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    I am getting into quite a mess trying to use the multi quote facility, is it explained somewhere or can someone help ? also how about having a separate area where we can experiment and try various things out without messing up a normal thread it could be called rehearsal room or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    I am getting into quite a mess trying to use the multi quote facility...can someone help ?
    I can do that.

    Click on the multi-quote button (the one between the quote and the quick reply buttons) on all the posts that you want quoted and then click on quote button in any of those posts; you'll be taken to the advanced editing mode with all the posts quoted with poster information.
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    Hi Andante,

    Thanks for asking this great question. It is our desire to make this forum as comfortable as possible for all the members to use, given any constraints that the vBulletin software, the application that runs this forum, imposes on us.

    Multi-quote can be a little confusing, but becomes easier once the somewhat vague buttons are explained.

    At the bottom right of any post are several buttons: Quote, Multi-quote, and Quick reply. When wanting to quote several postings, for instance 3 postings, click on the multi-quote (that button that has "+ on it) for the first two postings, and then the normal "quote" button (to the left of the "+) for the last post to be quoted.

    What opens next is your standard reply box with all the quoted postings. Each quoted post begins with the bracketed tag "quote=(username)" and ends with the tag "/quote", like this:

    Quote Originally Posted by krummhorn
    This is an example of a quoted text
    When the text appears within the box, then the quote feature has been used correctly.

    As for a "rehearsal room", aka "scratchpad", those kinds of areas within a forum can get pretty messy and become scattered with miscellaneous "blather" and actually create more work for the moderators.

    As an alternative though, you can do a test post anywhere and then "edit" within 12 hours, and one of the options in that edit mode is also includes being able to delete the posting. Once deleted, the only people who can "see" that post are the forum staff. If you exceed the 12 hours limit for editing, or can't otherwise remove the test posting, you can send a PM to myself or Daniel and we will remove it, no questions asked. If you title the posting "test" it will be easy for us to locate it.

    Hope this makes a little more sense ... If not, PM me or Daniel so we can assist you, or anyone here, better.
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    Kh, I agree that the designated section can get messy but that is the reason for having it, it seems to work on another forum that I visit, but thanks for the reply.


    Opus67 thanks for your help, but what about when you want to make 3 or 4 quotes from the same post? I have just tried and cannot get it to work
    Last edited by Andante; Aug-04-2008 at 22:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    Kh, I agree that the designated section can get messy but that is the reason for having it, it seems to work on another forum that I visit, but thanks for the reply.
    You're welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Andante
    Opus67 thanks for your help, but what about when you want to make 3 or 4 quotes from the same post? I have just tried and cannot get it to work
    On the above, all I did was do the two tags [quotestart] and [/quoteend] at the end of each section I wanted to quote. The real words to use are "quote" and "/quote" - I had to use "quotestart" to keep the bracket command from making it a real quote
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    Thanks KH I will work on it today, could the instructions be added to faq ??

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    You're welcome, Andante

    I'll forward on the request to Frederik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    I can do that.

    Click on the multi-quote button
    So Far so good, now
    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Hi Andante,



    Multi-quote can be a little confusing, but becomes easier once the somewhat vague buttons are explained. [/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Now for the next step,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Hi Andante,





    On the above, all I did was do the two tags [quotestart] and [/quoteend] at the end of each section I wanted to quote. The real words to use are "quote" and "/quote" - I had to use "quotestart" to keep the bracket command from making it a real quote
    Could you be a bit more explicit please I do not understand what you mean by do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    So Far so good, now


    Now for the next step,
    Super

    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    Could you be a bit more explicit please I do not understand what you mean by do
    My bad ... maybe a better choice of words would have been put instead of do
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    God I must be thick what do you mean put.
    cut and paste ??

    You hit “double quote” then “quote” remove text that is superfluous, close up tags, make your reply. Then what ?? How do you get the quoted text back again in its entirety ready for your next cut and reply?
    Last edited by Andante; Aug-06-2008 at 05:29.

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    Hmmm, this is not my night ... ... Just kidding

    Ok ... let's try "place" or "insert" the tags ... the word "quote" (without the quotation marks) surrounded by brackets "[ ]" (again without the quotation marks). Hard to explain ... but whenever I insert type
    it creates a box around the words until I type "/quote" (without the quotation marks but surrounded by brackets
    .

    The "/" is a switch that tells the VB code to stop the quote, close the quotation box, and return to normal.

    No, Andante, it is I who is thick ... lol ...
    It took me months to learn these new posting tricks ... the codes for inserting images still haunts me to no end ... everything I try with that ends up in a mess. Fortunately, I have the appropriate permissions to clean up my own trail of rubbish ...
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    Thanks have now got it, easy when you know how

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    Krummhorn
    the codes for inserting images still haunts me to no end
    You are not alone, I tried to insert an image yesterday but gave up in frustration. The bit I don't get is "please enter the url of your image". The image is on my hardrive, but the link does not allow me to browse and select the image. Does this mean I have to upload the image to my webspace and link to it from there? I've created websites and uploaded stuff to other sites etc, but feel so stupid that I can't work this one out.

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    Hi anmarwis,

    Whew ... thought I was the only one who was having this same problem ... I'm hoping another member who has posted in this fashion will speak up and enlighten the rest of us. In the meantime though, I have posed this same question to the Admins here, seeking clarification how this code is supposed to work.
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