Tech update: formatting in comments (especially for links)

We’ve posted at least once, maybe twice before on the issue of HTML code and formatting in the comments. For whatever reason, HTML doesn’t work well in the comments here. Don’t know why or whether Greg G. will be able to fix it.

However, thanks to a very clever commenter, we’ve learned that what DOES work just fine is what’s known as “Bulletin Board” code. In a week now, Bulletin Board code has worked perfectly for me every time I’ve tried it. Even with complex urls which contain spaces or “arguments” (like search queries).

For most formatting (bold, italics, underline, blockquote), Bulletin Board code is just like HTML except you use square brackets instead of angle brackets.

For links, however, the code is different. Here’s how Bulletin Board code works for links. It’s actually easier than HTML:

[url= the link ] the name [/url]

thus for a link to T19 it looks like this:

You can read more here.


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One comment on “Tech update: formatting in comments (especially for links)

  1. Br_er Rabbit says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you.
    Hooray for the Elves.