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Gorbash Kazdar
2004-09-12, 08:40 PM
This thread is intended to help everyone attempting particular formatting in their posts. This is done with bullentin board tags, which are little snippets of code. This is known as UBB (universal bulletin board) code. UBB is based on HTML, so if you know HTML it gives you a good place to start from. These codes exist because HTML is not enabled on most message boards, to prevent abuses, so UBB tags are thus more limited.

If you have further questions, feel free to PM me or just ask them here. :)

I'm experimenting with a few of these tags to see if I can do some other things with them - if I find more out, I'll add to this post.

Basics of Tags
All tags are enclosed in square brackets - [ ]. Whenever you use a code, you have to "close" it. This is done by putting a close tag at the end. A close tag consists simply of the code's name with a / in front of it [/ ]. This close tag does not include variable settings - for example, in the color tag you do not have the =color part in the close tag. You'll see what I mean in the examples below. If you forget a close tag, your message won't look right at best, and may not even be readable at worst.

In most cases, you can't use spaces within a tag. For example, when using the color tag you type LimeGreen instead of Lime Green.

You can usually use multiple tags on one thing - for example,
this has five tags affecting it.

You'll notice that a lot of codes will add a line break after the close tag. Be careful of adding extra returns after these, or your post will have excess white space.

As a general rule, whenever you use complex tags, preview your message to make sure everything looks right, then post it.

Also, not all tags work in all browsers. Just look down to the replies for an example of this. Glow and Shadow, for example, do not work in Firefox.

Below you will note that example code will be in small gray boxes; this is because they have been placed between Code tags.

This is an example of text in a
tag. I cant provide an example of the closing tag in this case, since that will end the Code section, but all you need to do is put a / in front of Code.

Standard Formatting - Kind of the obvious stuff, but have to start somewhere, eh?


Bold
Italicized
Underline
Strikethrough
Subscript
Superscript

Without code, that list would come out as follows:
Bold
Italicized
Underline
Strikethrough
Subscript
Superscript

The line below this section is added with the Horizontal Rule tag; this tag does not have or need a close tag, contrary to the normal rule.

[hr]
[hr]
Linking - One of the most commonly used codes. These codes override color formatting unless the color codes are placed inside the URL codes. See below, in the Color section, for more on colored links.

Basic link:

http://www.example.com
Thus, http://www.wizards.com

Never put spaces after the first tag or before the closing tag.

Link with text:

This is only an example (http://www.example.com)
Thus, Wizards of the Coast (http://www.wizards.com)

You can also do a specific e-mail link with or without text:

example@example.com
gorby@giantitp.com

Like with the url tag, don't use spaces here.


This is only an example e-mail (example@example.com)
My Email (gorby@giantitp.com)

Note that this particular kind of link automatically opens your default e-mail client.
[hr]
Quotes - A very commonly used tag, as one often wants to reference what someone else said in their own post. The basic quote tag can be used without any special information; this provides no links or information about who one is quoting. The advanced form adds a link (generally to where the quote was taken from), the date, and the author's name. Note that it appears you must include all three of these to use any of them; if you leave one out, then the others will not work (you couldn't just have author, or just link and date, for example).

The quote option seen on posts gathers the information for a particular post automatically and in a somewhat different manner. It may be preferable to use this option and copy paste rather than fill in the information yourself.

When quoting, the text will be in a brown box with the Quote heading. This makes it clear you are reposting something someone else said. As a rule, do not change quote text. If you must change text in a quote, make sure its clear you have done so, and clear exactly what you changed.



Quotee: This is an example of a simple quote.

Anonymous: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for the rest of his life.



This is an example of an advanced quote.

This thread includes a number of abbreviations, acronyms, and terms commonly or uncommonly used on these boards that may not be common knowledge.
[hr]
Images - This embeds an image into your post. Some sites dislike people linking images from them, since it takes up bandwidth. This will lead to an error message, or occasionally a sort of booby trap image that tends to be very disturbing. Always preview images before posting to avoid embarrasment. Also, you can embed an image in the middle of a url code. You can usually find an image's url by right clicking on it, if you use Windows. Threads with images take longer to load, especially for very large images, so always consider linking to the image instead of embedding it. Like the url codes, never put spaces between the basic tags and the contained information. Also, it appears the board does not recognize spaces or the code for spaces (%20) in image urls, so any URLs that contain these will not allow the pictures to display properly. Keep this in mind when saving files - use underscores _ or just keep the file name to one word.


http://www.example.com/example.gif
http://plaza.ufl.edu/redwolf/gorbash2.gif
[hr]
Alignments - it should be noted that the default alignment of text is to the left side, so generally the left alignment tag will be unused, but is included for completeness. Also, YaBB adds a line break after the closing tag for alignments, so if you add one at the end, the text following a block with a different alignment will have be two lines down instead of one.


