Quoting An Outside Source

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  1. Joseph.Shivell

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    Sometimes, the answer to a member's question can be found in an outside source. But, copying from an outside source is a violation of the forum rules. So, how do we quote the outside source without violating the rules?
    First, never use content from an outside source as your entire post. When you do quote an outside source, there are two ways to do it - with a "quote box", or by putting the copied content in between quotation marks, like this:
    "Content from outside source".
    A "quote box can be made by starting with the word "QUOTE", all in upper case, in brackets, adding the content, and then closing with "/QUOTE" in brackets. It will look like this:
    Of course, you should credit the source by saying "According to (outside source)" at the beginning of your post, or by linking to the source at the end

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