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Old 30-08-2021, 09:48 PM
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I got the impression the three-sentence Quote rule was in the 'Rules' section....

I had already found the Copy and Paste two-sentence one, presumably introduced to stop idiots who like to copy large sections of text from wherever and then paste them pointlessly and obstructively in an active thread - I get that.

The three sentence one isn't a problem provided folk know how to use editing tools - it's not difficult - because the whole posting can initially be quoted, establishing the context of one's response, and then most of the quoted text can be deleted before posting the response. The way I showed earlier as an example.
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Old 31-08-2021, 02:06 PM
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I haven't been able to work out how to only quote 3 sentences . ,I just type in the part that I want to refer to.
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Old 31-08-2021, 03:41 PM
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I haven't been able to work out how to only quote 3 sentences . ,I just type in the part that I want to refer to.
Sure that's ok...But just click Quote and the entire quote comes up, right?
Highlight all but the sentences you want, click Delete on your keyboard or Backspace...Voila! All gone but the 3 sentences!
Also if you would like say, 'from Post #37'.
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Old 31-08-2021, 04:52 PM
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I haven't bee...............hat I want to refer to.

Highlight the piece or the sentences you want to get rid of, press and hold the full-stop / period symbol to add the dots and to show you've deleted some text - leave enough text to show what you're responding to - like I've just done above - job done!

Practice with a real posting then use the 'Preview Post' to see what it looks like. Keep fiddling about until you're happy with what you've achieved and then just discard the whole thing without posting it.
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Old 31-08-2021, 05:52 PM
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I haven't bee...............hat I want to refer to
bobjob, the quote makes no sense chopping off words like you do. At least place one full sentence.
Nothing wrong with 3 full sentences.
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Old 31-08-2021, 07:39 PM
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bobjob, the quote makes no sense chopping off words like you do. At least place one full sentence.
Nothing wrong with 3 full sentences.

That was just an example of how a member could thin out the number of characters, words, lines - or sentences. It's the same same principle whichever and you could easily leave one sentence or three sentences.

For me it makes no sense in routinely thinning sentences anyway but it's what's decreed so it's what I do.

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Old 01-09-2021, 06:33 AM
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Thanks for the help Miss Hepburn and bobjob.Problem solved,I'll do that next time I need it.
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