PDA

View Full Version : How to Attribute a Quote



Twosheds
04-28-2009, 11:41 AM
When one is using the quote (") thingie, how does one attribute the quote? If I put the name after the first word quote and before the right bracket, it doesn't come out as a quote:


How does one attribute a quote?

What am I doing wrong?

Basil
04-28-2009, 12:02 PM
When one is using the quote (") thingie, how does one attribute the quote? If I put the name after the first word quote and before the right bracket, it doesn't come out as a quote:


How does one attribute a quote?

What am I doing wrong?

If you are quoting another member from another post in a thread, simply click on the "quote" button that is at the bottom of THAT person's post that you want to quote. For example, I just clicked the "quote" button on your post here and, as you can see, it attributes the quote to you. Once you click the quote button, that person's entire post (including and quotes they may have made) will be placed in your editor window. You can then (and you should) delete any parts of their post that you are not actually responding to. Be careful when you delete stuff not to disturb their quote tag or the final closing quote tag. If you want to attribute the quote to someone else that is not a member, or you are not quoting another post, you can manually add who you are quoting, for example:


I am the egg man, goo goo goo Joob

This would be done by using the http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/images/markup_panel/new_default/quote.gif thing then manually adding "=person being quoted" The above example, would look like this:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Code:</div><div class="ubbcode-body ubbcode-pre" ><pre>
I am the egg man, goo goo goo Joob</pre>

Twosheds
04-28-2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks!

But now it says "originally posted by..." even though it wasn't. It is just a quote.

Not a big deal, however.

Basil
04-28-2009, 01:38 PM
Thanks!

But now it says "originally posted by..." even though it wasn't. It is just a quote.

Not a big deal, however.

The only way to not have the "Originally Posted By" text is to not use a specific name in the quote, but then just use the normal -- after the quote. For example:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]I am the egg man, Goo goo goo joob
-- John Lennon
[/QUOTE]