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Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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cottelpg
Aug 8, 2016 5:23 AM CST
I notice some posts contain a box containing the posts of other members. How does one do that?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Aug 8, 2016 5:32 AM CST
cottelpg said:I notice some posts contain a box containing the posts of other members. How does one do that?


Look over in the lower right corner of any post and you will see a link that say Quote. Find the link in the post you want to quote from and click on it. It will open a new reply page with the quote in it. Add any comments you want below that.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Horntoad said:

Look over in the lower right corner of any post and you will see a link that say Quote. Find the link in the post you want to quote from and click on it. It will open a new reply page with the quote in it. Add any comments you want below that.


Jay thank you so much for this info. I have been doing the copy paste thing for adding a quote to a new post. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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cottelpg
Aug 8, 2016 7:21 AM CST
Thank You!
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 8, 2016 9:36 AM CST
I occasionally find this feature annoyingly redundant. If you are responding directly after a post, there is no need to repeat the post. Especially when the original post includes several photos. Just creates unnecessary scrolling. I find myself just exiting out of the thread if there are more than one long 'repeats.' I do find it useful if one is responding to a post that is several posts away, which I assume is what it was created for, and even in that case it would be nice to edit the quote to what one is specifically responding to rather than the entire original post. Just my peeve, no offense intended.

Edited to add: sometimes I'm just an old crank...
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
[Last edited by Bonehead - Aug 8, 2016 9:42 AM (+)]
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods
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Strever
Aug 8, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Ditto


Bonehead said:it would be nice to edit the quote to what one is specifically responding to rather than the entire original post.


Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2016 9:50 AM CST
That was why I was doing copy and paste. I could reply to several posts in a thread, leaving out the parts that did not need repeating.
Bonehead said:I do find it useful if one is responding to a post that is several posts away, which I assume is what it was created for, and even in that case it would be nice to edit the quote to what one is specifically responding to rather than the entire original post. Just my peeve, no offense intended.

Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Aug 8, 2016 9:53 AM CST
I think some folks that use the feature may not realize they can edit the info with the block and shorten it to only the part(s) to which they are responding.
Donald
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 8, 2016 10:15 AM CST
I agree
Bonehead said:...annoyingly redundant...several photos...unnecessary scrolling.


I agree that it does get annoying, but don't agree that Bonehead is an old crank. Hilarious!

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 8, 2016 10:17 AM CST
I agree with Bonehead and I am an official old crank as of my recent birthday!
Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
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cottelpg
Aug 8, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Well now I am sufficiently terrorized not to use this feature unless I edit. So the question arises, how does one do that?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Use the quote feature, copy and paste the entire quote that is in brackets, past into your new post. Then delete out the parts you don't want to address in your new post. Be sure to leave the quote brackets at the beginning and ending of the quote.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 8, 2016 11:14 AM CST
cottelpg said:sufficiently terrorized


No worries. Compose your text including the quote and hit 'Preview' to see what the message looks like. If it's not the way you want, keep editing and hitting 'Preview' until it looks good. Thumbs up

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Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Composter Region: Ohio Spiders!
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cottelpg
Aug 8, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Thank You! @valleylynn and @greene
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Isn't this place the best? Green Grin!
Name: Skipper
Hamilton, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Composter Region: Ohio Spiders!
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cottelpg
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 PM CST
I agree
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2016 3:17 AM CST
valleylynn said:Isn't this place the best? Green Grin!

Yes indeed! Thumbs up

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Aug 9, 2016 7:39 AM CST

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valleylynn said:The best!! Green Grin!


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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 11, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Lin, did you get another new puppy??? Lovey dubby

Karen
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2016 5:43 PM CST
Karen: Yes, we got another Golden Retriever; his name is Toby and he's 2 months old .... a little fluff ball of energy!
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