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  • somtam2000

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    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...

    Simple formatting


    [b]Make it bold[/b]: Make it bold

    [i]Make it italicised[/i]: Make it italicised

    [u]Underline it[/u]: Underline it

    [color=red]Red text[/color] or [color=#FF0000]Red text[/color]: Red text

    [size=24]Bigger please[/size]: Bigger please

    [quote]I love Thailand[/quote]: I love Thailand


    Links

    Note that with links, if you just paste the link in with no formatting, it will automatically be linked (assumming you're past the threshold).

    [url]http://www.travelfish.org[/url]: http://www.travelfish.org
    [url=http://www.travelfish.org]Visit Travelfish[/url]: Visit Travelfish

    Lists

    These get messy fast -- please only use these if you know what you're doing!

    [list]
    [*]fried rice
    [*]friend noodles
    [*]larb
    [/list]:
    1. fried rice
    2. fried noodles
    3. larb


    [list=a]
    [*]fried rice
    [*]fried noodles
    [*]larb
    [/list]:
    1. fried rice
    2. fried noodles
    3. larb

    #1 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 07:05

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  • Rohan

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    And what is the value of X?

    #2 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 08:42

  • Captain_Bob

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    Currently you have to make 12 posts to get access to the above formatting. Thank you Stuart!

    #3 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 08:54

  • Rohan

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    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 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 09:04

  • somtam2000

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    Hi Rohan,

    That's fixed - thanks.

    #5 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 09:35

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    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.

    bolditalicsunderlinebluebigger

    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? ;-)

    #6 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 16:16

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    Gosh it works!

    #7 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 16:17

  • Rohan

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    SOMETHING LIKE THIS I WOULD GUESS

    #8 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 17:12

  • somtam2000

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    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

    So:

    Weather steamy

    Which in the code is:
    [b][i][size=24]Weather steamy[/size][/i][/b]

    #9 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 17:33

  • SBE

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    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?

    #10 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 18:39

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  • BruceMoon

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    Hello...

    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:

    color aqua
    color black
    color blue
    color fuchsia
    color gray
    color green
    color lime
    color maroon
    color navy
    color olive
    color purple
    color red
    color silver
    color teal
    color yellow

    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.

    Cheers

    #11 Posted: 25/8/2009 - 05:41

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