Center

Right

Left

That list comes out like this:

Center

Right

Left
[hr]
Colored Text - Colored text is useful for highlighting particular words, and is especially useful in the PbP games. However, be careful using it - some colors are hard to read, and overusing color is considered poor posting etiquette.


Your text.
Named colors that can be used on this forum include: Amber, Aqua, Aquamarine, Beige, Bisque, Black, Blue, Brick, Brown, Charcoal, Chocolate, Cyan, DarkGreen, Dred, Ember, Fire, Flesh, Forange, Fuschia, Fushcia, Gold, Gray or Grey, Green, Indigo, Lime, LimeGreen, LGreen, Maroon, Navy, Olive, Orange, Pastel, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, RoyalBlue, Salmon, SeaBlue, Sienna, Silver, Slate, Tan, Teal, Turquoise, White, Yellow
This is likely not a complete list (and, no, I have no idea why "Peach" gives you a green, or why any of the other odd name/color choices are the way they are, either).

Hex code refers to using a six digit number to identify a specific color. Hex codes begin with a # sign followed by six digits; these digits are in hexadecimal so they can be 0-9 or A-F (0 being lowest and F being highest). The first two digits are for red, the second two for green, and the last two for blue (#RRGGBB). The hex code for bright red is thus #FF0000.

Additionally, black, blue, green, red, and white can all be entered directly as codes to make text the chosen color.


black, blue, green, red, and white

Me - Perhaps the most anomalous code for this forum, the "me" command auto-formats a line to turn it into an action. Placing it at the beginning of a line formats the text red and italic, then adds an asterisk followed by the poster's name, followed by the text (action) the poster wishes to include. This particular command likely stems from IRC and similar chat programs. The particularly odd feature of this code is that it does not use brackets as other codes do, nor does it have a closing tag. The effect ends once a carriage return is added. This code interacts with other formatting codes in a somewhat unusual manner, but does not exactly override them.


/me does something
/me writes a guide

Spoilers - A special use of color tags is to mask spoiler information in a post. In posts with a white background, any of the following tags work:

Spoiler text., Spoiler text., or Spoiler text.
Spoiler text., Spoiler text., or Spoiler text.

However, in half the posts the background color is different. For these posts, the following color code is used:

Spoiler text.
Spoiler text.
Alternatively, placing the text in a quote will allow it to be masked the same way in any post. This has the added benefit of making it clear that your post contains spoiler text.


Spoiler text.

Spoiler text.
Colored Links - As mentioned above, in the Linking section, the URL code overrides color formatting outside of it; but if color tags are added inside of the URL tags, the link can be made to be a certain color. However, in order for this to work, you must close the outside color tag before the URL code.

Though this entire sentence is green, I had to end the first color tag here, start a new one after the URL code for the link, and close it before I close the URL code, (http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=news;action=display;num=1095036000) and then open a new color code for this ending.


Colored text.Your colored link text goes here (http://www.example.com)More colored text.
[hr]
Text Size - Like color, useful for highlighting words and making headings. Again, best if used sparingly, but often good when used with bolding and colors.


Your text.

The default size is 2; the largest size is 10 and the smallest is 1.
[hr]
Font Face - You can change the font your text is in, referred to as its face. It is very important to remember that the font you select will only show up if the viewer has it on their computer, so try to stick to basic fonts like Courier, Times New Roman, and Verdana. The board's default font is Arial. Again, this tag should be used on a very limited basis.


Your text.
Here's some text in Courier
[hr]
Moving, Shadow, and Glow - I include these mainly for completeness. They can be very annoying when used, so be very careful.

Your text goes here.
Moving text!
Movement always goes towards the left.


Your text goes here.
Glowing text!
The variable at the end, the 300, does not appear to do anything when changed. The default number of pixels affected is 2.


