Multiquoting-how to do it?

PM1234

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It's the first icon in my post above which appears on each post when viewing a thread.

Are you talking about on the message composition page? If so you are in the wrong place and you need to go back to the thread contents page.

The http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif image changes to http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_on.gif when you click it to include a post for quoting.

I'm selecting the text and hitting the button until it goes red each time and then hitting post reply but I can't get it to wrap quotes individually.

Not to worry. I don't really need to quote. Just wondered as I didn't know how to do it and everyone seems to do it. Thanks anyway.
 

ClubMan

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I'm selecting the text and hitting the button until it goes red each time and then hitting post reply but I can't get it to wrap quotes individually.
I don't know what you mean "wrap quotes individually". It just works for me - i.e. the contents of each post selected for quoting is wrapped in its own set of quote/endquote tags.
 

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It may be helpful to point out that considerable fun may be had using this feature. But don't quote me on that. ;)
It's the first icon in my post above which appears on each post when viewing a thread.

Are you talking about on the message composition page? If so you are in the wrong place and you need to go back to the thread contents page.

The http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif image changes to http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_on.gif when you click it to include a post for quoting.
It works if I click on different posts but not quotes within the same post. I'm getting concerned that I'm hijacking this thread. Apologies.
 

ClubMan

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It works if I click on different posts but not quotes within the same post.
If you mean quoting a post that itself contains quotes then as mentioned earlier vBulletin (or at least our version and configuration) does not do such "recursive" or "nested" quoting - it just quotes the original poster's content from the selected post and not anything that they in turn quoted.
 

PM1234

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It's the first icon in my post above which appears on each post when viewing a thread.

Are you talking about on the message composition page? If so you are in the wrong place and you need to go back to the thread contents page.

The http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_off.gif image changes to http://www.askaboutmoney.com/images/buttons/multiquote_on.gif when you click it to include a post for quoting.
I meant taking posts such as above ie written by you within one post and getting them to quote individually so it looks like:

It's the first icon in my post above which appears on each post when viewing a thread.
Are you talking about on the message composition page? If so you are in the wrong place and you need to go back to the thread contents page.
with the original posters name attached as in:

This is taking a lot of your name and it really isn't a priority. Many thanks anyway for your help.
 

ClubMan

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OK - I get you now. You cannot do this without manual intervention. If I quote a post by somebody and want to split it and comment on individual bits then I normally just leave the first bit with their name and link to the original post and then manually add the necessary end/start quote tags to delimit the other bits but without the same info again. (I think you can use formatting buttons to wrap text in quotes too but I fine it easier to do it manually). When multi-quoting (i.e. quoting several people's posts) I normally comment on one person's post and then another person's etc. The first part of each person's post is introduced by their name and the link. It works fine and it's a lot less hassle than adding the name/link to the start of every quote and this is usually totally unnecessary anyway.
 

PM1234

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Many thanks. I thought I was missing something very simple by manually formatting it and it could be done automatically. Thanks for your time and patience.
 

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Wasn't sure about that last one either PM1234 - like you, thought there might have been an easier way to comment on 'split' sections of posts rather than doing so manually.
 

ClubMan

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I don't think that there is. You can use the quote button
on the Go Advanced posting page to wrap selected text in quote tags but apart from that (or using my manual approach to doing the same thing) I know of no other way to split a quoted post into separate quoted bits.
 
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Another question! How come theres some posters names in non bold type e.g Honney and post number says n/a?
 

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Non-registered users are permitted to post in this forum that is why the name Honney shows post number n/a.

Marion
 

shootingstar

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Just hit the 'multiquote' button (on the bottom right, " + ) on each post that you want to quote from - button will be highlighted in red and the total posts will be added in succession to the post you are composing. Then just edit as required.

Similar query for you Swordshead: what is the function of the 'post quick reply' button do you know? I haven't used it yet.
Caveat. i hit the multi quote on your post above. Yes it turns red but thats as far as i get... talk me through this again please? TYPE SLOWLY now please...
 
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swordshead

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When it turns red..hit the Post Reply button then! The red buttons you click will be the amount of messages quoted when you hit Post Reply then.
 

ClubMan

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To reiterate what swordshead said...

Click
on each post that you want to quote. It turns to
indicating that it's selected for multi-quoting (click again to deselect if you chose the wrong post and it reverts to
indicating that it is no longer selected for multi-quoting). Then hit
and all selected posts will appear quoted in the reply composition edit control.

You can also select all but the last post that you want to quote and then just click
on the final one.
 
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swordshead

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When it turns red..hit the Post Reply button then! The red buttons you click will be the amount of messages quoted when you hit Post Reply then.
Ive just realised Shootingstar might want to multiquote in just one message..i.e. take bits out of only one message in a multiquote format with the quoted bits in a blue box! Dont know how to do that without putting [/quote] beside the words you want to quote.
 

ClubMan

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Yeah - if you want to "multi-quote" multiple bits of the one post then you need to do it manually or else by selecting each bit of the original post and using the quote button
when composing the reply. You also need to make sure that you don't leave extraneous or unbalanced vB code tags.
 

shootingstar

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When it turns red..hit the Post Reply button then! The red buttons you click will be the amount of messages quoted when you hit Post Reply then.

yeah look what ive done....


To reiterate what swordshead said...

Click
on each post that you want to quote. It turns to
indicating that it's selected for multi-quoting (click again to deselect if you chose the wrong post and it reverts to
indicating that it is no longer selected for multi-quoting). Then hit
and all selected posts will appear quoted in the reply composition edit control.

You can also select all but the last post that you want to quote and then just click
on the final one.

go me go me go me.....

(ok this better work or im gona look a right pratt!!! ):eek: :D
 
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