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How to format your posts

ScottBrooksScottBrooks Member Posts: 687
edited June 2012 in Site Resources
Some people are wondering how to format your posts, here is a quick guide to post formatting. If you know html, just use that since that's all this is.


Bold is achieved by putting the text you want to be bold inside of <b></b> ex: <b>Make me bold!</b>

Italics is achieved by putting the text you want to be italic inside of <i></i> ex: <i>Make me italics!</i>

Underline is achieved by putting the text you want to be italic inside of <u></u> ex: <u>Make me underlined!</u>

There are also a bunch of others you can use.
pre is very handy for when you want to paste something where you want to preserve the formatting.

Friendly arm inn
Candle Keep --|
Linking to other pages is a bit more complex, but not really.
A link to Baldur's Gate is achieved by <a href="The full link to the website">The text that shows up in the link</a>

Embedding a picture is similar
<img src="full link to your image">

Now since we can't have things 100% consistent, use square brackets for spoilers
[spoiler]Hidden text[/spoiler]

As with anything, with great power comes great responsibility. Abuse it and lose it.

You can even get really tricky with hidden text that you have to select the text to read
Post edited by ScottBrooks on
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  • TanthalasTanthalas Member Posts: 6,738
    Thanks. This will really help me.
  • lordkimlordkim Member Posts: 1,063
    edited June 2012
    You can even get really tricky with hidden text that you have to select the text to read. ( hidden in @ScottBrooks text)

    Nice one dude :O)

    Beginning to like this forum

    Post edited by lordkim on
  • lansounetlansounet Member Posts: 1,182
    edited June 2012
    Thanks for the tips.
  • CadrosCadros Member Posts: 253
    edited June 2012
    Thanks Scott, could we get a sticky for this.
    Post edited by Cadros on
  • KoreKore Member Posts: 245
    Is there no premade text editor in Vanilla? It seems a fairly basic feature. Thanks though Scott.
  • ScottBrooksScottBrooks Member Posts: 687
    @cadros If you go to the Community Support category, it's at the top there.
  • KoreKore Member Posts: 245
    @cadros If you go to the Community Support category, it's at the top there.
    The problem is that it's also at the top of the discussions category. While fine for this one post you might have to rethink the structure a bit. I'd leave it for now, but ultimately I'd replace "discussions" with a link to the categories index and have a different but similar link to "what's new" that show's all the newest posts through use of the search function rather than the entire community as the "discussions" button does at the moment. For now it's fine though, suits the community size well.
  • BhryaenBhryaen Member Posts: 2,874
    edited June 2012
    This thread deserves "Announcement" status... Though that Scott guy, what a show-off, huh? :-P
  • CadrosCadros Member Posts: 253
    @ScottBrooks Oh right my bad
  • Bend3Bend3 Member Posts: 19
    Thanks for the tutorial.
  • niklasniklas Member Posts: 18
    edited July 2012
    Thank you, this was insightful indeed.
  • xan212xan212 Member Posts: 65

    Ok! THX!
  • IranicusIranicus Member Posts: 10
    Thanks much for the insight, will definitely come in handy in future exploits :O)
  • AndreaColomboAndreaColombo Member Posts: 5,514
    edited July 2012
    Btw, should you need to color your posts, this is the relevant html code:

    < font color="colorname">your text goes here< /font>

    For the sake of readability, please do not abuse this code by making rainbow-like posts or coloring your text in bright colors that are hard on the eyes (like red, yellow, orange or cyan). Only use colors if they suit your formatting needs, such as highlighting a specific sentence or word, and not gratuitously.

    That being said, I'm no moderator and you're free to do as you please. Mine was just a friendly piece of advice.
  • zero5zczero5zc Member Posts: 2
  • AranneasAranneas Member Posts: 282
    edited July 2012
    Any chance of getting a simple substitution system that automatically detects php tags and replaces
    I've already trolled myself like five times.
  • AdaramAdaram Member Posts: 146
    Dead simple. Cool. Looking forward to spending some qual;ity time with the folks here!
  • HeroHero Member Posts: 3
    Heh, very old school... I love it!

    Take that buttons!
  • FillaFillasonFillaFillason Member Posts: 110
    Does this work on for.eks. as well?
  • siriuslukesiriusluke Member Posts: 31
    How do I set up a poll for my post? Thanks in advance.
  • TanthalasTanthalas Member Posts: 6,738

    On the New Discussion button click on the little triangle on the right side and you'll see the option to create a poll.
  • siriuslukesiriusluke Member Posts: 31
    Appreciate it.
  • trinittrinit Member Posts: 705
    edited August 2012
    testing the post...

    Post edited by trinit on
  • cloakanddaggercloakanddagger Member Posts: 111
    edited September 2012
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  • GriegGrieg Member Posts: 507
    edited December 2012
    um glow?
    different text color

    testing pre-thingy:
    / \
    nikt tego nie zauważy
    Post edited by Grieg on
  • KhamillKhamill Member Posts: 226
    edited September 2012
    Please help me guys:)
    Its probably very simple but Im kinda moron:/ Can anyone tell me how to edit my post? How to add something to existing post?

    Ok nevermind:D
  • AndreaColomboAndreaColombo Member Posts: 5,514
    edited September 2012
    @Khamill - Hit the "Options" button in the top-right corner of your posts. It's hidden and only displays when you hover your cursor on it.
  • KhamillKhamill Member Posts: 226
    Yes, accually discovered it just a moment after:) But thanks for help.
  • LekianLekian Member Posts: 108
    edited September 2012
    Just giving a test to the spoiler.

    18th September will be Glorious
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