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Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:21 AM

You Asked For It: Automatic Post Formatting Buttons and Smilies

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We have added post formatting buttons and smilies to the posting form, so you can more easily format your posts. Now, whenever you write a post on DU, you will see this list of buttons just above the area to type your message text.



Clicking each button will automatically write the appropriate code directly into your posting form, at the location of your cursor. For most HTML tags, clicking a particular button once will write the code to open the tag, and clicking a second time will automatically enter the code to close the tag.

You can also use the buttons to automatically write the appropriate codes around a portion of text you have selected. Type in the text you want, select the entire text, and then click the appropriate button to write HTML codes at the beginning and end of the selection.

Clicking the "smilies" button on the far right opens a list of smilies. Click the image you want to automatically enter the code into your message.

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Reply You Asked For It: Automatic Post Formatting Buttons and Smilies (Original post)
Skinner Jan 2012 OP
DURHAM D Jan 2012 #1
stlsaxman Jan 2012 #2
bluedigger Jan 2012 #3
rfranklin Jan 2012 #4
JaneQPublic Jan 2012 #5
Arkansas Granny Jan 2012 #6
CrispyQ Jan 2012 #7
daleanime Jan 2012 #8
RC Jan 2012 #16
intaglio Jan 2012 #18
RC Jan 2012 #21
irisblue Jan 2012 #9
Froward69 Jan 2012 #10
Lochloosa Jan 2012 #11
louis-t Jan 2012 #12
TexasProgresive Jan 2012 #13
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2012 #14
immoderate Jan 2012 #15
virgdem Jan 2012 #17
monmouth Jan 2012 #19
cyberpj Jan 2012 #20
pacalo Jan 2012 #22
eppur_se_muova Jan 2012 #23
mailman82 Jan 2012 #24
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #25
randr Jan 2012 #26
Remember Me Jan 2012 #27
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2012 #28
Lifelong Protester Jan 2012 #29
PADemD Jan 2012 #30
garybeck Jan 2012 #31
gateley Jan 2012 #32
babylonsister Jan 2012 #33
tpsbmam Jan 2012 #34
libodem Jan 2012 #35
beac Jan 2012 #36
Bill USA Jan 2012 #37
lavenderdiva Jan 2012 #38
Make7 Jan 2012 #39
Skinner Jan 2012 #40
lavenderdiva Jan 2012 #41
meti57b Jan 2012 #42
AsahinaKimi Jan 2012 #43
backscatter712 Jan 2012 #44
lonestarnot Jan 2012 #45
Politicub Jan 2012 #46
Mojorabbit Mar 2012 #47
juajen Mar 2012 #48
OccupyTheIRS Apr 2012 #49
midnight Apr 2012 #50
Fortinbras Armstrong Feb 2014 #51
matthewdavis9179 Mar 2014 #52
Name removed Mar 2014 #53

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:27 AM

1. Thanks Skinner.

This post is buttons and smiles free.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. veddy nois!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:28 AM

3. Really nice!

Thanks, Skinner!

Now, about polling...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:30 AM

4. I was wondering where those came from!

 

Thanks for making things easy!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:31 AM

5. Damn, you're good! Thanks! (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:34 AM

6. DU3 is getting better and better.

Thanks, Skinner!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:36 AM

7. Wonderful!

And if you select the text you want modified, first & then click the button, Viola!

All inserted very nicely into the tags! Nice.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

8. So where's spell check?

I need my security blanket!

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Response to daleanime (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:23 PM

16. Use FireFox

 

It has a built in spell check.

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Response to RC (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:48 PM

18. Also there's

Opera and Chrome

Firefox fan bois, huh!

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Response to intaglio (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:55 PM

21. Whatever. As long as it is not IE

 

I use the web site tools on fireFox.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:43 AM

9. thanks

i'm enjoying these features skinner

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:47 AM

10. test

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:55 AM

11. Just getting better and better

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:07 PM

12. Very nice.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:20 PM

13. I have to try it, NOW. Thanks,Skinner!

Skinner is the king

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:38 PM

14. Tis loverly.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 12:42 PM

15. Thanks, Skinner, but you left out...

 

the facepalm smilie!

This is a good implementation!

--imm

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 01:40 PM

17. There are two features that are still missing

the bookmarks and being able to print a particular post without printing the entire thread.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:11 PM

19. I'm testing..

I'm testing here, thanks Skinner.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 02:32 PM

20. Thanks!! They're great! nt

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 04:30 PM

22. Testing...

I was wondering about the difference between blockquote...


and

...an excerpt.


Cool!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 05:42 PM

23. Thanks, already tried it out in the wee hours this morning.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 06:26 PM

24. Now if we could get spell check?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 06:50 PM

25. Love the new buttons. Is there an official place to ask for new emoticon additions?




Where to ask for the above 'I have a question' emoticon to be added?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 08:47 PM

26. Bravisimo

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 09:38 PM

27. Well, all right!

 

Hearty applause

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:44 PM

28. Love 'em already!

Thanks Admins, you guys rule!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

29. Thank you!

Missed the smilies!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:01 AM

30. Yeah smiles



Thanks!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:16 AM

31. i was one of those who asked. thank you.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 02:28 AM

32. Thanks you guys!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 11:06 AM

33. Thanks so much for these improvements!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 11:14 AM

34. Love 'em! Thanks tons!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 01:34 PM

35. awesome

Although I was the last to know.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 03:17 PM

36. Hurrah! Now we just need spell check.





(And no one tell me to use Firefox b/c I HATE it. Hate, hate, hate!)



ETA: a smilie, of course.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2012, 05:39 PM

37. very nice!



nice to have excerpt divs back!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 01:04 PM

38. I love the new buttons & they certainly make posting easier, BUT

would you please add back in the ability to 'center' a post? Everything gets 'left justified', and I can't make the 'center' HTML code work now. It drives me crazy, and I would be most appreciative if you would bring this function back.

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Response to lavenderdiva (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 11:08 PM

39. I started a thread in H&M that lists more HTML codes that work on DU3.

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Response to lavenderdiva (Reply #38)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 11:12 PM

40. Done!

[center]centered text[/center]

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Response to Skinner (Reply #40)

Sat Jan 14, 2012, 11:15 PM

41. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

I know it sounds silly, but certain posts of mine, I like to center. This is fantastic- Thank you again!!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 04:27 PM

42. Great ...thx!!

You can also use the buttons



great! thx!


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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

43. Yay! \o/ awesome!

Thank you!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 12:47 PM

44. Excellent! Thank you!!! n/t

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 11:17 AM

45. I wondered what those were for, now I know. Cu!

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 12:52 PM

46. Awesome! Wanted something like this for ages

I avoiding posting articles since I kept having to look at the instructions.

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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:07 PM

48. Many thanks. I love smilies!

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Sun Apr 1, 2012, 01:35 PM

49. Awesome! N/T

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 10:35 AM

50. Writing codes? I'm impressed. But I can't even post a pic.... I will continue to try though...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2014, 07:45 AM

51. OK, but what if I DON'T want smilies.

How do I turn them off? (In one of my posts, I had a string consisting of a colon and the number "9". I wanted that, not

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 05:22 AM

52. very good

 

very good

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