Okay, either I’m totally missing something or quoting in replies is off the rails. When responding directly to someone’s post, I hit reply, hit the quote button, and sometimes it quotes the whole thing, sometimes it refuses to quote the whole thing, and most recently, it just reads:
and quotes nothing.
What am I missing? (I am most often posting/replying from an iPhone.)
Quote test. Quoting text then hitting reply (on a desktop)
Did it work?
I had a similar problem and someone suggested leaving out the last period so that the system would actually save the quote (I guess if you use the entire quote of the post above yours, the system thinks that’s silly and strips it out.)
Just from experimentation there appear to be two ways to quote another post. Highlight the part you want to quote, then either click the Reply button under the post or if you wait a second a “Quote” link will appear right next to the highlighted text, and clicking that will open a reply with it quoted.
As far as I can tell, if you hit Reply first, the quote icon (this guy:)
in the toolbar is just for formatting an HTML blockquote, and doesn’t have anything to do with actually quoting a post, except that it is (rather unfortunately, I think), given the exact same visual formatting as an actual quote from a post.
You can paste in text from elsewhere or use it to set off text separate from others. Basically the format is an angle bracket ‘>’ and a space in front of some text. When you use the button it fills in the word blockquote for you to replace with your text. It’s more useful when you highilight text to use, but it works on it’s own just like the other format buttons do.