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A Friendly Formatting Reminder

When responding or commenting to a previous poster in the same thread, there is way to do it so that someone reading your post can scroll over the referred to post and actually read what was written in that post, without having to go back into the thread and found "reply 34" or whatever.

We seem to have an influx of new DLers (welcome!!) who don't know this very easy function. I'm here to help!

Simply write a capital r, then the number of the post. It's important to:

1. Capitalize the R.

2. Leave NO space between the R and the number of the post you want to refer to.

3. Use the correct number of the post, which you can easily see when you read the post initially.

Thanks!!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 237Last Sunday at 5:31 PM

[quote]1. Capitalize the R.

Wrong.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 111/20/2012

Not to crap on your advice, OP, but it's not necessary to capitalize the "R" as you have noted in Step 1. If a writer uses a lower case "r," DL will change it to upper case provided your other steps are followed.

Again, didn't mean to be a dick, but I've learned this from trial and error.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 211/20/2012

r1 is correct as is r2...

by Oldtimer DLerreply 311/20/2012

Give OP a break. An upper case R used to be necessary.

Good idea for a thread, OP. Perhaps we can use it to discuss other formatting issues.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 411/20/2012

WE MUST HAVE ORDER!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 511/20/2012

And, yes, I used a lowercase r above.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 611/20/2012

FOLLIES!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 711/20/2012

could friendly Oldtimer DLer post a quick lesson on how to quote properly? what typing keys to use, etc.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 811/20/2012

and you don't need to type the brackets; they will automatically appear when you type an "r" that is immediately followed by the reply numeral

by Oldtimer DLerreply 911/20/2012

I'd like to know how to embed a link.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1011/20/2012

R8, use the square brackets like this [, and this ], in between them type the word quote in lowercase, follow it with a space, and then copy and paste whatever paragraph you wish to quote.

No need to close it, the natural end of the paragraph will do it for you. However, for multiple paragraphs you will have to start each one this way.

[quote] could friendly Oldtimer DLer post a quick lesson on how to quote properly? what typing keys to use, etc.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1111/20/2012

Look at the top of your thread watcher. Right next to the words "Thread Watcher" there is a link to the help section and it will answer all your questions.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1211/20/2012

r11, thank you so much for the proper use of your commas.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1311/20/2012

No one authorized you to post this, OP.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1411/20/2012

[quote]follow it with a space

Actually, no space is necessary.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1511/20/2012

I'm not sure I'm comfortable with this. Hold, please.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1611/20/2012

also when posting as Meryl Streep please note it is just M not M.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1711/20/2012

[quote I'd like to know how to embed a link.]

I would like to know that, too. All I know how to do is type the URL into the box marked for it.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1811/20/2012

Really R15? That must be new relatively new too. I'll try it...

[quote]Actually, no space is necessary

by Oldtimer DLerreply 1911/20/2012

What else do I have to hold, Cheryl, other than my nose?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2011/20/2012

I also STILL can't get a prior post to show up inside the grey box like everyone uses. I just tried it with my prior post. I used the brackets. I typed the word "quote" and then I stuck the post inside the brackets. NO GREY BOX. What did I do wrong? I will try to do what r12 suggests but I DID what the site suggests I do!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2111/20/2012

on another subject, I've never understood how to get real diacritical signs.. . . .

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2211/20/2012

also when posting as Meryl Streep please don't do it because no one finds it funny.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2311/20/2012

[quote] Look at the top of your thread watcher. Right next to the words "Thread Watcher" there is a link to the help section and it will answer all your questions.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2411/20/2012

as a slightly retarded whore, i'd like to learn how you make those big letters. tia

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2511/20/2012

R21 type: [ quote ] like this, without the spaces, and then follow it with you pasted paragraph.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2611/20/2012

r23 the more you discourage us the more we do it!!!! Learn!!!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2711/20/2012

r2, THANK YOU! I did it and that was my post at r24. It worked! I tell you, I have been on DL for years and have NEVER figured that out!!! I know, I know, what a total 'tard!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2811/20/2012

R21/24, you're not very bright, are you?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 2911/20/2012

r25, I love you.

As a person who work both in a business technology job and as a website admin , I can assure everyone that "Help" and "FAQ" sections are pointless. No one reads instructions.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3011/20/2012

wow.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3111/20/2012

Post Formatting: (Remove the commas and...)

[,quote] a paragraph will be quoted up to carriage return (i.e. a paragraph break)

[,bold]this text will be bold[,/bold]

[,italic]this text will be in italic[,/italic]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3211/20/2012

But what I want to know is how to break the bolding when someone forgets the tag!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3311/20/2012

Can't we please add, you know, like little colors and trimmy stuff and lil hearts for our posts, you know, like my scrapbooking does?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3411/20/2012

r4

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3511/21/2012

I may be wrong, R3; but I think last part of R32's examples are how you close the tag: the bracket, the slash, the word bold or italic and then the bracket again.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3611/21/2012

[quote]after all these years, this will be my first attempt at a grey box

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3711/21/2012

r1, r2, and r3 are correct as well

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3811/21/2012

****APPLAUSE***** R37

by Oldtimer DLerreply 3911/21/2012

Yay, I did it!

Moving on up...

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4011/21/2012

[quote]use the square brackets like this [, and this ], in between them type the word quote in lowercase, follow it with a space, and then copy and paste whatever paragraph you wish to quote.

So that's how it's done. I was looking all over this site for instructions on how to quote. Don't know why they don't include instructions under the Settings tab.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4111/21/2012

[quote] What else do I have to hold, Cheryl, other than my nose?

Just trying out the quote thing.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4211/21/2012

[quote] This is an experiment. I've left 10 spaces between my bracketed quote box and each of these two sentences.

And this is after a hard return. It's just to test what it would look like when put in the quotation box.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4311/21/2012

I left no spaces after my bracketed quote.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4411/21/2012

[quote]I left no spaces after my bracketed quote

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4511/21/2012

[quote]3. Use the correct number of the post, which you can easily see when you read the post initially. ^ This. I'm perplexed by how many times I see a reference to a post that doesn't exist. For example, when someone types R76 but there's only been, say, 50 replies so far in the thread. How does one make such a mistake? You'd think it would be the exception, but I see it more often than not.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4611/21/2012

[quote]3. Use the correct number of the post, which you can easily see when you read the post initially.

^ This. I'm perplexed by how many times I see a reference to a post that doesn't exist. For example, when someone types [R76] but there's only been, say, 50 replies so far in the thread. How does one make such a mistake? You'd think it would be the exception, but I see it more often than not.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4711/21/2012

[Quote]Well what do ya know!?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4811/21/2012

[Quote that didn't work]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 4911/21/2012

R48, it didn't work 'cause you capitalized the Q in quote.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5011/21/2012

[quote] Just trying out the quote thing.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5111/21/2012

Thanks R50 :)

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5211/21/2012

[quote]When responding or commenting to a previous poster in the same thread, there is way to do it so that someone reading your post can scroll over the referred to post and actually read what was written in that post, without having to go back into the thread and [b]found[/b] "reply 34" or whatever.[/quote]

"Find," OP, not "found"

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5311/21/2012

Yay!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5411/21/2012

[quote]I need a cock!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5511/21/2012

[bold]Boulder Colorado[/b]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5611/21/2012

crap

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5711/21/2012

1. Yes, I know I wrote instead of find. Just a typing error.

2. I had NO idea that you could use a lower case r. I have, for years and years, always capitalized the r. Thanks for setting me straight!

3. The only reason I care isn't to be a jerk; it's to help the discussion along. No one wants to go back and find the exact post, especially in long threads, that a poster is referencing. I hope any newbie didn't find this to be a case of pointless bitchery.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5811/21/2012

[/bold] [/bold]

[quote]So that's how it's done. I was looking all over this site for instructions on how to quote. Don't know why they don't include instructions under the Settings tab.

Um.. you didn't look very fucking far, now did you? There's this nice fucking HELP link right at the fucking top of every single page, upper right corner. Clear as fucking day. And you apparently have never fucking clicked it in your life. So don't fucking say you "looked all over". You're a fucking blind moron.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 5911/21/2012

Is anybody going to [/bold]

unbold this thread?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6011/21/2012

[quote]Don't know why they don't include instructions under the Settings tab.

In Windows 8 you just click on the Charms Bar.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6111/21/2012

The Editor has heard about this thread and is NOT happy. I suspect Redtag "special ed student" will be forthcoming to all posters in this thread. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6211/21/2012

Can we still do [small] small? [/small]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6311/21/2012

Apparently not, R63.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6411/21/2012

[quote]I was looking all over this site for instructions on how to quote. Don't know why they don't include instructions under the Settings tab.

Because an instruction isn't a "setting", R41. That's why there's a "Help" section, to put instructions in.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6511/21/2012

This thread is useless without glyphs.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6611/21/2012

Maybe OP should start the thread over. This time it should provide the correct information without needed corrections.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6711/21/2012

The post not found thingie is for people who post inadvertently on multiple threads. It happens when someone writes a comment on one thread but does not post it, second thoughts, and then posts on another thread and, through the magic of internet programing, the other post shows up.

[quote]Hilartiy ensues!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 6811/21/2012

off[/bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7011/21/2012

Really people? Try reading a thread before asking questions.

This thread should have ended at r32.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7111/21/2012

[quote]I'd like to know how to embed a link.

I don't think there's a way to do that in the current version of DL. (If memory serves, you could do it pre-Ajax.)

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7211/21/2012

Can someone tell me how to scroll down? How do you scroll down???

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7311/21/2012

[bullshit] This text will be bullshit [/bullshit]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7511/21/2012

While we're on the topic... you can only post one link in a post... and the full URL has to go in the "URL:" box below the message.

If you put the URL to a page, then the link will take you to that page.

If you put the link to a YouTube Video, then for anyone who has the "Show YouTube Inline" setting checked, they'll see the video and be able to play it without leaving the thread or opening a new browser tab or window.

If you put a DIRECT link to an image, then for anyone who has "Show images inline" setting checked, they'll see the picture right here in the thread without ever having to click the link (unless they want to see the picture bigger, in its original size).

Note that not all pictures will show up inline in the thread... only standard jpg and gif files. Animated GIFs, and PNG format images won't show up... you'll still have to click the link to see them.

If you're not browsing at work, you should click the "Settings" link in the left side-bar towards the top of the page, and check both "Inline" check-boxes. Then close the settings box (there is no "save"... it takes effect immediately). See how you like it.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7611/21/2012

R77 thankyou

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7711/21/2012

[quote] Just testing the quote box thing - sorry. [/quote]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7811/21/2012

[/quote] is not needed

by Oldtimer DLerreply 7911/21/2012

The "quote" tag works differently than the "italic" and "bold" tags.

The "quote" tag is used at the start of a paragraph. You "close" it just by pressing enter twice (there needs to be a blank line). It always assumes that the quote is the entire paragraphy. And only one paragraph.

The "italic" and "bold" tags require closing tags to tell them when to stop... "/italic" and "/bold".

Tags are enclosed in square brackets, without the quotes, and with no spaces.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8011/21/2012

R9

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8111/21/2012

[quote]I also STILL can't get a prior post to show up inside the grey box like everyone uses.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8211/21/2012

[quote]What else do I have to hold, Cheryl, other than my nose?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8311/21/2012

I'm thankful for this thread. Perhaps we'll have smoother threads going forward.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8411/21/2012

[italic]I like to italian italics[/italic]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8511/21/2012

[quote] yay I did it!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8611/21/2012

[bold]bold[/bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8711/21/2012

[bold]sassy[/bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8811/21/2012

lol

by Oldtimer DLerreply 8911/21/2012

Diacritical marks and other special characters have to be formatted in HTML, so bookmark this page:

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9011/21/2012

r47 I know that issues - The issue is you. You're just not seeing all replies. You need to reload datalounge, then they usually show up. Used to drive me crazy for a while.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9111/21/2012

WW for r75 . This will be my formatting for trolling and irony from this point forward.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9211/21/2012

¢

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9311/21/2012

OMG it WORKED!!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9411/21/2012

Can it interrobang?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9511/21/2012

YOWZA!!!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9611/21/2012

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by Oldtimer DLerreply 9711/21/2012

¿

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9812/14/2012

♂♂

by Oldtimer DLerreply 9912/14/2012

[quote]Hisssssssssss!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10012/14/2012

R91 does not understand the issue. When someone references a post that comes after them, the problem is the with the poster not the reader. I am number 100 in this thread. If I reference R189 that is MY mistake not the reader who did not reload!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10112/14/2012

R101, you're R101, not R100.

And sometimes if you haven't refreshed in a while, the numbers will appear "off" to you. You can see a message as R40 and refer to it as such, but it might really be R60... which you'd see if you refreshed.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10212/14/2012

Sometimes the numbering issue becomes enough of a problem that refreshing doesn't help. When that happens you have to get out of DL and then reload. It's the only way to make the numbering work.

When you do that, you lose your scrolled threads if you haven't starred them.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10312/15/2012

I am sorry that I did not forsee that another person would be posting as I was writing.

I think DL refreshes when you click on a thread, does it not? So when I click on a thread and find a post refer to another post that does not exist yet, (or did not exist when they wrote their post), how would refreshing again help.

What you are saying is that I when I click on a thread and find the latest post refers to not yet extant post, I need to leave the new post that I just called up and go back to the threadlist to refresh and then return?

I usually only visit DL for about 2 minutes at a time. To have to refresh multiple times in that short visit seems like a quirk of the web circa 1997.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10412/15/2012

[quote]I think DL refreshes when you click on a thread, does it not?

That's not what we're talking about.

What we're talking about is the fact that the auto-refreshing sometimes goes awry, and the longer you say on the page, the more likely it is to stutter or stop or miss messages.

We're talking about hitting the refresh button on the browser (or closing the window entirely and coming back in). Yes, you lose your progress in the thread watcher... but that's the price you pay.

As an example, I left the browser open all day. When I came back to it, it said there were 15 replies in a thread. So I replied. But nothing updated at all, it was like the place was dead. When I refreshed the page, that thread actually had 60 replies in it, and the auto-updating resumed.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10512/15/2012

It's not in the official guidelines, but if you're the first to respond to a thread, format accordingly:

[cunt]place remark here[/cunt]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10612/15/2012

The post numbering problem seems to be more of an issue in fast-moving threads. At least, that's been my experience.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10712/15/2012

I think it's funny when someone puts at, say, response r108 a comment that r109 is an idiot so that when r109 is reached, no matter who is r109 will be referenced.

Hilarity ensues!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10812/15/2012

r108, you are an ass.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 10912/15/2012

I usually do not stay on thread pages more than a minute or two and still frequently encounter the wrong page ref phenomena.

R105 seems to think that the issue is about the number of replies listed.

Looking back as some examples I remembered the refs were still wrong--even refreshed. So I still think this is entry error.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11012/15/2012

Oh, some of it is human error.

