Escapist User Guide to Posting Commands

Claymorez

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[HEADING=1]User Guide to Posting Commands [/HEADING]



[small]Find Everything you need for the best posting Experience.[/small]

What is this? said:
I myself navigate the forums and find I forget various commands to post video's or images and had to figure it out usually by finding someone who had done what I wanted in a post, quoteing it and then looking for the different commands which usually took a while.

To make life easier for everyone especially new user's I have compiled as many commands as I can so there is a complete index at hand for you to use!

I have also explained how to use multiple commands at the bottom :p

You should also check out the New Escapist Codex [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.202272-The-New-Escapist-Community-and-Forums-Codex-Index] for the forums and community

Note: If it is not included - with the exception of perhaps one or two codes, that is deliberate.
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[HEADING=2]The Basics:[/HEADING]
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To make the words in your post appear in bold you simply type [ b ] and [ /b ] on either side of the words you want highlighted in bold, when typing your message/post - with the exception of there being no spaces between the different symbols/characters in the command :

e.g. [ b ] Your desired word/s [ /b ]

This rule of putting the [ symbol or character ] at the start and [ /symbol or character ] at the end, applies to about 80% of all post commands.

So It will look something like this:

e.g. {b} word you want effected {/b}

With you using [ and ] instead of { and }. You can also use instead.

It is important to remember to put the / for the second pair of [ ] to end the command.

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[HEADING=2] Index of Commands: [/HEADING]
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Bold:
[ b ] [ /b ]

Italics:
[ i ] [ /i ]

Underlined:
[ u ] [ /u ]

Strike-through:
[ s ] [ /s ]

-bright red
-blue
-teal
-yellow
-bright green
-bright gray
-brown
-red
-dark green
-purple
-maroon
-chartreus
-chartreuse
-AliceBlue <--
-Indigo
-Snow <--
-Ivory <--
-Lavender
-Silver
-Gray
-Thistle
-Tomato
-DarkBlue
-DarkRed
-IndianRed
-FireBrick
-YellowGreen
-Green
-ForestGreen
-Tan
-Orange
-DarkOrange
-Gold
-SlateGray
-SlateBlue
-Aqua
-Aquamarine
-SkyBlue
-DeepSkyBlue
-Turquoise
-DeepPink
-Magenta
-Pink
-Hotpink
-DarkSeaGreen
-SeaGreen
-DodgerBlue
-DimGray
-GoldenRod
-DarkGoldenRod
-Orchid
-DarkOrchid
-Violet
-For list of every colour in the world and its receptive code see page 2 of thread.

For colours you do [ color= ] [ /color ] Inserting the desired colour after the 'colour=' with no spaces e.g. color=green


[ img ] URL of image [ /img ]

For Youtube you use:
[ youtube= ] and place the last part of the URL for that link on youtube

To put in a hyperlink [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/534.188179-The-Publishers-Club-Features-Guide#comment_form] on a particular word:
[ url= ] [ /url ] putting the URL of the link after the 'url=' with no spaces.

Large text like the title of this page can be obtained by doing:
[ h1 ] [ /h1 ]

For Medium Large text:
[ h2 ] [ /h2 ]

For Larger than normal text:
[ h3 ] [ /h3 ]

To Reposition text on the screen do:
[ center ] [ /center]

[ right ] [ /right ]

To make text very small:

[ small ] [ /small ]

To make it appear in a box type:
[ quote ] [ /quote ]

or to make it a box with a bold title or for a quote:
[ quote= ] [ /quote]
With the title you want in bold placed after the 'quote=' with no spaces

This is a spoiler or a message or something....
[ spoiler ] [ /spoiler]
Or you can give the spoiler a title:
This is a spoiler or a message or something
[ spoiler= ] [ /spoiler]

Text can be made[sub] smaller with [/sub] :
[ sub ] [ /sub]

Text can be [sup] raised and made small [/sup]:
[ sup ] [ /sup ]

To Hyperlink to a user's page:
[user]claymorez[/user]
Type [ user ] [ /user ] on either side of the user's name

Code:
Code tags
[ code ] [ /code ]

table
[table (cellpadding,cellspacing,border,align,width)]

td
[td (width,align,valign,colspan,rowspan)]

tr
[tr (height,valign)]

[hr]HR[/hr]
[ hr ] [ /hr ]

[Strong]Strong[/strong]
[ strong ] [ /strong ]


To add a footnote: [footnote]This is a footnote...[/footnote]
[ footnote ] [ /footnote ]


To put Images and text into boxes with borders:

[ quote ][ right ][ img ]URL Image [ /img ][ /right ]*Words in box*[ /quote ]



Ta-dah!​

[ quote ][ right ][ img ]*url of image*[ /img ]
[ /right ]*words/caption here*[ /quote ]

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[HEADING=2] Using Multiple/different commands on text: [/HEADING]
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When using multiple commands on text like so:

[HEADING=2]
Example
[/HEADING]

You must follow the same rule by doing:

[command1][command2][command3] words [/command3][/command2][/command1]​


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[HEADING=3]Feel free to leave comments/additions if I left anything out.[/HEADING]
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[HEADING=2] Hope you found this useful![/HEADING]​
 

swolf

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Thanx a bunch. I see people do stuff like that and hate to ask how.
 

