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Author:  Cipher_Pipe [ Fri June 21st, 2013, 17:02 GMT ]
Post subject:  Simplifying HTML Formatting?

Having used reddit over the past few months and then coming back here, I was struck how easy it is to italicise etc. text in the midst of one's flow on reddit compared to ER. And so I was wondering whether we could implement that approach here, as opposed to the rather cumbersome and somewhat outdated current system.

I'll post a few examples from reddit although, naturally, we can adapt that to our needs:

Italicise: *This text would appear italicised on reddit* as opposed to
Code:
[i]This is how we italicise on ER.[/i]

Bold: **This is how bold works there**.
Code:
[b]This is how we do bold here.[/b]

Links: [This text would appear 'linkified' on reddit](http://linkedURL.com).
Code:
[url="http://linkedURL.com"]This is the ER way.[/url]

Their quoting and listing is also better. And we can invent something for attaching images here.

Basically, the goal here is to enable people to quickly format whilst typing, as opposed to having to fiddle around with the buttons at the top and selecting the text below or, indeed, having to type out a score of brackets.

Thoughts?

Author:  Queen Anne Lace [ Fri June 21st, 2013, 17:31 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Simplifying HTML Formatting?

Yes, please find a solution!
.... i am working my fingers to the bone around here!

:lol:

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