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By GameDev.net | Published Apr 17 2012 03:43 AM in Gamedev.net Help

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The Post Editor

There are two versions of the post editor: the standard editor and the rich text editor. Which one you use can be configured from the editor using the light switch button in the upper left. With the rich text editor, you'll see how the post will look when it's finally posted, like a live preview.

The toolbar buttons on each editor are very similar, and each button is explained below, from left to right:
  • Posted Image (This is only available in the rich text editor) - This will turn off all formatting tools currently in use.
  • Posted Image (This is only available in the rich text editor) - This will show the HTML source of the post and allow you to enter the post in HTML. Note that we filter posts and some HTML may not be allowed or saved.
  • Other styles - This menu contains all other options which do not have their own toolbar button, such as acronyms or spoilers.
  • Fonts - This menu allows you to set what font your post is displayed in.
  • Sizes - This menu allows you to set what size the text in your post is.
  • Posted Image - This menu allows you to set the color of the text in your post.
  • Posted Image - This will redo the last undone change.
  • Posted Image - This will undo the last change made.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text bold.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text italic .
  • Posted Image - This will make the text underlined.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text striked out.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text subscript.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text superscript.
  • Posted Image - This will start a bullet-point list.
  • Posted Image - This will start a numbered list.
  • Posted Image - This menu will allow you to insert an emoticon into your post.
  • Posted Image - This will insert a link.
  • Posted Image - This will insert an image.
  • Posted Image - This will insert an email address.
  • Posted Image - This will insert a quote.
  • Posted Image - This will insert a codebox.
  • Posted Image - This will allow you to link to media, such as a video or song.
  • Posted Image - This will indent the post. This icon can also be used to create multi-level lists.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text aligned to the left.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text aligned to the right.
  • Posted Image - This will make the text aligned in the center.
Polls

Depending on where in the community you are posting your message at, you may have the option to add a poll that other members can vote in. If so, you will see a "Posted Image Manage Poll" button. Click on this to configure the poll.

You can optionally enter a title for the poll in the "Poll Title" box. You may then also be able to set it as a public poll by checking the "Public Poll?" box. In public polls, all members will be able to see who voted for which option.

You can then add your questions by typing the first question into the Question box. You must then choose if you want this question to be multi-choice (allowing users to select an arbitrary number of answers) or single-choice (users will only be able to select one answer). To make the question multi-choice, check the "Allow users to select multiple answers?" box, otherwise, leave it blank.

Then enter the possible answers for the questions into the boxes below. To add more answers, press the "Posted Image Add Another Choice" button, or to remove an answer, click the Posted Image icon. You can see how many choices you are allowed per question at the bottom of the list of questions.

To add additional questions, press the "Posted Image Add Another Question" button. You can see how many questions you are allowed at the bottom of the list of questions.

To remove a question, press the "Posted Image Remove Question" button, or to cancel adding a poll, press the "Posted Image Close Poll Form" button.

Post Options

Depending on where in the community you are posting your message at, you may have additional options including whether or not to add your signature, what post icon to use, and more. To see and configure these options, press the "Posted Image Click to configure post options" link if it is available.

Attachments

Depending on where in the community you are posting your message at, you may be able to upload attachments to your message. There are two types of uploaders available: the default uploader and the flash uploader.

Default Uploader
The default uploader allows you to upload attachments one at a time. To begin, press the button. A box will appear for you to select the file on your computer that you want to attach. Select the file you want to upload.

If you change your mind, you can press the Cancel button and then choose a different file.

Once you have selected the file you want, press Attach the file.
If there are any errors uploading the file, you will receive an error message, otherwise, you will see the attachment appear.

Flash Uploader
You can enable the flash uploader from your settings menu. When enabled, you will be able to easily upload more than one file at a time.

To start, press Click to Attach Files. A box will appear for you to select the file or files on your computer that you want to attach. Select the file or files you want to upload. You can select more than one file at a time by holding Ctrl (on Windows) or Command (on Mac) and click on the files.

Once you have selected your files and clicked "Open", they will begin uploading. If there are any errors uploading the files, you will receive an error message, otherwise, you will see the attachments appear.

Managing Attachments
Regardless of which uploader you use, once the files are uploaded you will see them on your screen. By default, all attachments are added to the bottom of your message, however, you can add any attachment to a particular section of your post by pressing the "Add to Post" link.

If you wish to remove an attachment and have it not appear in your post, simply press the "Delete" link.





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