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How to Quote a post in a reply on the Mises Forums

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Learn how to quote.

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Think Blue replied on Tue, Aug 10 2010 11:33 AM

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I'm answering, not because of the bump, but because you've helped me out with other threads recently.

One way is to put the word qoute in square barckets before the words quoted, and then /quote in barckets after the phrase. I am verbose in describing, because actually typing the symbols will make them disappear and put what I'm writing in a quote box.

The other is to look around for a long thread on this very topic, where at the end of the thread a link or something to a workaround was posted.

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Ah, found it. This.

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LEARN TO QUOTE.

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bump.

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Thanks liberty student and nirgraham,

I also discovered that this works:

  1. Try to block-quote like we used to do (select text and click "Quote" link)
  2. Then click Back and then forward again in your browser.

You should then see all the appropriate text and block-quote tags in your text field.

This has worked for me in Chrome and Safari, but not Firefox.

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chloe732 replied on Sun, Aug 22 2010 5:05 PM

bump

"The market is a process." - Ludwig von Mises, as related by Israel Kirzner.   "Capital formation is a beautiful thing" - Chloe732.

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filc replied on Sun, Aug 22 2010 5:11 PM

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wow the back and forward thing works!

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djussila replied on Wed, Sep 22 2010 11:53 AM

liberty student:

I have made a post here explaining how to get some of this functionality back.

http://notreason.com/mises-community-quote-workaround/

Let me know if pictures would be helpful.  If you have any questions, ask here.

Big thanks to Nir for helping make this happen.  smiley

 

E. R. Olovetto has also come up with a solution that allows you to be selective with what you quote.  That can be found here.

 

 

PS, I would appreciate if people would bump this when they read it, so we can make sure lots of people see it over the next week or so.  Thanks.

 

 

okay.

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ERO:
you can also quote multiple users with this format.

Thanks for the tip.

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I'd also like to point out that when you go to reply to a post, the URL looks like this:

 

http://mises.org/Community/forums/AddPost.aspx?ReplyToPostID=385142&Quote=False

 

All you do is delete the "False" at the end, and replace it with "True," hit return/enter so the page reloads with the new address, and BOOM!  The quote appears like magic.

No fancy coding, bookmarklets, etc. 

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ladyphoenix:

I'd also like to point out that when you go to reply to a post, the URL looks like this:

http://mises.org/Community/forums/AddPost.aspx?ReplyToPostID=385142&Quote=False

All you do is delete the "False" at the end, and replace it with "True," hit return/enter so the page reloads with the new address, and BOOM!  The quote appears like magic.

No fancy coding, bookmarklets, etc. 

holy shizzle! it works!!

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Zangelbert Bingledack:

ladyphoenix:

I'd also like to point out that when you go to reply to a post, the URL looks like this:

http://mises.org/Community/forums/AddPost.aspx?ReplyToPostID=385142&Quote=False

All you do is delete the "False" at the end, and replace it with "True," hit return/enter so the page reloads with the new address, and BOOM!  The quote appears like magic.

No fancy coding, bookmarklets, etc. 

holy shizzle! it works!!

 
LOL.  It's True.
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yeah, that's precisely how the bookmarklet works  ;-)

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nirgrahamUK:
yeah, that's precisely how the bookmarklet works  ;-)
I figured it would be somewhat helpful for people who were on systems so locked-down that "bookmarklets" aren't an option.  I.E.  Me, at work, on a company machine.  :)

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Seconding Cool User Name's Question:

Why don't they just make the "quote" button at the reply screen work?  Or do you know a way to use it?  Any time I've clicked it nothing happens.

Come on, people. Forum programming is not magic.

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Merlin replied on Tue, Feb 8 2011 7:01 AM

Qëllimi i temës ende nuk është shërbyer deri në fund dhe ka akoma njerëz që kanë nevojë. Le të ri në krye!

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Take your sorcery elsewhere, foul wizard!

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Think Blue:

Bump.

 

 

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There's an error on the reply page, trying to assign a new object to.. nothing (see below)<script type="text/javascript">
// <![CDATA[
 = new KeepAlive('',599999,new Function('callback','WebForm_DoCallback(\'ctl00$ctl00$bcr$bcr$PostForm$ctl05$PostBody$ctl00$ctl01\',\'ping\',callback,\"\",callback,true)'));
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For this forum's devs probably a good place to start.

 

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I do not think that the devs are going to fix this forum because they are already working on redesigning the whole community page...

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skylien replied on Wed, Mar 16 2011 2:58 PM

anyone:
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lets see if it works...

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skylien replied on Wed, Mar 16 2011 3:00 PM

skylien:
anyone:
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lets see if it works...

OMG, now it works..

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Merlin replied on Fri, Apr 1 2011 6:52 AM

bump

The Regression theorem is a memetic equivalent of the Theory of Evolution. To say that the former precludes the free emergence of fiat currencies makes no more sense that to hold that the latter precludes the natural emergence of multicellular organisms.
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Groucho replied on Thu, Aug 4 2011 9:49 PM

liberty student:

I have made a post here explaining how to get some of this functionality back.

http://notreason.com/mises-community-quote-workaround/

Let me know if pictures would be helpful.  If you have any questions, ask here.

Big thanks to Nir for helping make this happen.  smiley

 

E. R. Olovetto has also come up with a solution that allows you to be selective with what you quote.  That can be found here.

 

 

PS, I would appreciate if people would bump this when they read it, so we can make sure lots of people see it over the next week or so.  Thanks.

Finally I can quote!  I was wondering why on earth the quote button never seemed to do anything - thought it might be my browser's fault.
 
I might suggest automatically sending this information to all new users when their account is activated.
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Jose Kris replied on Wed, Aug 10 2011 2:26 PM

bump

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Wesker1982 replied on Mon, Sep 19 2011 12:11 PM

Think Blue:

Learn how to quote.

 

 

TEST.

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Anything that needs a work-around isn't worth bothering with in my opinion. I think I'll stick to the old trick of using italics and quotation marks.

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