software has a useful quotes feature that helps us to keep clear who is saying what and to apply attribution to comments when applicable.
Notice in this picture that the quoted snippet of text is on a white background, clearly different from the response on the normal salmon pink colour. (What is with the pink anyway? Never really thought about until just now!). Also notice that the person being quoted is clearly identifiable. "Charlotte Anthony wrote:"
To achieve this you simply use the quote button located at the top right of every post. On the post that you want to quote you simply click the button
Now it starts a new response comment, containing the text to be quoted with all the proper tags in place. You can edit this, and it is usual to cut down quotes to just the pertinent part you are responding to.
Notice that the tags are place with the original posters name already in place.
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Quoting More than One Person in a Post, by Name This is for when you want to quote multiple people and still use the name attribution.
*Start a new thread or reply, as normal
*Cut and paste the material you are quoting into the reply box (you can do this by scrolling down below your reply and copying and pasting from the posts below in the "Review Posts" section)
*Highlight the test you want to be marked as a quote
*Click the quote button (6th grey button from the left in the tool bar)
*Place your mouse after the first "quote", and type "=name of person." Or, you can copy their name from the "Review message" area, and then paste their name area there after "=" if you're afraid (like I am) of spelling it wrong.
This is another explanation of quoting, and I hope it is helpful.
I'll try to explain this differently. I disabled BB code in this post so that you can see the code you need in your post.
This is what quoting is supposed to look like. You have [quote=Name of Person you are quoting] at the beginning of the quote and [/quote] at the end of the quote.
So, your quote comes out to look like this all together.
[quote=name of person you are quoting] stuff that you're quote [/quote]
Dave is also showing what happens if you accidentally click the "Disable BB Code in this message" check box. For instance if you're trying to click the smiley button and miss. Not that I've ever done that....
Unfortunately I think that when you make that mistake, it carries on through the rest of the thread for other people.