Basically this lets you quote something (with the quote tags) without cumbersome [quote][/quote] crap you currently have to do.

>Pacman faces left

Pacman faces left


You can also combine this with other line-based coding...

!>red Pacman is red

Pacman is red

!!>=pink Big and Bold

Big and Bold

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Note that you don't need a space there if you're using > by itself but you do if it's part of a line-based code.

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

Now, that's a beautiful addition. Not so bad when you can quote posts like you do on phpbb and such, but this is a reasonable solution for this place.

Posted October 12th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Not so bad when you can quote posts like you do on phpbb and such

Honestly that feature is really awful when you have to break a post down into multiple arguments or maybe just have one part of the post you want to quote.

I wouldn't mind adding a "Quickquote" plugin now that I have a better grasp of javascript. That was the best solution for quoting issues of all kinds.

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

Honestly that feature is really awful when you have to break a post down into multiple arguments or maybe just have one part of the post you want to quote.


I've gotten so used to "[/qu​ote][quo​te]" on the fly that i don't even think twice about it, anymore. I'm honestly surprised that, due to it's frequency over bold, italics, strikeout, and so forth that it hasn't been shortened to "q" and that "[co​de]" never got shortened to c.

Posted October 12th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

I asked for a quote button years ago, I'm still waiting for it!

But yea this is a good addition, although it's going to take me forever to get out of the habit of using the quote tags so I may never end up using this lol :P

Posted October 12th by Moonray
Moonray

just remember it's the default method for emails. That's how i managed to develop both habits. =p

Posted October 12th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

This is going to show how long I have been coming to GT, but I still use the ="" method. It's just so much easier and quicker than the "[/qu​ote][quo​te]". However, I still use the "[/qu​ote][quo​te]" when quoting a large article.



Posted October 12th by Q
Q
64 Bits of Pure Power!

I feel like i should know that method...

Posted October 12th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Nice use of the 4chan arrow (in case no one gets it the arrow is used for quotes there as well).

Edited October 12th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

>implying

Edited October 12th by nullfather
nullfather

I feel like i should know that method...


Everyone would quote using = because it makes the paragraph bold and it was the only way we had to quote things.

Posted October 12th by Moonray
Moonray

implying


Well that's what it was supposed to be used for anyway

Posted October 12th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

Well that's what it was supposed to be used for anyway


It's intended for quoting, but when it was introduced to 4chan, the users quickly began using it for passive-aggressive arguments where they would use the symbol to "quote" a non-explicit idea.

The practice actually goes back much further than the 4chan formatting, at least to Markdown blockquotes. In fact, it's the same syntax that you use to quote someone on Reddit.

Posted October 12th by nullfather
nullfather

The practice actually goes back much further than the 4chan formatting, at least to Markdown blockquotes. In fact, it's the same syntax that you use to quote someone on Reddit.

Well shit. Misinformation everywhere man

Edited October 12th by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

Mostly I did this because nullfather does it all the time. Exposure to reddit didn't hurt either.

Posted October 12th by Xhin
Xhin
 

a nifty shortcut ^.^

Posted October 12th by susurrous
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