Reply to a Post using Quotation
Note: Usually you must be a member of a community to be able
to create or reply to a post.
Getting involved with our community means replying to a
discussion upon the forum and/or contributing your own ideas and
conversation. Your first post is as important and welcome as one
from a poster with hundreds of published posts. We all were newbies
Click the Reply button to reply to a post. If
your comment immediately follows in the forum thread, just type
your comment, and click the Post button. However,
you may be replying to a comment from a message posted someway
above the last comment on the forum thread. This is where the
Quote button, allows you to highlight the comment
to which you are responding, instead of asking the reader to
guess which forum post you’re really responding to.
Click the Quote button. This will copy the
content from that poster. Remove any extraneous text if required,
and then start your reply underneath the closing quote tag.
Become a Quotation expert!
You will see line-by-line dissection or ‘fisking’ of a post
often used by more experienced posters. This allows them to agree
or disagree with parts of a discussion adding a specific follow-up
for each part of a post. They may even reply to several posters
within a single post. This is simply their copy-paste of Quote(s)
from many posts into a single post. Watch out for the tricks used
by other posters and give them a try sometime.