Your text goes here.
Shadowed text!.

Changing the 300 at the end seems to make the code nonfunctional. Shadow direction is either left or right.

[hr]
Preserving Text and Code - Sometimes, you want your text to come out exactly as you typed it in, without anything being changed. The nice thing about this forum is that this is generally true of the posts anyways. However, if you absolutely need something to look like you typed it, you can use the preformatted text tag.

Your text goes here.
Preformatted text.

The teletype tag makes text look similar to the preformatted text, but doesn't actually preserve the formatting. Its used to make sure the text is readable on any computer, but has limited use.

Your text goes here.
Teletype text.

[hr]
Lists - A list can make your points on a topic much easier to read. Lists can be nested to make sub-lists on each point, like a paper outline. The default list uses bulletin points. Each point includes an item tag to indicate it; you'll note that this tag does not need or have a closing tag, contrary to the normal rule.


Text goes here.
More text.
More text.
More text.
Text goes here for a nested list.
More text.

More text.


First point.
Second point.
Third point.
Fourth point.
Subpoint one.
Subpoint two.

Fifth point.

[hr]
Tables - Perhaps one of the hardest to use tag sets of all, but sometimes you just need a table. The basic table tag simply indicates that you're starting a table, the work is done with row and cell tags.

Starting and closing tags for a table.

{table] and [/table]

Starting and closing tags for a row.

and

Starting and closing tags for a particular cell.

and
These tags revert all text formatting to default, so you have to format each cell individually. The alignment tags align only within the particular cell.

Now, getting a table to look right is a pain. Since the number of columns in a particular row is determined by the number of cells you code in, if you need to skip a column, you must include a blank cell.

Here's an example;


{table]

Your text.

Your text.
Your text.


Your text.
Your text.
Your text.


Your text.
Your text.
Your text.

[/table]

{table]

Your text.

Your text.
Your text.


Your text.
Your text.
Your text.


Your text.
Your text.
Your text.

[/table]
[hr]
Smilies Smilies are often included to show the emotion behind a statement, since otherwise it can be hard to interpret typed text. This forum supports 16 different smilies, shown below. The 8) smiley in particular can be annoying because of its particular code; if you dont want to use smilies in a post, there is a check box you can click on at the bottom of the post form to remove them and preserve the code that would otherwise produce a smiley

{table]

[code]:)
:)

;)
;)

:D
:D

;D
;D



>:(
>:(

:(
:(

:o
:o

8)
8)



???
???

::)
::)

:P
:P

:-[
:-[



:-X
:-X

:-/
:-/

:-*
:-*

:'(
:'(

[/table]
[hr]
I hope this helps everyone out with formatting posts and using tags. Thanks to everyone who tested out code, offered suggestions, and reported new tricks!

RawBearNYC
2004-09-13, 01:04 AM
this is because not all of them are enabled on this board. Particularly, the glow and shadow codes do not seem to work.

This is untrue, these work for me just fine, it could be an incompatability with your browser. a quick look at the source code for the two examples will show if the board software is trying to create these effects.

Glowtest
shadowtest


QuotesThere's an advanced version that occurs when you click on the "Quote" option on a post, but I'm still figuring out how it works. I'll have more soon; in the meantime, I suggest using that option.

The data that needs to go in this tag is ridiculously annoying, and cannot be completed in part, so, it's almost not worth trying to figure it out. You have to know the thread number, the position number of the message you're quoting (1-15 on these boards) on the page your quoting, and the posters ID name (which is not the same as the name you see on the post, for example, The Giant's ID is The_Giant, but you don't see the underscore on his posts).

Gorbash Kazdar
2004-09-13, 01:27 AM
This is untrue, these work for me just fine, it could be an incompatability with your browser. a quick look at the source code for the two examples will show if the board software is trying to create these effects.

My bad. Correcting the first post to reflect this.

The Giant
2004-09-13, 03:43 PM
Gold star for Gorbash for a helpful community thread. I even think I'll sticky it.

Damian_Blackclaw
2004-09-15, 10:40 AM
Thanks!!! *This is exactly what I was asking for in the idea thread! *Excellent, now lets just hope people find their way here! :)

Goldstar (and keep that ultra-cool icon a little longer?)

Damian

killgore
2005-02-07, 11:17 PM
Thank you. My internet browser is incompatable with the bottons, so the only features i can use are the ones that I rember the code for.
Speaking of which, can any one tell me the codes for smilies? The only ones I know are;
8 ) 8)
: ) :)
:: ) ::)
: ( :(
; ) ;)

That's it. Please help.

The_Oz-Man
2005-02-07, 11:36 PM
(eliminate spaces, obviously)

: ) = :)
; ) = ;)
: D = :D
; D = ;D
> : ( = >:(
: ( = :(
: o = :o
8 ) = 8)
? ? ? = ???
: : ) = ::)
: P = :P
: - [ = :-[
: - X = :-X
: - / = :-/
: - * = :-*
: ' ( = :'(

killgore
2005-02-08, 11:19 PM
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annarrkkii
2005-02-15, 05:45 PM
WhiteMonkey had an awesome little smiley, it did the cha-cha. I wish I could figure out how it worked.

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-02-15, 06:39 PM
It was most likely image linked from another source. Unfortunately, the list Oz supplied represents the sum total of smilies coded into this board, and apparently, there's not a way to add more short of rewriting a good chunk of code (I asked the Giant about it once ;))

Master_of_Dragons
2005-02-21, 06:26 AM
Unfortunately, the list Oz supplied represents the sum total of smilies coded into this board, and apparently, there's not a way to add more short of rewriting a good chunk of code (I asked the Giant about it once ;))
Well, if the board-software doesn't make it unnecessary complicated, this 'chunk of code' would be two (2) lines of code per smilie. :)
But another question would be, if the software's author does allow to add new smilies :-/ or modify the software in general.

Master of Dragons

sktarq
2005-04-24, 02:50 PM
What are all the little smilies, questionmarks, thumbs ups and thumbs down and exclamation marks that appear next to threads in thier own little box (the most common one is apparently a little piece of paper with writing on it)? And better yet where is a guide to what they all mean?

RawBearNYC
2005-04-24, 03:29 PM
When you're on the post screen (new message or reply) under the Subject box is a "Message Icon" box. That's where you can select which icon appears next to the subject.

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-07-01, 05:47 PM
It appears there's another issue with images that Wukei brought to my attention. Apparently, you can't use spaces or the code for spaces in image URLs and still have them show up as embedded images. Just FYI. Added it to the main guide post as well.

AdInfinitum
2005-07-18, 02:14 AM
When talking with spoilers, it's useful to use the {color=white} tag to make it actually invisible unless highlighted.....but that only works every other post. What's the actual color of the off-color (sorry) posts?

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-07-18, 02:34 AM
The hex code for that color is #DCCDAD. Like so.

As has been pointed out below, the color is actually #F0E7D3; I mistakenly grabbed the code for the header color. It should look like this.

Adghar
2005-07-18, 11:53 PM
Can I try it?

You will give me four pennies and a dime!

Sneak
2005-07-19, 07:22 AM
Not exactly, but I just tried and beige works well enough. It is completely hidden on white, and on brown it is very hard to read.

Vodrilus
2005-08-26, 09:37 AM
Further investigation of the source code (well, at least what you can see with Firefox) shows that the light brown background color is #F0E7D3. Enjoy! :D

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-08-26, 01:51 PM
Vodrilus is correct. I think I caught the header color by accident (if you look, it seems to be very slightly darker than the "brown" reply color). My bad for not examining the code more closely.

Ryver
2005-08-27, 09:11 PM
Or, alternatively...


...you could use a quote tag, the background color of which is always the same: #DCCDAD

Quick, easy, and foolproof. ^^

Edit- oops. Missed a letter. Still looked good, but now it's perfect.

Annon
2005-10-07, 03:40 PM
Yer missing a hex digit on the color callout there...

Adghar
2005-10-11, 08:11 PM
Hmm, maybe 5 digits works? This is what my Firefox says:


<table bgcolor="#6394BD" class="bordercolor" cellspacing="1" width="90%"><tr><td width="100%"><table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" class="quote" width="100%"><tr><td width="100%"><font face="Arial,Helvetica" class="quote" size="1"><font color="#DCCDA">...you could use a quote tag, the background color of which is always the same: #DCCDA</font> </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table>

Ryver
2005-11-03, 12:28 AM
By golly, you're right. It always looked fine to me (I use Firefox, for the record), but it should be fixed now. To reiterate, the full color code for the background of the quote tag is #DCCDAD (rather than #DCCDA).

