How do you quote? November 20, 2004 7:18 PM   Subscribe

I'm a newbie here.

How do you quote the Preview feature when replying
to other comments in a thread?

btw,i synidicated MetaFilter on LiveJournal the other day.
posted by bearybipolar to Etiquette/Policy at 7:18 PM (15 comments total)

what?
posted by Krrrlson at 7:50 PM on November 20, 2004


see highlight, copy, and paste in your operating system's manual.
posted by quonsar at 7:58 PM on November 20, 2004


bearybipolar, I don't think we understand exactly what you're asking.

(Also, no need to hit enter at the end of each line. Just keep typing.)
posted by dobbs at 8:04 PM on November 20, 2004


mmm, calabrese
posted by Evstar at 8:07 PM on November 20, 2004


You mean when people say, "On preview..."?

That's when they hit preview and notice that, since they typed their comment, someone else has said something. So you add a little note if required and hit post.

Otherwise, I have no clue what you mean.

And Mefi's been syndicated on lj for a while, hasn't it?
posted by tracicle at 8:09 PM on November 20, 2004


How do you quote the Preview feature when replying?

like that? highlight what you want to quote, copy, then paste it into the textarea box (the gray space where you type comments). then type your reply.
posted by quonsar at 8:16 PM on November 20, 2004


oh, and i usually put italics tags at the beginning and end:

<i>How do you quote the Preview feature when replying?</i>
posted by quonsar at 8:18 PM on November 20, 2004


Yeah, I also assumed beary means "How do you quote in Preview when replying..."

There is nothing automated. Just cut and paste as quonsar shows above. (quonsar obviously speaks newbie-ese better than most)
posted by vacapinta at 8:26 PM on November 20, 2004


Ah, that makes more sense.
posted by tracicle at 8:43 PM on November 20, 2004


I stare really hard at the text I want to quote, and then hit CTRL+Q.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:22 PM on November 20, 2004



I stare really hard at the text I want to quote, and then hit CTRL+Q.


ROFLtrain.
posted by The God Complex at 9:51 PM on November 20, 2004


DrJohn wins. That's the funniest thing on here since the last funny thing.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 8:39 AM on November 21, 2004


no the funniest thing was crash's comment, but matt liked it so much he took it and kept it for himself.
posted by quonsar at 8:51 AM on November 21, 2004


MetaFilter has been syndicated on LJ for about 2-3 years now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:53 AM on November 21, 2004


No, the funniest thing was quonsar being helpful to newbies.
posted by fuzz at 12:36 PM on November 22, 2004


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