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I noticed that many members are not quoting other posts appropriately.

Quoting the first post:
You don't need to quote the first post in a thread. Any reply you post in a thread is obviously replying the question/idea/topic in the initial first post. So you only need to quote others when their post is not the first post in the thread.

Positioning your quote:
Start typing your message below the quote (not above it)

Correct Example:
See my second post below
Incorrect Example:
See my third post below

Partial Quotes:
Sometimes, we want to quote only a sentence or a paragraph posted by other members and not the whole post.
You can do that.
When you click on the quote button, it will automatically copy the whole post of that member and paste it in your post editor.
You can then delete the unwanted sentences, and leave only what you specifically want to quote.

For example:
See my fourth post in this thread.

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Originally Posted by StepTaker View Post
I noticed that many members are not quoting other posts appropriately.

Quoting the first post:
You don't need to quote the first post in a thread. Any reply you post in a thread is obviously replying the question/idea/topic in the initial first post. So you only need to quote others when their post is not the first post in the thread.

Positioning your quote:
Start typing your message below the quote (not above it)

Correct Example:
See my second post below
Incorrect Example:
See my third post below

Partial Quotes:
Sometimes, we want to quote only a sentence or a paragraph posted by other members and not the whole post.
You can do that.
When you click on the quote button, it will automatically copy the whole post of that member and paste it in your post editor.
You can then delete the unwanted sentences, and leave only what you specifically want to quote.

For example:
See my fourth post in this thread.

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This is where you should type your reply when you quote another post.

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This is incorrect place. You should not put your quote here.

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Originally Posted by StepTaker View Post
I noticed that many members are not quoting other posts appropriately.

Quoting the first post:
You don't need to quote the first post in a thread. Any reply you post in a thread is obviously replying the question/idea/topic in the initial first post. So you only need to quote others when their post is not the first post in the thread.

Positioning your quote:
Start typing your message below the quote (not above it)

Correct Example:
See my second post below
Incorrect Example:
See my third post below

Partial Quotes:
Sometimes, we want to quote only a sentence or a paragraph posted by other members and not the whole post.
You can do that.
When you click on the quote button, it will automatically copy the whole post of that member and paste it in your post editor.
You can then delete the unwanted sentences, and leave only what you specifically want to quote.

For example:
See my fourth post in this thread.

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Originally Posted by StepTaker View Post
Partial Quotes:
Sometimes, we want to quote only a sentence or a paragraph posted by other members and not the whole post.
You can do that.
So, here I deleted the sentences that I don't want and left only the part that I want to quote.

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How to add multiple quotes to the same reply? I have seen people do that but I don't know how to do that.
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How to add multiple quotes to the same reply? I have seen people do that but I don't know how to do that.
You have to click on quote then start typing your reply.
Then open a new page of the same thread then click on quote on another post, this will start another new reply with the new quote, copy it and then go paste it in the first reply and then submit it.
It's quite a hassle

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