If you ever need to block out spoilers, it's foolproof. :D

Tharj TreeSmiter
2005-11-09, 09:00 PM
Is there a way to embed a picture from your local drive and not the internet? If so how?

RawBearNYC
2005-11-09, 10:22 PM
Is there a way to embed a picture from your local drive and not the internet? *If so how?
No, the picture must be hosted somewhere that is permanently conntected to the internet and is reachable through a static method (either a static IP or dynamic DNS).

Winged One
2005-12-07, 01:40 AM
Hm...I saw this tag on another YaBB board, but it might have been custom.

Praise the Giant!

EDIT: Either custom or it came with YaBB2 or something. I could hunt down a link so you can yoink the code, if you like.

Sciurusaurus
2005-12-15, 08:50 PM
Is there a maximum number of rows and/or columns when using the table code?

My tables always gets messed up, even though I use c&p after creating the first row, so I know that all rows have the same number of cells, and since I am very particular on checking the code on the first row, I doubt these errors come from mistyped code.

The exact issue is that the final cell in the last colum gets placed first (in the 0th row) and a couple of tags is visible. It has happened on every table I have made so far (4, but I dropped one). Including an extra row with only one blank cell does let all the text come in the right places, but there is still a few tags visible in the final post.

Am I doing something extremely wrong unknowingly, or does the table code break down if the table is too large?

Adghar
2005-12-15, 09:20 PM
Could you post the code you used here so we can see what you did?

Sciurusaurus
2005-12-15, 09:37 PM
Sure. Note that the last row in the table has only one cell by design, the fact that it has fewer cells than the rest of the table is not what broke the code. Without that row, Hidden Charge was written as a "header" for the table.

Also, the preview shows me a space within the brackets after "Special". I did not type in that space, and it is not there when I check up on what I've written. I have no idea why YaBB insists it is there.




{table]
LevelBABFortRefWillSpecial
1+1+2+20Uncanny Dodge
2+2+3+30Swift and Silent
3+3+3+3+1Sneak Attack
4+4+4+4+1Extra Rage, Improved Uncanny Dodge
5+5+4+4+1Stealth Run
6+6+5+5+2Sneak Attack
7+7+5+5+2Silent Charge
8+8+6+6+2Extra Rage
9+9+6+6+3Sneak Attack
10+10+7+7+3Hidden Charge

[/table]

Ragnarok
2005-12-24, 01:37 PM
I think this is the place to ask this, but if not, I'll move it. How does one change the title of a thread they started? I must have missed that somewhere, though I looked everywhere I could think of.

Sneak
2005-12-24, 01:56 PM
Just edit the first post in the thread, and you can change the title there.

Ragnarok
2005-12-24, 02:02 PM
You think I would have thought of that... thanks Sneak.

Ego Slayer
2006-02-09, 10:21 PM
Basic link: {url}<your url goes here>{/url}
Thus, http://www.wizards.com

Never put spaces after the first tag or before the closing tag.

Link with text: {url=<your url goes here>}<your text goes here>{/url}
Thus, Wizards of the Coast

I'm slightly confused as to how that works.. I'm using tags from the list above the message box right? I think I'm probably the only person here with 800+ posts who still doesn't know how to do that correctly. :-[

Jack Squat
2006-02-09, 10:55 PM
I use IE6, and when I use the color code "orange" it shows a cyan or teal color, as evidenced by my current sig, any clue how I could fix this?

EDIT: Just remembered I had a web editor, hopefully this will work, if it does this will be orange

EDIT #2: crap, that's green, looks like that didn't work.

Jack Squat
2006-02-09, 11:03 PM
I'm slightly confused as to how that works.. I'm using tags from the list above the message box right? I think I'm probably the only person here with 800+ posts who still doesn't know how to do that correctly. :-[

basically it goes {url=url goes here}text you want displayed goes here{/url} hope this helps :)

LadyGlutter
2006-02-10, 11:41 AM
I use IE6, and when I use the color code "orange" it shows a cyan or teal color, as evidenced by my current sig, any clue how I could fix this?

EDIT: Just remembered I had a web editor, hopefully this will work, if it does this will be orange

EDIT #2: crap, that's green, looks like that didn't work.

