We have learned how to insert images (well . . . Rick hasn't yet, but he's stuck on "correct" coding <grin>), but are there other "hidden" formatting talents to this board software??
I know below the posting window it says "Allowed markup: a blockquote br code em strong ul ol li img.
Put code in between
." (EDIT: hey, I see this "tick" stuff did something), but I've tried some of that nonsense and it doesn't work. But then maybe I've tried it "incorrectly" (to borrow the term from Rick . . . OK, too much picking on Rick, and he may be the very one to actually figure this out since he's a coding kinda' guy). So maybe that's another hidden secret of this board software.
Perhaps those seemingly useless directions aren't explicit enough.
So, my question, and my related proposal in a bit, is: Has anybody figured out how to do any formatting beyond inserting images??
And the actual image inserting "secret" has nothing to do with the board instructions, other than the fact that the letters "img" are there. But since "img" is there does that also imply that we can do bolding with "em" or "strong" if we know the secret coding this whacky software will accept?
So here's my proposal: Perhaps a sticky post with instructions of how to do other formatting code (if there is anything else besides inserting images that somebody has figured out how to do) would help. Or maybe that sticky post, titled something like "How to do formatting on posts", could have a link to a Wiki article that somebody could write. I'd say just to do the Wiki article and forget the sticky except many newbies don't browse for those things, so a Wiki article alone might not be found by too many people.
For example, I thought I saw a post somewhere here with indentation (which the "list" coding will do . . . is that the "li" referenced in the board software instructions?), but that may have been something I saw on another board.
If somebody here has figured out how to do indentation, that would go a long way toward making posts more readable and understandable if we could offset quoted material with indentation. Or maybe that "blockquote" coding the board software references will do it.
All formatting does, as far as I'm concerned, is make things more readable and understandable. So I'm not wanting any of this formatting just to make things look "pretty". Formatting actually is practical.
Of course, as I said, if there isn't any way to format beyond inserting an image, all bets are off and my proposal, in the words of Richard Nixon and the Watergate conspirators (dating myself here) is . . . "inoperative".