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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2008, 07:40:11 AM »
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2008, 01:24:27 AM »
(quote)
Their stuff
(/quote)

Your reply.

------------ - - -
Replace parenthesis with brackets and you get:
------------ - - -

Quote
Their stuff

your reply.





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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2008, 04:22:04 AM »
Quote
(quote)
Their stuff
(/quote)

Your reply.

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2008, 09:01:49 AM »
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2008, 09:07:05 AM »
The Modify and Preview buttons are your friends!
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2008, 09:09:50 AM »
I like your avatar  ;D


Ahhh - I think I may have it...  Thanks Hermes!
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2008, 04:19:06 PM »
The Modify and Preview buttons are your friends!

Are you sure they are or are they our imaginary freinds???  I bet they would want to go to war against those non believers in the time-

space continuem of who wants to take over the imaginary buttons that co-exist in our lives of continued life and death ??? ??? ::) ;D
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2008, 11:19:44 PM »
TABLES!

How do we set borders, cell padding, etc?
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2008, 11:24:57 PM »
I don't think you can. I've always used CODE blocks for tabular data (as it's a monospaced font).
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2008, 11:33:30 PM »
I don't think you can. I've always used CODE blocks for tabular data (as it's a monospaced font).

Can you provide an example? I don't know CODE blocks, sorry.

Thank you!

Okay, I've used code blocks.  They suck.

Tried PRE.  It sucked.

I can't believe we cannot set borders or table headers.

GAH!!! FRUSTRATION!!!
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"When I was a child my mom put a picture up in my room of a chihuahua with big scary eyes, and I begged her to take it down. She said she couldn't, or the devil-clown under my bed would kill her." - Bug-Eyed Earl, Red Meat.

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2008, 11:43:14 PM »
To put text in monospaced format, highlight the text and press the button.

For example;

Before ...

one two three four
  1   2     3    4


After ...
one two three four
  1   2     3    4
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2008, 11:44:53 PM »
Re: Tables

I've had zero success getting tables to work.
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2008, 12:15:05 AM »
Re: Tables

I've had zero success getting tables to work.

Same here.  Workaround: Command+Shift+4, load screengrab to flickr, post image.

Have posted suggestion to mods requesting additional table codes.

*fingers crossed
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2008, 12:41:53 AM »
Re: Tables

I've had zero success getting tables to work.

Yeah, I've been grabbing the source code off a site, dropping it in Word to change all the brackets with the replace function, then previewing and tweaking for a half-hour or more...

Is there a list of all the commands we can use on this forum anywhere?

I did a search for forum markup codes and discovered the PRE code, but that didn't help much...
...although I did learn how to make numbered lists.

  • [1]Watermelephant
  • [1]Applepotomus

Which apparently doesn't work either...

*sigh*

Just wondering if there are other codes we don't know about?
"When I was a child my mom put a picture up in my room of a chihuahua with big scary eyes, and I begged her to take it down. She said she couldn't, or the devil-clown under my bed would kill her." - Bug-Eyed Earl, Red Meat.

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2008, 03:27:18 AM »
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=57

(One or two may not work - I believe that Flash, for instance, is disabled deliberately.)

The [nobbc] tag looks especially useful for this thread, though. It allows you to demonstrate the use of [quote] blocks without having to substitute characters.
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2008, 03:29:54 AM »
http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?topic=57

(One or two may not work - I believe that Flash, for instance, is disabled deliberately.)

13, you rock.  Honestly, very impressive work.  I don't know how you keep on top of all these posts.
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2009, 12:40:57 PM »
I've been working on a FAQ document for quoting posts. Here's my first stab at it; I would welcome comments and suggestions for improvements. If it's okay with everyone, I'll stick the document in the Forum Announcements section as a sticky, ask the admins to add it to the Help section and close this thread.

Quoting FAQ

Correct quoting is especially important in forum discussions. It allows forum members to scan the thread and quickly read the ongoing discussion points. However, this is one of the hardest things to get right, even for some forum members who have been posting for a while.