Weird, FF6600 works for me thusly. Try taking the brackets and/or the pound symbol off? I didn't use either, just <color= FF6600> replacing <> with [].

RawBearNYC
2006-02-10, 04:13 PM
I use IE6, and when I use the color code "orange" it shows a cyan or teal color, as evidenced by my current sig, any clue how I could fix this?

EDIT: Just remembered I had a web editor, hopefully this will work, if it does this will be orange

EDIT #2: crap, that's green, looks like that didn't work.
jacksquat3 I looked at your profile code and at your post here. *In both cases you surrounded the color definition with angled brackets, "<" and ">". *That is causing your problem, remove them completely.

For example
orange as orange
orange as cyan

if you click the quote link on this message, you'll see how I typed those differently. I also went ahead and modified your profile to fix the problem.

Jack Squat
2006-02-10, 04:55 PM
thanks RawBear, as I've demosntrated, I'm not too good at HTML/Yabb code. proabably found some new ways to screw up though :)

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-02-10, 04:56 PM
I'm slightly confused as to how that works.. I'm using tags from the list above the message box right? I think I'm probably the only person here with 800+ posts who still doesn't know how to do that correctly. :-[
I'm not sure I'm 100% on the same page here, but a quick attempt:

The URL is the complete address of whatever you want to link to, including the "http://" portion. Basically, just copy/paste the entire address from your browser.

Also, don't forget that you have to replace the { and } from my post with [ and ] respectively in order for the code to work.

EDIT: Oh, and don't forget the < and > shouldn't be included either.

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-03-03, 07:35 PM
I may be doing a big edit of the first post here to improve it's clarity and cover a few other questions. Stay tuned...

EDIT: Redid the first post. I switched to using Code tags for example tags so they can be copy/pasted more simply.

Pop Goes the Weasel
2006-03-19, 02:46 PM
Is there any way to imbed a swf?

EDIT: Also, I'm having sig problems. My images don't want to appear. Any help?

TEST:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/DarkFox1113/GoblinClockv1-1.swf

Jack Squat
2006-03-19, 06:06 PM
works for me, try doing a forced refresh (F5).

Pop Goes the Weasel
2006-03-19, 07:41 PM
It doesn't matter, I'm using a flash siggy now.

EDIT: Is there any way to add iframe support?

n11
2006-04-15, 06:42 PM
For those curious about the "300" in the glowy text tag. *I believe it sets the width for the box in which the glowy text is contained.

This is regular glowy text with the 300 unchanged, as you can see the text wraps before I get to the right edge.
This is glowy text with the 300 changed to 60. *It wraps much sooner.
This is glowy text with the 300 changed to 500, so it won't wrap so quickly.

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-04-24, 01:50 PM
I've seen a few posts (not many) where people had nested quote boxes. I can't get that to work. How do I do nested quotes?

TinSoldier
2006-04-24, 02:35 PM
I've seen a few posts (not many) where people had nested quote boxes. I can't get that to work. How do I do nested quotes?

You mean like this?

I do it manually.

I start quoting and then I insert an extra [ quote ] [ / quote ] tag in it.

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-04-24, 02:46 PM
I do it manually.

I start quoting and then I insert an extra [ quote ] [ / quote ] tag in it.
But when I do that, I get this:



Not right at all.

The closing tag for the inner quote winds up being mistaken for the closing tag of the outer quote.

TinSoldier
2006-04-24, 02:50 PM
Here is what my post above looks like with spaces added:

[ quote author=Shhalahr Windrider link=board=news;num=1095036000;start=45#45 date=04/24/06 at 13:50:23 ]I've seen a few posts (not many) where people had nested quote boxes. I can't get that to work. How do I do nested quotes?
[ quote ] You mean like this? [ / quote ][ / quote ]

I don't use the toolbar. I type in the brackets and the word quote and / quote. Does that make sense?

I always type my tags instead of using the toolbar.

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-04-24, 06:29 PM
I've seen a few posts (not many) where people had nested quote boxes. *I can't get that to work. *How do I do nested quotes?

You mean like this?



Not right at all.

All right, after a bit of experimentation, I found the problem. One quote has to be attributed, and the other cannot be. My problems disappeared when I copied & pasted an attribution in my "Not right at all" example.

That's... Unbelievably Silly.

