How To Use [EX] tags for quoting external content

Mick West

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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 posts on Metabunk), see:
https://www.metabunk.org/threads/how-to-quote-another-post-using-quote-tags.2561/[/EX]
 
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Mick West

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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.
 

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 ...
 

Mick West

Administrator
Staff member
I've changed it so it just links the "external source" now, so it's always the same size.
 

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:

[BUNK]Available in three formulas—cream, gel and ointment—Arnicare topicals offer everyday pain relief where you need it most—to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling and discoloration from bruises. Each topical contains only one active ingredient—Arnica montana, a homeopathic medicine that has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever.Safe when used as directed, Arnicare Cream, Gel and Ointment are paraben-free and do not contain artificial colors or perfumes. Arnicare topicals work naturally with your body to help you feel better faster.[/BUNK]
 

Pete Tar

Senior 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:

[BUNK]Available in three formulas—cream, gel and ointment—Arnicare topicals offer everyday pain relief where you need it most—to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling and discoloration from bruises. Each topical contains only one active ingredient—Arnica montana, a homeopathic medicine that has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever.Safe when used as directed, Arnicare Cream, Gel and Ointment are paraben-free and do not contain artificial colors or perfumes. Arnicare topicals work naturally with your body to help you feel better faster.[/BUNK]
Bound to be a controversial move to some.
 

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

 

Igrokush1

Member
Ok
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)




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/[/EX]
ok Mick, apologies for my 'rookie ism ' can you please show me what I did wrong so I can look at it, then in the future make the correct ex tag you specified?
 

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