BBCode practice thread

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  • Barnabas62Barnabas62 Purgatory Host, Epiphanies Host
    edited February 2018
    Creating a link

    If you want to know how to do a link, start a new post.

    Look at the buttons to the right of your avatar, and pick the one that looks like two links of chain. (NB. If you are using a smartfone, this guideline may not work for you yet since you may not get the chain button. You can still use links but you have to put the BB code in yourselves. )

    Press the downward arrow and you get this in blue;

    http://

    Paste in the link to the website and press OK. I'm using the link to the 10 Commandments. Then use Preview. What will appear in the post is this:
    shipoffools.com/community/faqs/ten.html

    But you probably don't want that! You will want to give the link a name. So you'll see that the text after this ], beginning shipofffools is also in blue. All you do is type in the name you want to give the thread and that overwrites the text. And the net result is this

    The Ten Commandments

    It's a little different from the old process, but just as easy

    You may also want to link to a post on this website. Let's show how that works with Simon's first post on this. Right click on the Date/Time at the top right of post and you get a drop down menu including "Copy link address". Click on that . (If you are using an iPad or an Android Pad or a Mac, press lightly on the Date/Time and you get the drop down menu that way

    Then press on the link and go through the above process, naming the thread Simon's thread, and you get this .

    Simon's post.


    At any rate, this is how I do it. Have a go!
  • Barnabas62 wrote: »
    Press the downward arrow and you get this in blue;

    http://

    Paste in the link to the website and press OK.

    Taking care not to duplicate the "http://"; part, of course!
  • Barnabas62Barnabas62 Purgatory Host, Epiphanies Host
    Emoticons!

    That's a bit different over here. There are loads of them, but we lose a few favourites, like vomit, laughing out loud and paranoid. The way to see what we've got is to type in a colon, followed by a letter. Below is what you get with "g".

    :grin: :grey_question: :grimace: :rage: :angry:

    But you can still do this, which will do for laughing out loud. It's one of the colon m options.

    Have a play!

    :mrgreen:
  • This should be italicized.
  • ƒuddƒudd Shipmate
    edited February 2018
    BOO!!!
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    Formatting is a bit lot easier, I think, but only four emoticons AFAICT
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    edited February 2018
    Also I can't delete a post AFAICT. But having another go at :s There's loads of them, but I think I'll need to create myself a table.
  • :smile: :cold_sweat: :flushed: :error: :naughty:

    Definitely more than four.

    :trollface:
  • mousethief wrote: »
    This should be italicized.

    And, he's off .... leading post count won't be far away
  • BroJames wrote: »
    Also I can't delete a post AFAICT

    Nope. Make sure you preview, people!
  • ƒuddƒudd Shipmate
    Barnabas62 wrote: »
    Emoticons!

    That's a bit different over here. There are loads of them, but we lose a few favourites, like vomit, laughing out loud and paranoid. The way to see what we've got is to type in a colon, followed by a letter. Below is what you get with "g".

    :grin: :grey_question: :grimace: :rage: :angry:

    But you can still do this, which will do for laughing out loud. It's one of the colon m options.

    Have a play!

    :mrgreen:

    Is there a list of the codes for the various emoticons, or do we simply learn them by trial?
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    OK I'm going to have to get used to this, because between my previous two posts I din't see any of the others
  • This should be the Naughty emoticon:

    :naughty:

    Which I arrived at via colon + a....

    I think the emoticonica is going to take a bit of getting used to!

    :wink:

    IJ
  • ƒudd wrote: »
    Is there a list of the codes for the various emoticons, or do we simply learn them by trial?
    If you type a colon it will assume you're putting in am emoticon, so you can play by trial and error if you want some fun.

    The less fun route would be to read this
  • Hmm, somewhat familiar but also different. I like that the link icon looks like sideways glasses.
  • BroJamesBroJames Purgatory Host
    The less fun route would be to read this
    I see that there's a facility for custom emojis. Would it be possible at some point to add in the 'votive' icon?
  • BroJames wrote: »
    The less fun route would be to read this
    I see that there's a facility for custom emojis. Would it be possible at some point to add in the 'votive' icon?

