Guide to Formatting

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Formats

The forum’s formatting consists of 2 major markups:

Markdown

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text-formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats.

HTML

By default, most HTML is valid Markdown. However most tags are blocked for security reasons

BBCode

BBCode (bulletin board code) is a collection of formatting tags that are used to format users’ posts


Text Styling

Italic

Markdown

italic *italic*
italic _italic_

BBCode

italic [i]italic[/i]


Bold

Markdown

bold **bold**
bold __bold__

BBCode

bold [b]bold[/b]


Strikethrough

Markdown

strikethrough ~~strikethrough~~

BBCode

strikethrough [s]strikethrough[/s]


Underline

BBCode

underline [u]underline[/u]


Colored Text

BBCode

test [color=FFFF00]test[/color]
Note: FFFF00 is Hexadecimal(Hex) for Yellow


Superscript

HTML

Superscript <sup>Superscript</sup>


Subscript

HTML

Subscript <sub>Subscript</sub>


Links and Images

Links

Markdown

DTP [DTP](https://t.dark-gaming.com)

BBCode

DTP [url=https://t.dark-gaming.com]DTP[/url]


Images

Markdown

Alternative Text ![Alternative Text](upload://nECst0Nl3smqm0ySefcedr5HVvT.png)
Alternative Text

BBCode

[img alt=Alternative Text]https://i.imgur.com/BCRELIJ.png[/img]


Blockquotes

Markdown

Blockquote > Blockquote

> Blockquote
>> Nested Blockquote

Blockquote

Nested Blockquote

BBCode

[quote]Blockquote[/quote] [quote]Blockquote[/quote]

[quote]
Blockquote
[quote]
Nested Blockquote
[/quote]
[/quote]

Quote

This kind of quote:

can be achieved by selecting a piece of text, a quote button will appear that you can click.


Code Snippets and Preformatted Text

Markdown

code `code`

```
Preformatted Text
Often used for long code snippets
```

BBCode

code [code]code[/code]

[code]
Preformatted Text
Often used for long code snippets
[/code]
Preformatted Text
Often used for long code snippets

Headers and Horizontal Rules

Headers

Markdown

Header 1

# Header 1

Header 2

## Header 2

Header 3

### Header 3

Header 4

#### Header 4

Header 5

##### Header 5

Header 6

###### Header 6


Lines

Markdown

Three or more Hyphens, Asterisks, or Underscores on their own line
---


***


___


:warning: If you’re using Hyphens for lines, they must occupy 2 lines, the first is blank and the second is the actual line. Otherwise any text on the first line will become a header:

Text


Lists and Tables

Unordered List

Markdown

* 1
* 2
* 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

+ 1
+ 2
+ 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

- 1
- 2
- 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

- 1
  - 1.1
- 2
  • 1
    • 1.1
  • 2

Ordered Lists

Markdown

1. 1.0
2. 2.0
3. 3.0
   1. 3.1
  1. 1.0
  2. 2.0
  3. 3.0
    1. 3.1

Tables

Markdown

Table Generator

| User | Likes  |
|------|--------|
| Bob  | Fillet |
User Likes
Bob Fillet

Others

Emojis

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You can also access emojis when editing, you can access these by pressing on the :slightly_smiling_face:
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or by typing them out like Discord emojis :+1: turns into :+1:


Time

There’s also a calendar beside Emojis,
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You can use it to insert dates like so: 2021-04-20T04:20:00Z


Cog/Settings

Beside the calendar is the settings button
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Spoilers

You can use the “Hide Details” button to create a spoiler:

Spoiler

This is a spoiler


Polls

Or the “Build Poll” button to create a poll:

Poll
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters


Table of Contents

And the last option is Table of Contents. This will insert <div data-theme-toc="true"> </div> which is usually placed at the bottom of the page.

This guide has a table of contents, as you can see on the right side. The table of contents is based off headers, H1 would be at the highest level, and H6 would be at the lowest level.

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