With that in mind, here's an easy way to properly quote other member's comments, without having to fuss around with the way this software works.
Just manually type the quote tags before and after the comments you wish to reference.
[quote ]relevant text being quoted here[/ quote]
but with no spaces anywhere between the quoting code brackets
(note: this is an update of Phil's instructions since you can no longer see what he was describing)
Note that the beginning and ending quote tag are the same, with the exception that the ending quote tag has a slash included.
The confusion comes in when trying to use the forum software to generate these tags. If we type the quote tags manually, this removes this point of confusion.
Personally, I feel proper quoting will do much to make the forum more readable.
Quoted comments will look like this:
Some people are fussy about quote formating!
Hope this is helpful!