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Quote another post

by Pascal666 (Scribe)
on Jul 23, 2019 at 17:35 UTC ( #11103240=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

How do I quote a post when replying to it?

I've read the Writeup Formatting Tips linked to from the editing window, and the FAQ, but neither mention it. Please update that documentation as well.

Thank you.

Edited to add:
For example, LanX and choroba quoted each other and me at https://www.perlmonks.com/?node_id=11103184

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Re: Quote another post
by stevieb (Canon) on Jul 23, 2019 at 17:43 UTC

    I don't believe there's a formal way to do so. I do it like this:

    <blockquote>"How do I quote a post when replying to it?"</blockquote>

    That is to say, I put an opening <blockquote>, a double-quote character, a copy/paste of the text I want to quote, a closing double-quote char, then a closing </blockquote> tag. It renders like this:

    "How do I quote a post when replying to it?"

    ...and now you can respond to the quote.

    You can also use bold, italic etc tags to make it stand out more:

    "How do I quote a post when replying to it?"
    "How do I quote a post when replying to it?"

      I use your second variation, except without the double-quotes:

      How do I quote a post when replying to it?
      I agree that there doesn't seem to be a standard convention for this; just some way to set the text apart. (Standards are important; everyone should have one.)


      Give a man a fish:  <%-{-{-{-<

        This approach (blockquote/italics, no quotes) sticks in my head as the most common way that quoting tends to be done around here... but it also just happens to be the method I use, so that may skew my perception.

      My standard reply has this at the top:

      <ul><i> </i></ul> <p> </p>
      This lets me quote something from the post I'm replying to (so it's italicized and indented) followed by my own response after that.

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

      a double-quote character
      The q element exists.
Re: Quote another post
by Perlbotics (Chancellor) on Jul 23, 2019 at 17:49 UTC

    Do you mean to link another node/post? Use [id://NODEID]

    Examples:
    [id://11103240]Quote another post
    or with alternate text
    [id://11103240|alternate text]alternate text

Re: Quote another post
by LanX (Archbishop) on Jul 23, 2019 at 21:54 UTC
    There is no standard, only the blockquote tag (which is optional)

    > My personal style are lines with leading > and italics.

    I wrote a nodelet-hack facilitating this and other things, choroba and discipulus are among the users.

    You'll find it linked in my signature down here named as "Wikisyntax"

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

    update

    ... and pasting the URL of a local node will automatically transform into it's the proper [id://123456789] format.)

    so https://www.perlmonks.com/?node_id=11103184 will become [ID://11103184] and display as Missing error under strict

      > I wrote a nodelet-hack facilitating this

      I installed it at https://www.perlmonks.com/?node_id=492700 but it doesn't seem to have done anything with the above.

        > > I wrote a nodelet-hack facilitating this

        > I installed it at Free Nodelet Settings but it doesn't seem to have done anything with the above.

        do you have JS activated?

        update

        And the "Free Nodelet" must be activated at Nodelet Settings (updated the main post)

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re: Quote another post
by QM (Parson) on Jul 24, 2019 at 07:50 UTC
    I've added the following to my Node Template in Signature Setting, so I can quickly quote, or add some code:
    <blockquote><i> </i></blockquote> <code> </code>

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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