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This topic has been split from another thread, but hopefully it's still possible to understand the point.

The question arose as to how to "quote a quote."

The quote button below a post only picks up new text added by that poster, not anything that is within a quote box that is already quoted .

To include some text from within a quote box, select the copy, and click on the black "quote selection " that pops up near the end of your selected text.

Hope this helps.

Mossey, sorry for messing up this post, but editing yours is the only way I can keep the posts in order.

Sherry

 

I think the problem with trying to quote my last posting is that it is your post that I quoted and then edited.  I’m not sure of that but it’s my best guess until I try it.

Mossey

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I think the only way to "quote a quote" is to select text within the quote. On my phone, if I press and hold the area to copy/paste, an option pops up to quote just that selected item.

I think the normal quote button only selects new text, not what was already in a quote box.

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14 hours ago, mossemi said:

ridiculous third row seats.

It wasn’t the first thing I did, but maybe the third or fourth.  And where the heck do you store those seats.  It’s a shame there isn’t a market for them.

If I click on the new little "quote selection box, instead of copy or select, the quoted passage also gets an automatic header if author and time. 

I often find it faster to use than the original quote button at the bottom of a post, as I  don't have to spend a lot of time deleting extra text.

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54 minutes ago, BackofBeyond said:
46 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

If I click on the new little "quote selection box, instead of copy or select, the quoted passage also gets an automatic header if author and time. 

I often find it faster to use than the original quote button at the bottom of a post, as I  don't have to spend a lot of time deleting extra text.

Sherry

Bingo that's the secret. Thanks

 

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Also Sherry, I was originally clicking on the quote link button at the bottom of the message but no part of the original message appeared, just a blank box.

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Yes. That's because mossemi's whole post was within a quote box that he edited to add his own responses on bold. The quote prompt  below ( quote. Edit.  Options line) will only pick up items outside of a quote box. It won't allow you to quote a quote.  😃 at least, not on my phone.

 

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22 minutes ago, SeaDawg said:

Yes. That's because mossemi's whole post was within a quote box that he edited to add his own responses on bold. The quote prompt  below ( quote. Edit.  Options line) will only pick up items outside of a quote box. It won't allow you to quote a quote.  😃 at least, not on my phone.

 

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Is the Options selection a Moderator only option?  I don’t remember ever seeing that before.

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This technique also works on original posts, not just quoting a quote.

I use it often when I want to select just a sentence or two of from a long post, especially one with many photos. It saves a lot of deleting.

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There's another option, which is to click on the blue + to the left of the Quote button.  Click the + on both posts that you want to quote (you have to go back to the original post of the embedded quote). You can click as many posts as you want to add.  A blue Quote box will pop up on the lower left once you click the first +.  

When you've selected everything you want to quote, click the blue Quote pop-up and both quotes will be added to your reply.  

Now, to embed the earlier post into the other, click on the other little + that pops up when you hover the mouse over the quote block.  (It's actually two little crossed arrows, but it looks like a +).  Then drag the post into the other one.  

It sounds confusing, but it's actually simple.  I'll see if I can make a video of it.  

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15 minutes ago, Overland said:

...There's another option, which is to click on the blue + to ether left of the Quote 

It sounds confusing, but it's actually simple.  I'll see if I can make a video of it.  

 

 

On 7/26/2020 at 10:02 AM, bhncb said:

 I was originally clicking on the quote link button at the bottom...

That's actually really easy. Thanks, Overland. 

Our new software is so much more feature rich and intuitive than the old. Fun to discover new tools.

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Thank you Sherry and Overland!   I know that I found this dross very useful and I’m glad I didn’t respond last night.  It might have been perceived as snarky.

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18 minutes ago, mossemi said:

Thank you Sherry and Overland!   I know that I found this dross very useful and I’m glad I didn’t respond last night.  It might have been perceived as snarky.

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As a former English teacher, I actually love the word "dross."

Descriptive, seldom used. Interesting. 

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I admit to looking it up.  And I just erased everything else I had to say on the subject and I'll put it in the same file as the first response I wrote last night and didn’t post.😡

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Careful, she’s an English teacher - you might owe her a three page essay if you don’t watch out. 

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She was. Many decades ago.

Still, I like the three page penance idea. Never had to use that, but....

😅😅😅

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This conversation makes me think of Abbott and Costello (remember them?)

"Who's on First?" 

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You keep the penance and I’ll do 3 Hail Mary’s instead.  And it will be more beneficial to all.

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