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Andrew C.
Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:32 AM
How to Properly Quote (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34107)

What is a forum quote? A forum quote is when another user takes a previous post from another user and includes it into their post. An example is below:

Working with photos on discussion forums (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30856)

When it comes to adding a picture to your message, there's multiple ways to do it, here are three tutorials that will teach you everything you need to know in order to,

Crop out the fluff.
Resize the image to a normal size.
Upload your photos into a PhotoPost Gallery and then insert them into your message.

In order to include a quote from another user in your post, click the "Quote" Button under their page :


If you wish to include Quotes from multiple posts, you must click the multi-quote button on each post you wish to quote. Once you have selected the multi-quote button for your select posts, click the single quote button on your last quote, or just hit the Post Reply Button:


You will now be in the Reply to a Thread editor. There will already be included text from the quotes you selected.


Hit Submit Reply and voila! This is what your Multi-Quoted reply will look like.


When using quotes, make sure to only quote the necessary part of the quote which you intend to address rather than including a page long quote. For example, say I want to ask a question about the How to place an image in your message How to Article. The post below by Mike Phillips is gigantic and I was only able to capture part of it:


After selecting to quote the post you will once again be taken to the reply to thread editor. Delete all unnecessary quotation information:



Your Final post will look like this with the edited quote:


And now you know how to Quote!

Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:48 AM

Mike Phillips
Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:48 AM

It's so cool when our forum members write how-to articles like this to help out their fellow forum members.

Rep Points Added!

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Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:54 AM
This how I usually quote


But your way seems better suited for a discussion forum! :xyxthumbs

Andrew C.
Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:58 AM


john m.
Jun 3rd, 2009, 11:16 AM
Clearly I just laughed so hard at that, my whole family just looked at me like im insane :chuckle1:rofl::yelrotflmao:LOLOL:

Great write up Andrew! Very detailed I think this will definitely help some people ;)

J. A. Michaels
Jun 3rd, 2009, 01:10 PM
Great write up. I know it helped me out. Thanks.

Alex C.
Jun 3rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
Haha, "laser".

Great writeup Andrew.:xyxthumbs

Jun 3rd, 2009, 02:19 PM
nice writeup Andrew.

Superior Shine
Jun 3rd, 2009, 02:30 PM
I followed your instruction exactly but my car still has swirls!!