When replying to a forum post, we are given the opportunity to "import and edit the quote." If the comment to be quoted contains an image, only the text below the image will be imported, the image and any text above it is not captured.
As long as you're looking at that code anyway, it would be nice if the option remained active even after starting to type in the reply box. Any keystroke will currently disable the function.
Hi Howard S. I am looking for info on how to edit forum post (reply) so the previous post is not repeated in the reply. Not exactly what your posting about, but closest I could find without starting a new post, hope that's ok.
What I did here is click on the link to 'import and edit quote' then deleted the entire quote, but it still shows up in my reply, not sure what I need to do to remove the original post from my reply. Surely it cannot be that complicated?
These look to be two different issues.
@Howard S are you still having this issue? If so, please let us know an example Forum post where you saw the issue an we will look into it.
Unless I am misunderstanding your goal, if you are in Threaded view (see upper right portion of the Forum post to switch between threaded and chronological) you can click reply and simply enter your text and the click Submit.
Oh wow, thank you very much Matthew. So in Chronological view you will always see the entire quote you are replying to, or is there a way to edit it out (delete it) entirely or partially? I think I need a lesson in 'How to Edit Forum Post Reply'. I'm wondering if there is a tutorial on forum post editing? The only one I found did not address this question.
Using this post as an example, is there a way for me to reply to your post without having your whole post included in my reply while in Chronological view? I see how the Threaded view looks. Can you get that look in Chronological view? I've seen others edit to include only parts of the previous post. Is this done with cut and paste? Sorry if I am not being clear.
@snakeslane: If you don't want to quote any part, don't click on the blue segment; simply start typing in the empty box. (This isn't as hard as you're making it.)
If you want to quote only part of it, then after it imports into the text box, go ahead and edit out the parts you want to delete, being careful to retain the html coding that is in square brackets.
@Matthew: With all the recent reorganization in the forums, it's hard to find examples. I'll try to create one here. This has text both before and after an image.
So this is a forum post of the type that wouldn't copy in entirety. After submitting this, I will attempt to quote as I reply.
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