Continuing the discussion from Do Diabetes Pharma Companies Have a Monopoly?:
Well, that is what I always assumed the
"Reply as linked Topic" button was all about. I just wasn’t quite sure if the previous digression was enough of one to try starting another discussion topic. But, at the risk of falling spot on my face, here goes …
While what you suggest does work, it is not necessary to start the reply before selecting the text you wish to quote.
You can also begin by simply highlighting (selecting) the text you wish to quote. The
”quote reply button should appear after you select the text. Clicking on the
”quote reply button will open up the reply edit window with the selected text inserted as a quote.
Here’s a screen capture which may help to illustrate this.
If you want to quote the entire post, then that is a good way to do so. But quoting everything is often overkill and can also obscure what it was in the post you were replying to. Selecting allows you to quote only the portion of a post your reply addresses.
Besides, when you selectively quote the entire text is still always immediately available to anyone who wants to view it. If someone wants to see the the complete text of the post you quoted from, they only have to click on the
expand/collapse button in the upper right hand corner of the quote to do so.
Another alternative is to navigate to the quoted post to view it. You can do that by clicking on the
go to the quoted post button which is usually to the right of the button in the upper right hand corner of the post.