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HTML/BBcode and colours

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posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 12:35 AM
I write the post, incorporate all the lovely colours in, preview it, all fine, then post. To my horror, the HTML/BBcode commands come up! I try everything, but I can't change it. Pretty in the preview, horrible in the post. What am I doing wrong? This is what my colouring code looks like (please don't laugh if wrong)

[color=#cccccc]Very annoying, you see . . .[/color]

-----just swap [/] for [/] because I forget how to deactivate the code.

[edit on 1/2/2006 by watch_the_rocks]

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 12:41 AM
A few things to keep in mind.

Do not mix bbcode and html code within the same post, it won´t work. And html code will not work for all browsers. So avoid html code if possible.

When using certain bbcode, it may show fine but not when you submit if: you have "special characters" between the tags. I.e. apostrophe. Remove the apostrophe and it might solve your problem.

Blah blah blah - this is bbcode for green color

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 12:46 AM
Thankyou. It was special characters.

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 12:50 AM
Testing the "marquee" html code...

The below text will scroll if you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. With other browsers than IE, I don´t know if it will work...

scrolling text

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:01 AM
Ahh, like this! (With slight variation)

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 03:27 AM
Excellent. It works here

But if I quoted your post now, it wouldn´t work. Then it would be a mix of bb-code and html-code within the same post (the quote-tags) ...

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 05:11 AM
Ohh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

Now read this:

Now I'll be ableto post proper messageswithout making a complete andutter fool of myself

edit: cripes. Never doing that again.

[edit on 1/2/2006 by watch_the_rocks]

posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 07:27 AM
It works in Netscape 7.2 also.

Is there a list of BB codes somewhere that I could print out to have as a reference?


posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 07:36 AM
Dun - dun - DUHHHH!

Zedd to the rescue! (again).

It just so happens that amongst the wonders and jewels of Zedd's Handbook of ATS Links is a section What is BB Code? which should have all you need to know for ATS posting.
Also you can take a peek here: Can you please explain the BB code to me? .


posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 07:58 AM
Zedd, did I just hear Mighty Mouse sing "Here I come to save the day..."?


posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 04:18 AM
Hmmm, if this works....

looks like it doesn't

[edit on 7-2-2006 by Burgess]

posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 04:26 AM

That's a really good link

I'll have to remember some of these. Thanks Zedd!

[edit on 2/7/2006 by Zaphod58]

posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 09:24 AM
Well, my fisr attempt at marquee, was shall we say scary.

I had most of the screen moving right-to-left when I previewed the post, using Forefox

I'll stick with the good ole ATS standbys

[edit on 7-2-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]

posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 12:34 AM
Im going to break an interweb rulew and BUMP!

Has the marquee tag been canned? only get marquee-tag-attempt now.

used to work, oh well...

spoil sports!!!!

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