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Author Topic: BB Codes documentation  (Read 6809 times)

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BB Codes documentation
« on: August 09, 2006, 06:02:56 PM »
What is BB Codes?

With BB Codes we mean those things that make your posts look fancy. For example, we have bold, italics, underline, strikethrough; 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: ;D :) :D :-* :P


Why do I care?

I hope this will help you write better posts. "Better" as in "looking like you wanted it to look".  :P

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006, 07:02:21 PM »
Well done for putting that up - very useful - and I learned something new - to NOBBC tag !! Saves using CODE tags to be able to display the BBC tags.

By the way the standard BB Code tags referenced by SMF boards are lissted here but obviously doesn't include mouser added tags such as SPOILER and ATTACHIMG etc.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2006, 07:04:46 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006, 09:53:08 PM »
by the way i also added a COMMENT tag you can use to temporarily comment out stuff from displaying.  just surround the text by comment and /comment.

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006, 10:42:21 PM »
Dont forget my favorites!

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 11:35:17 PM »
Now if only there were a way to limit the width of a table... <sigh> :)

Mouser and I were talking about this the other day (at present tables expand to the entire width of the browser window before wordwrapping) but there aren't any mods to achieve this at the moment.

Also changing cell colour and column / row spanning would be great too ;)

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 11:42:29 PM »
btw, firefox has an extension called BBCode which works out of the context-menu. :up:

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 05:48:37 AM »
Unfortunately it doesn't support FF 1.5 :( (even when you override compatibility checks)


OOPS ... I forgot to actually select override comaptibility checks seems to work fine ...

Here is

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italic

Quote
a quote

A URL from the clipboard
« Last Edit: October 11, 2006, 05:57:39 AM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 08:23:43 PM »
that's strange because i'm using it with Firefox 1.5 series. but then again, if it works then it's ok. :up:

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 08:36:32 PM »
When I tried to install in 1.5 it said it was incompatible. I have another extension that allows overriding the compatibility test - once I had ticked the right box (duh --- forgot the first time) it installed and works fine.

I have to say though that in DC forums the onscreen buttons are a lot quicker.

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Re: BB Codes documentation
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006, 08:45:19 PM »
wait, let me guess. is it Nightly Tester Tools?
yes, it's not a problem in DC forums. but BBCode comes in handy when you are using the keyboard exclusively or at forums with poorly arranged buttons. ;)