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This is a detailed description of all the eeCode tags you can use on eCritters. These are valid in posts, eeMail messages, signatures and user profiles. If there is any incorrect information, please read this so it can be corrected. Thank you.

Escape / Backslash (\)
If at any time you wish to post an eeCode or smiley but do not want to it to be interpreted as eecode, for example, describing to someone else how eeCode works, you can use a backslash in front of the eeCode command. For example, if you wish to describe how to post images on the forum, it would be best to use \[image=url name]. To describe how to escape eeCode to someone else, you must use 3 backslashes: \\\[image=url name]

Bold
The bold tag is among the common tags used. It is a simple tag that looks like this [b]bold text here[/b]. The result would appear thicker or bold like this.

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <b> tag. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="font-weight: bold;"> instead.

Italics
The italics tag is another common tag used on the forums. It helps stress particular words or phrases. It like the bold tag is a simple tag that looks like this [i]italics text here[/i]. The result would appear like this

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <i> tag. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="font-style: italic;"> instead.

Underline
This is a common tag that can find various usages. The tag looks like [u]underlined text[/u]. The underlined text looks like this.

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <u> tag. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="text-decoration: underline;"> instead.

Strike-out
This simple tag allows you to create a line through it. People find uses for this every once and a while. The tag is [s]striked text here[/s]. This would look like this.

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <s> tag. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="text-decoration: line-through;"> instead.

Subscripts
Subscripts are symbols that are placed below text. These are usually used in math formulas or chemical formulas. To create a sub script use this tag [sub]text[/sub] . An example of this use would be found in H2O.

This tag translates directly to HTML's <sub> tag.

Superscripts
Superscripts are symbols that are placed a little higher than other regular text. These are commonly used in math and chemical formulas. They are also common use in footnotes. To make a superscript, use the tag [sup]text[/sup]. An example of this in use would be in the equation ax2+bx+c=0

This tag translates directly to HTML's <sup> tag.

Size
It is possible to change the size of your text with another common tag. To preform this you must use the size tag. The size tag is a little different than the simple tags listed above. To make text larger or smaller you must use this tag: [size=number between 0 and 50]large or small text[/size]. Please note that the closing for the size tag is [/size] and not size=number between 0 and 50].

The largest text at 50 looks
like this.

The smallest, still visible, text at 1 looks
like this.

Note that text at the size 0 will not be visible on supporting browsers.

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <font> tag's size attribute. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="font-size: npt;"> instead.

Colored text
The color tag allows you to write text in a several different colors. The tag needed looks like this [color=a color name]colored text here[/color] This creates text that looks like this. You can place most color names in the tag. You can also place any hexadecimal value in this area such as '93ff93' or 'ff0000'. A nice list of colors is located here. Note one deviance from HTML/CSS colors: the eeCode color 'fwee' translates to '#84fc31'.

This tag is akin to--but not identical to--HTML's <font> tag's color attribute. Note that eCritters, however, uses <span style="color: color-name;"> instead, and six-hex digit colors will be prefaced with a '#' automatically.

Background color
This tag is used to edit the color behind a selection of text. The colors work the same way as the colored text tags listed above. The tag is [bg=a color name]text[/bg]. This creates a background for text like this.

Alignment Tag
The alignment tag is a tag that allows you to change the position of your text. The tag looks like [align=more information]text in here[/align]. You can align text in three ways, One is to position it left. This is very rarely done for that the text is already on the left. However to do this, replace the "more information" with the word "left" creating the tag [align=left] and closing would remain the same [/align] This makes the text appear
like this.

You can center text by replacing the "more information" with the word "center" and would appear
like this.

You can align text to the right using the word "right" and would look
like this.

Another option is to justify the text by using the word "justify" and would look
spaced out as necessary in order to make lines go all the way to the right of the screen when word-wrapping. In order for this to have an effect, you may need a long line of text such as this, as a line that doesn't go all the way across the window will not be spaced out by most browsers.


Linking to Websites
To create a hotlink to a webpage, graphic, etc off or on eCritters there are two different ways to write it. Both methods preform the exact same function and you should simply choose the one that you will remember easiest. The tag you need to use is either: [link=website]some text[/link] or you can use this tag: [url=website]some text[/url]. Both of those links would take you to the website that you placed in there. You must remember that you must include the "http://" (or other protocol) to make the link work if it is not at http://ecritters.biz/ An example of this would be right here.

Linking to an Email Address
To make a link to your email address you cannot use the two link tags mentioned above. You would instead use the tag [email=email address]text[/email]. This allows people to send to your email (not eemail) instantly after clicking the link. An example of this would be right here.

Images
This common tag is used to display images on the forum or profile. Remember to be careful of what you use this for. You can display an image with this tag: [image=location]. Note that there is no [/image] for this tag. It is the only tag that doesn't have a closing. This is an example of the tag:

This will translate to the HTML <img src="location" alt="" border="" />. There is currently no way to specify alt text for your images.

Acronyms
The acronym tag is used for defining initialisms. Its exact behaviour will vary from browser to browser, but in many modern browsers will reveal a tool tip on mouse-over. The tag is: [acronym=ancronym's meaning]acronym[/acronym] This used in an example could help you define abbreviations such as RAM. If you place your mouse over the abbreviation, your browser will likely have it display what it stands for.

Code snippets
The [code] tag is for sections of code, and translates directly to the <code> HTML tag. It is primarily for providing semantic information, but will usually be rendered using a fixed-width font. Example: [code]print "Hello, world!"[/code] results in print "Hello, world!". Note that the code tag will escape all smilies.

Username tag
The [username] tag is used as a placeholder that is replaced with the username of the person viewing the message. It is important to notice that it is not a placeholder for the author's username, except for when the author is viewing the message. For example, the code This is what your username looks like in the color red: [color=red][username][/color] results in: This is what your username looks like in the color red: ...

Rickroll tag
Using the Rickroll tag, you can make a segment of text link to a Rickroll video. The tag is [rickroll][/rickroll]. For example, the code [rickroll]Click this. I swear it isn't a Rickroll.[/rickroll] results in: Click this. I swear it isn't a Rickroll.

YouTube tag
To embed a YouTube video, use [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=video_id] or the short version, [youtube=video_id].

Quote
The [quote] tag is used for quoting a block of text. For example, [quote]This is text.[/quote] will display as
Quote:
This is text.
You can also quote specific source using the [quote=source] tag. For example, if you are quoting the FAQs, you can use [quote=FAQs]Different items restock on different time periods.[/quote] and it will display as:
Quote by FAQs:
Different items restock on different time periods.


Nosmiley tag
The [nosmiley] tag makes smilies not work inside of it. Using the tag in an example, [nosmiley]:)[/nosmiley] will display as :) instead of . This is useful for long passages which may happen to contain smilies.

NSFW (Not Safe For Work) tag.
The [nsfw] tag is used to hide certain NSFW words, images, videos or other inside a NSFW disclaimer. The tag is [nsfw]NSFW content.[/nsfw]It will look like this; (NSFW content hidden.) This means you can post obscene material inside these tags without getting frozen. (Remember that illegal is still illegal.)

Posting images in the chat.
Very simple, simple type (in the chat) [[imageurl]].

Bugs
None. If you notice one, report it on the Bugs forum.
Last update - 01/12/'13 by Alpha.