What is BB Codes?
With BB Codes
we mean those things that make your posts look fancy. For example, we have bold
; and many more. Basically everything with [brackets]
is a so called BB code
They are very similar to <html>-tags.Isn't it totally obvious?
The experienced forum user will find these blatantly obvious to use. In fact, they are used in many many forums all over the internet. Despite their popularity, some users might not know how to use them, or how to make more use of them.
I often find myself in a situation where I am looking for a certain feature, but don't know which [bbcode]
to use, or how
to use one of theses [tags]
. Usually I go to the Simplemachines website
and search their documentation.Ok, what's with the documentation now?
Very often I end up at this list of Basic BB Codes
, so I figured they might be useful to you as well.
There is also documentation of Advanced BB Codes here
, but I am not sure if they can be used here at donationcoder.com.What are you favorite [bbcodes]?
- [url]for URLs[/url]; the web is all about hyperlinking
- [b]for bold[/b]; we do have important things to say, no?
- [attachthumb=1] to inline a thumbnail of an attached image; VERY useful for reviews with screenshots
- [quote]for quotations[/quote]
- [spoiler]buttons hide&show[/spoiler], use your imagination and do fun stuff with this one
Those are the ones I use most. Oh, and don't forget about the smilies: ;D :) :D :-* :P
make these smilies: Why do I care?
I hope this will help you write better posts. "Better" as in "looking like you wanted it to look".