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How to use [quote] [/quote] ie selectively quote someone else's post?

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Andrea_jardinAndrea_jardin Forumite
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I mean if I am replying to one sentence out of a 100-sentence post, I'd like to be able to just have that in my quote box. Thank you

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  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    You can go in and delete bits you don't want.  What I've not managed to do is selectively quote two bits of a post; the format gets messed up.  Yet another benefit of the forum downgrade.
  • joansgirljoansgirl Forumite
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    You can go in and delete bits you don't want.  
    ...

     Yet another benefit of the forum downgrade.
    Quote twice with dots between the quotes?
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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    I think the poster means to quote sections and provide replies. A bit like this:
    You can go in and delete bits you don't want.
    Indeed you can.

    What I've not managed to do is selectively quote two bits of a post; the format gets messed up.  Yet another benefit of the forum downgrade.
    You can also reply to different bits ... if you know what you're doing. ;)

    How did I do this? I clicked on the Toggle button </> and edited my reply. Doing it that way means you can easily copy the quote (or the quote header and end) and so selectively quote. Things are a lot harder to do though if you're trying to selectively quote several parts of a big post.
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  • DoaMDoaM Forumite
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    Another way of doing it is to click the Quote button under the post you want to reply to, remove the bits you don't want and then type in your reply. Then click the Quote button again, repeat as necessary:
    You can go in and delete bits you don't want.
    Like this.

    What I've not managed to do is selectively quote two bits of a post; the format gets messed up.  Yet another benefit of the forum downgrade.
    And this.

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  • Andrea_jardinAndrea_jardin Forumite
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    You can also reply to different bits ... if you know what you're doing. ;)
    Oh I see :)
    I clicked on the Toggle button </> and edited my reply.

    So a bit more technical than other forums but still do-able. [quote] became blockquote and [/quote] became /blockquote
  • avoidtheupsidedownbottlesavoidtheupsidedownbottles Forumite
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    Bit of an interface fail when you need a tutorial to use it though!
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    Bit of an interface fail when you need a tutorial to use it though!
    Absolutely ... the old forum with BBCode was much easier to use. About the only thing I like about the new version is the easy formatting (bold, italics, underline) when replying, and the easy insertion of images and emojis.
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