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 to multi quote and to delete portions of the post to reduce it to a manageable one that don't take up space.. The key in all of this is to HIGHLIGHT and hit quote option (ON TOP of MESSAGE BODY ) or delete. Anything and everything has to be in quotes.
2. Taking out the third person-part 1
3. Taking out the third person- part 2
Make sure when you take out the third person, BOTH quote brackets ( front and end) are HIGHLIGHTED and then DELETE ( see below)
4. Quoting only the person you want and breaking it up to a multi-quote post.
*** notice that the third person is no longer there ( 4th pic). From this point forward, we can either quote a comment, or multi-quote the person you intended to address without the clutter.
HINT: after you clean up the post, you should have only one front quote bracket and one end bracket.
5. Multi-quoting-part 1
Note: Breaking up the first paragraph will leave you with a dilemma. You will end up having 2 front quote brackets ( one with name, one without). It is vital that you take out ( highlight & delete) the first one without the name, otherwise, you will have a starting quote without the name. You can do it either way but again, you need to take one of them out ( see pic 5)
This should leave you with only a front and back quote.
6. Mutli-quoting- part 2
The second, third, or how every many paragraphs you want to quote work the same way without deleting any brackets. From this point forward, all you need to do is highlight whatever you want to quote and hit the QUOTE button on top. Respond and quote.
If for some reason you only want to address 2 sentences or paragraphs that are far apart, highlight and delete anything you don't want until you get to the part you want.
7. Finishing up.
Once you get to the end of the post and are ready to do your final quote, you need to do the same for the end quote as you did for the first quote.
You can either highlight and delete the end quote before or after ( see pic 7).
NOTE: Very important that you preview your post first before hitting submit. Otherwise, you will have a badly quoted post that someone else might quote and it'll look like the next person is quoting himself.
If for some reason you hit submit, you can always go to your post and hit EDIT at any time. Edit button is on bottom right hand side next to the quote button.
- YOUR FINAL POST: