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How do you quote another user's comment on Datalounge?

Something I still haven't figured out.

by Anonymousreply 135January 18, 2022 5:16 AM

[quote] Something I still haven't figured out.

Are you slow, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1November 3, 2020 6:54 AM

If only there was a link to a "help" section where you could find it out. I would put it in the upper right corner of the page but I suppose idiots would never be able to find it.

by Anonymousreply 2November 3, 2020 6:57 AM

Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

by Anonymousreply 3November 3, 2020 6:59 AM

If you have to ask, you shouldn't.

by Anonymousreply 4November 3, 2020 6:59 AM

[quote]Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, a

You don't have to "hit the space bar".

by Anonymousreply 5November 3, 2020 7:03 AM

lol, R5. You're a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 6November 3, 2020 7:04 AM

[quote] You don't have to "hit the space bar".

I always do.

by Anonymousreply 7November 3, 2020 7:05 AM

Those of us who are more genteel merely press the space bar and never do anything so uncouth as hit it.

by Anonymousreply 8November 3, 2020 7:07 AM

There should be a short cut for this, Muriel.

by Anonymousreply 9November 3, 2020 7:11 AM

[quote]Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

Thank you, dear. At least you don't have to do an end-bracket, as in HTML code ( [/quote] )

And yes, there should be a shortcut to do this.

by Anonymousreply 10November 3, 2020 7:23 AM

It's too cumbersome. Sometimes I just start the quoted part with a ". Sometimes I bother with a closing " Sometimes I don't.

And then I write my response.

by Anonymousreply 11November 3, 2020 7:33 AM

[And then I write my response.]

by Anonymousreply 12November 3, 2020 7:53 AM

[quote] And then I write my response.

by Anonymousreply 13November 3, 2020 7:54 AM

[quote] And then I write my response.

Ditto.

by Anonymousreply 14November 3, 2020 8:43 AM

I've yet to find anyone quotable on here except me, so I've never had the need to know this. And, yes, you can quote me on this.

by Anonymousreply 15November 3, 2020 9:00 AM

[quote] And then I write my response

So you use the word 'quote' with two square brackets?

by Anonymousreply 16November 3, 2020 9:21 AM

[quote] So you use the word 'quote' with two square brackets?

Yes, like this but before the line you are quoting: [quote]

[quote] This is what happens when you do it. Unlike with html, don’t close the line with the bracketed term. You only need it at the beginning of the line, if my understanding is correct. Try it in this thread to get the hang of it.

by Anonymousreply 17November 3, 2020 9:31 AM

Go AWAY, n00b!

by Anonymousreply 18November 3, 2020 9:34 AM

[quote]Then paste whatever it is you wish to quote. Then, press the space bar twice.

by Anonymousreply 19November 3, 2020 9:34 AM

[quote]Those of us who are more genteel merely press the space bar

I like this

by Anonymousreply 20November 3, 2020 9:35 AM

Can you cut & paste on your phone?

by Anonymousreply 21November 3, 2020 9:39 AM

I'm not sure I like this quoting system.

I prefer using the 'R number' which creates an immediate cross-reference to the complete post that I'm quoting. It supplies the complete post rather than just a phrase or sentence.

by Anonymousreply 22November 3, 2020 9:40 AM

[quote] I prefer using the 'R number' which creates an immediate cross-reference to the complete post that I'm quoting. It supplies the complete post rather than just a phrase or sentence.

You can do both, R22.

by Anonymousreply 23November 3, 2020 9:42 AM

[quote]And yes, there should be a shortcut to do this.

Yes, because typing seven characters LITERALLY takes forever.

by Anonymousreply 24November 3, 2020 9:49 AM

[quote] just a phrase or sentence

test

by Anonymousreply 25November 3, 2020 10:08 AM

[quote] Pictures are worth a thousand words.

So how do I post a picture? I forgot how to do it, and I don't see that in the Help section.

by Anonymousreply 26November 3, 2020 10:11 AM

[test]

Test.

by Anonymousreply 27November 3, 2020 10:13 AM

[quote] how do I post a picture?

It's more difficult to do that nowadays, R26, as photo copyright has become more strict.

by Anonymousreply 28November 3, 2020 10:14 AM

I just do not understand people who get something new and don't want to press every button and find out what is does. Maybe Muriel needs to change the help button so that it reads, "DO NOT CLICK ON THIS ICON" HELP just doesn't seem to interest anyone.

by Anonymousreply 29November 3, 2020 10:19 AM

No, sometimes I don't use [ ] at all.

by Anonymousreply 30November 3, 2020 11:19 AM

[quote] this is just a test

by Anonymousreply 31November 3, 2020 11:54 AM

I wish to practice this here.

[quote] I wish to practice this here. [quote]

by Anonymousreply 32November 3, 2020 12:56 PM

[quote] I wish to practice this here.

by Anonymousreply 33November 3, 2020 12:56 PM

There should also be a shortcut to reply to a post instead of having to type out the post number along with the letter R. Why is DL so lame? Is it Muriel?

by Anonymousreply 34November 3, 2020 1:05 PM

You aren't a real DataLounger unless you have

[italic]typed something in italics[/italic]

and [bold]something in bold[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 35November 3, 2020 1:06 PM

The coding is confusing to us because it resembles html but uses different rules.

by Anonymousreply 36November 3, 2020 1:14 PM

[quote] Just giving this a try, not sure I have the hang of it.

by Anonymousreply 37November 3, 2020 1:46 PM

Does anyone do html anymore? I thought it was all templates. I haven't done html in 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 38November 3, 2020 1:56 PM

The "help" function in the upper right mentioned by R2 is not available via the mobile site, which I use almost exclusively for posting here. I am on the desktop version right now and I see it.

For everyone's sake, I'll post the fomatting info from the help section below. I don't understand why everyone here has to be such an unhelpful jerk when it is easy to explain or to paste the instructions here. Yes, I know, DLers are proud of being assholes. We're in the Trump era now and I am assholed out. I'm over it. Just try to be halfway decent.

Note that bolding and italics do use standard html coding, with [ ] preceding the text and [/ ] closing the area. It seems only the quoting function does not include a closing tag.

You can format posts as follows:

Separate paragraphs by pressing return twice.

[quote]A quote from another poster or an offsite article. Will be in the quote style until you press return twice

For inline text you can mark a word or phrase as:

[bold]This text will be in bold[/bold] but this will be normal text.

[italic]This text will be italics[/italic] but this will be normal.

Please make sure to close the tags properly.

To reference another post in the same thread, simply type R and the post number. EG.

Web Site Link:

You can link to other sites but providing the url (starting with the http part) Where possible the system will generate a preview for the link based on the target sites policies.

Please note - do not copy entire article into posts. You may provide key quotes (see quote formatting above) and your own commentary but let the users click through if they want to read the entire page on the other site.

by Anonymousreply 39November 3, 2020 2:06 PM

This thread is like rubber-necking on the highway -- I scanned the title, and thought, [italic]oohh, this is gonna get ugly.[/italic]

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 40November 3, 2020 2:27 PM

I'm on another message board that is practically idiot-proof. It has quotation marks within each post, so all you have to do is click on that & the post is incorporated in your new post.

by Anonymousreply 41November 3, 2020 6:34 PM

R41 People come here to call people idiots, so idiot proofing would take the joy away for many.

by Anonymousreply 42November 3, 2020 6:38 PM

[space] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

Test

by Anonymousreply 43November 4, 2020 8:38 PM

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

once again

by Anonymousreply 44November 4, 2020 8:39 PM

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

I did it.

by Anonymousreply 45January 25, 2021 6:43 AM

The use of quote inside square brackets only works for the first paragraph of the quoted text, doesn't it? If the text you are quoting includes a new line, you need to use the quote tag multiple times. An html-style end tag would have a been a lot cleaner and simpler.

by Anonymousreply 46January 25, 2021 6:54 AM

[quote] Can you cut & paste on your phone?

