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How does the multi-quote feature work?

  1. May 9, 2007 #1
    How does the multi-quote feature work? I have no problem quoting things, either by clicking the "quote" button at the bottom of a post and by tagging the desire passage with [ QUOTE ] [ /QUOTE ]. But clicking the "multi quote" either does nothing or makes the button turn blue.
     
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  3. May 9, 2007 #2

    cristo

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    Click multi quote on the ones you want to quote, then when you've selected all you want to, click on quote and it will take you to the reply box, with all the messages you've quoted appearing.
     
  4. May 9, 2007 #3
    like this?
     
  5. May 9, 2007 #4
    or this, perchance?

    edit: clearly not. What am I doing wrong? The multi quotes I click turn blue, but I only quote one post.:grumpy:
     
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  6. May 9, 2007 #5

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    No

    Click both multi-quote buttons, then click the quote button.
     
  7. May 9, 2007 #6
    Isn't that what I did?

    edit: whatevs. as long as I can do the physics, right?
     
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  8. May 10, 2007 #7

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    I was about to ask what the hell you delusional twits were talking about, until I played a hunch and switched to PF Prime. There are no multi-quote buttons in Nexus, and this is the first time that I've heard of them.
     
  9. May 10, 2007 #8
    I've only ever worked in prime. Which is better: Prime or Nexus?
     
  10. May 10, 2007 #9

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    Prime is the main supported skin for newer features. That's why I changed to Prime a while back, even though I liked the Nexus better. You get used to Prime.

    BTW, thanks for the thread -- I had also played with Multi-Quote, and completely guessed wrong what it was for (I thought it was for nested quotes). Pretty handy!
     
  11. May 10, 2007 #10
    Hang on: you mean it's NOT for nested quotes? What you just did was multi-quoting? Damn! This is my third or fourth time trying to multi-quote following Cristo's instruction, and something tells me it ain't working this time, either.

    That's why you're a mentor, I guess.

    edit: There is no reason that I should not be able to do this. Pick two (or more) messages. Click on the multi quote button on each message. Then click the quote button on the last message whose multiquote button you have clicked. Voila! Failure!
     
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  12. May 10, 2007 #11

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    Failure? Hmmm. I wonder why. Do what you said, and click on the QUOTE button for the last/2nd post you're multi-quoting. Does it still fail? I didn't know which of the multi-quote posts I should click QUOTE on, so I did the last one. Does that make it work?
     
  13. May 10, 2007 #12
    Apparently not. I vote that I blame my computer. Not of course, that I wish to disparage my computer in any way, shape, or form, but...
     
  14. May 10, 2007 #13
    Though of course, we can do things manually.

    Like that. Copy and paste other people's posts, and type in the quote tags myself. Dull, but it works.
     
  15. May 10, 2007 #14

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    Whoops, sorry. You said that you clicked on the last one, just like I did in my test. Are you using the Prime skin?
     
  16. May 10, 2007 #15

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    Okay, asked and answered. I'm brain dead. Sorry that I'm not of more help. Perhaps clearer minds will figure it out in the AM.
     
  17. May 10, 2007 #16
    Hey, thanks for paying attention. Though I was rather confused for a mo when you implied that 1:45 after midnight didn't constitute AM... Silly Californians who don't know that everything ought to be measured relative to the east coast of the Mainland United States:biggrin:
    g'night! (Or shall I say "Good Sleep Period"?)
     
  18. May 10, 2007 #17

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    Worse than that with the truly international makeup of the PF community! g'night!
     
  19. May 10, 2007 #18

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    I'm too lazy to type in quote tags. I just do a normal quote, delete all but the relavent part, respond to it, then copy it. Then I pull the next quote, do the same, and paste the first set into it. I've managed up to about a dozen responses in one post that way. Nested quotes are really easy that way, too.
     
  20. May 10, 2007 #19

    cristo

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    In case you're interested (and ever get it to work!) to nest quotes you need to move the [/ quote] tag from the end of the first message to the end of the last message... like I did here.

    Anyway, that's just my 2 cents worth-- I dont think there a quicker way to do nested quotes.
     
  21. May 10, 2007 #20
    Hoo! It works!!! I am NOT a certifiable idiot... yet. It was clearly a computer glitch. Nobody tell my laptop I said that.
     
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