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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 6:24 pm 
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BBCode

BBcode (Bulletin Board Code) is a simple language used on many forums, bulletin boards and blogs. It is commonly known to resemble html and has its similarities but unlike html, it has its limits and is used for security reasons, as html could be used to break/imitate parts of the layout, or run JavaScript leading to XSS attacks.

The tags are commonly represented in between square brackets ([]) with a keyword such as [b]. (this tag is for bold on your writing.)

Overall knowing BBcode will help you on whichever forum you visit no matter what its name or brand as this is an extremely common language and will benefit you.

Images:

You find your image (must be publicly availible on the internet)

then you use these tags:

Code:
[img][/img]


And add the image link (not the web page its on the link, the easiest way to get this is right click the image, click properties, and use the image url).

After you do that, you paste it in.

Code:
[img]http://www.silkroadforums.com/images/srf_header2.jpg[/img]

Which looks like this

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Most popular hosts for your images if you wish to add one you have at home are:
http://www.imageshack.com/
http://www.photobucket.com/


Server Flags:


This is pretty simple.

Go to your profile.

Now scroll down that page until you find a box labled location.
Enter your server name

The server flags for both merged and original servers currently available are:
Aquarius, Aries, Bootes, Centaurus, Cetus, Corvus, Delphinus, Eridanus, Fornax, Gemini, Hydrus, Lepus, Lyra, Mensa, Norma, Orion, Pavo, Reticulum, Serpens, Taurus, Vela, Gobi, Merv, Thebes.

Aege, Alexander, Alps, Athens, Babel, Eldorado, Gaia, Greece, Hera, Hercules, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Oasis, Odin, Olympus, Pacific, Persia, Pluto, Poseidon, Red Sea, Rome, Saturn, Sparta, Tibet, Troy, Uranus, Venice, Venus, Xian, Zeus, Ksro, Csro, Jsro.

Other location flags for those that no longer play SRO:

Off Topic, Artist Corner, WorldofWarcraft, LeagueofLegends, GuildWars2, london2012 (temporary).


Just copy and paste the exact server name like above and paste it into your location box, then press submit.

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Signature/Avatar

Signatures are very simple to add. First you need to upload your sig or get the url from the one someone made for you.
Right click the image
properties>copy the image url

Now go to your profile and use the image tags I mentioned above and add them.

Avatars are even more simple, either paste a link to one on the internet, upload one of your own or use one of our selection provided.

Forum tags

Quote

Now you have two choices for this: either use the button provided and quote the person above you or place the quote between the Quote Tags:

Code:
[quote][/quote]


Type it in between these tags, if you wish to add a name to the quote, add an = sign and in quotation marks "" add their name.

Like this:

Code:
[quote="john Smith"][/quote]


john Smith wrote:
i can quote :D



Lists

Now not many know how to use these but they are simple.

It's not like the other tags where you simply open and close. You need to tell the code where to add a bullet point. To do this just add this at the beginning of each new line: [*].

Code:
[list]
[*]
[/list]


Like the quote tag you can add a name to it, but you don't add it in the opening tag. Just add it before.

So it will look like this:

Code:
[list]
My fav foods
[*]Pasta
[*]Pizza
[*]Curry
[/list]


Here it is in use:

    My fav foods
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Curry

By Still_Alive:

Code:
[list=1]
I'm l33t
[*]Haha I'm numbered
[*]Why am I lower?
[/list]

    I'm l33t
  1. Haha I'm numbered
  2. Why am I lower?

Code:
[list=a]
I'm l33t
[*]Haha I'm lettered
[*]Why am I lower?
[/list]

    I'm l33t
  1. Haha I'm lettered
  2. Why am I lower?

Change phrases at your own convenience.

Embeded links

To do this you dont just simply copy and paste a link you have to use the url tags:
Code:
[url][/url]


Now to embed your link, add the = sign in the first tag followed by your link like this:

Code:
[url=www.silkroadforums.com][/url]


Now to finish it off, we need to add text, this text will show up hyperlinked. All we do is add the text in between the opening tag and closing tag like this:

Code:
[url=www.silkroadforums.com]Silkroad Forums are the best[/url]


Here it is working:

Silkroad Forums are the best

Youtube Tag

This is a relativly new tag that is custom to this site its simple to use let me demonstrate.

You start off with a youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Now the tags used to embed this is
Code:
[youtube][/youtube]


In your youtube link you will notice the long code at the end of the link following ?v=
youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

Copy this

If its buried in a long link as below
youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0&feature=PlayList&p=9597876E8DF8EBA1&index=0&playnext=1
copy between v= and &

finally put all together
Code:
[youtube]oHg5SJYRHA0[/youtube]

Code: Select all
sorry couldnt resist, mods/admins you are welcome to change the video

Spoiler Tag

This tag is custom and not found on all sites its a simple concept similar to hide/unhide tags found on other sites best used when you are posting something either not safe for work or huge images

The tags for it are
Code:
[spoiler][/spoiler]


here it is in use
Spoiler!