Trying!

by Anonymousreply 47January 25, 2021 6:55 AM

[quote] Maybe Muriel needs to change the help button so that it reads, "DO NOT CLICK ON THIS ICON" HELP just doesn't seem to interest anyone.

by Anonymousreply 48January 25, 2021 7:01 AM

quote Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

by Anonymousreply 49January 25, 2021 7:07 AM

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quot

by Anonymousreply 50January 25, 2021 7:08 AM

[quote] this is just a test [quote]

test

by Anonymousreply 51January 25, 2021 7:37 AM

[quote] this is just a test

fuck this

by Anonymousreply 52January 25, 2021 7:39 AM

[quote] test

by Anonymousreply 53January 25, 2021 7:47 AM

[quote] I just do not understand people who get something new and don't want to press every button and find out what is does. Maybe Muriel needs to change the help button so that it reads, "DO NOT CLICK ON THIS ICON" HELP just doesn't seem to interest anyone.

by Anonymousreply 54January 25, 2021 7:49 AM

[italics] test [/]

by Anonymousreply 55January 25, 2021 7:49 AM

What is the format for italics and bold again?

by Anonymousreply 56January 25, 2021 7:51 AM

[I] test [/I]

by Anonymousreply 57January 25, 2021 7:54 AM

[italics] test [/italics]

by Anonymousreply 58January 25, 2021 7:57 AM

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Somethings wrong.

by Anonymousreply 59January 25, 2021 8:13 AM

R12 and R13 are so cute. Like watching bambi to walk!

by Anonymousreply 60January 25, 2021 9:07 AM

[quote] There should be a short cut for this, Muriel.

by Anonymousreply 61January 25, 2021 9:41 AM

Remember the days when someone would post in [bold]bold[/bold] but forget to close it and then you have pages of replies in bold?

Good times.

by Anonymousreply 62January 25, 2021 11:34 AM

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

by Anonymousreply 63January 25, 2021 11:44 AM

How does it know when you want to stop quoting, though? Do you just do a double-enter and start a new par?

I've been on lots of sites that use HTML and never had a problem, but this one is definitely harder.

While we're at it - does [bold]anybody[/bold] know how to quote lyrics so they come out one line under the other as they should?

by Anonymousreply 64January 25, 2021 11:57 AM

Remember that anything you write after [quote] will stay in the smaller quote font

until you hit two returns, then it reverts back to normal size.

by Anonymousreply 65January 25, 2021 12:02 PM

[quote] The "help" function in the upper right mentioned by [R2] is not available via the mobile site

Thanks R39,

by Anonymousreply 66January 25, 2021 2:13 PM

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

by Anonymousreply 67January 25, 2021 2:19 PM

[quote] Remember that anything you write after [quote] will stay in the smaller quote font

by Anonymousreply 68January 25, 2021 2:39 PM

[quote] Then paste whatever it is you wish to quote. Then, press the space bar twice.

What brand of paste?

by Anonymousreply 69January 25, 2021 4:27 PM

[quote] Type the word quote inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

Testing testing 123

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2021 4:56 PM

[italic] why R58 's post don't work? [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 71January 26, 2021 6:49 PM

[bold] oh yes the s [/bold]

by Anonymousreply 72January 26, 2021 6:52 PM

How did you do that R71?

by Anonymousreply 73January 26, 2021 7:21 PM

R73, is italic without s

by Anonymousreply 74January 26, 2021 11:01 PM

[quote] Test.

by Anonymousreply 75January 26, 2021 11:08 PM

Hack their IP address, fly to their home, kill them and take their device so you can use their login to copy the quote. Easy peasy.

by Anonymousreply 76January 26, 2021 11:21 PM

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by Anonymousreply 77January 26, 2021 11:38 PM

[italic] test [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 78January 27, 2021 3:45 AM

[bold] test [/bold]

by Anonymousreply 79January 27, 2021 3:47 AM

[quote] I just do not understand people

by Anonymousreply 80January 27, 2021 4:56 AM

[quote]How many returns to I have to put to end the quote. Just one

Or two

Or more?

by Anonymousreply 81January 27, 2021 8:10 AM

I was unsure of quoting as well. I saw the instructions in 'help' but felt unsure about it because closing it HTML style wasn't mentioned like other formatting.

I'm just going to try it in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 82January 27, 2021 8:59 AM

[quote]I'm just going to try it in this thread.

