I copy quotations manually
Me too, though we may use a different process; one has to to manually move the words to get the blue block. That's the thing that eluded me so much in the past that I gave up for a while on trying to do it. I thought Jason had created some way to magically export the quotation to the composing box without cutting and pasting or retyping, but I couldn't for the life of me imagine how to access this feature. It turns out it didn't exist.
For anyone who is interested but as perplexed as I was: the quickest and easiest way I've found so far to get the quote box is to first copy and paste in the quotation and then to add the formatting codes.
I first open a green reply box, then scroll back to the original blue posting to highlight the words to transport. One way to do this is by clicking and dragging over the target words with the mouse. To actually make the copy, while the target is still highlighted, simultaneously hit the control key, "Ctrl" (on the lower left--of my keyboard, anyway) and the "C" key. Then, to paste, click in your green composing box and simultaneously hit "Ctrl" plus the "V" key. The target quotation should magically appear in your box. It sounds complicated if you haven't tried it before, but it's quick, just three clicks of the mouse.
After that, in the green composing box just place the word "blockquote" in square brackets before the pasted in quotation and "/blockquote" in square brackets after it (in place of quotation marks) to get the effect once you hit the post button.
I know I'm either being too obvious or not clear enough. Different folks pick up different keyboard tricks--it always amazes me when someone shows me a tip that's new. Just how many kinds of backflips can these darned machines do?
Now I'm going to get bold
and try some more
of those cute formatting tricks. It's helpful to be so easily entertained.
We haven't heard from Taxon recently. It'll probably take some Latin
to bring him to the surface.
By the way, I had missed the closing slash before, so this may work a bit better than my previous attempt.