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I''ve noticed that many ppl don''t know the basic special features of this forum, like the
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Quote Command...
The bold command, or the italic majigy . Since im a nice guy, I''m gonna teach anyone who doesn''t know these. First off, each command is enclosed in brackets. The second command always is the same as the first, only with a "/" at the beggining. I''m gonna show you a list of what can be accomplish: To start bold, put "b" in a set of brackets. Any text you right after that will be bold. To end, write "/b" in brackets. This bracket, slash-bracket format is consistant so now ill continue: use the word "code" to indicate a section of code (basically, this preserves formating), "b" for bold, "i" for italic, "a" for a url, "blink" for blinking text (NOTE: use greater than/less than signs instead of brackets) "h#" for a different text (NOTE: # represents a number from 1 to ?, and use the greater than/less than signs here also) "quote" to set of quotes (use normal brackets) I hope this cleared thing up. Oh, also use a colon followed directly by a right parenthesis to make a smiley face (), and use a colon follwed by a left parenthesis for a sad face (). Bye

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You're fogetting one of the best parts: the "code" tag. Just use the square brackets like the ones above. I was going to write this in as a petition a couple days ago, and then stupid me realized that they already had this implemented when I saw the result of my "example of how it would be". Anyway, it works quite well:
int foo() {    if(blah) {        if(blah2) {            switch(blah3) {                 case 1:                 case 2:            }        }        else            doThis();     }}

That is the code tag. Is it not Nifty?

while( strcmp(reply,flame) )    followThread();

Whoops... should have read your message a bit more carefully. Missed that bit, ah, whatever. ;P

Edited by - random-nomad on 4/26/00 11:18:57 AM

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Hey, thanks for the (comprehensive?) list of message board tags. I would also be interested in seeing a list of all the faces that can be made (I know there are more) This might be a good thing to add to the FAQ.

Just a quick note:

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"h#" for a different text (NOTE: # represents a number from 1 to ?, and use the greater than/less than signs here also)

Those tags in <> are not board specific and you should be able to use pretty much any HTML formatting tags that you want... you could probably even include some java-script in a pair of <scritp> tags... Not that I can think of anything particularly useful for this, but I just thought of it so i figured I''m mention it... Maybe someone can abuse it at some point

Check out the GPI project today!

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Just thought I'd try and be the first? to abuse... I mean use... java-script on the message board:

Sweet! Got it working... now how long until someone makes an interesting posting with something like this? (And how long before the moderators decide to remove this ability from the forum software :-D)

Check out the GPI project today!

Edited by - chippydip on 4/26/00 3:49:12 PM

Edited by - chippydip on 4/26/00 3:50:51 PM

Edited by - chippydip on 4/26/00 3:51:22 PM

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hehe, thx chippydippydippychippy, (etc.), for that nice example of Java (which i happily () stole from you, since i didn't know how to do it until now) . Also looks like it took you several times to get it right!...

Oh, thats another face posible. I don't know ALL of the faces, but i do know a few:

= colon and right parenthesis
= colon and left parenthese
= semicolon and right parentheses
= a colon with a captitol letter 'P'

this is all i know right now, but im sure ill find out more in the course of my message board life .

Edited by - Zipster on 4/26/00 4:14:51 PM

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Sweet! Got it working... now how long until someone makes an interesting posting with something like this? (And how long before the moderators decide to remove this ability !<

Actually, my tag used to have a shockwave flash file embedded it in, till a few people complained about the HTML pouring all over the screen.

Sucks for those who don''t eep up with bleeding edge tech I suppose.

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