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      • #212920
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Forum Alphabetical Order bbCode List

        A forum alphabetical bbCode list is provided here. These are codes that work in this forum; I have omitted those that don’t work in this forum.

        • This introductory post provides a little information.
        • The subsequent post will show the code.
        • The last post will show the implemented code.

        bbCode is not forgiving. Open a text editor, create your bbCode, and copy the code into forum edit box. There are many — nay, thousands of — ways to botch the code.

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      • #212921
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Each code post is presented by giving the name, followed on the next line by the command.

        To get the bbCode to show here:
        [ pre ] was used at start information without spaces.
        [ /pre ] was used at end information without spaces.

        bold
        [b]text[/b]
        ————–
        color
        [color color=blue]text[/color]
        ————–
        center
        [center]text[/center]
        ————–
        image
        [img][/img]
        ————–
        italic
        [i]text[/i]
        ————–
        left
        [left]text[/left]
        ————–
        link
        [url]https://www.askwoody.com/[/url]
        ————–
        ordered list
        [ol]
             [li]text[/li]   
             [li]text[/li]
        [/ol]
        ————–
        quote
        [quote]text[/quote]
        ————–
        right
        [right]text[/right]
        ————–
        size
        [size size=25]text[/size]
        ————–
        strikeover
        [s]text[/s]
        ————–
        unordered list
        [ul]
             [li]text[/li]   
             [li]text[/li]
        [/ul]
        ————–
        underline
        [u]text[/u]
        
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      • #212922
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        bold
        text
        ————–
        color
        text
        ————–
        center

        text

        ————–
        image

        ————–
        italic
        text
        ————–
        left

        text

        ————–
        link
        https://www.askwoody.com/
        ————–
        ordered list

        1. text
        2. text

        ————–
        quote

        text

        ————–
        right

        text

        ————–
        size
        text
        ————–
        strikeover
        text
        ————–
        unordered list

        • text
        • text

        ————–
        underline
        text

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      • #212936
        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        Excellent!

        I never knew about the “pre” command. The only way I knew to display this stuff was as a graphic rather than text. Very helpful.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #212944
        BobbyB
        AskWoody Lounger

        1. Testing
        2. 1,2,3,4
        3. does that work?

        Thanx handy to know 😉

      • #212947
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        This could actually be of benefit to Susan Bradley for the ‘Master Patch List’, as the text size and formating would look much better with smaller text 😉

      • #213344
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Here is another:

        horizontal rule
        [hr][/hr]
        

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      • #213346
        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        Addendum:
        I’ve had mixed results when using working bbCode (the ones shown in this topic) with the edit tags in this forum. It probably works best not to embed bbCode into html or html into bbCode.

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        • #213351
          Kirsty
          Manager

          html isn’t part of the text editor software, which is why the box above the text editor says:

          You can use BBCodes to format your content.
          Your account can’t use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

          html is limited due to security concerns, as I have understood it.

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      • #2019748
        EyesOnWindows
        AskWoody Lounger

        When you click on Quote these BBCodes are placed in your text. For example:

        [postquote quote=212920][/postquote]

        If you wish to place a break in a line without starting a new paragraph use shift-return. Here are three words entered using shift-return to separate them:

        First
        middle
        last.

        You can also use

        [br]

        Colors can also be specified using #RRGGBB with a pair of hex digits indicating the value of 0 to 255 for each of the primary colors red, green and blue. In my signature I am using:

        [b][color color=#0078D7]Signature[/color][/b]

        Signature

         

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        Intel®Core™2 “Wolfdale” E8400 3.0 GHz / 8.00 GB
        EyesOnWindows

      • #2334629
        WCHS
        AskWoody Plus

        Does any know of a good site to test out BBCode? I have been having difficulty matching up ol’s and li’s to get the kind of organization that you see below in a reply that I wanted to make. (Using BBCode to get this organization has the advantage of using smaller font, creating identation, and not taking up so much space, all of which you see here.)
        Ordered List
        1. Fruit
        depends on the availability
        a. Apples
        i. Macintosh
        ii. Honey Crisp
        b. Oranges
        i. Navel
        ii. Mandarin
        2. Vegetables
        a. Celery
        b. Brussels Sprouts

        I used the AskWoody Testing Forum, and I finally figured it out, but not before I got a PM that I had messed up the site. Not sure why, because I wasn’t using any html.

        The Testing Forum also has the disadvantage of allowing only a few edits before the message becomes (temporarily) permanent. And then, you have to create a new message, starting off where you left off in the previous one, if you can remember what you did with the ol’s and the li’s that didn’t work and what you could trying changing.

