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Jody1
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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 03:05 am
And now I'm releasing it from the "sticky" area into the regular forum because again, it seems we need to remind ourselves about truncating quotes and not repeating the post above in its entirety, and a few other things.  Please take a moment to reread these quoting guidelines.

Thank you!!
Jody

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 06:18 am
Sweetheart wrote:
I'm reasonably new, and have a hilarious question: how do I get my cursor ouside the quote box? I'm having no trouble quoting someone, but then I can't seem to write my own comments outside the box!!!

Sweetheart,

It's not just you, btw. I have the same problem too but I've figured out that it mostly happens in Firefox. If I cut out pieces of what I'm quoting, sometimes I can't get a cursor down below the quote box.

I've found the trick is to leave the last line of the quoted section IN rather than deleting it. For some reason deleting the last line also deletes the space in which my cursor goes beneath the box.

RR

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 06:42 am
Golden Frog wrote: Hi Jody.  Thank you for your help.  What i meant was to quote from different posts in the same thread, using the boxes.  For example:

John wrote:
[box] "This and this......" [box]

and then from another post in the same thread

Mary wrote:
[box] "Yada, yada......." [box]

Or i have to just copy and paste them into my reply, like you said?  ::chin
Jody--I think Golden Frog means how to quote from more than one reply in a thread--as in, a couple different people's replies, gathered into one (fresh) post.  How to quote from multiple replies in a single post? I've wondered this myself.

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 10:25 am


Ha, me too, I have looked for an answer on several places on this forum but it was a while ago, so I don't remember where I've been, but anyway, I couldn't find an answer anywhere and I'd sure like to know how that can be done.

So please, Jody or David, you BRILLIANT guys, DO tell (David once said that flattery will get him to do almost anything, so...) David, you wonderful, astonishing, perfect being, would you enlighten us ::bow please, please, please ::bow

:kiss:

Belana

:kiss:

Belana

Jody1
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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 11:08 am
Hmm... actually even though it's David getting all the compliments :), I'll be the one to take the hit when I have to give you the bad news :( which is... you can't really do that with this software... unless you copy and paste.  When you hit "quote" you get the exact post (including other posts that THAT post quoted...) in the editor.  And please, let's make things as simple as possible.  Often it's far more clear just to explain what you are referring to than when you quote previous posts.

The reason I asked that members re-read this whole thread is that lately there are more instances than ever of entire posts being quoted (repeated) over and over in a thread.  This is particularly unnecessary when you are replying to the post directly before yours.  It is then ASSUMED that your comments are in response, and NO quote is necessary.  ALSO, when you do use the quote feature PLEASE trim your quotes!! There no need to repeat the emoticons etc. used by the original poster.  Just leave enough of the quote to give the reader an idea of what you are responding to.

Thanks, all.  By adhering to these guidelines you give us moderators a lot less to come in and "trim" by editing, and your consideration is MUCH appreciated! 

::TU::TUJody
::hearts::hearts

Belana
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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 05:06 pm
Jody1 wrote: I'll be the one to take the hit when I have to give you the bad news :(

Well Jody, you asked for it, I'll be the first one to hit you

... with ::flowers 

Thanks for the clarification

:kiss:

Belana

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 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2009 05:31 pm
Belana wrote: Jody1 wrote: I'll be the one to take the hit when I have to give you the bad news :(

Well Jody, you asked for it, I'll be the first one to hit you

... with ::flowers

And here's a good example of two of us quoted in one "quote"... it does get cumbersome doesn't it? And THANKS for the THANKS but no THANKS are necessary - I'm in it for the FUN! 
::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts::hearts
Love you!
Jody

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2009 12:33 pm
Sweetheart wrote:
I'm reasonably new, and have a hilarious question: how do I get my cursor ouside the quote box? I'm having no trouble quoting someone, but then I can't seem to write my own comments outside the box!!!

T
he way I've found to do this is to type my reply below the quote box first (cos my cursor is there automatically) and then go back and delete the parts of the quote I don't want. RR is right, if you mess around with the quote first it can be a real CONTRAST to get out of that damn box again! ::LOL

Love
Isobel ::hearts

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 02:18 pm
I'm not sure about other browsers, but in Opera it works this way: (IE and FF are probably similar)

You RIGHT CLICK "quote" (open in anothe tab) and then edit the quote (ie delete most of it....) and then add your comment, then, you RIGHT CLICK "quote" of another post, you copy it from the new tab/window to your reply and edit and so on.... Was I clear enough?

This is the result you are looking for, right?

Golden Frog wrote:
What i meant was to quote from different posts in the same thread, using the boxes.

[SOME COMMENTS]

Margay wrote:
How to quote from multiple replies in a single post? I've wondered this myself.

[more comments]

Jody1 wrote:
  This is particularly unnecessary when you are replying to the post directly before yours.  It is then ASSUMED that your comments are in response, and NO quote is necessary.  ALSO, when you do use the quote feature PLEASE trim your quotes!!


Of course, let's not overuse it, though I find it useful in some cases it can be too much sometimes.

Hope that helps,
JJ

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 03:49 pm
Jody1 wrote: Hmm... actually
yadayada

David wrote:  Thanks for asking!

::TU

yadayada

Jolly Jumper wrote:

This is the result you are looking for, right?



haha, yes ::TU 

I wanted to try and it seemed like nothing happened, but then by miracle I discovered the tabs on top of my screen, YES, this is exactly what I wanted to know.  I had been wondering about this so much, and never thought about asking someone who was using this :? 

:kiss:

Belana

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 04:28 pm
You're welcome! There might also be an easier way, because I tend to complicate things (and I like that ::woohoo).

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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 03:42 am
::hearts Thanks to everyone who has contributed (mainly Jody) but others as well for this great guidance to harmony on this magnificent Forum ::hearts

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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 03:50 am
::TU 
And it is a magnificent forum because of everyone here.  And yes, indeed, Jody is a huge part of the magnificent start we got for the first nearly 3 years.  Thank you, Jody.  Your push start really did the entire Abraham Appreciator community throughout the world, into probable perpetuity far beyond our time on the planet, such an amazing and focused start.  


We could not have had this perfect beginning without you, and like a great tree, it's all about the roots.

::bow

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 Posted: Thu Mar 4th, 2010 08:23 am
Thank you very much Jody for these information.

I' m new on this forum and I have just found the responses of my questions.

::TU Billie

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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2010 04:22 pm
hi leigh   todays quote was talking about "as you diminish contrast"   what does that mean.  I am very new and am trying to understand it better

Karen

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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 08:12 pm

:)  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  :)



This forum will no longer be used for New Threads or replies.  As a result, this thread is now closed and can continue at:

http://www.abeforum.com


Please bookmark it. :)  It is operational now with substantial improvements, new features and more additions than can be covered in this announcement. 

All of original Abe Forum content has been imported to its new home as of August 20th at 6AM EST.  Any content after that date has not been imported, and so further postings need to be made just on the new site and not to this one any longer.

Eventually, all threads will be closed here, I am starting that task now.  Please watch for announcements on the top thread on the new forum,
http://www.abeforum.com under the Abraham Teachings and you.


::TU


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