People are still getting used to this forum, so I thought I would create a topic where people could post tips on how to do things and share any cool “hidden” features they find.
So I’ll start:
If you want to quote someone’s text, just hightlight the text on the topic(as if you were going to use ctrl+c) and click on the button that pops up.
Be careful, the capital i and regular L are exactly alike. -> IlIlIl (reversed it would look like iLiLiL).
Think before you post. If you say something you didn’t want to, people can still see the old version of your post even after you edit it by clicking on the red pencil icon.
Click on the icon between the avatar and the magnifying glass on top of the screen and select “Mobile view”. That way you get to fill the entire screen with text(I prefer desktop view though).
On the right of the post you can see a “+” to create a topic quoting the post, a
<-showing the last post that have links to it or a
->showing the last post linked by it. (example)
If you try to write
->without using the “code sample </>” highlight, everything between those 2 arrows won’t show up for some reason(I just learned that the hard way).
On big topics like this, you can switch view to a “best of” mode with a button under the first post, which results in only the posts with the most likes and replies being shown.
When you quote a portion of a post using the first tip on this post, the resulting quote can be altered. Like on the quote above, if you click on “Expand/collapse”(top right of the quote), you can either see the partial quoted/edited text, or the full post. You can also click on the upward arrow to go directly to the original’s post location.
With the reply editing tab open, you can keep browsing discourse at will, even reading different topics while writing. If you press “reply” while looking at a different topic, a pop up will ask if you want to reply to the original topic(the one where you clicked reply), or the one you are looking at. Doing it this way will post as a general reply on the topic though, so if you clicked to reply directly to a post, you should probably stick to that topic while writing.(haven’t fully tested this yet).
- List of emoticons can be found here. But here are a few simplified ones:
;) – :’(
You can also use
:stars:or a bunch of other icons. Just press
:and a letter. There are over 100 icons. Here is a list.
Using colors and sizes: green - Red - I am in
<font color=green>green</font> - <font color=red size=5>Red</font> - <font color=blue size=1>I am in</font>
Tip from @daiceman: Popular websites such as Wikipedia will display a preview of their content. Make sure to leave some space and just write the link normally. Example: