If you'd like to format your posts to make them easier (or more difficult) to read, then once you pass a posting threshold you're able to make use of BBCode to format your posts.
The threshold is quite low, once you've passed it you'll see a note just below the box that you type your posts in reading:
"As you've made X posts, BB code is enabled"
So, you're in business. There are some examples of most of the code below, but please bear in mind that it can get messy if you don't format the code right, and as there isn't an edit function (yet) I'd prefer not to spend my time editing miss-formatted posts! So perhaps stick with the simple ones till you're comfortable using it...
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And what is the value of X?
#2 Rohan has been a member since 16/6/2009. Posts: 63
I have more than 12 posts, but no note appears at the bottom of the box about BB. Sontam, if this is underlined then there is a problem with the message coming up. If not, just means I need more posts.
#4 Rohan has been a member since 16/6/2009. Posts: 63
There's no note at the bottom on my screen either that I can see. Maybe I haven't done enough posts either. ;-)
I don't think my old wine enhanced brain is clever enough to remember all that special punctuation without having to read the instructions every time.
Even then it would probably take me an hour to work out what to do and if I got it wrong it would come up like gobbledygook and I wouldn't be able to edit it because we haven't got an edit button!!!
Anyway I'm gonna test it now and see if even I can do it.
What is the point of the quote mark one? I can do quote marks already by hitting the " key on my keyboard. A quote function that clearly differentiates quoted text from the rest of the post would be cool though. If not then italics might do I suppose.
How do you do bold italic underlined caps in red like Bruce does...or would you rather people didn't know? ;-)
SOMETHING LIKE THIS I WOULD GUESS
#8 Rohan has been a member since 16/6/2009. Posts: 63
As per Rohan, you nest the tags. So to make something in bold, italics and at size 24, you put the sets of tags within one another
Which in the code is:
I can see "bb code enabled" under the reply box when I start a topic but not when I reply to one. Is that intentional?
Also I still had to C&P the code off this thread just now when I posted. Can't we have the code at the bottom of the page too so we can do it more easily?
To those that want colour, the long list code is unnecessary. Rather, one just writes color=red (or whatever) in square brackets.
The standard simple colors are:
Aside from the standard simple colours, there are also a host of 'complex' colours.
All the various writing colours are (from here .
All the possible writing codes are here .
And, the emoticons are here but they don't appear to work on Travelfish.