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Drew Bowling
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Hey, I just passed the point where my little thingy no longer says "New User" but I still feel like one . I have a couple of questions:
1. How do you put pictures into reviews? I'm not looking to put them into the gallery, but I wouldn't know how to do that either.
2. How do you quote other people's material? Especially doing a quote within a quote. I don't get that. Also, how can I quote different sources in one post?
3. Is there actually one resource that answers all of these questions about using the site in general?
Thanks, y'all!
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Can't help with the pictures, but
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Click the option to quote me to see how I did that. Always check your nesting.

If I wish to ascribe the quote to a specific person, then I put the username (the blue one you can click on to go to their profile) in like this: [ q = JasonJ0 ] but without the spaces. This is what BGG does for you automatically when you quote someone by clicking on quote or quickquote.

You can do all this manually with typing and copying and pasting if you like, or you can simply right-click the quote option for the text you wish to quote and open it in a new tab - with all the quoting done for you. You just copy the entire text generated that way into your own post.

Try this page from the BGG wiki for general formatting tips. I seem to recall seeing a call for a link to this to be stickied in the BGG How To forum, but I don't think it has happened yet...

Instructions for pictures are stickied in the How To forum, though.
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Welcome to BGG.

This informative GeekList might be helpful:

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Miller4h9 wrote:
Hey, I just passed the point where my little thingy no longer says "New User" but I still feel like one . I have a couple of questions:
1. How do you put pictures into reviews? I'm not looking to put them into the gallery, but I wouldn't know how to do that either.
2. How do you quote other people's material? Especially doing a quote within a quote. I don't get that. Also, how can I quote different sources in one post?
3. Is there actually one resource that answers all of these questions about using the site in general?
Thanks, y'all!

1. Here's a guide to putting pictures in messages: Re: How to insert images of different size in posts?

2. I just hit the QuickQuote button to the lower right of your message. If you quote a message with a quote in it, you'll get a quote in a quote. Basically you start with [q] and end with [/q] (I put a bold of nothing after the [ to keep the system from paying attention to it). Your quote about starts [q="Miller4h9"] (and ends with the same [/q]). If I do [q="He"] [q="She"]What they wrote.[/q][/q] it ends up looking like this:
He wrote:
She wrote:
What they wrote.

3. Look for locked threads in this forum and in HOWTO BGG.

Hints:
* Always preview before posting! It saves a lot of edits.
* Quote messages if you don't understand how they're doing something (not possible at all times).
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Miller4h9 wrote:
Hey, I just passed the point where my little thingy no longer says "New User" but I still feel like one . I have a couple of questions:
1. How do you put pictures into reviews? I'm not looking to put them into the gallery, but I wouldn't know how to do that either.
2. How do you quote other people's material? Especially doing a quote within a quote. I don't get that. Also, how can I quote different sources in one post?
3. Is there actually one resource that answers all of these questions about using the site in general?
Thanks, y'all!


Liam Liam has promoted this one for me, but I haven't done it in a while. ninja

New Users want to know Who? What? Where? When? and Why? but mostly How?
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You may also find the BGG wiki page Forum formatting helpful.
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And you'll find most of these in: Every-Gamer BGG Guides
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monkeyhandz wrote:
And you'll find most of these in: Every-Gamer BGG Guides


Why is that not pinned to the top of How To? If things so trivial as microbadges and geekgold get pinned, why not something that actually tells users how to make use of the site?
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