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A Users guide to using Vanilla forums

Ok, so I know it seems daft but I've never used these types of forums before and just starting to get my feet tbh. I've been part of the Star Citizen forums for a couple of months but not been posting there much. Recently I joined another community and no one there knows much and I was thinking of writing up a guide for new people on how to post, BB code to be used and what not but tbh I was hoping to get something from the website so I could reference that as I dont want to make any mistakes.... yet I cant find anything. There is tonnes of stuff for Webmasters, Designers, developers but for actual users there is very little

Can someone please point me at something? Is there something to point me at?

P.S: I did search btw, just found nothing for users (well, not much is what I found)

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Welcome to the community!

    What kind of guides are you looking for?

    The formatter provides a link to a cheat sheet on comments and new discussion. It should be right below the input box.

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

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    I was mainly thinking about BBcode, its html no? Was thinking of just getting a full list and also wanted to explain it a little for the newer people

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Here is the first link on a google search for 'bbcode cheat sheet': http://www.centa.com/forum/bbcode.html

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

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    hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP
    edited October 2013

    @Ethnod said:
    I was mainly thinking about BBcode, its html no? Was thinking of just getting a full list and also wanted to explain it a little for the newer people

    bbcode != html

    the forum admin can pick one or the other formatter.

    I like html tags like <img src="http://monkey" />.

    we use markdown here and it looks like![](http://monkey)

    bbcode has tags that look like [img]http://monkey[/img]

    it's all a matter of preference and what people are used to. BTW by default vanilla puts a little link to a common reference for the type of formatter the forum is using right under the comment box

    ie "You can use Markdown in your post."

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