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If there's a better answer- y'all on here jump in and help. I'm still asking questions and don't have it figured out yet. I don't know how to quote only parts of a post. I just figured out how to post an image without it being a screenshot. I feel like a grown up now.
The reply button is useful if you want someone to be notified that you replied to them. If the quote is long and you only want to address part of it, you can trim the rest and leave only the pertinent part.