But the technical glitches in numbering are not about staying on "thread pages", but about staying on the site in the same window/tab for a long time.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11112/15/2012

[quote Hilarity ensues!]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11212/20/2012

[quote] Hilarity ensues!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11312/20/2012

[quote][quote]Hilarity ensues!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11412/20/2012

bump for a better DL

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11512/30/2012

[italic] I hate when people forget to use the close brackets

Seriously

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11612/31/2012

link?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11702/24/2013

[quote UN55EH6000FXZA]

test

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11802/24/2013

[quote, UN55EH6000FXZA

test

by Oldtimer DLerreply 11902/24/2013

[quote]bump for a better DL

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12002/24/2013

[quote]But the technical glitches in numbering are not about staying on "thread pages", but about staying on the site in the same window/tab

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12102/24/2013

[/italic]

You're welcome

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12202/24/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12304/17/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12404/17/2013

R123 Test.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12504/09/2014

R122

Testing

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12604/09/2014

[quote]You're welcome.

Not too sure abt this...

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12704/09/2014

[quote Not too sure abt this]

[bold bold testing /bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12804/09/2014

[Testing]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 12904/09/2014

[quote]Look at the top of your thread watcher. Right next to the words "Thread Watcher" there is a link to the help section and it will answer all your questions

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13004/09/2014

What does 'bump' mean? I'm seriously asking this.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13104/09/2014

To fuck your buddy

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13204/09/2014

I'm curious about "bump". Also, some poster uses Hisssssssss. What is that supposed to mean.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13304/09/2014

Bump is merely a way of bringing a thread back to the top of the list, presumably to make it more visible.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13404/09/2014

That is, you "bump" it up the thread.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13504/09/2014

So, just by typing 'bump' moves the thread to the top?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13604/09/2014

R136, are you retarded?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13704/09/2014

Ignore the child at r137.

You can type anything in the reply box and it will move the thread to the top of page 1. Sometimes you will see gibberish or even just a period punctuation mark that was used to get the thread to the top of page 1.

The hiss thing is from a thread about elder gays who were allegedly hissing at some people in a theater...I think.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13804/09/2014

[quote] That is, you "bump" it up the thread.

Trying to see if I can quote properly.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 13902/18/2015

Quoting is annoying. I'd rather see a reference to the original post, r139 so I can see the entire thing in context.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14002/18/2015

[ testes ]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14102/18/2015

,[t],

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14202/18/2015

Good to know, R140.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14302/19/2015

r140

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14402/19/2015

I used a lower case "r" and it works fine.

Typical useless post from a useless gay

[bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14502/19/2015

The "R" followed by post number thing really should be on the help page, but it isn't. I hadn't been here in several months and I couldn't remember how to do it and the help page wasn't helpful.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14602/19/2015

[after all these years, this will be my first attempt at a grey box]

R37, you were brilliant

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14702/19/2015

[,after all these years, this will be my first attempt at a grey box,]

Me, not so much.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14802/19/2015

well? [bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 14902/19/2015

[quote, after all these years, this will be my first attempt at a grey box,]

Life is about learning (and licking my BFF Gayle's pussy).

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15002/19/2015

use the square brackets like this [, and this ], in between them type the word quote in lowercase, follow it with a space, and then copy and paste whatever paragraph you wish to quote.

[,quote Please don't repeat my statement about my fondness for Gayle King's pussy,]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15102/19/2015

[quote Hilarity ensues!]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15202/19/2015

If you are going to bump a zombie thread that has been dead for months or years, pleasse use a zombie bump first.

***.***

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15302/19/2015

If I type an "R", will I be mistaken for a Republican?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15402/19/2015

[,quote] how ya doing

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15502/19/2015

This thread reads like "Baby's First Steps."

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15602/19/2015

[,quote Please don't repeat my statement about my fondness for Gayle King's pussy],

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15702/19/2015

R157, I think you're supposed to write it like this:

[,quote,]Please don't repeat my statement...

ie. What you want to write in the grey box comes after the word "quote" in square brackets. "quote" has to be all lower case. Leave out the commas around the word "quote"

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15802/19/2015

I definitely didn't type in the word "bold" at all. It's annoying that now all the posts are automatically showing up in bold.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 15902/19/2015

R157 Bless you.

