Skinnybitch taught you something today v3 - Trimming Quotes

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    Jun 22, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    Good day, class. Today we will be learning how to

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    To quote another person, click the QUOTE button on their post. This will open a window with some code with their message inside it.

    I have color coded the quote below for clarity.
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    That displays as:
    SkinnyBitch saidHow about we treat each other respectfully and we all enjoy the site more?


    FYI - when you see "quote" and "/quote" tags, they're like those russian nesting dolls. "quote" is the top half, "/quote" is the bottom half. You can put tags like "cite" and "/cite" inside of the "quote" tags.

    Trimming a single quote is pretty easy, you just delete whatever black text you don't want between the blue "cite" stuff and the final green "quote".



    A quote of a quote is where it gets messier, and is good to tidy these.
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    You'll notice the "quote" changed into "blockquote" and the square brackets changed to angled ones. For your purposes, you can think of them as the same thing. The black text is all you need to work with.

    To remove the first quote, you would delete from "blockquote" to "/blockquote"
    That leaves Unsavoury Sort's message, although with excess spacing. I like to delete extra spaces in quotes so it looks like this:
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    Before and After comparison

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    For slobs who quote a quote 10 times, it can be pretty messy-looking trying to delete quotes, just remember to spot matching "blockquote"..."/blockquote" and you can safely chop chunks outta that hot mess.

    In conclusion, trimming quotes makes the forum easier to read, and saves the scroll fingers of your fellow posters. It is a small bit of work that will go unthanked, but the benefit is legit and you can enjoy patting your own back.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:18 PM GMT

    One more tip - how to quote multiple times in 1 message:

    Find the first person who you want to quote and click the QUOTE button.

    You'll see the code for their message. Go ahead and copy all of it to clipboard. (Select it, right-click it, choose Copy)

    Then click Back on your browser.

    Find the 2nd person you want to quote, and click the QUOTE button.

    You'll see the 2nd person's message quoted. Just right-click a blank line, and choose Paste. Now you have both quotes in your message.
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidGood day, class. Today we will be learning how to

    xwQof.png

    To quote another person, click the QUOTE button on their post. This will open a window with some code with their message inside it.

    I have color coded the quote below for clarity.
    efBvV5X.png
    That displays as:
    SkinnyBitch saidHow about we treat each other respectfully and we all enjoy the site more?


    FYI - when you see "quote" and "/quote" tags, they're like those russian nesting dolls. "quote" is the top half, "/quote" is the bottom half. You can put tags like "cite" and "/cite" inside of the "quote" tags.

    Trimming a single quote is pretty easy, you just delete whatever black text you don't want between the blue "cite" stuff and the final green "quote".



    A quote of a quote is where it gets messier, and is good to tidy these.
    Ov6gQhm.png

    You'll notice the "quote" changed into "blockquote" and the square brackets changed to angled ones. For your purposes, you can think of them as the same thing. The black text is all you need to work with.

    To remove the first quote, you would delete from "blockquote" to "/blockquote"
    That leaves Unsavoury Sort's message, although with excess spacing. I like to delete extra spaces in quotes so it looks like this:
    3l9aRlZ.png

    Before and After comparison

    uUgHzS7.png




    For slobs who quote a quote 10 times, it can be pretty messy-looking trying to delete quotes, just remember to spot matching "blockquote"..."/blockquote" and you can safely chop chunks outta that hot mess.

    In conclusion, trimming quotes makes the forum easier to read, and saves the scroll fingers of your fellow posters. It is a small bit of work that will go unthanked, but the benefit is legit and you can enjoy patting your own back.


    You can't tell me what to do. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    showme saidYou can't tell me what to do. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    I have a teaching aid that is made especially for slow learners like yourself.
    westcott-heavy-duty-yard-stick_FF_Model_
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    showme saidYou can't tell me what to do. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    I have a teaching aid that is made especially for slow learners like yourself.
    westcott-heavy-duty-yard-stick_FF_Model_


    Measuring my penis will teach me a lesson?icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 22, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    showme said
    SkinnyBitch saidGood day, class. Today we will be learning how to

    xwQof.png

    To quote another person, click the QUOTE button on their post. This will open a window with some code with their message inside it.

    I have color coded the quote below for clarity.
    efBvV5X.png
    That displays as:
    SkinnyBitch saidHow about we treat each other respectfully and we all enjoy the site more?


    FYI - when you see "quote" and "/quote" tags, they're like those russian nesting dolls. "quote" is the top half, "/quote" is the bottom half. You can put tags like "cite" and "/cite" inside of the "quote" tags.

    Trimming a single quote is pretty easy, you just delete whatever black text you don't want between the blue "cite" stuff and the final green "quote".



    A quote of a quote is where it gets messier, and is good to tidy these.
    Ov6gQhm.png

    You'll notice the "quote" changed into "blockquote" and the square brackets changed to angled ones. For your purposes, you can think of them as the same thing. The black text is all you need to work with.

    To remove the first quote, you would delete from "blockquote" to "/blockquote"
    That leaves Unsavoury Sort's message, although with excess spacing. I like to delete extra spaces in quotes so it looks like this:
    3l9aRlZ.png

    Before and After comparison

    uUgHzS7.png




    For slobs who quote a quote 10 times, it can be pretty messy-looking trying to delete quotes, just remember to spot matching "blockquote"..."/blockquote" and you can safely chop chunks outta that hot mess.

    In conclusion, trimming quotes makes the forum easier to read, and saves the scroll fingers of your fellow posters. It is a small bit of work that will go unthanked, but the benefit is legit and you can enjoy patting your own back.


    You can't tell me what to do. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    What's this thread about?