        If I were to use BBCode, it would look like this:

          Ordered List

        1. Fruit
          1. Apples
            depends on what is available

            1. Macintosh
            2. Honey Crisp
          2. Oranges
            1. Navel
            2. Mandarin
        2. Vegetables
          1. Celery
          2. Zucchini

        😉

        • #2334742
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Don’t manually adjust the tags, that is why it messes up.

          You have to accept that BBcode isn’t great and write your post accordingly. (And the test forum is the correct place to test.)

          cheers, Paul

      • #2334791
        WCHS
        AskWoody Plus

        Don’t manually adjust the tags, that is why it messes up.

        For the reason you gave here, that means you have to have it right in the first place, i.e., you can’t do any adjustments to the tags when editing a post.

        That must have been why, in the Testing Forum, I messed up the site, because I DID manually adjust tags when I edited.

        If the tags need adjusting (say for example, to get what you want, it should be li instead of ol (I am not using angle brackets around these because I think that’s an illegal character outside of BBCode), then if you can’t manually adjust, then what do you do?

        I am asking for a site where one can create and adjust the tags to get things right before posting on AskWoody.

        And I am talking about only the few tags that are in the message-box header, not anything esoteric. The example, using Fruits and Vegetables, to show the organization (1’s and 2’s, a’s and b’s, I’s and II’s all in the right place horizontally and vertically can be achieved in the AW message box with AW-permitted BBCode. You just have to know where to put the initial ol’s and li’s and the ending ol’s and li’s to effect it.

      • #2334793
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        then if you can’t manually adjust, then what do you do?

        Highlight, unlist, highlight, relist.

        More importantly, stick to basic lists so you don’t have to muck around with your post.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2334796
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        This forum sadly lacks the ability to preview a post before it goes live/being submitted.

        Re BBCode – different forum software(s) allow different modules/plugins to be used to ‘enhance’ a users experience.
        Not all administrators implement this enhancement (if the software allows) for their own reasons.
        Their game – their rules!
        What works in one forum, may not work in another.

        On a personal preference – vBulletin software takes some beating with the options available and to implement.
        Often money & time is a factor and downtime/knowledge of a smooth transition to a different forum platform is required. If it’s not done right, forums can be down for an unacceptable length of time.
        If revenue is collected via advertising, then some may say the risk is too great to change.

        • #2334852
          Kirsty
          Manager

          These points have been raised before 🙂

          On a personal preference – vBulletin software takes some beating with the options available and to implement.

          See Woody’s comment here on why he chose not to use vBulletin.

          Advertising has been tried and removed – results were not worth the reputational damage, and too many poor sites were fed through the system.

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      • #2334857
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Kirsty

        Advertising has been tried and removed – results were not worth the reputational damage, and too many poor sites were fed through the system.

        . . . I wasn’t referring to this website forum when I mentioned advertising. Other forums rely heavily on advertising for revenue and the admin/owners often don’t want to risk a major upheaval, eg: change of software for fear of issues & downtime. Downtime loses them money.

        I think one of the main reasons why forums, whatever software they use, have problems is because they have far too many forums, within forums, within forums.
        Look how many this forum has!
        You just have to look in the Windows forums and see what users are confronted with.
        Navigation is a nightmare.

      • #2334869
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        As anyone looking at the numbers under my generic icon can see, I have posted, so far, more than a few comments and have never had a problem reviewing and editing their contents for corrections and changes, whenever I have seen this as necessary after posting and then reading in the “published” format what I wrote, during the time available for editing, which I find to be plenty enough. Or posting lists, even those I have copied from somewhere else, after editing out all obtrusive html strings,  when necessary, as well as inserting URL links using the tool for doing that in the tools bar on top of the space where one enters the comments.

        And I find the way this site is organized clearly in different sections containing related forums is quite easy to navigate and the “search” tool under one’s icon and login space at the top of the right side bar is a useful thing for finding something one does not remember where it was posted.

        So I am puzzled by some comments made here. What I might be missing here?

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

        • #2334885
          WCHS
          AskWoody Plus

          Or posting lists, even those I have copied from somewhere else, after editing out all obtrusive html strings,

          you might not be an initiate in using or finding lists from somewhere else or in knowing what is obtrusive to edit out.

          • #2334903
            Susan Bradley
            Manager

            Generally speaking keeping postings simple is the best bet on this site.  Thank you both for your understanding.

            Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2334881
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        May I graciously ask that everyone just uses the editing codes on the toolbar?  In the meantime I will look for a better editor for the site that will allow more features.  Sometimes less is better.

        Clearly complicated html and this site doesn’t go together 🙂

        Thanks for your understanding and patience.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2334905
          Kirsty
          Manager

          ask that everyone just uses the editing codes on the toolbar

          That would be the toggle buttons on the text editor boxes, in both the Visual and Text modes (not part of a “specific toolbar”).

          However, as seen in recent days, even using those toggles without precision can result in site disturbances 🙂

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    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.