• Amity

    This section is quite useful but could be expanded.
    For example:

    5. You can quote someone by selecting some text, then clicking the Quote button that pops up.
    Re-quoting an existing quote works too.

    This is for internal quotes. I don't see anything about how to use the quote function for external sources.
    I found this out by trial and error.
    Also, the @ function. @Baden

    It is simple when you know how.
  • god must be atheist
    This is for internal quotes. I don't see anything about how to use the quote function for external sources.
    I found this out by trial and error.
    this I quote by clicking on the "speach" bubble
    that is the sixth symbol from the left of the editing symbols on the top. For instance,
    Proletars of the world, unite!
    - Karl Marks
    If you write the quote first, and then highlight it and then clickon the "quote" bubble, then it gives you options.

    You can also edit it yourself.
    Proletars of the World-- unite! — Luke, 3:24
    Here I inserted the text '="Luke, 3:24"' (without the outer single quotes) right after the word quote in the opening of the quotation, which is embraced by square brackets.
  • Amity

    Thanks for good advice.
    I am hoping that the 'Useful Hints and Tips' section is expanded/updated so that there is a permanent place for such.

    There are so many excellent functions as per editing symbols - I didn't realise until fairly recently.

    The bold, italics, underline, etc - are familiar to most. Some need a clearer explanation.
    For example, I didn't appreciate the usefulness of the @ function.

    Another thing I noticed when I requoted a poster who had included a quote from e.g. Hegel.
    This was not transferred over. So, I had to use the quote function again to highlight and name Hegel.
    It can be a bit of a palaver, but very useful once you know how !
  • Shawn
    Proletars of the World-- unite! — Luke, 3:24

  • god must be atheist
    Glad to be of service, Amity. I was helped out just a day or two ago with the @ thing by a good Samaritan on this site. I typed @, instead of point-and-clicked on it. But now I know better.

    I've been talking to Street Preachers and Jehowa's Witnesses a bit too much lately, it seems. This is not a joke; I am so lonely, and hard up for human company, that I'll talk to anyone, and the JW-s are the most readily available people for this.

    I tried the police, too, but they only listen to you selectively. I found that out the hard way.

    And therapists have dried up in my country... the free therapists, that is.

    @Amity and @Wallows, could you please tell me in a few words or less, what the heck that red triangle symbolizes that @Wallows stuck to the end of your reply to me? For me I can't make out anything but a red triangle, with some sticks coming out it, possibly also surrounded by a yellow halo. The yellow halo may be an optical illusion.

    Most of these symbols are a one-way communication device... those who send the symbols, know what they mean, but those who receive it, haven't a clue.
  • Baden

    I've added a link to this discussion at the end of the hints and tips page. :up:
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