CTB TUTORIALS: PROPERLY QUOTING & STARTING THREADS

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clipper*joe
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Alright, I thought I'd put up a few simple tutorials for those that don't know how to properly quote a paragraph, multi-quote, and reduce a post to just the person you want to address. Reducing post in terms of taking out several people from the last post you want to quote. We all how it can get when several people get in deep discussions and when you want to partake in it, quoting the last person usually brings the whole discussion that usually takes up half the screen. The first tut is how to highlight , delete, and break up a post....

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clipper*joe
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HOW TO PROPERLY START A THREAD AND FIND THE PROPER LOCATION FOR IT

Alright, this one is very simple. There have been many threads started that have been put in the wrong location. I think some of them are due to just being in the wrong forum when the thread is started. I think most of us have done this so I can't point fingers.

When you start a thread, the MOST important thing to do when you are ready to submit it is to always check to see where the thread is going. You don't have to be in the right forum to do it but you are responsible for where it goes.

All you need to do is hit the drop down box at the top and choose the location you want it in...the place it belongs.

Here is a pic to show you where it's at.


david
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Good idea CJ- nice work! Quoting huge chunks of a previous posts definitely makes it more difficult to read a thread. From the site rules and guidelines:

"9)Please be selective in quoting other posts. Instead of quoting a huge, several-post long discussion, please just quote the sentence(s) you are referring to. This will make the threads easier to read. "


clipper*joe
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Yeah, I think some people are new to forums and don't know how to properly do things. It took me a long time to figure things out since I couldn't ask the "old timers" or admin/mods on how to do things. This makes it easy for those that find it hard to ask. makes it easier to read...just like you said.


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Well done, CJ.


clipperboy24
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thanks for the help on the quoting. i have been on forums since 2003 and never figured out how to separate the quotes, so i really appreciate this:)


toohipcliptoslip
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Thanks CJ. I knew we'd finally find a use for you. Very Happy


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I hope this is the right spot to ask this question: anyone know how to properly use the Twitter icon in the message when one is using an iPad or iPhone? I have no problems posting tweets when I'm on my PC, but I haven't been successful in copying the tweets when I'm on my iPad and iPhone. It just copies the URL of the tweet, not the actual tweet itself. Any help on this would be great. Thanks!


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