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    How to Properly Quote

    What is a forum quote? A forum quote is when another user takes a previous post from another user and includes it into their post. An example is below:

    Originally posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Working with photos on discussion forums

    When it comes to adding a picture to your message, there's multiple ways to do it, here are three tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know in order to,
    • Crop out the fluff.
    • Resize the image to a normal size.
    • Upload your photos into a PhotoPost Gallery and then insert them into your message.

    In order to include a quote from another user in your post, click the "Quote" Button under their page :





    If you wish to include Quotes from multiple posts, you must click the multi-quote button on each post you wish to quote. Once you have selected the multi-quote button for your select posts, click the single quote button on your last quote, or just hit the Post Reply Button:





    You will now be in the Reply to a Thread editor. There will already be included text from the quotes you selected.




    Hit Submit Reply and voila! This is what your Multi-Quoted reply will look like.






    When using quotes, make sure to only quote the necessary part of the quote which you intend to address rather than including a page long quote. For example, say I want to ask a question about the How to place an image in your message How to Article. The post below by Mike Phillips is gigantic and I was only able to capture part of it:




    After selecting to quote the post you will once again be taken to the reply to thread editor. Delete all unnecessary quotation information:








    Your Final post will look like this with the edited quote:





    And now you know how to Quote!

    I once put swirls in my paint just to see what it looked like.

    I don't always detail cars, but when I do, I prefer Meguiar's.
    Remove swirls my friends.

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    Re: How to Properly Quote

    Shane
    1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL

    If you trim yourself to fit the world you'll whittle yourself away. - Aaron Tippin

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    • #3
      Re: How to Properly Quote

      Bravo!

      It's so cool when our forum members write how-to articles like this to help out their fellow forum members.

      Rep Points Added!

      Mike Phillips
      Office: 800-869-3011 x206
      Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
      "Find something you like and use it often"

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      • #4
        Re: How to Properly Quote

        This how I usually quote



        But your way seems better suited for a discussion forum!

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        • #5
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          I once put swirls in my paint just to see what it looked like.

          I don't always detail cars, but when I do, I prefer Meguiar's.
          Remove swirls my friends.

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          • #6
            Re: How to Properly Quote

            Clearly I just laughed so hard at that, my whole family just looked at me like im insane

            Great write up Andrew! Very detailed I think this will definitely help some people

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            • #7
              Re: How to Properly Quote

              Great write up. I know it helped me out. Thanks.
              quality creates its own demand

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              • #8
                Re: How to Properly Quote

                Haha, "laser".



                Great writeup Andrew.
                Alex C.

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                • #9
                  Re: How to Properly Quote

                  nice writeup Andrew.
                  Nick
                  Tucker's Detailing Services
                  815-954-0773
                  2012 Ford Transit Connect

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                  • #10
                    Re: How to Properly Quote

                    I followed your instruction exactly but my car still has swirls!!
                    Freedom prospers when Christianity is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged

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