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#1 2018-05-14 08:03:47

Destry
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[forum] A bq(ind). style for indirect blockquotes

I often find myself wanting to quote external content as a blockquote (i.e. a ‘displayed quotation’) which is different from quoting someone in thread conversation, which we already expect to see as styled in yellow.

It would useful to have a style option for such ‘indirect’ displayed quotations, something short, of course. Maybe using:

bq(ind).

Then style it differently from the ‘direct’ quotations of thread participants. I don’t think another background color would be good, as that starts getting busy (light gray, maybe, if anything). But a left border would be good, and a serif typeface?


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#2 2018-05-14 09:15:07

philwareham
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Re: [forum] A bq(ind). style for indirect blockquotes

Destry wrote #311733:

It would useful to have a style option for such ‘indirect’ displayed quotations, something short, of course.

Pleas open an issue on the forum repo if you wish to have features added. Otherwise they would get overlooked and forgotten on the forums. Cheers Destry.

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#3 2018-05-14 09:23:42

Bloke
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Re: [forum] A bq(ind). style for indirect blockquotes

I agree with this as it can get confusing if you quote external sources and forum members in the same post. Not sure about the (ind) class name, though. But I can’t think of anything better. Umm, (ext) for external? Nahhh, dunno.


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#4 2018-05-14 09:51:14

Destry
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Re: [forum] A bq(ind). style for indirect blockquotes

philwareham wrote #311741:

Pleas open an issue

Done.


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