Tips and Tricks


#21

The theme is how the forum looks (bg colour, etc). The dark theme is one of the options - the only one with a dark background.

It seems to have quite a few auto complete related bugs based on feedback I’ve been reading hence why it tends to be my primary suspect when I see an issue related to auto complete.


#22

Thanks for taking the time for figuring this out, and for trying to help others. I just wanted to note that.

I know what it’s like to feel the frustration of not having something work, and not knowing “why,” and it’s nice when someone else steps in to help out. :slightly_smiling_face:

God bless you!


#23

I recently stumbled across a little trick to prevent certain characters from being interpreted as formatting commands. The trick is to put a backslash character before the character you wish to display literally. This method is used in many programming languages, which is how I happened to try it.

The back-slash looks like this: \

Here is an example:

Desired text: 2*3*4

Problem: text surrounded by asterisks is interpreted as italic text

Result: 234 (notice 3 is italic or slanted)

Solution: type it in as 2\*3\*4

Result: 2*3*4

This works for other special characters, like <, >, and _.

It doesn’t work for spaces; a backslash followed by a space renders a backslash followed by a space.

To render the backslash itself, type a double backslash \\.
(To display that, I actually had to type four backslashes!)


#24

Very nice. Thanks. It allows me to use emoticons, which, with old eyes is more pleasing.
(*) . (*)
. . .^
\ _o _/

Blessings,
Stephie


#25

At 73 I can 'Dig it":rofl:

God Bless you


#26

\/ \/ \/ \/ \/ \/ V v

Interesting.


#27

You can also use “preformatted text”. The icon looks like </> in the top bar. Just select whatever and click the button or add 4 spaces before a line with at least one blank line separating it from other text. It does add a background to the text – it’s made for showing program code – but it looks okay to me.

Example

2*3*4
2*3*4

#28

If you hit the quote bubble, it automatically quotes first post.

This is on mobile version, with caf background.


#29

I’m assuming that if you’re replying to a post it quotes the post being replied to instead.


#30

Testing this “quote” thing.

Hurray!!! Thank you so much for this. I have missed multiple opportunities to use the quote feature up to now!


#31

Another trick I found out recently is that there are two hidden tutorials you can access. The server has a bot user called discobot. You can send a private message to discobot with the callout “@” plus “discobot” to get an automated reply. One of the commands you can give started a new user tutorial. Another command starts the advanced user tutorial. After finishing each one, you get a funny little certificate and a user badge (plus whatever knowledge you gained from finishing the tutorial).


#32

The commands are start new user and start advanced user.


#33

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