    If we find out how, we will definitely be adding that one. It’s not been very high on our priorities list though (small things like making sure you can all register and post have been higher)
  • HedgehogHedgehog Shipmate
    edited February 2018
    So how do you link :grey_question:

    Hmmm. That almost looks like it works! :triumph:

    ETA: Rhetorical question. It was explained very nicely above.
    ETA 2: And a generous 6 minutes to edit? Is this Heaven?
  • ZappaZappa Ecclesiantics Host
    :persevere:
  • I’m another one arrived, no problems. Cheers
  • Hedgehog wrote: »
    ETA 2: And a generous 6 minutes to edit? Is this Heaven?
    That’s the lowest figure it lets us enter other than zero.
  • ZappaZappa Ecclesiantics Host
    Oh look ... new shiny me
  • rufikirufiki Shipmate
    edited February 2018
  • Think I’ve established that it doesn’t like emoji’s (as in the single character ones, as opposed to emoticons). You get an error and a blank post :lol:.

  • rufikirufiki Shipmate
    edited February 2018
    Or is it just everything after the —>
  • mousethief wrote: »
    This should be italicized.

    And, he's off .... leading post count won't be far away

    Your jealousy is so flattering.

    ___________________________________________________
    You too can have a sig like this! Ask me how!
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    this is not it
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    Pants wrote: »
    this is not it
    where are the emojis?
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    edited February 2018
    :kissing_smiling_eyes:
    6 minute edit!!
    :cookie:
    :trollface:
    :mrgreen:
  • PantsPants Shipmate
    edited February 2018
    not
    no delete post
  • Testing testing: one two three
  • My posts are coming up blank! I did write things...
  • Ok that one worked
  • Cathscats wrote: »
    My posts are coming up blank! I did write things...

    Did you use emojis from your mobile keyboard? That’s what created my blank posts.
  • OhherOhher Shipmate
    :mask: :bawling: :confounded: :cold_sweat: :weary: :flushed: :rage: :naughty: :innocent: :joy: :kissing_smiling_eyes: :lol: :smirk: :no_mouth: :open_mouth: :pensive: :grey_question: :trollface: :star: :tongue: :unamused: :persevere: :wink: :expressionless: :yum: :dizzy:
  • [puts "restrict number of emoji's per post" on snagging list .... ]
  • Emoticons

    a :astonished: :angry: :anguished: :naughty: :mask:
    b :blush: :bawling: :heartbreak:
    c :confounded: :cookie: :cry: :confused: :cold_sweat:
    d :dizzy: :disappointed: :cold_sweat: :tired_face: :hushed:
    e :error: :expressionless: :relaxed: :fearful: :weary:
    f :frowning: :fearful: :flushed: :confused: :confounded:
    g :grin: :grey_question: :grimace: :rage: :angry:
    h :hushed: :heartbreak: :heart: :naughty: :flushed:
    i :innocent: :disappointed: :wink: :kiss: :dizzy:
    j :joy:
    k :kissing: :kissing_heart: :kissing_smiling_eyes: :kissing_closed_eyes: :kiss:
    l :lol: :love: :blush: :sleeping: :flushed:
    m :mrgreen: :mask: :smile: :smiley: :smirk:
  • Sig check

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    This is my sig



  • table 1
    table 2


    table 3
    table 4

  • balaam wrote: »


    table 1
    table 2


    table 3
    table 4


    Looks like tables are disabled here.

    This is my sig
  • Are there sigs?
    Experimenting with putting in a link. In this one, from the POST, God speaks unto Oprah, who doesn't listen.
  • First post
    New avatar
    Note - sig is just cut and past
    :grimace: My router isn't working on desktop, (think it's an ISP problem) so connecting on laptop via xfinity.
    * A cyclist on the information bikepath
    * (AKA Fafnir the Thurifer)
  • This is a test just to get a feel.
    1. Alpha
    2. and Omega
    :pensive:
  • Joan RaschJoan Rasch Shipmate
    edited March 2018
    Experiment with making link to TinyURL, a page which will create a short-form link.
    Used it to make this link to : Wikipedia page which has a chart comparing html code to BBCode. (The actual link is tinyurl.com/99xop)

    PS - desktop & router now seem to be working :smiley:
    * A cyclist on the information bikepath
    * (AKA Fafnir the Thurifer)
  • BrendaCloughBrendaClough Shipmate
    edited March 2018
    I have an issue. Sometimes, when I click the little 'link' icon and paste in a url, I get the red/blue coloration that allows me to key in a description of the link. And sometimes it's just black letters. Popping the description in just before the end bracket does not get me colored lettering, and when I then post the comment it doesn't appear as it ought. It worked out OK up above. Trying it here: https://washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/02/28/cindy-mccain-sounds-off-on-trump-we-dont-need-more-bullying-and-im-tired-of-it/?utm_term=.bb341d22e44f No colors, red or blue, until I make the post. Am I doing it wrong?
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