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No quote mark please

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:08 am

This request applies to all three of the Dharma boards. When quoting anything it looks like this:
Buddha - Dharma - Sangha
Since the quotation is surrounded by a contrasting color, is it possible to delete the beginning " 66 mark?
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by 明安 Myoan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am

How would you suggest a quotation be shown when there isn't an author listed? A different-colored box with nothing else isn't clearly a quotation to my eyes. I don't remember what it was like before :rolleye:
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by passel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am

I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are?
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Virgo » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:41 am

passel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am
I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are?
On the upper-right hand portion of every post there will be two icons. The second is to quote the post, the first is to report.

The whole post will then be automatically coded in as a quotation. To quote lesser portions of text you will have to do some editing, and so on. If you play around with it you will see how it works. If you click the quote icon on a post that has many quotes in it, you can see how it has been formatted by the author.

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by 明安 Myoan » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:44 am

Passel: an additional new feature that I love is the tiny arrow ↑ next to people's names in quotations. Clicking that will take you to the post in question. It makes it so much easier to follow threads now!
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:33 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
I don't remember what it was like before
Not much different -
quote="Monlam Tharchin" ... /quote in square brackets and no stylised quotation marks.

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:34 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:07 am
How would you suggest a quotation be shown when there isn't an author listed? A different-colored box with nothing else isn't clearly a quotation to my eyes. I don't remember what it was like before :rolleye:
For this new setup, most quotes being a previous poster, between their name being given plus the tiny arrow, that covers that. If a shastra or any buddhadharma is quoted, then the poster should add the source, and then put the quote box around the quote and source (or not). Really not too big a deal.
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:26 am

also:
when quoting a post it used to just be the username
now its the user name and all sorts of numbers

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Kim O'Hara » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:34 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:26 am
also:
when quoting a post it used to just be the username
now its the user name and all sorts of numbers
Those numbers (e.g. post_id=413129 time=1509164803 user_id=6258 ) link the quote back to its source and are normally hidden from view - 'behind' the dagger icon that you can now click to go to the original.
Can we all try to remember the Three Marks and not stress too much about change?

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by passel » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:28 pm

Thanks for the tips, all!
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quoting posts

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:21 am

[quote=passel post_id=413275 time=1509229692 user_id=2807]
Thanks for the tips, all!
[/quote]

I'm not able to quote right now?

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Re: quoting posts

Post by jake » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:58 am

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:21 am
passel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:28 pm
Thanks for the tips, all!
I'm not able to quote right now?
Kindly let us know what Operating system and browser you're using

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Ayu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:00 am

passel wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:12 am
I don’t even know how to quote. Anybody know where the instructions are?
If you have more questions you can click on FAQ on top of the page in the left.

app.php/help/faq

A good way to get to know the functions is as well trial. As long as you do not click "send" nothing happens but you'll be more knowledgeable.
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Ayu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:08 am
This request applies to all three of the Dharma boards. When quoting anything it looks like this:
Buddha - Dharma - Sangha
Since the quotation is surrounded by a contrasting color, is it possible to delete the beginning " 66 mark?
AFAI understand, you are bothered because the quoting marks " look like the number 66 for you?
I don't believe an Administrator can change that. It seems to be the design of the forum's software.

Maybe you should view at these marks as very lar ge ". They are no number.
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by purple rose » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:48 am

Ayu wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am


... I don't believe an Administrator can change that. It seems to be the design of the forum's software. ...

This^^
If anything could be altered, in terms of the forums software, DNS is the person to contact as he has access all areas.

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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Simon E. » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:12 pm

I don’t see a problem...
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:22 pm

The 'problem' is just my fussy old proofing habit, or quirk of my mind. In older times of printed material a quoted section would have only the beginning quote mark - the 66. The 99 or close quote mark would only appear at the end of the section, even if there had been 11 paragraphs. Each paragraph would repeat the 66 at the start of the para. In more recent times each paragraph would have both a 66 & a 99 at the end.

So when we use
the quote function
here, the surrounding contrasting color is all that is needed. No quote marks are necessary.

Everyone bored enough, including DNS? - good, consider subject dropped.
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Re: No quote mark please

Post by purple rose » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:22 pm


Everyone bored enough ... ? - good, consider subject dropped.

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