Blasphemous Rex

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There's gonna be a lot of additions for colors, I'm telling you that. They were all apparently by me.

[sub][sub]text[/sub][/sub]

[sup][sup]text[/sup][/sup]

Sex Rex said:
*AliceBlue* <--
*Snow* <--
*Ivory* <--
*Lavender*
*Silver*
*Gray*
*Thistle*
*Tomato*
*DarkBlue*
*DarkRed*
*IndianRed*
*FireBrick*
*YellowGreen*
*Green*
*ForestGreen*
*Tan*
*Orange*
*DarkOrange*
*Gold*
*SlateGray*
*SlateBlue*
*Aqua*
*Aquamarine*
*SkyBlue*
*DeepSkyBlue*
*Turquoise*
*DeepPink*
*Magenta*
*Pink*
*Hotpink*
*DarkSeaGreen*
*SeaGreen*
*DodgerBlue*
*DimGray*
*GoldenRod*
*DarkGoldenRod*
*Orchid*
*DarkOrchid*
*Violet*
Sex Rex said:
There are exactly 16,777,216 colors possible in BBcode,[footnote]A.K.A. forum code.[/footnote] and pretty much just programming in general, but most of them don't have names. They are all assigned a value of three successions of a two digit base 16 number[footnote]Link to Hexadecimal System (A.K.A. Base 16). [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal][/footnote] looking like #000000 for black to #FFFFFF for white. The first pair being a range of 0-255 for red, the second the same for green, and the third for blue. Examples:

  • *#FFFFFF or White* <---
    *#000000 or Black*
    *#FF0000 or Red*
    *#00FF00 or Lime*
    *#0000FF or Blue*
    *#FFFF00 or Yellow*
    *#00FFFF or Aqua or Cyan*
    *#FF00FF or Magenta or Fuchsia*

    *#A4D323*
    *#742532*
    *#CC3CCC*
 

Blasphemous Rex

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Here's another note.

You can use instead of [ ]. You can even use the together! (quote to see it in action) [/quote]
 

Cpt_Oblivious

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I thought we had one of these, but thanks anyway. I'm sure everyone will now post everything in fun colours or annoying sizes....

[small][sub][sub]Like this[/sub][/sub][/small]
 

Marter

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I thought there was already one of these, but this will be good for helping new users out.

Good job!
 

Jamash

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claymorez said:
-bright red
-blue
-teal
-yellow
-bright green
-bright gray
-brown
-red
-dark green
-purple
-maroon

For colours you do [ colour= ] [ /colour ] Inserting the desired colour after the 'colour=' with no spaces e.g. colour=green
Just a small correction, unfortunately for colours to work we have to use the American spelling of "color".
 

Claymorez

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Jamash said:
claymorez said:
-bright red
-blue
-teal
-yellow
-bright green
-bright gray
-brown
-red
-dark green
-purple
-maroon

For colours you do [ colour= ] [ /colour ] Inserting the desired colour after the 'colour=' with no spaces e.g. colour=green
Just a small correction, unfortunately for colours to work we have to use the American spelling of "color".
It is weird using their spellings :p
 

Sleekgiant

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claymorez said:
Sleekgiant said:
claymorez said:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/for...eaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

I beat you to it(although I need to update it : /), so search bar please.

Also [user]wilsonscrazybed[/user] has a BB code thread already.

The thought was there though
I did search bar it but no offence your title is so obscure it didn't come up.
None taken, seeing as to how yours is quite obscure also, you better bookmark it so you can post it when people ask, "How do I embed."

The sad thing is this will get buried, then new users will come and ask the same questions, its a never ending cycle.
 

Jamash

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claymorez said:
Jamash said:
claymorez said:
-bright red
-blue
-teal
-yellow
-bright green
-bright gray
-brown
-red
-dark green
-purple
-maroon

For colours you do [ colour= ] [ /colour ] Inserting the desired colour after the 'colour=' with no spaces e.g. colour=green

Just a small correction, unfortunately for colours to work we have to use the American spelling of "color".
It is weird using their spellings :p
Tell me about it... I can't even pronounce it the same way as colour.
 

TimeLord

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Cpt_Oblivious said:
I'm sure everyone will now post everything in fun colours...
The colours!!!

OT: Good job Claymorez, I didn't know strikes and underlines only needed "s" and "u". I have been writing "strike" and "underline" all this time
 

Claymorez

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Sleekgiant said:
claymorez said:
Sleekgiant said:
claymorez said:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/for...eaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

I beat you to it(although I need to update it : /), so search bar please.

Also [user]wilsonscrazybed[/user] has a BB code thread already.

The thought was there though
I did search bar it but no offence your title is so obscure it didn't come up.
None taken, seeing as to how yours is quite obscure also, you better bookmark it so you can post it when people ask, "How do I embed."

The sad thing is this will get buried, then new users will come and ask the same questions, its a never ending cycle.
It should be ok I am gonna propose to Kulani a site map for new users which will hopefully solve the problem of the clutter caused by the tens of threads now sicked at the top of the forum. That way people's contributions can be indexed and not lost :p