Multi Tagging

With all tags you can use as many as you want, so bold/italics and other common combos are not a problem.

As for the other tags they are very easy, so if you have any further problems PM me or a moderator/admin.

Search

Search is located at the top row of tabs click it and you get a menu like this:

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Click the image for a guide on its functions also below is my descriptions

First of all your top box is for the item you wish to search for most often. Then, click Search.

The second box is if you happen to know the person's name who created the topic this help cuts the search results down to something more of help, but you're still going to get spam so search though the results to find what you need.

The other options are pretty obvious.

Selecting a forum will help I recommend you do this even if you don't know who wrote the topic. Use a bit of common sense and you can select the right forum to search in for your topic and will get much better results.

Rules

Some forums may have uniqe rules and I urge you to read the stickies but here are the rules that cover the entire forum:
Read: Forum Rules
5 EASY WAYS TO GET BANNED FROM SRF

Also here is another guide I have wrote for newer members:

10 ways towards been loved

Moderators/Admins

Admins
Key-J
RuYi


Global Moderators
.rek
cpinney
dom


Section Moderators
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Profile options

Posting options/polls

Posting options


When posting you will notice 5 options under your typing space.

These will be:
  • Disable BBCode in this post
  • Disable Smilies in this post
  • Attach signature (signatures can be changed in profile)
  • Notify me when a reply is posted

Disable BBCode in this post

This is any code tags you use any of the following:
Code:
[b][/b]
[i][/i]
[u][/u]
[quote][/quote]
[list][/list]
[img][/img]
[url][/url]
[code][/code]
[color=][/color]
[size=0][/size]


You don't often need to use this option, so don't worry about it too much.

Disable Smilies in this post

This speaks for itself. It will disable the use of any emotions.

Attach signature (signatures can be changed in profile)

Checked automatically by default, but if you do not wish to post with your sig attached just uncheck it

Notify me when a reply is posted

This option is more commonly used by spam bots but you can make use of this if you wish to follow a interesting topic and get a message every time someone adds a reply.

It works by sending you an email (one you registered with unless it is changed), once received you just open it and follow the link to the thread in question.

Add a poll

If you do not want to add a poll to your topic, leave the fields blank.

This will be an option you have only when you are the thread starter and only can be accessed once after it is formed.

These are very simple to create:

Poll question

Enter the question you wish to be polled

Poll option

Some are confused by this as they only see one box for poll option, but you can enter one of the options you want on the poll and click add option then add the next one in the new box.

When you get to your last option, click add option and leave the next box empty.

Run poll for

Now for this you either leave it set to 0 in which case it will run forever, or enter a number of days.

Preview

This will show you your post before it is shown to the rest of the forum community. It gives you the ability to remove any mistakes before you post it.

Submit

This is the final stage of posting. It will make your thread/post public for all to see, so many sure your ready to use this before you press it.


Profile options

Registration information

This will change e-mail, passwords, etc, but be careful and make sure everything's typed correctly.

Account activation / Email settings

Profile information

This will be contact methods for you and other various info

Your signature box is the largest box at the bottom of the page.

Preferences

This information will set defaults for your forum options.

HTML is disabled by the admin
subSilver is the only board style availible (the one your using now)

Avatar control panel

Upload Avatar from your machine:
This gives you the option to upload a avatar from your computer.

Displays a small graphic image below your details in posts. Only one image can be displayed at a time, its width can be no greater than 100 pixels, the height no greater than 100 pixels, and the file size no more than 63 KB.

Upload Avatar from a URL:

For this you get the link for a avatar from another site but it must end with .jpg/.gif and they are restricted with the size limits

[uDisplays a small graphic image below your details in posts. Only one image can be displayed at a time, its width can be no greater than 100 pixels, the height no greater than 100 pixels, and the file size no more than 63 KB.

Select Avatar from gallery:

You click the 'show gallery' button and browse through our collection and choose the avatar of your choice.

This is all that needs to be said. Have fun posting!

This guide is tailored to http://www.silkroadforums.com .
If you wish to copy anything I have said, credit would be polite.

