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Help on using BBCode

Postby dougettinger » Tue May 11, 2010 8:31 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:Yikes! Please fix your quoting... it is very hard to figure out what to respond to. None of your new comments should be inside quote tags!


I prefer your quoting system, but do not know how to perform this function. There are two different "quote buttons" on the screen. When I activate the top quote button it just highlights everything inside its related box and indicates the existing quote signs. I came from the other generation. Perhaps you could provide the path for performing this function.

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Re: Using Quotes

Postby bystander » Tue May 11, 2010 8:54 pm

dougettinger wrote:I came from the other generation.

What generation was that?
Perhaps you could provide the path for performing this function.

See: http://www.bbcode.org/

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Re: Using Quotes

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue May 11, 2010 8:57 pm

dougettinger wrote:I prefer your quoting system, but do not know how to perform this function. There are two different "quote buttons" on the screen. When I activate the top quote button it just highlights everything inside its related box and indicates the existing quote signs. I came from the other generation. Perhaps you could provide the path for performing this function.

Just think of the quote tags like they were parentheses. Normally, there is no need to nest them. So you just need a single set of tags around the bit you are responding to: <quote>This is the quoted bit.</quote> (I used angle brackets, to keep phpBB from actually interpreting the tags, but they are actually in square brackets). Delete all the stuff that you aren't responding to directly, since it keeps the post shorter and clearer. All your own (new) responses should be completely outside any quote tags, which will make it clear that they are in fact new, and not requotes of something you already said.

So a post might be constructed like this (again, replace the angle brackets with square brackets):

<quote="dougettinger">How do I use quotes?</quote>
You do it like I explained before.
<quote>I'm an old dog that needs to learn a new trick.</quote>
Luckily, this one is pretty easy.

Which should render like this:

dougettinger wrote:How do I use quotes?

You do it like I explained before.
I'm an old dog that needs to learn a new trick.

Luckily, this one is pretty easy.
Chris

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Help on using BBCode

Postby bystander » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:39 pm

BBCode guide: faq.php?mode=bbcode

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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby neufer » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:22 pm

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APOD: The Small Cloud of Magellan (2010 Sep 03)

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:38 pm



Hi Ann,

These are fairly large and somewhat "slow to load" files.

When you post such large files you might consider
using "img2" or "img3" rather than just "img" since
it takes just the same amount of time to load anyway :!:
but one can, at least, simply left click on them to get
the full resolution (rather than using the view image option). =>

Save "img" exclusively for narrow files you don't want blown up too much.

(To save even more on "physical space"
you might also consider using the [float=right][/float] option => )
Last edited by neufer on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:10 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: APOD: The Small Cloud of Magellan (2010 Sep 03)

Postby Ann » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:00 pm

neufer wrote:

(To save even more on "physical space"
you might also consider using the {float=right}{/float} option => )


I'd be happy to, but I don't really understand how to do that. Okay, can I try your "float" things?

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Re: APOD: The Small Cloud of Magellan (2010 Sep 03)

Postby bystander » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:06 pm

neufer wrote:Save "img" exclusively for narrow files you don't want blown up too much.

Or if you want to put a url wrapper on the img, allowing you to click to the source page.

[url=http://some.web.source.page/][img]http://some.web.image/[/img][/url]

img2 instead of img allows you to click on the image to see the full size, but you can not use url wrappers.

[img2]http://some.web.image/[/img2] instead of [img]http://some.web.image/[/img]

img3 also allows you to click through to the full size image, but you can also include an explanation below the image.

[img3="Explanation goes here"]http://some.web.image/[/img3]

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Re: APOD: The Small Cloud of Magellan (2010 Sep 03)

Postby Ann » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:40 pm

bystander wrote:
neufer wrote:Save "img" exclusively for narrow files you don't want blown up too much.

Or if you want to put a url wrapper on the img, allowing you to click to the source page.

[url=http://some.web.source.page/][img]http://some.web.image/[/img][/url]

img2 instead of img allows you to click on the image to see the full size, but you can not use url wrappers.

[img2]http://some.web.image/[/img2] instead of [img]http://some.web.image/[/img]

img3 also allows you to click through to the full size image, but you can also include an explanation below the image.

[img3="Explanation goes here"]http://some.web.image/[/img3]


Thanks. I knew the url and the img2 thing, but I didn't know the img3 function. And I still can't use the float thing.

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Earl, rapper?

Postby neufer » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:46 pm

bystander wrote:
neufer wrote:Save "img" exclusively for narrow files you don't want blown up too much.

