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Please quote
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:58 AM

Sometimes people respond to previous messages in a thread without using the quote feature.  They may say, as Johndoe said above, ...

Unless the Johndoe quote was the very last message, we have to search for that post, and if they had posted several times, figure out which post is meant.

Using the quote button is so easy, why not use that feature?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:05 AM

I accidentally discovered the other day that if you highlight the part of the post that you want to refer to, and hit quote button- only that part gets quoted

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:55 AM

Don Stauffer
Using the quote button is so easy, why not use that feature?

Don,

Maybe they don't know how to use the quote button feature? Heck, I just learned something new from GM!

 

GM, 

Thanks for the tidbit, I just used that to quote Don! Yes

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:22 AM
Another thought is when you quote is to leave the pictures off or otherwise the thread really gets clogged up

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:18 AM

GMorrison

I accidentally discovered the other day that if you highlight the part of the post that you want to refer to, and hit quote button- only that part gets quoted

 

 

I've wondered about that more than a few times. That's good to know!

Chad

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:22 AM

Don Stauffer
Using the quote button is so easy, why not use that feature?

That's a bridge too far to expect its use; we can't even get members to post airplane questions in the aircraft forum and armor questions in the armor forum.

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:21 PM

GMorrison
only that part gets quoted

Well I'll be darned...that's good to know.

(Just tested it!)

 

Robert

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:26 PM

I find it a bit annoying.  Posts get compounded.  I only quote when something significant is in the text. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:07 PM

Guilty.  I know I have certaintly done this in the past.  I recently discovered that quote button and have been using it.  Sorry boys.

Paul

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:17 PM

Glamdring
good to know.

 

Nice!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:56 PM

I usually use the quote feature if I'm responding or adding to a specific part of a post someone made, but as far as other people using it or not using it...either way it doesn't bother me.  I like to read through threads sometimes anyway just so I can get some context on what is being discussed.  Also try to trim down the quote and remove photo links just to keep the thread space consumption down.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:41 AM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
Don Stauffer
Using the quote button is so easy, why not use that feature?

 

That's a bridge too far to expect its use; we can't even get members to post airplane questions in the aircraft forum and armor questions in the armor forum.

 

Well, I hope most of us can learn new things if we are aware of them.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by the Baron on Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:59 AM

hogfanfs

...Maybe they don't know how to use the quote button feature?... 

I can see that we miss features - I only recently learned that there is a preview feature, for example, after 14 years of using the forum.  But features like that are implemented in this forum in ways that are counter-intuitive or obscure. Like the ability to highlight text and quote it, as Bill has shown us.  The "Add Quote to your Post" button is pretty prominent.  A forum member has to be focused like a laser on adding a reply, to miss it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 8, 2021 7:36 AM

I have been thinking.  The FSM forums do offer a wealth of features, and it does take awhile to learn how to use them.  There is a help section, but that is meant more to ask questions rather than giving an overview of useing the forums.  I suggest FSM create a file containing an introduction on using the forums, and when a new user first registers, they are guided to this file.

For now, I recommend everyone at least once scroll down through the forums list to see how many there are.  Particularly, look at the Tools, Techniques, and Reference Materials Section, and try the Painting and Airbrushing forum.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, March 8, 2021 5:01 PM

Its a good point Don. I have recently started to use it for just the clarification purpose you pointed out.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, March 15, 2021 12:49 PM

Don't look now, but there's a ship modeling question in the General Modeling forum...

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:35 PM

It's too bad that there does not seem to be the ability to quote multiple posts. One could answer several posts more easily that way in one post.

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:56 PM

stikpusher

It's too bad that there does not seem to be the ability to quote multiple posts. One could answer several posts more easily that way in one post.

 

You can open a reply, get the quote, copy the text back the page up and paste on a reply with another quote.  I think....  Not terribly efficient. 

Or edit the multiple quotes in:

Glamdring

 

 
GMorrison
only that part gets quoted

 

Well I'll be darned...that's good to know.

(Just tested it!)

 

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:25 PM

The sad thing is that FSM used to have the ability to quote multiple posts in a reply.... along with spell check and a save feature.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:58 PM

Yeah, I remember the olden days when online forums were the happening thing and the interface was basic looking but highly functional.  Guess we should be thankful they haven't cut off the server and kicked us over to a Facebook groups or a Reddit board.

Robert

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 19, 2021 12:39 PM

stikpusher

The sad thing is that FSM used to have the ability to quote multiple posts in a reply.... along with spell check and a save feature. 

That reminded me of a meme I use at work sometimes...

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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