Escapist User Guide to Posting Commands

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User Guide to Posting Commands

Find Everything you need for the best posting Experience.

What is this?:

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 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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The Basics:

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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 < and > instead.

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

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Index of Commands:

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Bold:
[ b ] [ /b ]

Italics:
[ i ] [ /i ]

Underlined:
[ u ] [ /u ]

Strike-through:
[ s ] [ /s ]

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

image
[ 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 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


[ spoiler ] [ /spoiler]
Or you can give the spoiler a title:

[ spoiler= ] [ /spoiler]

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

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

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

Code tags
[ code ] [ /code ]

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

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

tr
[tr (height,valign)]



[ hr ] [ /hr ]

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

To add a footnote: [1]
[ footnote ] [ /footnote ]

To put Images and text into boxes with borders:

image

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

image

Ta-dah!

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

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Using Multiple/different commands on text:

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When using multiple commands on text like so:

Example

You must follow the same rule by doing:

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

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Feel free to leave comments/additions if I left anything out.

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Hope you found this useful!

[1] This is a footnote...

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

I always used [sub] to do small text!
Great tutorial.

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

[sub]text[/sub]

[sup]text[/sup]

Sex Rex:
*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:
There are exactly 16,777,216 colors possible in BBcode,[1] 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[2] 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*

don't forget spoilers!

Hey! I've been looking for one of these! Thank you sir!

Here's another note.

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

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

Like this

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

Good job!

claymorez:

-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".

Jamash:

claymorez:

-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

claymorez:
snip

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.179963-Poll-Sleek-Teaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

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

Also wilsonscrazybed has a BB code thread already.

The thought was there though

How could you forget chartreuse?

Sleekgiant:

claymorez:
snip

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.179963-Poll-Sleek-Teaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

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

Also wilsonscrazybed 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.

claymorez:

Sleekgiant:

claymorez:
snip

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.179963-Poll-Sleek-Teaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

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

Also wilsonscrazybed 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.

How could you forget code tags?

claymorez:

Jamash:

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.

Cpt_Oblivious:
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

Sleekgiant:

claymorez:

Sleekgiant:

claymorez:
snip

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.179963-Poll-Sleek-Teaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

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

Also wilsonscrazybed 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

claymorez:
... -[colour=chartreus]chartreus[/color] ...

Yup. There we go with the color thing, again.

Sex Rex:

claymorez:
... -[colour=chartreus]chartreus[/color] ...

Yup. There we go with the color thing, again.

It's all so confusing!

claymorez:

Sex Rex:

claymorez:
... -[colour=chartreus]chartreus[/color] ...

Yup. There we go with the color thing, again.

It's all so confusing!

Aaaaand now it isn't working at all. You forgot the "e" on the end there. "Chartreuse"

Sex Rex:

claymorez:

Sex Rex:

claymorez:
... -[colour=chartreus]chartreus[/color] ...

Yup. There we go with the color thing, again.

It's all so confusing!

Aaaaand now it isn't working at all. You forgot the "e" on the end there. "Chartreuse"

..............................The coding just hates the English doesn't it? :P I'll fix it right away

Jamash:

claymorez:

Jamash:

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.

Hey! Don't be saying we here in the US of A are weird!
*kicks a puppy into your house*
PUNT!
Oh shit! Half time is almost over! See you guys later!
*drives away in Hybrid*
Im saving the environment!

OT: Nice job Claymore, but uh, 2 people beat you to it.

Sleek Giant,
and Wilsonscrazybed.

Still, good job!

Excellent job, I'm glad someone finally laid this out neatly and clearly.

claymorez:

Sex Rex:

claymorez:

Sex Rex:

claymorez:
... -[colour=chartreus]chartreus[/color] ...

Yup. There we go with the color thing, again.

It's all so confusing!

Aaaaand now it isn't working at all. You forgot the "e" on the end there. "Chartreuse"

..............................The coding just hates the English doesn't it? :P I'll fix it right away

Eh. *shrug* Don't worry about it too much. You'll always have the good ol' Grammar Nazis here to straighten you out. :P

BloodyThoughts:

Jamash:

claymorez:

It is weird using their spellings :P

Tell me about it... I can't even pronounce it the same way as colour.

Hey! Don't be saying we here in the US of A are weird!
*kicks a puppy into your house*
PUNT!
Oh shit! Half time is almost over! See you guys later!
*drives away in Hybrid*
Im saving the environment!

OT: Nice job Claymore, but uh, 2 people beat you to it.

Sleek Giant,
and Wilsonscrazybed.

Still, good job!

Their one's are out of date and are obscurely named..... Evidence is that people found it useful which suggests the other guides aren't accessible :P

And cheers

Sleekgiant:

claymorez:
snip

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.179963-Poll-Sleek-Teaches-Forum-Code-Recommend-New-Users-to-Read

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

Also wilsonscrazybed has a BB code thread already.

The thought was there though

No offense to you or Wilson, Sleek, but Claymorez's is a lot easier to read and find what you're looking for.

I am so bookmarking this link. Thanks for having this all in one place.

I mainly did this post to give an up to date and easy to understand guide with a non-obscure name you could type into the search bar.

Is the /code one the command for changing the font?

claymorez:
I mainly did this post to give an up to date and easy to understand guide with a non-obscure name you could type into the search bar.

You need to change 'Lord Inquisitor`' to 'Lord of Guides' or something :P
Thanks again for awesome work!

oppp7:
Is the /code one the command for changing the font?

yes it puts it in a DOS like format

Sir, you have saved me. Since I've joined I've been wondering how to do all these unique posts. I figured out how to do images and embedding youtube videos by quoting people and figuring out the method but I have never seen a guide prior to this. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my internet heart.

Now I can *snip* and spoiler things!

Today truly is a good day.

You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar! I take off my hat for thee.

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