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How to nest quotes from earlier messages?

Not sure if this was answered in the earlier how to reply while quoting replied-to text (I can't see it); and Wordpressians' grumpiness notwithstanding ...

Clearly messages can nest quotes to arbitrary depth -- I can see that as soon as I hit Quote. But if I'm (as I just was) replying point-by-point to a previous message, interleaving my answers with quoting, what if I want to quote bits of some earlier reply? I want to quote that at depth two or more. If I use the Blockquote button I get depth one. If I click it again, that undoes the quoting. If I select a chunk of text that includes both quoted and unquoted (hoping it would quote the unquoted and double-quote the quoted), clicking Blockquote just makes it all depth one.

Furthermore what I wanted to double-quote was code, so I wanted multiple levels of formatting (as you can do in say StackOverflow or github comments).

 

Quote from AntC on June 25, 2019, 2:19 am

Not sure if this was answered in the earlier how to reply while quoting replied-to text (I can't see it); and Wordpressians' grumpiness notwithstanding ...

Clearly messages can nest quotes to arbitrary depth -- I can see that as soon as I hit Quote. But if I'm (as I just was) replying point-by-point to a previous message, interleaving my answers with quoting, what if I want to quote bits of some earlier reply? I want to quote that at depth two or more. If I use the Blockquote button I get depth one. If I click it again, that undoes the quoting. If I select a chunk of text that includes both quoted and unquoted (hoping it would quote the unquoted and double-quote the quoted), clicking Blockquote just makes it all depth one.

Furthermore what I wanted to double-quote was code, so I wanted multiple levels of formatting (as you can do in say StackOverflow or github comments).

Yes, "quote" is (annoyingly) a toggle.

Two possibilities come to mind:

One is to use indentation (the "increase indent" button) to indicate quoting, like this:

First guy writes something.

Second guy replies to first guy.

Third guy replies to first and second guy.

(I surrounded the lot in "quote" to highlight it.)

A second approach is to manually insert <blockquote>...</blockquote> tags via View | Source code.  "Source code" in this case means the HTML source code for the post.

So, rewrite the above in "Source code" view as:

<blockquote>
<blockquote>
<blockquote>First guy writes something.</blockquote>
Second guy replies to first guy.
</blockquote>
Third guy replies to first and second guy.
</blockquote>

The result should look like this:

First guy writes something.

Second guy replies to first guy.

Third guy replies to first and second guy.

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Thanks Dave,

Ok the View | <> Source code/manually insert <blockquote> works, as per this post, where I mashed together bits of messages from two people.

I won't be doing that often: the edit screen gives you raw HTML with no layout; you have to count very carefully to put the open/close tags in the right places.

It wouldn't be obvious that the View | <> Source code is same as the Tools | <> Source code, but different to the Format | <> code.