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Post by Paul Jones » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:09 pm

There have been a few comments this week showing that some people are unaware of many of the features of this forum, for example some people didn't know that you can QUOTE peoples' comments and include them in your message.

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In message threads where various people are commenting this can be a useful way of making it obvious to whom you are replying and can cause less confusion.

If you look along the right-hand top edge of a posted message you'll see a row of icons that include:
EDIT x ! ! ? QUOTE

These give you the opportunity to edit or delete what you've just posted (within a short timeframe). Clicking the QUOTE icon at the top of someone's posted message allows you to quote all or part of it within your new message.

Try it and you'll see what I mean.

Note that there is also a user guide page of frequently asked questions if you need help -
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Post by PhilipHowe » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Paul Jones wrote:Try it and you'll see what I mean.
Paul, I tried it, and I see what you mean!
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Post by Paul Jones » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:49 pm

Well done. :D
If anyone wants to practice quoting part of a message, feel free... :wink:
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Post by TerryMooney » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Paul Jones wrote:In message threads where various people are commenting this can be a useful way of making it obvious to whom you are replying and can cause less confusion.
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Post by KEASLA » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:36 pm

there is one thing i have seen when you post something you have about 10 mins to make sure its right after that the edit button disappears if i try to go to one of my post from last week i cant edit it
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Post by Paul Jones » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:19 pm

KEASLA wrote: when you post something you have about 10 mins to make sure its right after that the edit button disappears
if i try to go to one of my post from last week i cant edit it
Hi Jared.
Yes, that's right.
We set it like that deliberately.
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Post by KEASLA » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:20 pm

Paul Jones wrote:
KEASLA wrote: when you post something you have about 10 mins to make sure its right after that the edit button disappears
if i try to go to one of my post from last week i cant edit it
Hi Jared.
Yes, that's right.
We set it like that deliberately.
Whats the reason behind that
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Post by Paul Jones » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:30 pm

KEASLA wrote: Whats the reason behind that
Past events.

You'll find this is standard on many forums now. If you have a long message thread where people are discussing or debating something, it doesn't help if someone then goes back and edits what they said previously.
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