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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:33 AM
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How can I make external source Quoting like this :


How can I put part of a website in a box like that.




[edit on 22-3-2006 by Deep_Blue]




posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:33 AM
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Use these tags

[ ex ] and [/ ex ]

(without the spaces of course)

EXAMPLE:

[ ex ] Hello DeepBlue! [/ ex ]

becomes


Hello DeepBlue!


[edit on 3-22-2006 by Valhall]



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:36 AM
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And if it's a news source, you use the [ news ] [ /news ] tags.

So you get:


The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:36 AM
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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:39 AM
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Thanks Valhall


How can I put part of a website in that box like in the picture. Do I have to copy paste HTML source?

[edit on 22-3-2006 by Deep_Blue]



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:47 AM
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Yes, the URL needs to be pasted within the 'ex' or 'news' tags.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:54 AM
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I mean can I copy paste HTML code from a webpage and use it inside the Quotation, like:

html>
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/html>


[edit on 22-3-2006 by Deep_Blue]



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 08:00 AM
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Nope, html is filtered out. You'll have to use bbcode



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Deep_Blue

How can I put part of a website in that box like in the picture. Do I have to copy paste HTML source?



From that picture, the bit of the website in the external source box isn't 100% exactly like the originating website. It's just a copy and paste of the text from the external site (not more than 15% or three paras, whichever is less) plus a copy and paste of the image source within [ img ] tags.

It's just like any BBcode you would use to format your own posts, except you put the whole thing in the [ ex ] or [ news ] tags.

Here's an example I'm gonna do for this BBC news:




[ news ][ url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4830362.stm ]US soldier abused Iraq prisoners[ /url ]

[ imgl ]http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41469000/jpg/_41469008_smith_ap203bo.jpg[ /img ]A US army dog handler has been found guilty of abusing detainees in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in 2003-2004.

A Maryland court martial convicted Sgt Michael Smith on six out of 13 charges including maltreating detainees, dereliction of duty and assault.

Prosecutors said Smith, 24, used his black Belgian shepherd to menace prisoners for his own amusement. He will be sentenced on Wednesday. [ /news ]




After the spaces are removed, that becomes:


US soldier abused Iraq prisoners

A US army dog handler has been found guilty of abusing detainees in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in 2003-2004.

A Maryland court martial convicted Sgt Michael Smith on six out of 13 charges including maltreating detainees, dereliction of duty and assault.

Prosecutors said Smith, 24, used his black Belgian shepherd to menace prisoners for his own amusement. He will be sentenced on Wednesday.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Does that make sense?

Edit: To repalce code tags with normal quote tags..

P.S. When does the [ code ] tag become useful?


[edit on 22-3-2006 by Beachcoma]



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 08:06 AM
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[ img]http://suprfile.com/src/1/95y7ie/post.jpg[/img]

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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by Beachcoma

except you put the whole thing in the [ ex ] or [ news ] tags.




Please use the "EX" tags, not the "News" tags - See here:


New Site Tag For Quoting External Sources



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 09:55 AM
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Thank you guys.




posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Riwka

Originally posted by Beachcoma

except you put the whole thing in the [ ex ] or [ news ] tags.




Please use the "EX" tags, not the "News" tags - See here:


New Site Tag For Quoting External Sources



Yes, of course. What I meant was use 'ex' tags for external sources and 'news' tags for news sources.

And Deep_Blue, no problem



posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 03:04 PM
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Just practicing:


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