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    #1

    quotation and replying old threads

    I started to check my old thread because I cannot understand well enough some of them. So I will make some quotations and ask some questions about them but I cannot see quotation button and reply button. Would you like to help me?

    This is one of them https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...neral-election

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Threads that haven't attracted a response for some time are closed. You can't do anything with them. If you want to ask a new question, you can copy and paste text into a new thread.

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    #3

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Threads that haven't attracted a response for some time are closed. You can't do anything with them. If you want to ask a new question, you can copy and paste text into a new thread.
    By request, can you re-open them? This is a disadvantageous situation for learners.

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    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    If you post links to them in this thread, we can reopen them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Huh. I tried to open the one linked above. It said I'd successfully closed it - even though I clicked on the the "Open" radio button. So I tried again. It said I'd successfully opened it. Then it took me back to the thread and it still said "Closed." I have no idea what's going on ... if another mod can open it, great. If not, we'll take it to the site admins to figure out.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Same problem here. I went to the thread, did "Open thread" from the admin dropdown and it said "You have successfully closed this thread", suggesting that Barb had opened it. So I tried again, and got "You have successfully opened this thread" but it still shows as closed! Is there a statute of limitations on reopening a thread? Admins?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    I've just opened it. I clicked on the large, blue "Closed" button, posted a (dummy) message and ticked the "re-open thread" box.

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    #8

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    If you (mods) re-open a thread and post an administrative message saying that you have re-opened it, it is open beyond any shadow of a doubt. If you re-open an old thread but do nothing and it doesn't get a post, the timer suggests that it is still closable.
    Last edited by Tdol; 28-Jan-2017 at 14:56.

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    #9

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Would you like to re-open https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...l-was-blinking

    Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: quotation and replying old threads

    Would you like to re-open https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...nictate-v-wink

    Thank you.

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