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Tips & Tricks

Post by Kane » 2009-09-21 23:36

Most board functions are easy enough to figure out. I'm going to cover a couple less obvious ones here.

You can center your signature or other image like so:

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[center][img]url[/img][/center]
Setting your own timezone/DST is a good idea. The default date/time code for this board is

Y-m-d Hi

Which translates to the following: YYYY-MM-DD 2359, which is ISO 8601 international time standard format. It's easy to convert it to for example

y-m-d h:i a

Which gives YY-MM-DD 11:59 pm

Or how about the amusing

zh,i (day of year, 12 hour, minute)

which produces something that reminds of Stardates: 26306,42

All date/time codes can be found here.

Board Style: I think most have found out already that they can choose from a number of installed styles here.

Custom BBCode tags which we have (working):

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[center][/center]
Example

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[left][/left]
Example (this one isn't necessary since text is by default left-aligned). Just included for wholeness.

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[right][/right]
Example

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[s][/s]
Example

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[hr][/hr]
Example:

The horizontal line code I finally got working properly. You can barely see it in some styles (Monolith). For this reason I have also included a horizontal line with customizable colour and height:

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[[hrc=red]4[/hrc]
Example:

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[[hrc=gold]2[/hrc]
Another example:

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[spoiler]Hidden text goes here[/spoiler]
Example:
I also finally made a working spoiler text function.

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[pre][u]Rank[/u]              [u]Last Name[/u] [u]First Name[/u]
Emperor           Roscoe    Kane
High Admiral      McFini    Tavish
Supreme Commander Wesiri    Jacen[/pre]
Pre-formatted text is a new BBCode I have implemented. It can be very useful:
Rank              Last Name First Name
Emperor           Roscoe    Kane
High Admiral      McFini    Tavish
Supreme Commander Wesiri    Jacen

I'm also taking requests for new custom BBCode tags!

EDIT 20090926: I was asked how you can hide images. Like this:

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[spoiler][img]http://www.nifrpg.net/sigs/ace/acesigtc06c.gif[/img][/spoiler]

[center][spoiler][img]http://www.nifrpg.net/sigs/ace/acesigtc07d.jpg[/img][/spoiler][/center]

[right][spoiler][img]http://www.nifrpg.net/sigs/ace/acesigtc08.jpg[/img][/spoiler][/right]
Image
Image
Image

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[left][img]http://www.nifrpg.net/sigs/ace/acesigtc09.jpg[/img][/left] I was asked
if there is
a way to
wrap text
around
an image.


The answer 
is no.
Well at least 
that WAS
the answer. This is the result. Note the small amount of 'padding' around the image as well.

The result:
Image
I was asked
if there is
a way to
wrap text
around
an image.


The answer
is no.
Well at least
that WAS
the answer. This is the result. Note the small amount of 'padding' around the image as well.

As a side note, if you use left or right alignment, they're now floating. Note what happens if you push that last show button as opposed to the previous ones. This is easily adjusted for by giving enough space, if you don't want the effect when using the code function.


Anchor & Goto
Setting anchor tags allow you to link to different parts of a post. Klicking this will take you to the top of this post. Pictures can also be made into anchors and goto links. Example:

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Linking to different parts of a post is a separate problem which requires you to set [goto=function]anchor[/goto] tags.

That's something we can do, and I just added the [anchor=function]function.[/anchor] You can find it listed in the post code tags.

Combining images with anchors is possible, too.
[goto=function][img]http://www.nifrpg.net/sigs/ace/acesigtc10.png[/img][/goto]
An example of the hidden tag+
Invisible text that will show up when you click on the plus sign here

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[hidden=An example of the hidden tag] Invisible text that will show up when you click on the plus sign here[/hidden]
The ooc tag will black out text.

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Re: Tips & Tricks

Post by Kane » 2009-09-26 15:49

20090926: Updated with hidden image codes.

20091002: Gold line example added.

20091127: Floating text/image function implemented together with left- or right-align bbcode, with example.

20111215: Implemented Anchor & Goto tags.

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