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wiploc
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10/31/2011 10:01:31 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
In a debate, how do you make it clear what material is quoted? How do you distinguish the quotes from new stuff?

In this forum post, I could italicize quotes, or boldface them. What can we do in debate posts.
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10/31/2011 10:11:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/31/2011 10:01:31 AM, wiploc wrote:
In a debate, how do you make it clear what material is quoted? How do you distinguish the quotes from new stuff?

In this forum post, I could italicize quotes, or boldface them. What can we do in debate posts.

You do the same thing in debates. You need to choose rich text. If you are talking about debate comments, there is actually no way to boldface or italicize as I believe the comments are in plain text. If you want to quote, use quotation marks.
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10/31/2011 10:16:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I wish there was a way to have professional looking quotes in debates.
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10/31/2011 10:41:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/31/2011 10:01:31 AM, wiploc wrote:
In a debate, how do you make it clear what material is quoted? How do you distinguish the quotes from new stuff?

In this forum post, I could italicize quotes, or boldface them. What can we do in debate posts.

If it is small in length, I simply quote it inline with quotation marks.

If it is long or particularly important, I will have the quote on its own line, indented.

I may or may not italicized, depending on whether or not I think it needs additional attention drawn to it.
wiploc
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10/31/2011 4:32:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Wait a minute! I'm still confused after all.

You say you can indent block quotes? When I try to indent something, the entire message indents.

How can I indent a quotation without indenting everything else?
drafterman
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10/31/2011 7:42:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/31/2011 4:32:07 PM, wiploc wrote:
Wait a minute! I'm still confused after all.

You say you can indent block quotes? When I try to indent something, the entire message indents.

How can I indent a quotation without indenting everything else?

Yes, I've had that happen to. Not sure what I did to get it to work, but after repeatedly trying to do it, I got it to indent individual paragraphs.

Ex:
http://www.debate.org...
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11/5/2011 10:58:55 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Quotation marks followed by a citation, wow, really this needed to be explained?
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11/5/2011 11:26:48 AM
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At 11/5/2011 10:58:55 AM, izbo10 wrote:
Quotation marks followed by a citation, wow, really this needed to be explained?
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