How to Quote a User's Messages on wikiHow (Using Templates with Their Username)

Sometimes its pertinent that a user shows another user what they wrote, and to quote exactly what they said. This article will explain this process using a special template (called "quote").

Steps

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    Open your web browser.
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    Visit the wikiHow website.
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    Copy down the exact quote you'd like to show the user.
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    Locate the user you'd like to reply with a quote to.
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    Type two brackets like this {{.
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    Type the word "quote".
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    Type a vertical bar (|).
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    Type the person's username that it was sent from (most often this will be the same as the user you are replying to).
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    Type another vertical bar (|).
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    Type the message, as it appears on the page of messages on which you've received the original message. It's preferable, if you Copy and Paste this portion of the message from the original page to this template. There is no use trying to skip lines to break it up. The template will automatically self-correct for this "error", as it will create a "word-wrap feature" set to "on".
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    Type a set of two closing brackets to the template }}.
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    Type the remainder of your message.
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    Click the Post button when you are finished typing your message.

Tips

  • An example of one of these messages can be found on this page.

Warnings

  • Regardless of what everyone has as for their Real name (selected in their preferences), you must type out their username ONLY, for this to work. They'll just have to live with the consequences later.
    • There's no need to type the square brackets nor the phrase "User:" (not this [[user:Byankno1]]) into this portion of the template; so, put {{quote|Byankno1|There's no need to type the brackets nor the phrase "User:"...}}.
  • If the user subscribes to notifications of new talk page messages and they receive a message with a quote template, they wont receive notification of the message you sent them. Try as you may; it just will never happen! Be forewarned!

Article Info

Categories: WikiHow