Smilies, Images, BBcode, OH My!

Discussion in 'Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Hey Friends,

    A few notes on BBcode:

    1) BBcode is the most popularly used method for posting things like smilies, links, images, etc. in a forum.
    2) One of the ways we keep this forum SUPER FAST is by keeping a happy medium between too many and too few bells / whistles. BBcode may be take a TINY bit more effort on this board, but it will be paid back many fold in performance.
    3) We have installed bbcode easy buttons which allows you to select a button to automatically get the bbcode generated for smilies, bold, links, images, quotes, etc.

    How Do You Use BBcode: Here are examples using the image bbcode:

    All URLs automatically turn into links: requires no code.

    If you want to link text to a website, do the following:

    1) Type the text
    2) Highlight the text with my mouse
    3) Click the "Word-Link" button (the text will be wrapped with the code for a link)
    4) Replace the text "YourLinkGoesHere" with your link.


    1) Type in the image URL, something like this:
    Highlight the entire URL
    3) Click on the "Img" button. This will wrap the img BBcode around your image URL
    4) Your image link should be between the two back to back brackets, like this:


    Here is what you get:

    For more examples of BBcode usage (adding colors to text, etc), see this link:
  2. Let's see if this is working now.


    Hi Rob, Any idea why the code works in the message body, but not in the whatchacallit signature?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  3. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    ...I get the image...but are you saying that in order to use the neat emotes at BYC that we have to copy them to our computer>then upload to say photobucket>then each time we want to use them we use the BB image code for the image URL???
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Dipsy Doodle Doo - Currently, the image code for signatures is turned off. I'll talk to CC about turning it on, but in my other forums I've received complaints from people with dialup that it slows things down when everyone has images in their signatures which are in every post.

    DLH - by "emotes" do you mean smilies? I need to add a mod that will allow CC to add and manage new smilies. I don't want to add too many new features at once, because if there is a problem and things slow down for everyone I may not know which modification did it.

    In the meantime, if you want to use the emotes at BYC, you can use the image URL for that smiliey and post it in here like any other image. No download required. For example, right click on any of these and get the image url:

    then post it here:

    Here's my favorite:


  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    Works for me:


    I simply took the url, highlighted it, and hit the Img button.
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana

    YYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!! Oh, I'm a happy camper, yes I am. Thank you everybody for helping this old technically challenged bird brain!!!!

    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  8. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    trying something....
    got it!!! OK.. did that manually.. will try to just hit the image button and see if the html gets wrapped around the url..

    AWESOME!!! Thanks, Nifty!
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2009
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yikes...something new to figure out.

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