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Post Code - Using Special Text
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msg:3836200
 3:47 am on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Using Special Text
[webmasterworld.com...]

While posting and replying, you can use the following special codes to enhance your messages. They are similar to their html conterparts.

Is it possible to expand the above list to be a bit more inline with semantic HTML structure?

I'd like to see...

[h1][/h1] thru [h6][/h6]
[dl][/dl]
[dfn][/dfn]
[blockquote][/blockquote]
[cite][/cite]
[q][/q]

Those are just a few off the top of me head. We do quite a bit of quoting and referencing around here and maybe we can refine things a little more by wrapping all that content in their proper elements. Come on jatar_k, I know you can do it. When was the last time WebmasterWorld had an update to the Post Code? ;)

 

phranque




msg:3836424
 12:39 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

there have been a few times i could have used a fragment identifier...

Shaddows




msg:3836443
 12:52 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

yes, if it could take you to post number, that would be great.

Brett_Tabke




msg:3836450
 1:00 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

> [h1][/h1] thru [h6][/h6]

Remember we used to have that and had that *#^@! who used it inappropriately?

> yes, if it could take you
> to post number, that would be great.

We want people to reference threads and not individual posts.

Ever notice what many luxury car makers like BMW, Mercedes, Lexus and now Lincoln have in common about their car naming scheme? They all use numbers or letters. They want you to tell a friend that you drive a BMW and not a 720i.

We want people to get involved in threads and not link or cherry pick information out of context in the middle of a thread.

> [q][/q]

you can use an quote mark instead in those.

> [dl][/dl] [dfn][/dfn]

Doable, but what for?

> [blockquote][/blockquote]

Feared the same format junkies that would trash things up.

> [cite][/cite]

Why? Would you want that for external or internal? I think it would just confuse people as to what the meaning is.

g1smd




msg:3842251
 5:00 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

One annoyance. Fragment IDs don't make it through the pubcon redirect system. They are stripped out.

pageoneresults




msg:3842267
 5:25 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

> [h1][/h1] thru [h6][/h6]
Remember we used to have that and had that schmuck who used it inappropriately?

[h1] strictly for the Topic Title. [h2] thru [h6] for the rest. I guess the "inappropriate" use holds water but it's been how long since that time? Maybe if you offer advanced editing capabilities to those with tenure?

> yes, if it could take you
> to post number, that would be great.
We want people to reference threads and not individual posts.

Great! I would think the "stickiness" rate is a bit lower when you put someone at the beginning of a topic that is 4+ pages or more based on default layouts. It is a very useful feature to be able to put users at a specific target and good practice! ;)

We want people to get involved in threads and not link or cherry pick information out of context in the middle of a thread.

Because of the volume of information presented in some threads, cherry picking is mandatory. I've spent untold hours searching for things over the years and figuring out ways to put people as close as possible to the target. You don't make it easy. ;)

> [q][/q]
you can use an quote mark instead in those.

There are no semantics in the [ quote ] [ /quote ] elements.

> [dl][/dl] [dfn][/dfn]
Doable, but what for?

For Definition Lists and indicating the Defining Instance of a word. More semantic stuff.

> [blockquote][/blockquote]
Feared the same format junkies that would trash things up.

Restrict formatting to certain groups if need be. The <blockquote> element is very common amongst authoring platforms and WebmasterWorld is one of the largest!

> [cite][/cite]
Why? Would you want that for external or internal? I think it would just confuse people as to what the meaning is.

For semantics and proper citation of reference material. We are a community of Professional Webmasters and I think it only proper that we follow protocol in these areas.

A quick reference of styling elements available during posting would be helpful to all. Maybe even a short explanation of each with links to further information. I just feel we could be doing more to promote semantically rich HTML and such by allowing it to be used here. It is 2009, much has changed since you first wrote those styling codes. :)

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