If, after reading this document, you are unsure or feel that you need some practice, you can start your own test thread in the Test Area section, and play with [quote] tags to your heart's content, replying to your own posts in that section until you're comfortable with the way it works.

It is recommended that forum members do not use alternative quoting styles, as this can be extremely confusing and frustrating for other forum members.

A quoted block typically looks like this:

[quote author=Moderator_013]This is a quoted block[/quote]

and will be displayed as follows:


Quote from: Moderator_013
This is a quoted block


The tag [quote] means 'start a quoted block', and [/quote] means 'end this quoted block'.

In responding to a quote, please ensure that your responses are outside the quote block, as follows:

[quote author=Moderator_013]This is a quoted block[/quote]
This is my response.

This will be displayed thusly:


Quote from: Moderator_013
This is a quoted block
This is my response.

If a comment contains multiple points, and you wish to split it in order to make a response to each one, you can 'break up' the quote into multiple quotes. Here's an example:


Default response generated by the forum, as originally shown in the reply box:
[quote author=New User]Where can I post test threads? Do I need to have a certain number of posts under my belt in order to do it?[/quote]

Edited response, with the respondent's added text shown in red:
[quote author=New User]Where can I post test threads?[/quote]

In the test area. You'll find it way down at the bottom of the board index.

[quote]
Do I need to have a certain number of posts under my belt in order to do it?[/quote]

No, you can start a new thread in the Test area straight away.


If you were to enter this and hit 'preview', this is what you'd see:

Quote from: New User
Where can I post test threads?

In the test area. You'll find it way down at the bottom of the board index.

Quote
Do I need to have a certain number of posts under my belt in order to do it?

No, you can start a new thread in the Test area straight away.


You can also 'nest' quotes, that is, have one quote inside another. Nested quotes can be particularly tricky, as people can lose track of the nesting level. Even experienced forum members can make errors here. As stated elsewhere, use the 'Preview' function to check your comment before you post it - and use the Test Area board if you require a bit of practice.

Happy quoting!
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2009, 11:46:01 PM »
I've been working on a FAQ document for quoting posts. Here's my first stab at it; I would welcome comments and suggestions for improvements.

I like it. It seems quite clear to me, but then I already understand quoting, even nested quotes.  If this is to be a FAQ, then I would recommend providing an example of properly and improperly nested quotes.

It's a pain in the butt to do, but I think it really is necessary.
"When I was a child my mom put a picture up in my room of a chihuahua with big scary eyes, and I begged her to take it down. She said she couldn't, or the devil-clown under my bed would kill her." - Bug-Eyed Earl, Red Meat.

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #47 on: January 06, 2009, 01:05:50 AM »
I've been working on a FAQ document for quoting posts. Here's my first stab at it; I would welcome comments and suggestions for improvements.

I like it. It seems quite clear to me, but then I already understand quoting, even nested quotes.  If this is to be a FAQ, then I would recommend providing an example of properly and improperly nested quotes.

It's a pain in the butt to do, but I think it really is necessary.

like this?

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2009, 07:49:19 AM »
I've been working on a FAQ document for quoting posts. Here's my first stab at it; I would welcome comments and suggestions for improvements.

I like it. It seems quite clear to me, but then I already understand quoting, even nested quotes.  If this is to be a FAQ, then I would recommend providing an example of properly and improperly nested quotes.

It's a pain in the butt to do, but I think it really is necessary.

like this?

Show off! ;D
"When I was a child my mom put a picture up in my room of a chihuahua with big scary eyes, and I begged her to take it down. She said she couldn't, or the devil-clown under my bed would kill her." - Bug-Eyed Earl, Red Meat.

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2009, 02:22:58 PM »
well, as a matter of fact, even though i somehow got it right in this thread, i keep screwing it up elsewhere.  guess that's what i get for "showing off".  sigh. 

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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2009, 05:25:51 PM »

Quote
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Re: A technical question regarding replying to posts
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2009, 11:47:49 AM »
I've now included a link to the new Quoting FAQ in the General Religious Discussion FAQ, so I shall un-sticky this thread and move it to Suggestions & Feedback.

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