[,quote,]Please don't repeat my statement...

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16002/19/2015

[quote Please don't repeat my statement...]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16102/19/2015

Actually R160, it should be just the word "quote" with square brackets around it and no commas. I just included the commas because otherwise a grey box would show up and you wouldn't see what I had done.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16202/19/2015

[quote]This thread reads like "Baby's First Steps."

by: Laughing and Crying as I Type

Glad, I can finally make someone laugh on DL.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16302/19/2015

[quote]Testing, testing ... 1, 2, 3

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16402/19/2015

Am Buckwheat home? [bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold][bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16502/19/2015

[quote] Actually [R160], it should be just the word "quote" with square brackets around it and no commas. I just included the commas because otherwise a grey box would show up and you wouldn't see what I had done.

R162 I feel I owe you at least a handjob...maybe more.

I will now proceed to quote ad nauseam...

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16602/19/2015

Chlamydiae we can make it together.

[italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic][italic]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16702/19/2015

You're welcome, R166. R164 is the first time I actually tried it myself.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16802/19/2015

I noticed this new influx. They seem incapable of capitalizing the start of sentences too. I don't know if it's laziness or if our education system is churning out badly educated grads.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 16902/19/2015

Oh wow, now the posts are showing up automatically in bold and in italics.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17002/19/2015

[/bold]

[/italic]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17102/19/2015

[bold]This text will be bold[/bold]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17203/10/2015

[bold]This text will be bold[/bold] This text will not.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17303/10/2015

[italic]This text will be italicized.[/italic]

This will not.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17403/10/2015

How to embed a link:

When you are typing in a reply, look immediately below the reply box in which you are typing. There is a box that reads "URL". Type or paste the link in that box.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17503/10/2015

[quote]This text will be italicized.

Formatting is H-A-R-D!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17603/10/2015

[/bold][/italic]

I think I stopped the bold and italics.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17703/10/2015

[bold][italic]This is bold italics.[/bold][/italic] This should not be.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17803/10/2015

[/bold][/italic]Let's see.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 17903/10/2015

Dammit. Webmaster, someone broke DL.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18003/10/2015

[quote did I do it correctly?]

Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18103/10/2015

Second try:

[quote Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18203/11/2015

R32

Test

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18303/11/2015

[,quote] Hello, this is a quote

Testies

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18403/11/2015

[quote] Hello, this is a quote.

Did I do it this time?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18503/11/2015

[quote] Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?

[quote ] Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?

[quote Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?

[quote Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18603/11/2015

[quote Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18703/11/2015

[ quote Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18803/11/2015

[quote]Where would this site be without DL Quality Control?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 18903/11/2015

[quote] ok im now trying it too, bitches im sure itwont work for me

hmm i wondet

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19003/11/2015

[ quote what the fuck. a spaceafter the quote sign and according to r 188 one before ]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19103/11/2015

[bold]This is bold.[/bold]. [italic]This is in italics.[/italic]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19203/13/2015

Did I turn off bold and italics?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19303/13/2015

Stop showing off r192.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19403/13/2015

[quote I'd like to know how to embed a link.]

im hoping this be it my. first time inbed

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19503/13/2015

R2 this?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19603/13/2015

[quote hell, i don't member what. i did each timeto know if i do it right]

bitches.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19703/13/2015

[ quote ] trying test A

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19803/13/2015

{kIsS mY rUsTy AsS}

by Oldtimer DLerreply 19903/13/2015

[quote]Bitches test b

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20003/13/2015

I'm sure this is obvious to most of you but I wanted to explain it clearly to any newcomers on DL. Posting a reply on DataLounge is not the same as writing an email. You can't mix regular sentences and links to websites together in the message box. You should write your regular comments in the message box. Paste any links into the Url box below the message box. If you include a link in the message box, the post will be rejected as soon as you submit it.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20103/13/2015

[quote You can't mix regular sentences and links to websites together in the message box.]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20205/04/2015

[quoteYou can't mix regular sentences and links to websites together in the message box.]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20305/04/2015

[quote]You can't mix regular sentences and links to websites together in the message box.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20405/04/2015

Got it! The Help instructions were correct.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20505/04/2015

[quote] Got it! The Help instructions were correct.

