1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    When quoting content from an external source use the [EX] tags. Examples

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnavlon416087.html
    [EX]A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum - the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They're the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.[/EX]

    becomes
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnavlon416087.html


    You can also EX something by selecting the text, and then clicking on the X button in the tool bar (next to the quote button)

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    When you quote an external source, always add a link if one is available, like:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory


    For quoting internal content (i.e. other post on Metabunk), see:
    https://www.metabunk.org/threads/how-to-quote-another-post-using-quote-tags.2561/
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013
  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I'm going to be fixing up quotes as I see them, in both new and old posts. So if you see "Edited by Mick" under a post, it's probably that.

    One advantage of these EX tag is that the quote still shows up when you "Reply with Quote"

    I might add a "BUNK" tag to label things that are probably bunk.
  3. JFDee

    JFDee Senior Member

    May I suggest that the URLs in the EX tags are automatically length-reduced, just as the inline ones?
    Mainly for aesthetic reasons, of course ...
  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've changed it so it just links the "external source" now, so it's always the same size.
  5. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I've added an experimental BUNK tag, used for things that are obvious bunk, (or have a subsequent debunking). The intent is to indicate that the source is not to be trusted, and to differentiate the bunk quotes from non-bunk quotes. Example:

  6. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The EX tag button on the editor toolbar is back:
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    Apologies for my atrocious graphic design skills.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2013
  7. Pete Tar

    Pete Tar Senior Member

    Bound to be a controversial move to some.
  8. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Bunk tags have been around for a while (since May 2012). I've hardly ever used them.
  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    When you quote something from an external source, use EX tags, like:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemtrail_conspiracy_theory

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