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NHPlanner

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I've noticed this happening a lot lately, and just wanted to give everyone a friendly reminder:

Please consolidate multiple replies to different users' posts in a single post....

Example:

user x said:
blah blah blah blah

reply to user x.....

user y said:
blah blah blah blah

reply to user y

user z said:
blahblah blah blah

reply to user z.

Reference link: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showpost.php?p=179634&postcount=3

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Gedunker

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I hope I have not been one of the guilty parties. If I have, I do apologize.

My question is: How do you put multiple quotes in a single reply? Every time I hit the reply button to quote soemone, it opens a response thread. If I hit multiples, then multiple reponse threads would open, right? Or am I missing something?

Remember, I'm a bit of a dinosaur with this new-fangled internet stuff.
Thanks, 'dunker.
 

NHPlanner

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Gedunker said:
I hope I have not been one of the guilty parties. If I have, I do apologize.

My question is: How do you put multiple quotes in a single reply? Every time I hit the reply button to quote soemone, it opens a response thread. If I hit multiples, then multiple reponse threads would open, right? Or am I missing something?

Remember, I'm a bit of a dinosaur with this new-fangled internet stuff.
Thanks, 'dunker.

It takes a bit of cutting/pasting to do it....but if you use the "Thread review" at the bottom of the page when you reply, you can add the "[ quote = userx ]" (without the spaces) code, then paste the post into yours, and close it with "[ /quote ]" (again without the spaces).

Hope this helps (and no, you haven't been guilty). Just browse a few recent threads, and you'll see deleted posts and edited posts to consolidate some of the multiple replies.
 

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NHPlanner said:
It takes a bit of cutting/pasting to do it....but if you use the "Thread review" at the bottom of the page when you reply, you can add the "[ quote = userx ]" (without the spaces) code, then paste the post into yours, and close it with "[ /quote ]" (again without the spaces).

Okay, got that.

Gedunker said:
Remember, I'm a bit of a dinosaur with this new-fangled internet stuff. Thanks, 'dunker.

All right! It took me couple of tries to realize that I had to place my insertion by the member's name in order to highlight the posted text. Cool!

Thanks, NHPlanner!
 
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NHPlanner

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Gedunker said:
Thanks, NHPlanner!

You're welcome. :)

Hopefully others will follow your lead, and I'll have less posts to delete! ;-)
 

NHPlanner

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thread bump.....it's been happening again....

Please consolidate multiple replies into a single post. Thanks.
 
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