[MAN] [Forum] How To Reply To A Post In The Forum

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There are three ways to reply to an existing post on this forum:

 

 

 

1. Quote

When you press this button, the forum will automatically insert the text of the post as a quote:

 

You can then add your own text in reply.

 

Please don't just quote entire posts verbatim - it clogs up the thread with unnecessary repetition, and makes it hard to follow.

 

Instead, cut out all superfluous text - leaving just enough to give context; eg,

Note: If you select some text in the original post before pressing the 'Quote' button, the forum might insert only that text in your reply.

 

You can have multiple [ quote ] blocks within a reply - you can copy & paste the 'quote'...'/quote' tags.

Or use the  button on the toolbar.

 

When posted, your reply will look something like this:

 

 

Note that the forum has automatically inserted a reference to the original post.

 


2. Reply

When you press this button, the forum will just give you a blank comment form:

 

 

Again, when you post, the forum will automatically inserted a reference to the original post:

 

 

3. Add New Comment

There is always an 'Add New Comment' form at the end of a thread (unless it's locked).

 

Using this will just put your comment at the end of the thread - without any context or reference.

 

You can, of course, manually insert quote blocks if you wish.

 

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