how do you quote one sentence from a paragraph ?

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posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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trying to figure out how to quote someone, but the only thing i want to show up on my post is the specific sentence or words and not the entire post ?

if you click quote box in post it quotes the entire post......i dont want that....


i thought i read somewhere that you use the [ ] and a backslash ? /




posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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Highlight the sentence you want to quote, then type this..

[quote ] Sentence here [ /quote] (Without the spaces)

It show up like this..


Sentence here


Semper



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by easynow
trying to figure out how to quote someone, but the only thing i want to show up on my post is the specific sentence or words and not the entire post ?

if you click quote box in post it quotes the entire post......i dont want that....


i thought i read somewhere that you use the [ ] and a backslash ? /



this is what i dont want....the entire post to show up



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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Just put what you want in between what I showed you...

Here this is a big help as well...

BB Code

When you do what I showed you, you get this...


i dont want....the entire


Just the part you put in between [ quote] and [/ quote] (Remember without the spaces)


Easy

Semper



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Highlight the sentence you want to quote, then type this..

[quote ] Sentence here [ /quote] (Without the spaces)


It show up like this..



Sentence here


Semper


test...hope i t works



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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To expand on semperfortis' response - do not click 'quote' in the upper right corner. It will quote the entire post. You will have to manually copy the section you'd like to quote and paste it between the quote /quote brackets.

[ quote ] Your quote here [ /quote ] (again, without the spaces)



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Just put what you want in between what I showed you...

Here this is a big help as well...

BB Code


When you do what I showed you, you get this...



i dont want....the entire


Just the part you put in between [ quote] and [/ quote] (Remember without the spaces)




trying it again


Easy

Semper



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by easynow
trying to figure out how to quote someone, but the only thing i want to show up on my post is the specific sentence or words and not the entire post ?


What I do is use the quote button up on the right of the post I am quoting, then high lite everything I don't want and delete it leaving just what I wanted to quote.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:02 PM
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reply to post by Bangin
 
thanks for the help and i feel kinda dumb but how can i quote someone if i dont hit the quote button....i dont understand what i should be looking at then....should i be clicking reply then ?



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:04 PM
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reply to post by Sauron
 
does that make the gray box smaller also ?...i tried that one time and it erased everything i wanted but the grey box was still huge



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:05 PM
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Yes, click reply and paste their quote between the quote brackets. You can also choose to click the gold quote button which appears after clicking reply. It will prompt you to enter the text you'd like to quote.

I usually do what Sauron suggested, but sometimes it's difficult to sift through long posts to find that one sentence you'd like to quote.




Text - Test



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Sauron

Originally posted by easynow
trying to figure out how to quote someone, but the only thing i want to show up on my post is the specific sentence or words and not the entire post ?



leaving just what I wanted to quote.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:12 PM
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Remember, your response will be included in the quote if you type before the /quote. Be sure to make your contribution after the /quote.

[ quote ] Quote [ /quote ]

Enter your response here.



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Bangin
if you type before the /quote. Be sure to make your contribution after the /quote.

[ quote ] Quote [ /quote ]

Enter your response here.




Remember, your response will be included in the quote



try text test



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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reply to post by Bangin
 

when i click reply it wont let me cut and paste.....works when i click quote but the whole thing shows up

see above




[edit on 28-1-2008 by easynow]



posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 06:47 PM
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Remember, your response will be included in the quote i


ah ha i think maybe i got it ?


ok thanks for your help everyone !

[edit on 28-1-2008 by easynow]



posted on Mar, 2 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by easynow
reply to post by Bangin
 
thanks for the help and i feel kinda dumb

Testing, I really am dummmb



posted on Mar, 2 2008 @ 08:09 PM
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ah ha i think maybe i got it ?







duhhh



posted on Mar, 2 2008 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by semperfortis
Just put what you want in between what I showed you...




Here this is a big help as well...


BB Code

When you do what I showed you, you get this...


i dont want....the entire


Just the part you put in between [ quote] and [/ quote] (Remember without the spaces)


Easy

Semper



posted on Mar, 2 2008 @ 08:15 PM
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Arggg, I am the slowest boat in the race (whaaaa) I need some help in abc form , I will get it I will... I have been here for how long? And I got too many warnings for excessive quoting at first so I have had postquotramatic stress... I have to face my fear!





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