Resolved Continues Posting error

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  1. maril1111, Oct 27, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011

    maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    #1
    Hey everbody,

    I have been using macrumors for over a year now and recently (last few weeks) I noticed that no matter how I try to post (3 out of 5 times) i get this message

    Can anybody help? Is it a forum problem or a problem on my side?

    Thanx, looking forward for some help:)
     

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  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    #2
    I don't believe quoted text counts towards the total count of characters in the body of a message. In the screenshot you provided, the only characters in the body of your message were part of a quote. There was no actual "new" text on your part.
     
  3. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    but what if i want to answer a specific person by quoting their text and answering parts separately how would i do that?
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    #4
    Are you trying to add your reply inside the quote tags? If so, you need to add your text below the quoted text.

    That's correct.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #5
    You can isolate parts by manually typing quote tags in where you want them. e.g.:

    Add [/quote] where you want the quote to end ...

    and
     
  6. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Thanx for the help @r.j.s but is there a way to make the second part of the quote have that user linking arrow like the first one?
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    #7
    You can put some answers inside the quoted text but you'll still need to add something outside the quote tags. If you do I'd recommend highlighting your replies in bold or a different colour so your answers are easy to spot.

    Otherwise you need to split the quoted text up and cut and paste the quote tags at the start and end of each segment.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #8
    Yes.
     
  9. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Thank you everybody (great to have such active and quickly helping mods.)

    One learns something new everyday. :)
     
  10. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    what everyone said is true.

    But I'd suggest not putting ANY of your reply within the quoted text. Most people don't expect new content to be in the QUOTE. I just skim it, and don't expect any replies in it.

    Otherwise, this is what it looks like, and is confusing:


    arn
     

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