How do ya quote stuff?

9:49 a.m. on March 5, 2008 (EST)
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I've seen people quote things that others have said, to add clarity to their post.

The quoted material comes up in a light brown box.

How do you do that? (I've looked all over this board for the answer.)

11:10 a.m. on March 5, 2008 (EST)
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You put a colon (:) at the start of a line, and it comes out like this:

Quote:

Notice that the colon in the middle or anywhere than right after a carriage return (shades of the old typewriter days!) does not result in the quote box.
Then a carriage return ends the quote box. So remember the sequence - CR, : at the start of the line, CR

1:21 p.m. on March 5, 2008 (EST)
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Quote:

testing

Cool!

1:23 p.m. on March 5, 2008 (EST)
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Are there any other tricks?

9:09 p.m. on March 6, 2008 (EST)
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Are there any other tricks?

You can bet this isn't the only one.

Thanks Bill!

6:10 a.m. on March 8, 2008 (EST)
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You can bet this isn't the only one.

Why are they keeping so many secrets?!

2:56 p.m. on March 9, 2008 (EDT)
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just a test

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test test

okay

11:04 a.m. on March 10, 2008 (EDT)
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Why are they keeping so many secrets?!

There are no big secrets, I swear! The colon quoting thing is a holdover from the days when the forums ran on the old WWWBoard Perl script. The only other undocumented feature that I can think of is linking. To create a link to a web site, just include the "http://" and the system will automatically link to that URL. For example, plain old www.trailspace.com will not become a link, but http://www.trailspace.com/ will.

11:31 a.m. on March 10, 2008 (EDT)
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Publisher Dave said

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There are no big secrets, I swear!

Aha! The Truth is out! There are secrets out there that even the Publisher doesn't know about. Just so you know, Dave, these secrets, along with so-called "bugs", fall in the category of "features". You know, those strange glitches that, when you contact the software vendor about how they are causing problems, the response (in an "out-sourced" accent) is that "That is a feature much desired by many users."

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