Bulletin Board software contains a number of common tags to help format that code. We've used many of these tags in this forum include a few of our own. Most of these have buttons at the top of a post that automatically apply them for you. Or being good programmers, you can type them in yourself! Notice that we said most. There are a few "secret" bb tags that you can type in, but are not in the UI. Uh oh. We've let you in on the secret. Let's get started.
How to Code It
What it looks like displayed
For the colors and sizes, suggested options are in the pull downs.
Quotes You can quote with or without a name:
[quote]Foo has a bar[/quote]
Foo has a bar
[quote=The Moose]Foo has a bar[/quote]
The Moose wrote:Foo has a bar
When you click on the quote button in a post, it automatically quotes the entire text of the post using the later format.
Code This is a development site. And code looks much better when there is syntax highlighting. Luckily, we support a variety of code tags. Code tags are so important that we have a wiki page just on Using Code Tags
Lists The most common form of lists is an unordered bulleted list.
You can highlight some text and then click the list button to make it a list item. Or you can can click the list button with nothing selected to be prompted to type the list content.
There's also a secret form of list called a nested list. It doesn't work the same way as HTML so be careful. A "nested list" is more like an indented list item.