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    Jun 23, 2013 3:56 AM GMT
    Thank you, SB. You are a gentleman and a scholar. However, I found a few errors in your example. Here, I have fixed it for you:

    Penny said
    SkinnyBitch saidHow about we treat each other respectfully and we all enjoy the site more?

    yer ugly

    We are MEN MEN are suposed to fight

    I get into clubs with peope who are moar hot than you can even dream about

    why are you even here? I have ZERO tolerance for sensorship

    Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me

    die icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif


    Do you see the difference? Now, please teach some of our members how to say something related to the topic of the thread.
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    errr your example wasn't what I was going for..
    Mine was about people in general who think forums are boring without conflict.

    As for the rest of the people responding.. they are sort of relevant. They're demonstrating what not to do! icon_lol.gif

    But really, after boring lessons, comedic relief is needed.
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    Thank you for doing this. I figured these things out on my own and it took some time and playing around the system. This is a great reference to point back to for new members still trying to figure things out.

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    Jun 23, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    I agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    Neight saidI agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.

    Top posting -> emails
    Bottom posting -> web forums and usenet discussion groups
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    I think it would be ltos of fun if everyone alternated on which side they reply.
    xrichx said
    Neight saidI agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.

    Top posting -> emails
    Bottom posting -> web forums and usenet discussion groups
    It'd make things confusing, though.
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    Jun 23, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    Quoted bits:Response

    Neight saidI think it would be ltos of fun if everyone alternated on which side they reply.
    xrichx said
    Neight saidI agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.

    Top posting -> emails
    Bottom posting -> web forums and usenet discussion groups
    It'd make things confusing, though.

    Nonsense, I don't find this confusing at all!
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    Jun 23, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    This is a trying thread for us RJ D students!
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    Jun 23, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    Saving this forum. Thanks.
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    Jun 23, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    And now this:

    Neight saidI think it would be ltos of fun if everyone alternated on which side they reply.
    xrichx said
    Neight saidI agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.

    Top posting -> emails
    Bottom posting -> web forums and usenet discussion groups
    It'd make things confusing, though.


    Is starting to look like coding.
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    Jun 23, 2013 2:10 PM GMT
    SkinnyBitch said
    showme saidYou can't tell me what to do. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    I have a teaching aid that is made especially for slow learners like yourself.
    westcott-heavy-duty-yard-stick_FF_Model_


    Some teacher's aides work better than others:

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    Jun 23, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    Shawn's SideQuoted bits:Dahas' Response
    This is getting so much easier to follow. I agree that it's odd to have the response above the previous post, but it's also odd to have the response so far from the name. Basically RJ needs a major overhaul, because users shouldn't be expected to trim their quotes.

    Neight saidI think it would be ltos of fun if everyone alternated on which side they reply.
    xrichx said
    Neight saidI agree. Some people do not like it, but I think it's nice. I haven't been to many (any?) forums where the reply is written above the quoted text.
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.

    Top posting -> emails
    Bottom posting -> web forums and usenet discussion groups
    It'd make things confusing, though.

    Nonsense, I don't find this confusing at all!
    I know right! And trimming quotes feels like censorship.
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    Jun 23, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    This is all great stuff.
    It's not really easy to figure out though.
    You have to play with it.
    So many times I thought, "Whoa- what did I do?"

    Worst comes to worst, just copy and paste
    the sentence you're addressing and put it in
    bold using the B button up top as in...

    All you Jockers should go to hell

    No way, I'm not serving under *you!*
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    Jun 23, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Shawnathan said
    whistleblower said
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.
    NO.

    How do you even know what I'm talking about? You've been here for like an hour.
    It's Anduru.
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    Jun 23, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Shawnathan said
    whistleblower said
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.
    NO.

    How do you even know what I'm talking about? You've been here for like an hour.
    It's Anduru.


    It's super obvious isn't it.
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    Jun 23, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Shawnathan said
    whistleblower said
    Shawnathan saidI wish the confederateghost quote style would catch on - Much easier to follow an entire argument.
    NO.

    How do you even know what I'm talking about? You've been here for like an hour.
    It's Anduru.


    That creature still lurks around?
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    Jun 23, 2013 6:22 PM GMT
    Are you sure, SB? Perhaps this is what you meant:

    Snarkbait said
    SkinnyBitch saidHow about we treat each other respectfully and we all enjoy the site more?

    You condescending imp. You don't know the difference between Riesling and Gewürztraminer.

    Censorship is evil, you holier-than-thou twit. You don't belong here and shall soon be removed.
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    Jun 24, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    I don't see Anduru's post. Hmmmm.

    Anyway, all joking aside (and SB knows I meant it with a light heart), it's easy to edit quotes on an actual computer. But much more difficult on a tablet/smartphone, which probably accounts for a large part of why there are so many nested quotes on RJ.
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    Jun 24, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    showme said
    Anyway, all joking aside (and SB knows I meant it with a light heart), it's easy to edit quotes on an actual computer. But much more difficult on a tablet/smartphone, which probably accounts for a large part of why there are so many nested quotes on RJ.

    Good point. Even with a Bluetooth keyboard I find tablets clumsy for this sort of thing. There are some tasks where I still like a full desktop computer.

    But I'm glad Skinny did this. I usually try to pare down quotes to just the parts that I'm answering, not the whole thing, and would prefer other members do the same.

    For multiple quotes from other posts I create multiple new tabs in Safari, having set the Prefs to open tabs with the same page, and to make a tab, not a new window, which I find neater.

    I keep intact the tab for the quoted reply I'm creating, and then tab back and forth to the additional tabs containing the other posts, copying & pasting between them.