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I tried to reply to a post, by quoting it (as it was not the one immediately above the one I was going to post) and shortening the quote to retain just the relevant phrase on which I wanted to comment.

But when I hit the "post reply" at the end, a message appeared in red at the top of the reply box saying something about it not being an allowable quote. (Sorry, I can't remember the exact phrase now.)

I tried again later on, after shutting down and restsarting the computer, so during a different session.  Same result.

Does one now have to keep a quote in its entirety then?

Angela

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This is the thread I was on
http://www.completefrance.com/cs/forums/4/1193121/ShowPost.aspx#1193121

I was just looking to add a throwaway comment to JR's 13h17 post.

Just tried again; same result.  [:(]

The red message that pops up below the "subject" box is: 
Message   Non matching quote blocks in post

I wondered if it was because I had started the truncated quote with three leading dots, but I have also tried removing them and it was no different.  I haven't yet tried replying by leaving the whole quote in untouched, I have to say.

Angela

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J.R.'s apostrophe in his user name is not accepted by the software. To quote him, you have to remove it from the header tag which should read

quote user="J.R. gone native"

(inside square brackets [ ])

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[quote user="Loiseau"]

I wondered if it was because I had started the truncated quote with three leading dots, but I have also tried removing them and it was no different.  I haven't yet tried replying by leaving the whole quote in untouched, I have to say.

[/quote]

The way I do this is to quote the whole thing and then delete some unwanted part or parts; making sure that the [ and ] with 'quote' inside them remain intact; or it just will not work.

Sue

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[quote user="Clair"]J.R.'s apostrophe in his user name is not accepted by the software. To quote him, you have to remove it from the header tag which should read

quote user="J.R. gone native"
(inside square brackets [ ])

[/quote]

Ahh is that why people can't quote 'woolybanana's brother'?

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