Aereshaa_the_2nd
2006-05-03, 08:49 PM
Wow, that is a GOOD guide

Xiagu
2006-05-19, 03:47 PM
Well, this hasn't been posted on for a long time, but what about the [/me] command?

It's used without the brackets, such as:

/me uses the /me command.

You can't nest it, although I can't think of why you would want to, and it's the equivilent of two tags.

* Xiagu Zepheron types the equivilent of the [/me] command.

And my only theory for its purpose are to tell people what you are doing. Which can be accomplished better by speaking descriptively in third person.

And perversion of {quote} tags is always fun!


Random text goes here.



Random text goes here.

I've used that for quoting OOTS the fun way!

Kord
2006-06-06, 10:32 PM
I can't get glow to work. Help please!

LadyGlutter
2006-06-06, 11:24 PM
Are you using FireFox? If you are, then it won't work. Sorry. :-/

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-06-07, 10:29 AM
Doesn't work in Safari, either.

Winged One
2006-08-28, 09:02 PM
Is there a way to cause the image tags on this board to shrink an image to fit?

Oeryn
2006-08-29, 11:26 AM
What about a list of colors available on the boards?

I don't mean the ones in the drop-down box, or the FD375D-type codes. I just meant the ones like Sienna, or Indigo, or Slate, that work when you type 'em in as words.

When I DM, I like to have each character in a place use a different color, to help keeps things straight. It'd be nice to have a few more options.

RawBearNYC
2006-08-29, 12:49 PM
Is there a way to cause the image tags on this board to shrink an image to fit?
shrink to fit to what?

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-08-29, 03:06 PM
What about a list of colors available on the boards?

I don't mean the ones in the drop-down box, or the FD375D-type codes. I just meant the ones like Sienna, or Indigo, or Slate, that work when you type 'em in as words.

When I DM, I like to have each character in a place use a different color, to help keeps things straight. It'd be nice to have a few more options.
I was not aware until now that other color names besides the ones in the drop-down menu worked. I'll add the ones you mentioned, but I'm not going to sit and randomly enter color names to figure out what the complete list is, and I haven't been able to find it on the YaBB site or elsewhere.

Also, I found a new trick that works for a small selection of colors - black, red, blue, white, and green can be themselves entered as codes, as shown below.

black, red, blue, white, and green

Roland St. Jude
2006-08-29, 05:19 PM
I don't want to spend hours testing colors either (nor could I find any answers on the YaBB site), but I did test the W3C HTML 4.0 Standard Colors not already in the drop down menu...

Aqua
Fuschia
Gray
Olive
Silver
White <---White

They seem to work.

Flabbicus
2006-08-29, 07:27 PM
Because I am bored, here are some examples of other colors and what they look like:

Indigo
Dark Green
Gold
Slate
Pastel
Charcoal
Cyan
Aquamarine
Bisque < Bisque
Lime
Fuchsia
Turquoise
RoyalBlue
Chocolate
Tan
Sienna
SeaBlue
Salmon
Peach
Fire
Flesh

LadyGlutter
2006-08-29, 08:24 PM
That peach ain't ripe yet.

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-08-29, 09:43 PM
This is the list I currently have in the first post. Please only post named colors that are not already on the list.

Amber
Aqua
Aquamarine
Beige
Bisque
Black
Blue
Brick
Brown
Charcoal
Chocolate
Cyan
DarkGreen
Dred
Ember
Fire
Flesh
Forange
Fuschia
Fushcia
Gold
Gray or Grey
Green
Indigo
Lime
LimeGreen
LGreen
Maroon
Navy
Olive
Orange
Pastel
Peach
Pink
Purple
Red
RoyalBlue
Salmon
SeaBlue
Sienna
Silver
Slate
Tan
Teal
Turquoise
White
Yellow

RawBearNYC
2006-08-30, 10:27 AM
This is the list I currently have in the first post. *Please only post named colors that are not already on the list.

Amber
Aqua
Aquamarine
Beige
Bisque
Black
Blue
Brick
Brown
Charcoal
Chocolate
Cyan
DarkGreen
Dred
Ember
Fire
Flesh
Forange
Fuschia
Fushcia
Gold
Gray or Grey
Green
Indigo
Lime
LimeGreen
LGreen
Maroon
Navy
Olive
Orange
Pastel
Peach
Pink
Purple
Red
RoyalBlue
Salmon
SeaBlue
Sienna
Silver
Slate
Tan
Teal
Turquoise
White
Yellow
Peach, Pastel, Amber and Grey (with an e) don't look like valid values, since they're not even close to the colors they describe (in the IE rendering engine, at least, haven't checked Mozilla yet.)

