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Quote boxes?
« on: January 05, 2016, 12:02:31 PM »

Sometimes when I quote, my reply appears inside the shaded box along with the quoted comment, and sometimes outside, below (which I think is preferable).
I haven't figured out yet how to control this.
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 12:08:08 PM »

Sometimes when I quote, my reply appears inside the shaded box along with the quoted comment, and sometimes outside, below (which I think is preferable).
I haven't figured out yet how to control this.
???
Alan


Depends on where you insert your text - either before the slash quote



or after it  :-))

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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 01:11:45 PM »


or after it  :-))
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Aye, well, hmmm. Those a's were after the brackets round /quote, which is where I usually write my reply....I think.
It would take a fairly deliberate act to get before the /. I am over 50 though :-)) .
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 01:16:17 PM »

aaaaa
Aye, well, hmmm. Those a's were after the brackets round /quote, which is where I usually write my reply....I think.
It would take a fairly deliberate act to get before the /. I am over 50 though :-)) .
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If in doubt.........................................leave a big gap :-))
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 03:16:40 PM »








If in doubt.........................................leave a big gap :-))
I usually find that inserting a new line after the final ] of the /quote works.  Unless I forget.
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 03:30:55 PM »



If in doubt.........................................leave a big gap :-))


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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2016, 04:32:29 PM »




If in doubt.........................................leave a big gap :-))





Yep!    ok2

    Type after -   [/quote]


 
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2016, 04:56:04 PM »

Doesn't seem to work with Firefox...
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2016, 05:08:10 PM »


? ? ? .... I only use Firefox!  {:-{
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 05:31:25 PM »

Clint Eastwood had one of those...nicked it though :}
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 05:32:35 PM »

My Firefox - maybe it's something to do with the settings or a side effect of Windows 10.

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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 06:21:58 PM »

My Firefox - maybe it's something to do with the settings or a side effect of Windows 10.

Colin

If you are quoting a large section of a big post then quite often the "box" is not large enough to show all the text and so the end is invisible below the box edge.  You just have to scroll down to put your cursor below the quote
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2016, 06:52:03 PM »

When I click on the quote box all I see is one instance of:
Quote

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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 06:54:56 PM »

Quote
test quote text by typing in qu*te in square brackets
Quote

If this works I will need to do it manually

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Edit: Now it has given me a two tone box - what fun!
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 08:45:04 PM »

[size=78%]what fun![/size]


Is this repetition just a device to hit 8000 posts by Easter? If som I'm willing to sponsor you  :}


If you look at 'what fun' you will note the font has gotten smaller. I keep having problems with it getting smaller and then something like  'size' usually appears and I have trouble putting it right.


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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2016, 08:46:03 PM »

Size 78% never appeared in preview
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2016, 08:52:28 PM »

It's OK with Internet Explorer, but then IE keeps crashing.

(This is a non countable post!)

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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2016, 09:01:19 PM »

The functionality is electronically disabled when the text passes over the horizontal Tropic of Capricorn on its way down south, however it is re-established in the mid Pacific at the intersection point with the vertical International Date Line, but only in the direction of Hawaii  :kiss:

Accordingly I never use it  {-)........ Derek
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2016, 09:06:33 PM »

At some point the text has to turned over over so you can read it the right way up  :kiss:
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2016, 09:24:56 PM »

Spare a thought for Martin, as Forum owner he has to read it from the other side of the screen.  :-)

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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2016, 09:33:15 PM »

aaaaa
Aye, well, hmmm. Those a's were after the brackets round /quote, which is where I usually write my reply....I think.
It would take a fairly deliberate act to get before the /. I am over 50 though :-)) .
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I always have problems quoting I think this is only me second ever, must be something to do with the name Alan and being over 50 O0 . U2
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2016, 09:34:33 PM »

Ooh it worked. I'll pat myself on the back :-))
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2016, 10:18:05 PM »

At some point the text has to turned over over so you can read it the right way up  :kiss:

 :o :o :o We are now very sophisticated  O0 O0
Mirrors do the reversing :-)) :-)) :-)) as it is very tiresome standing on ones head.
In this day of technological achievement, the forum software should be capable of automatically providing both options, namely one for the northern hemisphere and the other for the southern hemisphere.  %) %) %) %)
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Re: Quoting boxes
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2016, 03:36:08 PM »



In this day of technological achievement, the forum software should be capable of automatically providing both options, namely one for the northern hemisphere and the other for the southern hemisphere.

The problem must be at your end because if we see a post by an Australian we see this:-

"ǝɹǝɥdsıɯǝɥ uɹǝɥʇnos ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ɹǝɥʇo ǝɥʇ puɐ ǝɹǝɥdsıɯǝɥ uɹǝɥʇɹou ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ǝuo ʎlǝɯɐu 'suoıʇdo ɥʇoq ƃuıpıʌoɹd ʎllɐɔıʇɐɯoʇnɐ ɟo ǝlqɐdɐɔ ǝq plnoɥs ǝɹɐʍʇɟos ɯnɹoɟ ǝɥʇ 'ʇuǝɯǝʌǝıɥɔɐ lɐɔıƃolouɥɔǝʇ ɟo ʎɐp sıɥʇ uı "
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2016, 10:06:26 PM »


Looks ok to me, must be at your end  {:-{ {:-{ 8) 8)
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