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Post time 19-3-2012 22:47:25 |Show all posts

Quoting Multiple Posts



It has come to my attention that lots of people double post by mistake, simply because they're quoting multiple people.
I'm pretty sure that anyone that has used these forums for a while can agree with me when I say that, even though they look pretty good, they have a lot of weird stuff going on. One of them being the quote system.


What you used to do:

Normally, you'd probably go ahead and press that button.
After you did that, you'd get a window like this:

And after typing your message you'd press OK and press again. <- This is where you're doing it wrong!!!


What you should do:

Press on the thread you wish to quote, and you should get that same window:

Type out your message, and then to quote more posts there's 3 things you can do:



  • Mentioning the name (Easiest way):

    If you opt to do it this way, all you have to do is write the name of the person you want to talk to instead of quoting with "@Name:"
    You'll probably see this a lot if you search the forums a bit, it's really easy to do, doesn't take much space, and most of the times serves the same purpose.

    Here is an example:

    Imagine that I wanted to reply to mimsiroll's post after this post:


    To do that, I'd just go a few lines down, and write @mimsiroll:


    After that, write your message and you should be good to go:


    If you want to reply to more people after that, just repeat the same process on the same post ^^


  • Using the quote button (Recommended way):

    If you opt to do it this way, it's still pretty simple:

    Imagine that I wanted to reply to mimsiroll's post after this post and leave his quote:


    To do that, I'd just go a few lines down, look for the quote button and press it:



    Copy the original message and paste it in there:


    Press submit, and you can write your message after that:



  • Using the quote button cleverly (Hardest, but looks nice):

    This one is for the ones that want to have all the quotes looking exactly the same.
    If you have troubles with this one, just ignore it completely and use one of the above instead!!!
    To do this, you'll need to know the defaut quote code:
    1. [quote][size=2][color=#999999]<NAME> replied at <DAY>-<MONTH>-<YEAR> <HOURS>:<MINUTES>[/color] [url=<URL>][img]static/image/common/back.gif[/img][/url][/size]
    2. <MESSAGE>[/quote]
    Copy the Code
    If you haven't figured it by that code don't worry, I'm going to explain how to use it:

    First of all, write your message, go a few lines down and paste the code I put above:

    You can also write your message below it now, or you can do it later, up to you.

    Now we're going to put in the poster's name and the date he posted at.
    First, check the name and date and where they should go on the code:


    We're going to use the date of 20-03-2012 as a reference, so since the date says "5 days ago" means that it was posted 15-03-2012
    When you change your name and dates on the code, it should look somewhat like this:

    Since we have no way to know exactly at what time it was posted, we'll just put a time a little after the first person we're posting:

    If you do know the time though, you should put it in. Remember, this is just for looks, so you shouldn't bother that much with it.

    We're going to leave the URL for last, and leave the image link alone.
    Now, you should paste the quoted user's message on it's place like this:

    Note that it SHOULD be a line below the last one and HAS to stay behind the [/quote] tag.

    Now the URL. This is the trickiest and perhaps the hardest part, so pay attention.
    First, open a new window or tab and go to that same thread:

    Note that I still have my text opened on the other tab, I did NOT close it.

    Press but this time on the 2nd message you want to quote, not the first one:


    You should get a window like this:


    You will not type anything here, all you do is press this button:


    This will open a new tab that leads directly to that post.
    Go to the address bar on that tab and copy the link:


    Now you can paste it on it's place:


    Now You're good to post!
    The result should be something like this:



Hope this helps you out and that I was clear enough.

Please pass the word around if you see people double posting by mistake.

Thanks to VanillaMouse and mimsiroll for being my test subjects, even though I didn't ask them ^^;
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Post time 19-3-2012 22:53:21 |Show all posts
This should stop the multi-posts ^_^. Also if you don't like to type codes everytime you want to quote someone, just use the " button on the quick reply box.


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Post time 19-3-2012 22:56:16 |Show all posts
xiroxiro replied at 20-3-2012 05:53
This should stop the multi-posts ^_^. Also if you don't like to type codes everytime you want to quo ...

That's the second step, I did put it there :3

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Post time 19-3-2012 22:58:43 |Show all posts
Pei replied at 20-3-2012 10:56
That's the second step, I did put it there :3

:3 Missed it. lol


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Post time 19-3-2012 23:22:55 |Show all posts
I'm sticking this thread. It is valuable information that shouldn't be buried under mountain of threads.

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Post time 20-3-2012 00:45:18 |Show all posts
Not meaning to be rude as its helpful but good lord thats a lot of work just to multi quote xD

I'll stick with the lazy man's @name


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Post time 20-3-2012 03:55:42 |Show all posts
Scythe_ replied at 20-3-2012 15:45
Not meaning to be rude as its helpful but good lord thats a lot of work just to multi quote xD

I'll ...


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I gave up with the hardest one after I saw the insert name, date and time.


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Post time 20-3-2012 08:06:55 |Show all posts
Scythe_ replied at 20-3-2012 07:45
Not meaning to be rude as its helpful but good lord thats a lot of work just to multi quote xD

I'll ...

Yea our quote system really isn't that good xD

Xuse replied at 20-03-2012 10:04
QFT.

I gave up with the hardest one after I saw the insert name, date and time.

Hehe, it's just for the people who like to have everything pretty, I use it once in a while (like now) but normally I use either the 1st or the 2nd =P

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Post time 20-3-2012 19:23:29 |Show all posts
Pei replied at 20-3-2012 23:06
Yea our quote system really isn't that good xD

I notice a flaw in this quoting system. You don't receive notice saying someone replying to you right?


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Post time 20-3-2012 20:56:55 |Show all posts
Xuse replied at 21-3-2012 02:23
I notice a flaw in this quoting system. You don't receive notice saying someone replying to you ri ...

No, but it's the only way around it.
Unless it's your thread, then you get a notice for someone replying to your thread.

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Post time 22-3-2012 13:07:58 |Show all posts
> Pei
> Yea our quote system really isn't that good xD

honestly i looks like i have to stick to email style quotes
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