I can't see if it worked until I hit 'post' I guess.

by Anonymousreply 83January 27, 2021 9:00 AM

[quote]I can't see if it worked until I hit 'post' I guess.

Yea! I worked. I feel smarter and more complete!

by Anonymousreply 84January 27, 2021 9:01 AM

I haven't cut and pasted since I was in kindergarten.

by Anonymousreply 85January 27, 2021 9:09 AM

Sardonically.

by Anonymousreply 86January 27, 2021 9:45 AM

MOOOOMMMMMMMM! Eddie’s COPYING me again!!!!!!! MAKE HIM STOPPPPPPP!!

by Anonymousreply 87January 27, 2021 11:47 AM

[quote] MOOOOMMMMMMMM! Eddie’s COPYING me again!!!!!!! MAKE HIM STOPPPPPPP!!

Test. [italics/] test

by Anonymousreply 88October 3, 2021 8:28 PM

R88

[italic] test [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 89October 3, 2021 8:31 PM

and bold

[bold] bold [/bold]

by Anonymousreply 90October 3, 2021 8:32 PM

[bold] [italic] bold and italic [/bold] [/italic]

by Anonymousreply 91October 3, 2021 8:32 PM

[quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

Test

by Anonymousreply 92December 7, 2021 9:52 PM

Lol perfect r1 in this thread! It’s a shame that r1 is a lost art.

by Anonymousreply 93December 7, 2021 10:03 PM

[quote] While we're at it - does anybody know how to quote lyrics so they come out one line under the other as they should?

r64 You just have to leave a space line between each line of the lyrics

Now I've heard there was a secret chord

That David played, and it pleased the Lord

But you dont really care for music, do you?

It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth

The minor falls, the major lifts

The baffled king composing Hallelujah

by Anonymousreply 94December 7, 2021 10:50 PM

Isn't it two spaces? Whenever I only hit Enter once, they come out all in a line.

by Anonymousreply 95December 7, 2021 11:06 PM

[quote]The baffled king composing Hallelujah

by Anonymousreply 96December 7, 2021 11:25 PM

How to post a photo so it appears in the thread rather than having to click a link?

Tell me this, boys.

by Anonymousreply 97December 7, 2021 11:29 PM

[quote] How to post a photo so it appears in the thread rather than having to click a link?

This is a test...

by Anonymousreply 98December 7, 2021 11:38 PM

All the single bitches had nasty comments - the nice, helpful comments came from those who are dating or partnered, I'm sure.

by Anonymousreply 99December 7, 2021 11:42 PM

[Quote]BLESS BILL TAYLOR.

by Anonymousreply 100December 7, 2021 11:54 PM

Ctrl C, highlight, Ctrl V.

by Anonymousreply 101December 8, 2021 1:01 AM

Who gives a fuck about other user's comments?

by Anonymousreply 102December 8, 2021 1:47 AM

OP Vere hipful.

by Anonymousreply 103December 8, 2021 1:48 AM

"Who gives a fuck about other user's comments?"

Depends on what they say, doesn't it?

by Anonymousreply 104December 8, 2021 2:13 AM

“Users’”, R102, not “user’s”.

by Anonymousreply 105December 8, 2021 2:46 AM

[quote]How do you quote another user's comment on Datalounge?

By listening to those who say "can".

And ignoring those who say "can't".

by Anonymousreply 106December 8, 2021 3:25 AM

does this work?

[quote] Type the word [quote] inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.

why yes it does.

by Anonymousreply 107December 8, 2021 3:30 AM

[quote And yes, there should be a shortcut to do this.]

by Anonymousreply 108December 8, 2021 3:32 AM

[quote] And yes, there should be a shortcut to do this.

by Anonymousreply 109December 8, 2021 3:36 AM

[quote] Inside brackets in lower-case letters, hit the space bar, and then paste the text you want to quote.I

Testes, testes... 1, 2, 3

by Anonymousreply 110December 8, 2021 3:43 AM

This thread is the equivalent of a DL101 course - although some posters seem like they should have taken the non-credit remedial course (DL086) first.

by Anonymousreply 111December 8, 2021 3:46 AM

[quote]So how do I post a picture?

