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Would you guys mind teaching me how to reference a post with a link to it in a post I'm replying to? Just typing that is confusing! I'm using my phone (simple android) on the forum, and it is difficult to navigate away and then return... Is there a different way to do this? I might stick to describing where to find it.

I promise I used to be able to do these things. It's much easier on a computer with multiple windows and mouse buttons. The phone frequently makes me feel old!
 

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You should be able to open multiple tabs on your phone too.Screenshot_20200112-173029~2.png

Clicking the number will show you all your open tabs, clicking the dots will let you open a new tab. I use a new tab to find what I want then copy and paste :)

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So how do I get the link like you guys do? If I click the address line it all goes away, gives me a search box, then I have to hit the back button to get back to where I was. I think I will stick to describing where I found things. It's too awkward on the phone.

This is what it looks like if I hit the address line to try to select it and copy it.
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So, even getting the screen shot found and inserted seems like quite a production. The other open tabs will do the same thing.

I'm not good at this!
 

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If you hold the address instead of clicking it does it come up with options? I use an iPhone and if I hold the address instead of click I get the copy option.
 

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This is your copy button. Then press and hold in the text box area and select paste.

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Then to paste I go to where I want to put the link and get the cursor to appear then hold that for the paste option to come up.
clicking gives different responses to holding.
 

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If you want to select a specific post within a thread you will see a number in the corner. Click on it and then copy the address

 

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When you click the link in my post it should show shezbug post as the first one as that is the post number I clicked on
 

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If you want to select a specific post within a thread you will see a number in the corner. Click on it and then copy the address

Yes, this what I want to do, but..... What? I see that they are numbered, but I don't understand the process....

Will it be better to hit the quote button and then navigate to the thread and then post the quote from the other thread?
 

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Also, I'm a little bit sorry I asked! I may practice in this thread when I get a few minutes to really figure it out. I feel a little guilty for taking your time for it... You guys should make tech support badge /banner? things so you can sport our appreciation!
 

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Test on @itzmered number selection...
 

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Also, I'm a little bit sorry I asked! I may practice in this thread when I get a few minutes to really figure it out. I feel a little guilty for taking your time for it... You guys should make tech support badge /banner? things so you can sport our appreciation!
No apology needed! Happy to help :)
 

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If you hit the "+Quote" in a thread, then go to the topic you want to respond to, then yes, you can insert the quote into that thread.

Not sure how it would be different on a phone, but the "insert quote" popped up in the reply box when I did the "+quote" of a post you made on another thread. Inserted it into reply and voila!

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Lol. I love that that's what you chose! Okay I will keep it in my mind. Two options is even better.
 
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