Or if you want to put a url wrapper on the img,..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX_%28rapper%29 wrote:
<<Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX also known as Dark Man X or The Dog or just simply X, is an American rapper and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name pays tribute to the Oberheim DMX drum machine. In 2009, DMX claimed he would pursue preaching but will also continue to do music. He completed a Gospel album prior to his incarceration. His beliefs were criticized since many of his albums use vulgarity, violence and racial slurs. According to many sources, he semi-retired to study the Bible more, in an effort to give messages behind the pulpit, but has since decided to return to rap after being encouraged by Mase to wait for God's calling to do so.>>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-Dehydro-m-xylylene wrote:
Image
5-Dehydro-m-xylylene (DMX) is an aromatic organic triradical
and the first known organic molecule to violate Hund's Rule:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hund%27s_r ... ltiplicity wrote:
<<Hund's Rule of Maximum Multiplicity is an observational rule which states that a greater total spin state usually makes the resulting atom more stable. The rule, discovered by Friedrich Hund in 1925, is of important use in atomic chemistry, spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. Hence, this rule is often abbreviated to Hund's Rule, ignoring the rest of Hund's Rules.>>

<<DMX's electronic ground state is an "open-shell doublet" rather than a quartet; that is, it contains three low-spin coupled unpaired electrons in three singly occupied molecular orbitals. Because there are radical electrons in both spin states, this compound is said to exhibit antiferromagnetism. Though similar ground states are observed in molecules containing transition metal atoms, it is unprecedented in organic molecules. The 5-Dehydro-m-xylylene anion (DMX-) has also been studied extensively. It has a triplet ground state consisting of a phenyl anion and a m-xylylene biradical.>>
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Re: APOD: The Small Cloud of Magellan (2010 Sep 03)

Postby bystander » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:47 pm

Ann wrote:And I still can't use the float thing.

[float=right]tagged image or video (img, img2, youtube, etc)[/float]wrapped text

floats the image to the right with the text wrapped around it to the left. float=left does the
same thing, but the positions are reversed. To clear the floating margins, use [clear][/clear]

You can also use it inside quotes.

[quote][float=left]tagged image or video[/float]quoted text[/quote]

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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby geckzilla » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:46 am

Hehehe, I quite enjoy seeing how far some of you go in formatting your posts so that they are nice looking. In the past I've put BBCodes into other forums and no one even bothered to use them. You guys not only use them all but have gone the extra mile and actually asked for even more BBCodes in your arsenal!
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby owlice » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:36 pm

How about horizontal rule? I'd find that code pretty useful. :ssmile:
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby dougettinger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:33 pm

Owlice, I do not have the slightest clue of what a horizontal rule is. Are you referring to margins ?

Trying to follow the BBCode rules,
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby bystander » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:49 pm

You need to practice proper quoting.
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby rstevenson » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:55 pm

dougettinger wrote:Owlice, I do not have the slightest clue of what a horizontal rule is. Are you referring to margins ?

I suspect she is asking for the HR (in HTML code) -- a simple horizontal line of choosable width and thickness, used to set apart different parts of a message.

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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby owlice » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:20 pm

Rob has it right: I'm asking geckzilla whether there is a BBCode for a horizontal rule that we can use here. :ssmile:
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby dougettinger » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:37 pm

Yes, Owlice, an indentation rule for different quotes is a good idea.

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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby owlice » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:49 pm

Doug, a "horizontal rule" is a line, used, as Rob said, "to set apart different parts of a message." For examples of how I would use these, please see any Recent Submissions or Poll thread in the Observation Deck forum. I've been using underscore; having a BBCode instead would be useful.
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby geckzilla » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:26 pm

Wow, I only just read this and must have missed whatever PM or email got sent to me about it. :oops:





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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby owlice » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:00 pm



Oh, cool; thank you!!!

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Re: Using Quotes

Postby dougettinger » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:50 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
dougettinger wrote:I prefer your quoting system, but do not know how to perform this function. There are two different "quote buttons" on the screen. When I activate the top quote button it just highlights everything inside its related box and indicates the existing quote signs. I came from the other generation. Perhaps you could provide the path for performing this function.

Just think of the quote tags like they were parentheses. Normally, there is no need to nest them. So you just need a single set of tags around the bit you are responding to: <quote>This is the quoted bit.</quote> (I used angle brackets, to keep phpBB from actually interpreting the tags, but they are actually in square brackets). Delete all the stuff that you aren't responding to directly, since it keeps the post shorter and clearer. All your own (new) responses should be completely outside any quote tags, which will make it clear that they are in fact new, and not requotes of something you already said.

So a post might be constructed like this (again, replace the angle brackets with square brackets):

<quote="dougettinger">How do I use quotes?</quote>
You do it like I explained before.
<quote>I'm an old dog that needs to learn a new trick.</quote>

If you just wish to quote the first sentence in the first of 3 paragraphs is there an easy way to highlight just that sentence to have it copied on the screen?

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Re: Using Quotes

Postby rstevenson » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:54 pm

dougettinger wrote:If you just wish to quote the first sentence in the first of 3 paragraphs is there an easy way to highlight just that sentence to have it copied on the screen?

If there is, it's a secret. I just hit the quote button, then delete all the parts I'm not responding to -- as I just did with this quote from your post above.

Rob

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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby dougettinger » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:12 pm

I thought there should be a better way. thanks. Doug
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Re: Help on using BBCode

Postby gregbradley » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:43 pm

I followed the thread about how to post an image. I placed a url to a PBase image of mine and it does not show the image in the post only a white box with a red X in it.

The image was under 400 pixels wide as per the rules and was only about 180kb in size. Also there is mention of uploading an image as an attachment yet I
can't see any attachment button above? How do you do that?

How do you show an image in the post itself?

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