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Need simplier codes:
I find using just about all the forum codes highly difficult on this forum. The short cut buttons for forum codes I can do without, but why must the code itself be so long, complicated, and/or radically different then the BBC code that most of us know? The longest one being quote, and that is the one I use the most. Why [[.quoteblock]] text [[./quoteblock]] instead of [quote] text [/quote] or [quote=name] text [/quote]? Even better would be simplification beyond what other forums use, like q instead of quote for [q=name] text [/q] etc. Right now the code is so long and foreign to me, that I use copy paste to put in quoting text, which is a major hassle/unnecessary waste of time relative to how it could be. And I don't even see a option for how I can credit the individual I am quoting.
edited 17th Jun '12 2:59:26 AM by truepurple
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Gone bananas.That's BBCode, not BBC Code. The entirety of the markup used here is the same as used on the wiki, bar a few extras, such as [[quoteblock]] and [[strike]], which are forum-only. The majority of us are already familiar with Wiki Markup and don't need to adapt to the few differences in code.
Troacctid, I read that before making this thread. That is not relevant to this subject. That is about a quote button, and it's reasons against are also regarding a button. I never asked for one here. VmKid, well even if we changed those two, that would be fine, those two are prime examples of unnecessarily long. I would also point out it isn't necessary to change any of the code, we could just add to it. [[quoteblock]] & [[strike]] and [q] (for example) & [s] could both do the same thing. That way old posts still work with their codes and no one needs to memorize [q] when they already have [[quoteblock]] memorized (though it is kind of hard to believe that anyone would struggle to remember [q] or prefer to type out [[quoteblock]] when they could use [q].) Also, looking through posts, I find few quotes and no strike outs. I bet both are exceedingly rare due to how absurdly unnecessarily long the code is. And please don't forget my desire to make the code able to mention who it is quoting in the quote box. (using italics etc to show that information different from the quote information like other forums)
edited 17th Jun '12 12:55:42 PM by truepurple
RememberPeople don't use quote markup often because it's often clearer and easier to just reference a post number or say the name of the person they're talking to, unless they're directly quoting the person to respond to a specific part of what they're saying. The strike tag isn't used much except for in-line jokes nowadays. It got heavy use wiki-side for a long time until that functionality was removed. So the usage, or lack thereof, doesn't have much to do with the length of the code so much as usefulness of the quote block and strike markup itself.
Run, you clever boy.
With Mod Hat OnThe formatting code, while distinct from mediawiki or bbcode markup, is not difficult to use; it just requires practice like any other markup. The rules are easy to locate. And the reasons for the quote code being obscure have already been presented. This thread serves no useful purpose.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
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