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This guide has been created in order to help members to understand and better use the various BBCodes available.

Note that this is a work in progress. Each of the codes whose entry has been completed is marked with a green arrow, both in the index and in the entry itself. Others remain to be finished. At this point, I have completed the majority of the entries for the most commonly used BBCodes, so I'm making this visible to everyone.

As I complete additional entries, those will be marked, too.

In time, I'll expand entries with "best practices" and advanced usages, as appropriate.

Note that while I've used many of these BBCodes, there are some that I've never used, so those may take awhile as I figure out how they work. If you are familiar with any of these, or if you think some clarification is needed on any, feel free to post a reply here.
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For the table you need to keep it continuous with no spaces between all row and cell tags, otherwise it can do funny things with the formatting.


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This is excellent. So much useful stuff here. Glad to see this is back.

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Okay, at this point I've gotten all of the commonly used BBCodes completed. The only one remaining to be done is the Tables BBCode, which is complex (and for which I plan on providing a few common templates such as unit entries, vehicle entries, etc.).

What I'd like feedback on is whether or not the format of each BBCode entry works, or if I should change them.

Right now you get the BBCode name, followed by the basic code (as it appears in the admin table), followed by a brief description, followed by an example (in code, then as the code appears in a post), then notes, if applicable. I've also added some examples of alternate uses in a few instances.

It occurred to me that I might take a slightly more technical/clinical approach, changing the description portion to provide a "Why you would use this BBCode" description (to provide some context) followed by a "How to use this BBCode" explanation. The example, notes, and alternatives would follow. Alternately, members might have better ideas.

Something else I've considered is providing links to other BBCodes in the same "family" at the bottom. For example, all three of the "alignment" BBCodes would link to each other. This would, hopefully, improve navigability, allowing members to click from each BBCode instead of having to scroll or go back to the index each time.

Also, I'm more than happy to provide more examples, especially for those BBCodes that have advanced applications. If you have any suggestions, feel free to provide them here (though I generally want to keep the examples as small as possible).

Similarly, if any of the current examples aren't clear enough, please let me know so that I can improve upon them. Also, if anything I've said sounds like a fifth grader wrote it (no offense to any fifth graders out there msn-wink.gif ), let me know where I can make improvements.

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I did try using the image left one yesterday but had to play around a bit to get it to work. I may had done it wrong though lol.

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Details on why codes could be useful would be good, I'd also do a quick "common codes" summary of the most useful ones and their application such as floats, images etc.


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Note that this BBCode functions identically to the spoiler BBCode, the only difference being the label (i.e., "Hidden Content" vice "Spoiler")
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The table part wasn't too clear, but after studying WarriorFish's use of the code, I got the hang of it. However, getting headers into a post is a pain in the neck and doesn't work 50% of the time for me. I'm guessing there's no other way to insert them without having to go into BBCode mode?

 

I've got to thank you for the guide though, as I've found many new nifty (and useful!) things to include into posts (such as the member tag, among other things) :)


Edited by Dosjetka, 10 October 2015 - 11:07 AM.

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I've found that with the headers too, I'm not sure all of them work properly?


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