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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2010 at 08:51 admin

As you may notice, the forum screen is a little different. As requested I've added little buttons so you can link and format your text without bothering with the pesky BBCode.

I haven't checked it in all browsers yet, so if you have probs getting it to work, please comment below.

Enjoy :)

Before you ask, Edit function is in new site.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2010 at 09:03 admin

wrote:
Testing the Quote thingy

The Youtube buttom really just makes the link, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

Then you can link it with the url button
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

Enjoy the rainbow ;-)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2010 at 09:04 admin

Ahhh no you can't it seems!
Just paste in the link and it should figure it out, as I can't!

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Posted by somsai on 24/8/2010 at 10:11

wish there were a way to preview. See you go to all this work and now we want more.

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Posted by somsai on 24/8/2010 at 10:22

15r0hlu.jpg

test

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Posted by somsai on 24/8/2010 at 10:26

15r0hlu.jpg
Last try.

I get the image when I switch back to regular posting mode from HTML, but then when i post, only a link. Probably only certain tags allowed.

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Posted by somsai on 24/8/2010 at 10:30

he he success., Thought the size was smaller. Still looking for a way to you tube,

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Posted by busylizzy on 24/8/2010 at 10:33



Wahoo!!



How cool is that?


I'm luvin' it!!


I wonder how colourful and creative I can get??


[ul][li]One for you [/li][li]One for me[/li][li]One for the other guy[/li][/ul]
Awesome stuff, Somtam - thanks from all of us!

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Posted by busylizzy on 24/8/2010 at 10:36

Ugh! What happened there? The last bit of underlining shouldn't have been there.

Also - the quote doesn't seem to work - at least not as I imagined it might. I put some text in my post, highlighted it, then hit the quote button. All th text just disappeared.

Are the HTML codes thingys (technical term) putting extra spaces in? I don't think I put that much space in my message above?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2010 at 10:42 admin

Nice pic.

I forgot I had disabled some of the tags (lists for example), I'll sort that out with the update tonight. Likewise with the double spacing.

wrote:
Also - the quote doesn't seem to work - at least not as I imagined it might. I put some text in my post, highlighted it, then hit the quote button.

Sorry did someone ask for a Preview function??!! Come onnnnnn people!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 24/8/2010 at 10:43 admin

Quote works for me -- all it does is put it in quotes as in the post above. Nothing fancier for now. busy busy busy.

:)

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Posted by busylizzy on 24/8/2010 at 10:49

Ahhh... OK, I was expecting something different, that's all. Didn't realise it was actually putting quote marks around it - silly me. Now I know.... :-)

Anyhow, it's very cool and I promise not to get all psychedically colourful in future (unless I'm REALLY excited about something.)

You deserve an afternoon in the hammock with a Bintang - have one on me!

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Posted by SBE on 26/8/2010 at 22:20

Oooh.There are lots of new buttons now ... Cool!!! Just one extraordinarily useful button still seems to be missing ...more useful than technicolor even! Also can we have some smileys, ones that express subtle enigmatic expressions would be good. (Don't ask me how I managed to underline red text with light blue, I don't know). ;-)

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Posted by SBE on 27/8/2010 at 02:20

Test

http://skypeemoticons.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Skype-emoticons-26-nerd.gif

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Posted by SBE on 27/8/2010 at 02:36

Hmm. I totally agree with Somsai... we definitely need a preview button too.

wrote:
I get the image when I switch back to regular posting mode from HTML, but then when i post, only a link. Probably only certain tags allowed.

Try again, *wipes sweat off brow*

http://skypeemoticons.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Skype-emoticons-26-nerd.gif

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Posted by SBE on 27/8/2010 at 02:40

Nope. Must be because its eyebrows move I reckon.

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Posted by SBE on 27/8/2010 at 02:55

If Somsai is having trouble with You Tube then there's no hope I'll manage.... but you did say

wrote:
Come onnnnnn people!
Where am I supposed to use double spacing (or not). Some people don't have this innate knowledge you know. But I do know HTML means hypertext markup language (whatever that means). What are tags? Are they something to do with things that move (like eyebrows)

And now for a moving video.................


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCb_d3lg_IE

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Posted by somsai on 27/8/2010 at 10:24

Mostly I use Google blogger so I don't have to know html, but it does help. I think the fish folks are using some sort of web page developer program too that allows him to make posting simplified for us users, so I'm not sure which parts are part of this web page and which part are normal tags. Also some are supported and others not. I figured out photos but won't do more (or at least smaller file size), if he wanted us to paste photos he would make a button to do so, there might be other surprising stuff, hard to tell because as you noted switching from "source" back to regular view doesn't really tell us what will eventually show up.

Normally you can just use the block of stuff on you tube entiteled "embed" and it works. I've tried for a while tonight too, I don't have good video anyway.


http://www.quackit.com/html/tutorial/

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Posted by Archmichael on 27/8/2010 at 10:33

Wow........great work, Somtam!

And what a lot of work.

Do you actually have a life of your own, or does it all revolve within the orbit of TF?
Just curious......... :)

(Clearly, the color text option has struck a responsive chord here.)

Cheers!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/8/2010 at 13:30 admin

This is bold
This is italics
This is underlined
This is a link
This is a list:
[ul][li]a[/li][li]b[/li][li]c[/li][/ul]This is red
Here is a

wrote:
quote

Skype-emoticons-26-nerd.gif

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Posted by somtam2000 on 27/8/2010 at 13:44 admin

I've disabled the list button and the yourtube button. The later was never going to let clips be embedded anyway, and I don't have time to fix the lists right now. You can mess around with it (ie the code still kind of works, I've just removed the button), but I'd prefer if you let it go!

Images can be made to work but it is tedious (you need to wrap it in a link and it is easier done in the code side. Please don't bother for now.

In answer to queries:
@somsai There are two automated processes. First the BBcode and now these buttons to make is easier for people to format their text. Normal HTML won't work - it is disabled on purpose. So first we swap that out for real HTML so stuff displays how you want. The second process is an automatic script that runs through linking out to destinations, so for example if you type Ko Tao in your text, we automatically link to the section within Travelfish. This is intended to make it easier for people to find stuff, and, with a few side issues (eg Tra Vinh ) it works pretty well. Because we're doing this in two stages, it makes providing an "edit" option considerably more complicated. That is why I put it off for so long.

@Archmichael Thanks. Yes, I would like to have some of my life back. I'll be taking a break when the new site launches.

@SBE Loved the vid - cracked me up.

At the end of the day the forum is hand made, so is never going to have all the bells and whistles of a commercial platform like TT or Tales of Asia - but it does work pretty well if you want to ttype in some text :)

Cheers

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Posted by Archmichael on 27/8/2010 at 22:20

Hand-made. The best sort!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 2/9/2010 at 15:46 admin

Ok, new site will have a preview function as well.

Who says I never listen ;-)

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Posted by busylizzy on 2/9/2010 at 16:55

Must have been raining today in Sanur, huh? All good stuff. Thank you!

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