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MIKE
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« on: December 27, 2006, 01:23:28 PM »

Before you click submit please do everyone a big favor and check over your posts for broken BBcode tags... While you're at it you might as well proofread it and do a spell check. ieSpell  There is one for Firefox as well, but I'll have to see if it works with 2.0.

The broken quote tags can be a real problem.  If you don't have the tags right your response ends up quoted and we can't always tell who said what.

If you don't know what you are doing... Please read the help docs.  If they don't answer your questions, you can aways ask...
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 01:26:57 PM »

Clicking the little  "Preview" button goes a long way too.
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mikeylikey
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 01:35:00 PM »

What happened to the spell check button?
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What's up monkeys?
MIKE
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 01:37:58 PM »

Clicking the little  "Preview" button goes a long way too.

It never worked all that well on the Portal... Seems to work fine here though.
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Mike Johnston
MIKE
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 01:39:13 PM »

What happened to the spell check button?

I think we lost it in the upgrade... Jerry?
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2006, 09:49:35 PM »

What happened to the spell check button?

I think we lost it in the upgrade... Jerry?

I've been wondering that myself for days. More like a downgrade if you ask me.  ;D ;D ;D j/k
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whatevah
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006, 10:59:39 PM »

I had to change a number of things to install a security patch and haven't been able to beat the spellchecker into submission yet.   It'll return...
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Jerry Horn
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2007, 10:21:09 AM »

I had to change a number of things to install a security patch and haven't been able to beat the spellchecker into submission yet.   It'll return...

Yea! Spell Check is back!!! Thanks to whomever fixed that!
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MIKE
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007, 11:44:41 AM »

Another tip:  If you are going to make numbered lists, either don't use numbers and parenthesis 1) ... Or click on Additional Options and click "Don't use smileys."  If you are quoting someone with a list like this, do the same to your reply.

Reason:  When you get to 8, you'll get this 8) in your list.
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 12:53:37 PM »

but seeing

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Is just so much fun
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Chris Arnold, 1st Lt, CAP
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swilliams
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 06:28:02 PM »

Good Call
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MIKE
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2007, 09:57:26 AM »

Another tip:  Want to quote multiple posts in one reply?  Click Insert Quote for each post  you want to quote in the Topic Summary.
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Mike Johnston
MIKE
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 12:49:09 PM »

Before you click the quote button ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the post I am quoting directly above my reply?  If it is you probably don't need to quote the post.  If it is not, or you find that someone has replied while you were composing your post, you may want to quote portions of the post that relate directly to your comments.
  • Do I really need to quote the entire post in my reply?  Take a couple of minutes and select only the portions of the quoted post that you wish to comment on... Especially if you will only be making short comments.  Me too. or I agree. should be avoided.
  • Do I really need to quote this quote of a quote?  Don't chain quote.  Either pick the one quote that relates to your comment or just reply without a quote.
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2007, 01:17:12 PM »

Before you click the quote button ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the post I am quoting directly above my reply?  If it is you probably don't need to quote the post.  If it is not, or you find that someone has replied while you were composing your post, you may want to quote portions of the post that relate directly to your comments.
  • Do I really need to quote the entire post in my reply?  Take a couple of minutes and select only the portions of the quoted post that you wish to comment on... Especially if you will only be making short comments.  Me too. or I agree. should be avoided.
  • Do I really need to quote this quote of a quote?  Don't chain quote.  Either pick the one quote that relates to your comment or just reply without a quote.

Ok!  Good Call
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What's up monkeys?
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2007, 07:38:32 PM »

Before you click the quote button ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the post I am quoting directly above my reply?  If it is you probably don't need to quote the post.  If it is not, or you find that someone has replied while you were composing your post, you may want to quote portions of the post that relate directly to your comments.
  • Do I really need to quote the entire post in my reply?  Take a couple of minutes and select only the portions of the quoted post that you wish to comment on... Especially if you will only be making short comments.  Me too. or I agree. should be avoided.
  • Do I really need to quote this quote of a quote?  Don't chain quote.  Either pick the one quote that relates to your comment or just reply without a quote.

Ok!  Good Call
See what he means?

I hope so.
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pixelwonk
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 05:57:36 PM »

*Bump*

Looks like it's time for a refresher on quoting.

All quotes need to have a
Code: [Select]
[quote] at the beginning and a
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[/quote] at the end.

Please use the preview button to make sure your quote is complete and makes sense.
If you mess up completely, just hit the back button and try your quote again.



"Keep CAP Talk beautiful. Please don't litter your quote tags."
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MIKE
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 06:04:16 PM »

And if you don't know what you are doing... Please do us a favor and don't mess with the tags, and be sure that your reply follows any quote tags included when using the reply with quote option.
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Mike Johnston
MIKE
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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2007, 03:00:15 PM »

How to post hella-long urls such as CAP Knowledgebase answers and other such links without breaking the forums:

Add an equal sign (=) immediately following the url in the first url tag.  It will look like this inside the brackets: url=  Copy and past the url you wish to use and place it immediately following the equal sign (=) in the first set of brackets.  Between the two url tags enclosed in brackets type something short but descriptive about the link, or use linky if you are lazy.

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[url=http://www.hellalonghyperlinkthatwillbreaktheforumsbecauseitiswaytoolonggoeshere.com]Insert descriptive text for link here, or just use linky[/url]
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Mike Johnston
MIKE
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2008, 09:43:01 PM »

Quote
Warning: this topic has not been posted in for at least 60 days.
Unless you're sure you want to reply, please consider starting a new topic.

Check the date of the last post to the topic before you reply.  If you get a warning while posting that the topic has not been replied to in 60 days or more, reconsider replying.  However; a bump is typically better than starting a new topic if it is the most recent topic on the subject.

Don't be that guy who bumps a dead topic with nothing of consequence to add.
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Mike Johnston
MIKE
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2008, 06:52:03 PM »

Watch the Enter key.  Unfortunately SMF is not n00b proof and is does not auto format or clean up your posts on submit.

Watch for dead space from edits etc, and clean up your posts checking spacing and for bad tags before you hit submit.
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Mike Johnston
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