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Wiiloveit

1. Posted:

Many of you will already know some of this, but here are a few pointers for simple formatting of messages.

NOTE: when using the features for yourself, replace the words (eg, (asterix) ) with the correspoinding symbol (eg, * )

To make text bold
(asterix)Text(asterix)
Text

To make text italic
(underscore)Text(underscore)
Note: The following symbol is an underscore _
Text

To underline text
(u)Text(/u)
Note: switch the ( ) brackets to [ ] brackets
Text

To add a URL (web address) to a piece of text without pasting the URL itself
(url=http://www.nintendolife.com)Text(/url)
Note: switch the ( ) brackets to [ ] brackets
Text

To add a bullet point to an article
(asterix)(space)Text

  • Text

To add a strikethrough effect
(del)]Text(del)
Note: switch the ( ) brackets to [ ] brackets
Text

To create a line break
(hyphen)(hyphen)(hyphen)
Note: The following symbol is a hyphen -


To add a YouTube video
(youtube:VIDEO ID)
Note: switch the ( ) brackets to [ ] brackets
Note: the video ID is the bold selection from the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ
Example: (youtube:J---aiyznGQ) creates the following video

Note: only add YouTube video's where necessary, and avoid using them as spam or posting them in comment sections to Nintendo Life articles. Misuse of this feature could result in bad things happening to people you love.

Basic smileys
: ) :)
: | :|
: ( :(
; ) ;)
: ' ( :'(
: D :D
: P :P
: O (note: capital letter O, not the number) :O
: * :*
: $ :$
B - ) B-)
0 : - ) (note: the number 0, not the letter) 0<img class=" />
(further note: for an unexplained reason, sometimes garbage characters may appear in your posts, such as the ones after the angel smiley - just ignore these, since they can't be avoided)

If you have any more suggestions here, post them below.

Edited on by theblackdragon

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Adam

2. Posted:

Thanks! I've been wondering how everyone did those fancy bulleted lists!
Also, the crying smiley is disturbing. It has tears but no eyes. :O

Edited on by Adam

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antdickens

3. Posted:

I dunno if I should be telling you guys, but there are plenty of other ones too.. such as (youtube:videoid), of course convert the ( into [ brackets :)

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Adam

4. Posted:

You don't know if you should be telling us...? Why would this be a secret?!

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Dazza

5. Posted:

__adam wrote:

You don't know if you should be telling us...? Why would this be a secret?!

Because of things like this...

:D

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Objection

6. Posted:

I promise not to abuse this but when you say (youtube:videoid), is the videoid the html of the vid?

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[21:14] pixelman: I blame fheblackdragon
[21:15] pixelman: That's not an f by the way, it's a fancy t.
[21:15] Objection: Tales of Graces "fancy t"
[21:15] Objection: Tinal Tantasy
[21:15] theblackdragon: lol OB
[21:15] pixelman: OB knows what he's asking about.
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Adam

7. Posted:

I just tried quoting his message, and it showed: (youtube:pFlcqWQVVuU) -- except in brackets, not parentheses of course. So it's not the full url, though that might work, too.

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Objection

8. Posted:

i see: the videoid is likely the part of the html after the backslash.

[21:14] pixelman: I blame fheblackdragon
[21:15] pixelman: That's not an f by the way, it's a fancy t.
[21:15] Objection: Tales of Graces "fancy t"
[21:15] Objection: Tinal Tantasy
[21:15] theblackdragon: lol OB
[21:15] pixelman: OB knows what he's asking about.
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Wiiloveit

9. Posted:

I seem to recall seeing and using a few other formatting techniques in the past, but I can't remember them. Like the smiley with glasses, for example, and the text thing with the vertical line down the side to show that it's a quote.

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Adam

10. Posted:

I have recently figured out accidentally that if you put three hyphens together - - - (but without the spaces), you'll get a line break.

Edited on by Adam

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motang

11. Posted:

Very helpful.

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Wiiloveit

12. Posted:

Okey doke, the line break and YouTube video functions have now been added to the first post. Keep the suggestions coming, folks!

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StarDust4Ever

13. Posted:

Here's a copy of a thread I started earlier today in feedback area, titled "Smiley Database Needed"
(thread deleted)

StarDust wrote:

I did a google search,
http://images.google.com/images?q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.nin...

and this was all I could find:

:) : )
:| : |
:( : (
;) ; )
:D : D
:P : P
:O : O
:'( : ' (
:$ : $
:* : *
B-) B - )

I know that more smileys exist, because once when I was commenting on the old vc-reviews / wiiware-world site, I made a typo that looked like a grinning devil face.

If someone who is a mod or an admin can access the code and retrieve a list of all existing smileys, and allow easy access, it would be a nice addition to the forum area. Also, if anybody know of any additional smiley codes that I didn't list, please share them here ;)

Edit: I rediscovered the "Devil Face;" it is the result of a bug:
" /> (end a line with a : then start the new line with : ) no spaces - wierd)

Edited on by StarDust4Ever

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Nickname

14. Posted:

I've just got one question. In my signature how can i attach an image?

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Adam

15. Posted:

You can't.

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Knux

16. Posted:

How do I post pictures?

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irken004

17. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

How do I post pictures?

check the Hottest female nintendo character post

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Cthuloops

18. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

How do I post pictures?

Here, check this page out: BB Code/HTML List
Hope that helps! ;)

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Cthuloops

19. Posted:

I think we need some moar smileys here at Ninty Life. Like: XD :'O (ninja) (puke) XP and finally (cpt.falcon)
Just some suggestions! :P

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Toon_Link

20. Posted:

Good work, Wiiloveit!

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