I'm not R205. With the right timing, I should be R206 and I'm practicing the quote exercise.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20605/04/2015

On the mobile (beta?) site, when you tap to view the R-referenced post, then close the box, the screen jumps back to the top of the thread. Is this a new feature? Am I doing something incorrectly or have a setting afoul?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20705/04/2015

[Quote]testing

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20805/04/2015

Why doesn't quoting work on my mobile? Anybody knows?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 20905/04/2015

R208, you can't capitalise the letter Q. It has to be quote, not Quote.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21005/04/2015

You write it like this, R208:

[,quote]testing

Just leave out the comma before the word quote.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21105/04/2015

[quote]testing

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21205/04/2015

OK it works, thanks!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21305/04/2015

You're welcome, R208.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21405/04/2015

[quote] I'm sure this is obvious to most of you....

Ok giving it a go. Never bothered before.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21505/04/2015

^^^well I did accomplish something today! And I thought this day would be a total bust.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21605/04/2015

Op was the hall monitor at grammar school.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21705/04/2015

[quote] Op was the hall monitor at grammar school.

And we love him for it. Thank you OP.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21805/04/2015

r218 testing

by Oldtimer DLerreply 21905/14/2015

Remember to always vicious face-slap the first person you see after a bout of reading the DL.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22005/14/2015

[quote] quoting keeps it classy

Quit stinking up the joint.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22105/14/2015

[quote]Test

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22205/14/2015

When a string of replies are [bold] bold [/bold] or [italics] italics [/italics] because someone forgot to close the formatting command, how can a later poster make it go back to regular type?

[bold]bold[/bold] not bold [bold] bold [/bold] not bold ^testing if a space is required between [] and [/]

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22305/14/2015

[italic] italics [/italic] not italics

[italic]italics[/italic] not italics]

^this is only a test

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22405/14/2015

I wish DL would bring back list formatting. At one time, you could do bullet points by using a [*] code which was handy when wanting to post a list of items. I think there was another code [>] possibly which also helped with lists.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22505/14/2015

r14 does this work?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22605/14/2015

For the love of Glob, stop putting titles of movies in ALL CAPS! Use the italics tag or just put them in quotes.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22705/14/2015

For the love of Glob, don't call it an "italics" tag. That gets people to write "italics" with an "s" and it [italic]doesn't[/italic] work.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22805/14/2015

[quote]My test!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 22905/14/2015

OP, you sound like a friendly fellow.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 23005/14/2015

[quote] test 123

by Oldtimer DLerreply 231Last Sunday at 3:58 PM

[quote]test

123

by Oldtimer DLerreply 232Last Sunday at 4:05 PM

i love my new FONT

by Oldtimer DLerreply 233Last Sunday at 4:21 PM

[quote]For the love of Glob, stop putting titles of movies in ALL CAPS!

Movie and book titles written out in all capital letters is a correct thing to do. Song titles should in quotation marks. Nothing should be italicized on DL because too many people fuck it up.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 234Last Sunday at 4:43 PM

I wish I could put numerous links directly into the text instead of putting them into an extra column.

by Oldtimer DLerreply 235Last Sunday at 5:07 PM

[quote] OMG it WORKED!!

Will this work?

by Oldtimer DLerreply 236Last Sunday at 5:31 PM

Awesome!! It worked after a year of trying to figure this out!

by Oldtimer DLerreply 237Last Sunday at 5:31 PM
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