Proper Quoting in Discourse Forum Posts
The Discourse forum engine has a nifty highlight quote mechanism that makes it easy to quote other statements from multiple people (even your prior posts) from any number of previous postings.
Starting a quoted reply from scratch
To start a quoted reply from scratch, simply highlight (select) the text in any post that you wish to quote, and you’ll see a [ "Quote ] balloon button appear. Click this button and the new reply will be created with the quoted text inserted and properly linked back to the author and post.
Here is an example of selected text and the [ " Quote ] balloon button with my orange cursor pointing at it.
Adding quotes to existing replies
To add a quote into an already existing reply that you’ve begun, simply place the cursor where you wish to have the quote appear in your reply, and then scroll the topic thread display back up to where the desired text is, select it, and click the [ "Quote ] balloon button. The quote is inserted with proper linking.
You can repeat as many times as you wish, inserting any number of quotes from any number of previous postings. They can be from different posts and respondents. You could even quote yourself from a prior post.