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 112December 8, 2021 3:47 AM

Let's all hit the bar; fuck the space bar.

by Anonymousreply 113December 8, 2021 3:48 AM

[Quote] who 's the rapist in trademark blue

pants?

by Anonymousreply 114December 8, 2021 4:24 AM

[quote] Who gives a fuck about other user's comments?

by Anonymousreply 115December 8, 2021 5:20 AM

Manvox's UI is so much more intuitive.

by Anonymousreply 116December 8, 2021 6:42 AM

I don't know how to post a "related thread". Help, anyone?

by Anonymousreply 117December 8, 2021 8:36 AM

You have to ask Muriel for permission to do that, R117.

by Anonymousreply 118December 8, 2021 9:17 AM

R117 you need to copy the url of the thread under Web Site Link:

by Anonymousreply 119December 8, 2021 10:12 AM

[quote] Serena Williams confirms in a shocking announcement that she will not participate in the Australian Open “following advice from her medical team.”

by Anonymousreply 120December 8, 2021 11:05 AM

[quote] How to post a photo so it appears in the thread rather than having to click a link?

That is tricky anymore, you can download the photo and then load it on a photo hosting site like imgur, or you can look for a article that has that as the first photo in the link. Once you post the link, wait a few seconds to see if the photo shows up in the preview before you post, if you don't see it then it won't show up in your post.

by Anonymousreply 121December 8, 2021 12:15 PM

How does no one on DL know that there's a FAQ? It's got a whole section on post formatting.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 122December 8, 2021 12:17 PM

It's dumb and counterintuitive. There should be an easy button to quote - not everyone has the time to search for information on it. And why do you have to press 'enter' twice to make paragraphs? That never makes sense to me. I love DL but it is still in the dark ages this way. Then again, at least they are still anonymous otherwise I wouldn't post.

by Anonymousreply 123December 8, 2021 12:34 PM

If you have time to post several sentences of whining, then you have the time to spend a few seconds on Google typing in

[italic] datalounge post formatting [/italic]

and having the answer come up immediately.

by Anonymousreply 124December 8, 2021 12:38 PM

Will you shut up r122? Of course we all know that.

R122 is the person who says, “I’m coming to your surprise birthday party on Saturday.”

by Anonymousreply 125December 8, 2021 12:43 PM

R125, stop being a damn dork. This thread is over a year old and R2 already answered the OP with basically the same information I did. This was never a "tee hee, let's not tell newbies how to format their post, whatta hoot!" kind of thread.

I briefly thought you unchecked the "Sign post as" box on purpose, but the more I read what you've posted in this thread, the more convinced I am that you did it because you honestly think doing so hides your redname.

by Anonymousreply 126December 8, 2021 1:19 PM

[quote]

by Anonymousreply 127December 8, 2021 1:20 PM

1. Highlight the post you wish to quote.

2. Frame said post in brackets.

3. Press CNTR-V while holding down CNRL-C with your tongue.

4. Simultaneously put your left foot in and your right foot out.

5. Do the Hokey-Pokey and shake yourself about.

Voila! Easy Peasy!

Note: Only works on pre 1996 desktops.

by Anonymousreply 128December 8, 2021 3:54 PM

Sup.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 129December 9, 2021 12:52 AM

[quote]3. Press CNTR-V while holding down CNRL-C with your tongue.

Test and LOL.

by Anonymousreply 130January 18, 2022 2:32 AM

Do I give a [ rat's ass]

by Anonymousreply 131January 18, 2022 2:44 AM

Shouldn't there be a shortcut somewhere on the page to do this easier? It's not hard but it could be even easier.

by Anonymousreply 132January 18, 2022 3:39 AM

You have to join DataLounge Plus...

by Anonymousreply 133January 18, 2022 3:55 AM

[quote]How do you quote another user's comment on Datalounge?

I don’t know.

by Anonymousreply 134January 18, 2022 5:09 AM

It should look like this:

[quote] [quote] Blah blah blah.

by Anonymousreply 135January 18, 2022 5:16 AM
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