How do you quote two people?

MACDRIVE

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Originally Posted by [Person A]

my comments here.

Originally Posted by [Person B]

my comments here.


How do I do this? Everytime I try to do it, the first quote gets voided out by the second quote. I know it can be done however, because I see MR folks who are smarter than me doing it. :eek:
 

mad jew

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Just follow our guide. There are a few different ways of doing it but I usually open the replies in multiple tabs and then copy/paste them back to one reply box. Just make sure you check your tags to ensure they're opened and closed properly. :)
 

MACDRIVE

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Responding to multiple quotes at the same time:

1) Find the first post you want to comment on, and click the Quote button on the bottom right on the post.

2) Without writing anything, copy the text in the text field of the reply window.

3) Go back to the thread and locate the second post you want to comment on.

4) Again, click the Quote button on that post.

5) Paste the first quote inside the text field of the new reply window, either at the top or at the bottom.

6) Write your responses to the quotes and post the message by clicking Save.
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

mad jew

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Are you using Safari? I just go through the thread and hold COMMAND down as I click Quote to all the posts I want to quote. I then copy the contents of each of the reply boxes in each tab and paste them all into one reply box. Under each quotation, I write my comment.

Which part are you stuck at? :)
 

thomasp

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Here, use this code:


[QUOTE=Person 1]
I am person 1
[/QUOTE]

Hi person 1

[QUOTE=Person 2]
I am not person 1
[/QUOTE]

I'm glad about that



To give:


Person 1 said:
I am person 1
Hi person 1

Person 2 said:
I am not person 1
I'm glad about that
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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mad jew said:
Are you using Safari? I just go through the thread and hold COMMAND down as I click Quote to all the posts I want to quote. I then copy the contents of each of the reply boxes in each tab and paste them all into one reply box. Under each quotation, I write my comment.
Yepp... that's what I do, too, most of the time...

Other times I just copy the text in the post(s) I want to quote and paste it into my answer in a quote tag,
, then just add the name of the "quotee(s)" manually or cutting and pasting.
 

MACDRIVE

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mad jew said:
Are you using Safari?
Yes

I just go through the thread and hold COMMAND down as I click Quote to all the posts I want to quote. I then copy the contents of each of the reply boxes in each tab and paste them all into one reply box. Under each quotation, I write my comment.
Huh? :confused:

Which part are you stuck at?
All of them. :eek:


The main reason I started this thread is for the sake of the moderators. They always have to go back and combine my posts because I've been making a separate post for each quote. :eek: Maybe I'm just too stupid for this. :(
 

MACDRIVE

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MACDRIVE

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I used your method MJ, but for some strange reason, the reply box opens up with small print when I click Quote with the command key held down as opposed to clicking Quote by itself. :confused:
 

RedTomato

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Nested goodness is also possible.

Hope I don't break the forum. Mods, feel free to edit if this blows your stack:

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Doctor Q

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RedTomato said:
Nested goodness is also possible.

Hope I don't break the forum. Mods, feel free to edit if this blows your stack:
You won't get a complaint from me. I think it was a great post! :)