Author Topic: Posting FAQ  (Read 783 times)

Onyx

Posting FAQ
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:00:48 pm »
BBCode

This forum uses BBCode markup, which is especially handy if using the Quick Reply box. The basic format is very similar to HTML. Most of the features are available in the reply toolbar, but sometimes it's easier to know some tags you can just put in as you write.

If a post doesn't come across like you want it to, please let me know and I will assist when I have time, as this isn't the most user-friendly system. Usually I can just edit the post and fix whatever the problem is.


Formatting

b - Bold
i - Italics
s - Strikethrough
hr - Inserts a horizontal rule.
left/center/right - These tags can be used for text alignment.

u - Underline
As you can probably see, underlining is deprecated on modern web browsers and usually just results in bold, will try to come up with a workaround that makes the tag work again.

Code: [Select]
[i]Italicized Text[/i]
Results in: Italicized Text. You may also change the text size and/or color:

Code: [Select]
[color=#f30][size=18pt]Large Vermillion Text[/size][/color]
[color=#green][size=24pt]Larger Green Text[/size][/color]

Large Vermillion Text
Larger Green Text

Please see the attached image for a chart of color codes you can use. Both 3-digit and 6-digit hexidecimal is supported, like #f30 or #ff3300.


Quotes

Clicking the "quote" button on a message will insert the entire message, but you can also do it this way:

Code: [Select]
[quote=Onyx]Hail Satan[/quote]

Or just generically:

[quote]Hail Satan[/quote]


Images

There are different ways to post images. The easiest way is to simply attach the images at the end of the post. You can also do in-line images with the "insert attachment" buttons. They are numbered 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.

You may also link externally to images you've posted elsewhere, and they will appear in-line. The best way to do this is to right-click on an image in the web browser and select Copy Image Address (or Copy Image Location) from the menu, then surround it with the img tag:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://orderoftheserpent.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=308;type=avatar[/img]
Which gives you:




Hyperlinks

Code: [Select]
[url]http://orderoftheserpent.org[/url]
http://orderoftheserpent.org

You can also embed links like this:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://orderoftheserpent.org]Order of the Serpent[/url]
Order of the Serpent


Embedding Video

The forum software automatically detects and embeds YouTube and Vimeo links, so there is no need to use tags.


Audio

You can attach relatively short clips and a little player will show up in the post. MP3/WAV/OGG are supported.

Soundcloud is also supported, links must be public and require this format:

Code: [Select]
[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/whatever[/soundcloud]


Preformatted Text

For regular text, there is the pre tag. For anything involving code or extra characters please use the code tag instead. Examples:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.


Code: [Select]
for(i = 0; i < 100; i++)
{
  func(i);
}

Lists
You can make bulleted lists like this:

Code: [Select]
[list]
[li]First[/li]
[li]Second[/li]
[li]Third[/li]
[/list]

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
    « Last Edit: November 24, 2018, 01:16:58 pm by Onyx »