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Hey all,

This this thread is designed to help users in regard to the formatting tools available within the forums and how to format basic responses to certain threads that may

be posted within the community forums in order to allow for more organised and better looking responses, posts and applications. Some of the information within this

thread may seem basic or self explanatory but I have tried to include as much information as possible in order to assist community members as much as possible.

I hope this thread proves helpful and feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding formatting or leave them below for other community members to assist with.

 

Sincerely,

Sully

 

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Forums Formatting Tools:

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FORUMS FORMATTING TOOLS

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ALL TOOLS FROM TOOLBAR (LEFT TO RIGHT)

Bold:

Boldbold face, or bold font is any text that is darkened to help emphasise a remark or comment. For example, this is bold text. Bold text can also be used to further define a word or extract.

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Italics

In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylised form of calligraphic handwriting. Owing to the influence from calligraphy, italics normally slant slightly to the right. Italics are a way to emphasise key points in a printed text or, when quoting a speaker, a way to show which words they stressed. One manual of English usage described italics as "the print equivalent of underlining".

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Underline

An underline, also called an underscore, is a more or less horizontal line immediately below a portion of writing. Single and occasionally double ("double-underscore") underlining is used in hand-written or typewritten documents as a way to emphasise key text. In documents underlining is generally used, with italics or small caps in document to signify a heading.

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Strike through

Strike through is a typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through their center. Contrary to censored or sanitised (redacted) texts, the words remain readable. This presentation signifies one of two meanings. In ink-written, typewritten, or other non-erasable text, the words are a mistake and not meant for inclusion. When used on a computer screen, however, it indicates recently deleted information. It can also be used deliberately to imply a change of thought

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Background colour

Background colour can be used to display or signify the highlighting of a word or piece of text from a document. Highlighting can also show or draw importance to a piece of text and make it stand out from the rest. To make the text still readable once the background colour is a applied the text may have to be recoloured and bolded

 

Example.

This is a  test sentence 

 

Link

In computing, a hyperlink, or simply a link, is a reference to data that the reader can directly follow either by clicking or tapping.[1] A hyperlink points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document. Hypertext is text with hyperlinks. The text that is linked from is called anchor text. A software system that is used for viewing and creating hypertext is a hypertext system, and to create a hyperlink is to hyperlink (or simply to link). A user following hyperlinks is said to navigate or browse the hypertext. The document containing a hyperlink is known as its source document.

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Quote

A quote or quote block is used in order to display a comment or extract from a comment in order to reference or make mention to it.

 

Example

Quote

A quote or quote block is used in order to display a comment or extract from a comment in order to reference or make mention to it.

 

Code

A code or code block is used in order to display or show off a piece of coding. The code block allows you to display codes from different languages such as Lua, Python, HTML, CSS and Javascript

 

Example


function startGame() {
  myGamePiece = new component(30, 30, "red", 10, 120);
  myGamePiece.gravity = 0.05;
  myScore = new component("30px", "Consolas", "black", 280, 40, "text");
  myGameArea.start();
}

var myGameArea = {
  canvas : document.createElement("canvas"),
  start : function() {
    this.canvas.width = 480;
    this.canvas.height = 270;
    this.context = this.canvas.getContext("2d");
    document.body.insertBefore(this.canvas, document.body.childNodes[0]);
    this.frameNo = 0;
  },
  clear : function() {
    this.context.clearRect(0, 0, this.canvas.width, this.canvas.height);
  }
}

 

Emoji

Emoji (singular emoji, plural emoji or emojis) are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. Emoji exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals. They are much like emoticons, but emoji are actual pictures instead of typographics.

 

Example

 :) ;) xD :D

 

Spoiler

Spoiler boxes are used to hide selected information or files in order to reduce the overall sizing of a comment/thread. Spoiler boxes are mainly when hiding large comments/Responses or when displaying multipe pictures in order to retain space within and allow for an overall greater formatted response

 

Example

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Bulleted list

In typography, a bullet ( • ) is a typographical symbol or glyph used to introduce items in a list. The bullet symbol may take any of a variety of shapes, such as circular, square, diamond or arrow. Typical word processor software offers a wide selection of shapes and colours.Several regular symbols, such as * (asterisk), -(hyphen), . (period), and even o (lowercase O), are conventionally used in ASCII-only text or other environments where bullet characters are not available. Historically, the index symbol ☞ (representing a hand with a pointing index finger) was popular for similar uses. Lists made with bullets are called bulleted lists. The HTML element name for a bulleted list is "unordered list", because the list items are not arranged in numerical order (as they would be in a numbered list). Usually bullet points are used to list things.

 

Example.

  • Test 1
  • Test 2
  • Test 3

 

Numbered list

Use numbered lists when you're explaining instructions that need to be performed in sequence. Numbered and unnumbered lists are most frequently used in academic and government publications. If numbers aren't essential use bullets, especially in business related documents.

 

Example.

  1. Test1
  2. Test2
  3. Test3

 

Align Left

This tool is used in order to align a piece of text to the left hand side of the page or document

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Center

This tool is used in order to align a piece of text in the center of the page or document

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Align Right

This tool is used in order to align a piece of text to the right hand side of the page or document

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Text colour

This tool is used in order to adjust/change the colour of a word or text extract, changing the colour of a piece of text can also be used in order to emphasise key components of it.

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Font

This tool is used in order to adjust/change the style of writing/font is displayed in.

 

Example.

This is a test sentence

 

Size

This tool is used in order to adjust/change the size of a word or piece of text

 

Example.

this is a test sentence

 

Basic Application Response Formatting

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Application Response Template

 

The below application response template provides a well formatted example to an ideal application response which clearly

points out the positive, negative and constructive points you have located within their application. The response can be

modified in order to add a more personal feel to it if you so choose.

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+1/-1/NEUTRAL

Hey [User],

Thank you for applying to become a [Moderator/Event Master/Streamer] within the Imperial Gaming community. I have reviewed your application and provided my feedback on the positive,negative and constructive points I located within it.

 

Positives:

  • [PositivePoint1]
  • [PositivePoint2]
  • [PositivePoint3]

Negatives:

  • [NegativePoint1]
  • [NegativePoint2]
  • [NegativePoint3]

Constructive Points:

  • [ConstructivePoint1]
  • [ConstructivePoint2]
  • [ConstructivePoint3]

 

Due to the reasons listed above I will be giving this application a [+1/-1/NEUTRAL], [concluding statement]

 

Sincerely,

[Name]

 

 

Common Issues (last updated 01/01/2019)

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Format Issue Resolution

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Issue:

  • Boxes around text

Resolution:

  • Option 1: Click on the 'Background colour' formatting tool > click automatic
  • Option 2: When pasting in text, if boxes appear around the text click the paste as plain text instead option located at the bottom of the Page

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Issue:

  • Photos taking up too much thread space

Resolution:

  • Option 1: Click the spoiler option > insert the images
  • Option 2: Visit imgur (https://imgur.com/) or another similar website, upload all the photos into 1 post > past post link

Example: 

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Issue:

  • Threads being hard to read

Resolution:

  • Option 1: If the issue is a result of the colouring of the text you can change the question to be a different colour to the answer in order to make it easier to read for the viewer
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Before:

 

This is an example question?

the answer being provided here is an example for the purpose of this thread

 

After:

 

This is an example question?

the answer being provided here is an example for the purpose of this thread

 

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*if you have any issues regarding Common format issues list them below and I will try to post a resolution or response to it*

 

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