We are transitioning into our new community and need to pull a few messages from an old system in for a while. That involves quoting from external sources.
Luckily there is a nice [quote] system. We should be able to paste in the text, put a [quote=“name”] at the start of the text, [/quote] at the end and it should indent and label… and collapse! Very cool.
But it doesn’t seem to do that across paragraphs. It works within a normal reply as intended… reply to a post, click the cloud, multiple paragraphs are quoted nicely. But if I create a new topic, paste in several paragraphs and add quote ‘tags’ to front and back it does not render.
Putting quote tags around a single paragraph when externally pasted in does work. So… what am I missing? Is there a trick to making this work?
I see the full, proper quote tag includes post, topic and full attributes. We’re not adding those… but if I do a quote the ‘normal’ way and delete those attributes is still works. Is there a clue there?
Also we are doing multiple quotes in a page… a bad thing?
Is there a way? Or am I hacking the tags and should just stop?
For now we are using the quote tags for the first paragraph, then > for subsequent paragraphs… clumsy. And it looks bad, to wit:
I know the flow isn’t quite normal, but my partner in this venture liked to quote in-stream in our past system so this works for him on these quotes we pull in…
Example: multiple paragraphs
Single paragraph. I only moved the /quote end tag: