Using Quoting in a reply
When replying to someone's post, it is often helpful to include their post in yours so that it's clear. This helps with keeping threads organized and readable - and more conversational. Quoting can be done by using the "Quote" button that's at the bottom of each post :
Once you click on that button, the reply box at the bottom of the page will be populated with the quote, allowing you to add your reply before submitting.
In addition to quoting a single post using the "Quote" button, you can also include multiple posts. This is done using the "Multi" button :
To use this, simply click the "Multi" button on all of the posts you wish to quote in your reply. You'll see the button change color on each post that you select. Then click "Quote" on the last post you'd like to quote, and all of the posts will be populated into your reply... like this :
The last way to quote, is to use the quote symbol button in the format bar :
This lets you create a quote box, like this one, to set off text that may be from other sources, or should otherwise be separated. Like this text.
You can either select this button, which will give you a blank box that can be filled in; Or you can select your text first, then hit the button, and it will appear inside the quote box automatically. If you use the Quote icon for part of an earlier post in the same thread, it's helpful to include the poster's username, e.g. type in "= dbostedo" after "Quote: ".
Finally, you can do these same things that the desktop "Quote" and "Multi" buttons do on mobile devices, but it looks a little different. On the mobile page, you use the "Quote" symbolic button to quote a single post, or as many as you'd like. Then you select the large "Quote and Reply" button at the bottom to actually include one or more quotes in the reply box. The "Quote" symbolic button and "Quote and Reply" button are highlighted here :