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o.O you make a Guide to newbie LOL

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o.O you make a Guide to newbie LOL


Lol black you seem to reply to EVERY post on srf xD

And nice guide wong, useful for newbies :D

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o.O you make a Guide to newbie LOL


Lol black you seem to reply to EVERY post on srf xD

And nice guide wong, useful for newbies :D
no I post there I want to post and have something to say :wink: If I reply to all post , I belive take some days LOL hehehe

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BlackFox wrote:
[SD]Kratos wrote:
BlackFox wrote:
o.O you make a Guide to newbie LOL


Lol black you seem to reply to EVERY post on srf xD

And nice guide wong, useful for newbies :D
no I post there I want to post and have something to say :wink: If I reply to all post , I belive take some days LOL hehehe




well not time for chit chat black get cracking replying to all posts will take some time but i believe in you

the fate of your succession is in your hands :D

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[SD]Master_Wong wrote:
BlackFox wrote:
[SD]Kratos wrote:
BlackFox wrote:
o.O you make a Guide to newbie LOL


Lol black you seem to reply to EVERY post on srf xD

And nice guide wong, useful for newbies :D
no I post there I want to post and have something to say :wink: If I reply to all post , I belive take some days LOL hehehe




well not time for chit chat black get cracking replying to all posts will take some time but i believe in you

the fate of your succession is in your hands :D
HAHAHAHAHA no way 379107 post and you think I can reply to all this :shock: and what I say later when is done .answer back again of this 379107 post ..

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more you chat the bigger that gets so get working

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good work. now lets get this stickied :)

edit: maybe u want to put this in guides&tuts.
could be more ppl searching for it there than
in the "site discussion".


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its nothing to do with silkroad haha its something that technically belongs here

Silkroad Forums wrote:
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Anything related to Silkroad Online Forums. Report problems and bugs, or ask questions. Discuss latest features and additions.

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[SD]Master_Wong wrote:
its nothing to do with silkroad haha its something that technically belongs here

Silkroad Forums wrote:
Site Discussion
Anything related to Silkroad Online Forums. Report problems and bugs, or ask questions. Discuss latest features and additions.


thats true :) but when i first came in here i wouldnt dare lookin at these
topics. thought it was about the site and discussing what could be better
or somethin.. but yeah.. you're right. again 8)


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[SD]Master_Wong wrote:
its nothing to do with silkroad haha its something that technically belongs here

Silkroad Forums wrote:
Site Discussion
Anything related to Silkroad Online Forums. Report problems and bugs, or ask questions. Discuss latest features and additions.


thats true :) but when i first came in here i wouldnt dare lookin at these
topics. thought it was about the site and discussing what could be better
or somethin.. but yeah.. you're right. again 8)


yeh 8)


iv been here too long haha i need to get another hobby gaming 10hours a day average and i stil manage to post here

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more you chat the bigger that gets so get working
8) No way .but you can do it LOL

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[SD]Master_Wong wrote:
more you chat the bigger that gets so get working
8) No way .but you can do it LOL
I think black doesn't even play SRO much at all.... :D

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updated and finished

let me know if there is anything else need for me to add

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aww why soo sad baby?


its ok fixed it :P

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:love:

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i didnt get the " :( "part lol.....cin check your pms i'll send you one soon

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didnt have him on the mod list

iv updated it now all active and inactive mods and admins are on it

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It would be nice if the first couple sentances introduced "BBCode", whats its used for, and which forum softwares it applies to.


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im not too good with that :oops:

you can edit it if you wish or link me to some info (id prefer the info)


//edit
wiki seems good il read up on it


//edit
i may revise it im not 100% happy with that, Ryoko you know a lot more about this then i do if you dont mind you revise it

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Please add:
Code:
[list=1]
I'm l33t
[*]Haha I'm numbered
[*]Why am I lower?
[/list]

    I'm l33t
  1. Haha I'm numbered
  2. Why am I lower?

Code:
[list=a]
I'm l33t
[*]Haha I'm lettered
[*]Why am I lower?
[/list]

    I'm l33t
  1. Haha I'm lettered
  2. Why am I lower?


Change phrases at your own convenience.

Also, without care how arrogant I sound here maybe link my search button guide?


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added and no sorry for a couple of reasons one been iv described whats needed to know above and two its a poorly written guide, mainly due to the colours

edit it a little and i may add it

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The colors correspond with the respective boxes, but okay.


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I actually started with that but it was harder to distinguish than colors. Yes it did look more professional but my target audience is the kiddies to teens that do not use the search button and new thread everything so colors were more user friendly, not to say it's been proven that colors stick in memory better, well except yellow which is hard to read. It's your guide, and you did good job, there's no point in me sitting here trying to persuade you to add it.


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Also, without care how arrogant I sound here maybe link my search button guide?


Someone angry with Shadowman who sent him a correspondingly angry PM wrote:
You're an absolute a**h***. What the h*** is the matter with you? u go all around the place telling off noobs like you're some hotshot, well FYI! ur fu**ing not. gtfo cause you're the biggest a**h*** i have ever met in my entire life on any forum. who the hell links f***ing pictures??? give them a straight link and as the links are helpful, but don't hide it, and insult them just because they dont know as much as u.


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