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View Source is your Friend!
Source mode gives you an uncluttered way to edit content before you post.

The main editor is 'WYSIWYG' - meaning it tries to show you how the post will look as you go.  Including all the pictures, fancy lines, and other stuff.  This can make it tricky to navigate.  With source mode, you can also copy / paste text directly from another location.  Important when copying from MS Word or another web site for example.  We talk about this in the Problems with External Editors guide.  In fact, I recommend you do all copy/paste operations using Source Mode.  Just a lot easier and foolproof. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

For most posts - especially those with pictures - View Source is very useful.  How to get there?  Just click this button:

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With our new drag 'n' drop picture system, this is especially handy.  Since we're not limiting picture size, images can be very large.  Depends on your camera/phone settings.  But there's good news. 

You can easily resize pictures 'on the fly' with View Source by editing the image link.  See this guide for a complete discussion:

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/showthre...?tid=36842

Short version of what you need to know  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. :
  1. The original image must be at least as large as what you're trying to resize to, or it won't work.
  2. For the majority of pics, the "l" or "h" options will work just fine.
  3. Place just before the period and extension letters (usually 'jpg') of your picture filename.  See illustration above.
  4. Put your post in source mode to see and edit the links!
That's it!
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Seeing some new members - and some not so new Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images., struggling with a related issue. 

Using the 'Reply' button at the bottom of posts is the same as quote.  Only difference with quote - I can select multiple posts.  I'll mouse over the 'Reply' control to illustrate:

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If you use this method, it's exactly the same as selecting the post to quote using the adjacent button.  EXCEPT using 'Quote', you must go to 'Quick Reply' and select 'Quote these posts now'.  'Reply' takes you directly to the main editor.  As mentioned in the OP, Quick Reply is 'Source' mode by default, the main editor is WYSIWYG. 

Here we've selected the post with the 'Quote' button.  Note the red under the Quote button, and the Quick Reply prompt appears:

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But using 'Reply' is fine - it's just easier to get your bearings with the WYSIWYG stuff turned off.  Clicking 'View Source' will do that!  Then all you need do is go to the very bottom and find the "[/quote]" instruction - which stands for 'end quote'.  Start a new line and start typing.  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.   Very useful for navigating around pictures!  Example pictured here:

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So another powerful use for 'View Source'.  Takes the clutter out of those quotes and replies!

With a little practice, you'll be posting like a pro!

cheers...
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