posted on May, 10 2013 @ 01:04 PM
reply to post by Caterminator
I don't think there's an option to "nest" in the way you're describing.
The standard is in the order of time posted, as you say.
As for quoting; if you click the "quote" button on the top right of the other user's post, instead of the "reply" button, you get the whole of the
other person's post in your editing box.
Staff would then prefer you to delete most of that, leaving only the specific point you're answering.
Best to leave undeleted the "originally posted by JohnSmith", so that people can see who you're answering.
But in deleting, make sure you leave in the "quote" commands. You will see an opening "quote", and a closing "/quote", both within square brackets. If
you accidentally delete any portion of either of those (or even one of the brackets), the result looks odd. E.g if the closing "/quote" is not
complete, what follows will appear on-screen as part of the quote.
With care, you can break up the other person's post and type a reply under each portion.
The procedure would be; type in a new closing "/quote" at the end of the first portion. Type in your comment.
THEN type in a fresh opening "quote" before the next portion you're answering.
Repeat as necessary.
If the result looks odd on screen , it may because a "quote" has been missed somewhere. They need to be in pairs.
edit on 10-5-2013 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)