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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    One of our readers is having trouble clicking on the links embedded in the “From The Forum” roundup.  Is anyone else? Please let me know as I often can’t replicate issues you might be having due to my webmaster privileges that by-pass a lot of the obstacles that might get in your way.

    Just hit me up with a reply here.

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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    How do I quote another post?. I see others do it but haven’t worked it out and coukdnt find instructions. At the moment I am copying the lines I want to quote and pasting them in a reply in bold (as I have done here). I am hoping to include Quoting in my next revamp of the Forum but, to be honest, the BBpress software is a bit of a Heath Robinson contraption and I’m reluctant to fix one thing for fear of breaking something else.

    This is me experimenting with our new Quote plugin – the button is on the top-right of the post you wish to quote.  The coding copies the whole of the quoted post but, as you will see, I have edited out several extraneous lines before adding my comment below.

    I strongly recommend anyone else using this to do the same or we will get great slabs of repeated and repeated and repeated text that no one will read.

    I also switched off the the normal quote button – the big quote marks in the edit menu above the reply window – so I could type this text as normal type.

    NB: Please, don’t use “quote” unless there is a specific point to which you wish to refer, then delete everything else except that sentence. Otherwise just use reply.

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    #50054
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    Have checked the settings and apparently you have 30 minutes to edit your posts but I’m not sure how that works if the post awaits moderation. Perhaps you can’t get back in until it has been a pproved and then it’s too late.  It’s hard for me to know becasue I have moderator privileges but I will run a few tests.  Anyone with any experience of being able to edit your posts, please let us know.

    #50028
    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
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    Andy wrote: Separate issue related to my late coming to the tech age. How do I edit a post I have made? For example if I discover after its approval there is an error.

    At the moment, if you don’t edit the post within five minutes, or if someone has replied, you’ve missed your chance and the best thing to do is correct the error in a reply

    Andy also wrote: how do I quote another post?. I see others do it but haven’t worked it out and coukdnt find instructions.

    At the moment I am copying the lines I want to quote and pasting them in a reply in bold (as I have done here).  I am hoping to include Quoting in my next revamp of the Forum but, to be honest, the BBpress software is a bit of a Heath Robinson  contraption and I’m reluctant to fix one thing for fear of breaking something else.

    #50023
    AvatarAndy
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    Separate issue related to my late coming to the tech age. How do I edit a post I have made? For example if I discover after its approval there is an error.

    Also how do I quote another post?. I see others do it but haven’t worked it out and coukdnt find instructions.

    Forgive me if its somewhere obvious Im still pretty much analogue

    #50022
    AvatarAndy
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    I occasionally get that issue and even when I follow the instructions it doesn’t take me to the link. Next time it happens I’ll post the link here.

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