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Old 06-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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What are these for?

I'm talking about the little icons that say "Wrap [QUOTE], [CODE], [HTML], and [PHP] tags around selected text."

what text am I selecting and why/when would I choose one of these tools?

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Old 06-21-2008, 03:28 PM   #2
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Those are "tags". HTML is the language used to write web pages and the tags have different meanings. There are also other programming languages used in the site like PHP. [quote] [/quote will appear around any text you want to quote in your reply. It will contain the name of the original poster and a number which relates to the original post, as well as all the information needed to format the quote blue, etc.

This is just general information because I don't administer this site; however having been a web developer for over 10 years I thought I would help you out a bit. For a more in depth answer as to how you use them in this particular site, one of the admins will have to answer.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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thanks, LP. I'm still a little confused. Can you tell I'm a computer moron?
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #4
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No such thing as a computer moron. Consider yourself mildly computer challenged. The best thing if you are unsure of the codes is to not touch them - they (the codes) know what to do!
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:06 PM   #5
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mudbug - if you want to quote someone and you can't just click on the Quote button in their post because you are quoting a different thread, let's say, you can highlight the area you want to quote and copy it. Then, go to where you want to paste it and paste. Like this:

cleaning out the fridge leftovers tonight........

That was copied from your dinner thread but like that, no one knows it's a quote - so to make it a quote copy it, highlight it, and click on the Quote icon (looks like writing on a page but with that little thing like in cartoons showing someone is saying something.
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cleaning out the fridge leftovers tonight........
Make sure your cursor is at the end again before you start typing. BUT WAIT! No one knows who the quote is from - so just after the first word Quote but right before the closing bracket type an equal sign = and then the name with NO SPACES BEFORE OR AFTER.

So, this is what it would look like [QUOTE=mudbug] then the closing quote is already at the end, which commands it to stop quoting so you get:
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cleaning out the fridge leftovers tonight........
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:23 PM   #6
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But what is Wrap [PHP} , Wrap [Code] and Wrap [HTML]do? the icon's are right next to the quote icon. What do each of them do?
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:52 PM   #7
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I've never used them but I will see if I can find out.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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I don't see any of those. In the lower right corner of posts I see Buttons for EDIT and QUOTE and Icons for 'Multi-Quote This Message' and 'Quick Reply To This Message'.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:13 PM   #9
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I don't see any of those. In the lower right corner of posts I see Buttons for EDIT and QUOTE and Icons for 'Multi-Quote This Message' and 'Quick Reply To This Message'.
They're in the advanced reply window, to the right of the quote button.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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Andy, the # <> and a piece of paper with php on it that you see when you go to advanced reply.
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