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To reply to a message there are two options:

1- Use the reply button
2- Use the quote button

If going with option 1:

1. Locate the "reply" button at the top or the bottom of the thread page.



2. Compose your message.



3. Hit submit.


If going with option 2,

1. Hit the "quote" button on the post you want to quote.




2. The only difference is that what the person said will appear in the composition window.




3. Hit submit.



In both cases, once you hit submit, you will see your reply in the thread.

To create a new topic, all one has to do is press the "new topic" on the forum or on a thread.
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One very important note is that you need to be logged in to post a new topic or reply to a thread.
 
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Adrien, so when I quote someone it will copy and paste their whole post in the composition box, then i reply from there?
What if I only want to quote one sentence out of a paragraph? Do I just delete everything but that sentence or is there a way to just quote that sentence?
I see people quoting several different posters or several different sentences in one reply box. How is that done?
Thanks!

 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Adrien, so when I quote someone it will copy and paste their whole post in the composition box, then i reply from there?



That's right. The whole post will be in between the quote code.

What if I only want to quote one sentence out of a paragraph? Do I just delete everything but that sentence or is there a way to just quote that sentence?



You can put anything between the quotes. So yes, you can delete the parts you don't want.

I see people quoting several different posters or several different sentences in one reply box. How is that done?



This is an example!

Santa Claus wrote:Ho ho ho



Below is the code for this post.

 
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Adrien Lapointe wrote: button thread


Miles Flansburg wrote:I see people quoting several different posters or several different sentences in one reply box. How is that done?


I go into 'quote', cut the bit I want and paste it into the next person's 'quote' box, which I then generally cut down to a particular line.
I'd add that I nearly always look at my post in 'review' before hitting 'submit', which shows up typos and general silliness

 
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Adrien,
Let's see if this works.

One frustration is that the whole page isn't on the screen. I have to scroll right to see the right side of the posting - and so I looked all over for the "Quote" button. Finally found it. Then I read the thread and couldn't find the "Post Reply" button on the bottom?? I just went back to top and pressed Post Reply which forced me to Login.

When I now press the "submit" button, who will receive this now?

Tim

 
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The message is now posted for everybody to see.

You might want to zoom out of your webpage to see the whole thing.
 
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Ctrl+0 on PC and Cmd+0 on Mac zooms to 100% in most browsers and Ctrl/Cmd and the plus and minus keys zoom in and out.

Edit: Oh yeah, you can hold down ctrl/cmd and scroll up and down with your mouse's wheel too.
 
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Adrien : Now look what you started ! this is much needed ! Thank you ! Because you dont hear it enough Thank you ! Thank You ! Thank you!

Ben Plummer : Thank you this was exactly what i was searching for ! Big Al !
 
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The mobile site is a bit different. Simpler.

There is no "review" button for one thing, and since I'm using my phone with silly autocorrect, I often miss ridiculous typos. I could just review it before hitting submit, of course!

My computer is busted and I'm so annoyed about planned obsolescence that I'm only using the phone now and seeing if I need a new computer. I don't know.

It is good for volunteers and moderators to note that the mobile site is different, it gets confusing sometimes when the screen says one thing and the advice givers say something else.
 
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Adrien Lapointe wrote:One very important note is that you need to be logged in to post a new topic or reply to a thread.



I'm logged in and I don't find a way to start a new thread in a forum category. I'm on my phone, if that makes a difference.
 
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Laura I find the buttons difficult to find sometimes too . Go into any thread on that forum and click on new topic

 
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David Livingston wrote:Laura I find the buttons difficult to find sometimes too . Go into any thread on that forum and click on new topic



Don't see the button on my phone. I'll look on my laptop another time.
 
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Janet Londagin wrote:

David Livingston wrote:Laura I find the buttons difficult to find sometimes too . Go into any thread on that forum and click on new topic



Don't see the button on my phone. I'll look on my laptop another time.



On the phone, scroll all the way to the bottom and that's where you'll see the grey 'New Topic' button.
 
                        
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Ok, here I am. I've found out how to post, sort of. Here's the test
 
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