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-08-30, 12:49 PM
Peach, Pastel, and Amber all look quite funky on Firefox as well. Grey looks right, however.

Drumbum42
2006-08-30, 01:09 PM
Thank you, it was very usefull, I posted it on my Message board, if you don't mind.

I can do Tables!!!

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-08-30, 01:35 PM
Thank you, it was very usefull, I posted it on my Message board, if you don't mind.

I can do Tables!!!
I don't mind you using it elsewhere (with credit would be awesome ;)) but be forewarned that if you aren't using YaBB, some codes may function differently, or not at all.

Drumbum42
2006-08-30, 02:31 PM
Noted.

The only diffrence was the "Me" command, it works diffrently. And I'll edit it to put who wrote it.

Dispozition
2006-08-30, 09:34 PM
How do you make an image a link also? I can't seem to figure it out.

Sneak
2006-08-30, 10:47 PM
The same way you put text as a link, only you put an image where the text would go.

<url=http://somewhere.something><img>http://someimage.something</img></url>

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-09-01, 12:02 AM
Peach, Pastel, Amber and Grey (with an e) don't look like valid values, since they're not even close to the colors they describe (in the IE rendering engine, at least, haven't checked Mozilla yet.)
Grey is fine in Safari. Peach is coming out as a Green color. To my untrained eye, I also thought Amber was close (not quite there, but close), but the example and hex value given for Amber on Wikipedia is way off. As for Pastel: I thought that was an entire category of colors, so I don't know what to expect. Though a Deep Blue is probably off the mark.

Amiria
2006-09-01, 05:58 PM
Magenta

Hmm, in the first post it says that links overide color formatting but I have seen some people with colored links. How do they do it ?

Sneak
2006-09-01, 10:22 PM
Test:

Half-Wit. (http://www.halfwit.smackjeeves.com/)

EDIT:
Half-Wit. (http://www.halfwit.smackjeeves.com/)

Works fine. The links don't seem to override anything.

Elvaris
2006-09-01, 10:30 PM
I think the answer is that if the link is inside the color tags, it will override, but if the color is inside the link tags, it will change the color... or:

Just to test (http://www.giantitp.com/)

another test (http://www.giantitp.com/)

Amiria
2006-09-02, 05:40 AM
Oh, thanks ! I never thought that this most grave conundrum could be resolved so easily.

Sirelroka
2006-09-02, 10:20 PM
So, is there anyway to post using ascii characters? I wanted to use the not-equal-to character (≠). If I type it in and press preview, the preview still shows the ≠, but in the box where you can type more changes it shows up as the actual character I wanted. I tried to go to the help section for YaBB, but I found it lacking.

Jack Squat
2006-09-02, 10:50 PM
Try looking in the character map, there should be a Alt+##### there that you can use.

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-09-03, 10:39 PM
Re: Colored Links

My bad on that; I actually knew that it worked that way when I wrote the original version of the guide, but I worded it improperly and just never remembered to fix it. I'll adjust it to explain it more clearly.

Re: Not Equal Sign

The not-equal sign is not actually an ASCII character. The unusual characters (such as , , ) that one can enter via the "alt codes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Alt_keycodes)" are Unicode characters. There are two issues with the not-equal sign in this case. First, YaBB doesn't seem to support the full range of Unicode characters (and which ones are not supported appears somewhat random), and, second, there isn't an Alt code for the not equal sign for whatever reason.

EDIT: I added colored linking to the guide, and changed the thread name so you can see when I make updates. As of this post it is version 2.02; v2 because I made a major change when I adjusted how the example codes were displayed, and .02 because I've made two substantive (ie. adding new content versus correcting an error) edits since then that I can recall.

Blood
2006-09-23, 04:23 PM
I just had a little nitpick - it makes it a bit harder to understand the formatting when every example changes. You had:


www.example.com

but then put under it as the example of what it looks like:

www.wizards.com

Just saying it might be easier to read if they were both www.example.com or www.wizards.com.