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Another new forum issue (colors in code) #166332 09/12/06 04:58 PM
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A useful ability in the old forum was that you could write code that included color tags so that you could highlight certain parts of the code for a person. Apparently, you can't do this anymore. This is something that really should be changed ... Any old posts that used that will no longer show colors, but will show the color tags within the code and will just confuse people.

Example:
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on *:text:[color:red]!help[/color]:#: { }


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Re: Another new forum issue (colors in code) [Re: Riamus2] #166340 09/12/06 06:14 PM
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Sorry, I'm not going to fiddle with things like that; it won't stick in a new UBBT version or I'd have to do changes like that after every upgrade... This really is something that should be fixed in main stream UBBT.

Tjerk.

Ps. You could of course issue a bug report at http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/3/page/1 ?

Re: Another new forum issue (colors in code) [Re: Krejt] #166349 09/12/06 08:15 PM
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I wouldnt count that as a bug after all if you were helping someone to use BBCode you would enclose it in the code tags.

It's just that this forum helps with other codes! it's a mIRCforum preference really.

btk

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Re: Another new forum issue (colors in code) [Re: Krejt] #166374 10/12/06 12:44 AM
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Well, a quote from a UBB Developer...

Originally Posted By: Rick
We actually used to do this, but there were times when people wanted color to not be translated. Definitely needs to be something to highlight a section of a code. I'll look into it.


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Re: Another new forum issue (colors in code) [Re: Riamus2] #166462 11/12/06 09:51 AM
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They could use \ as an escape character, like some sites/forums do.

\[b\] = plaintext [b].

Re: Another new forum issue (colors in code) [Re: hixxy] #166595 12/12/06 07:06 PM
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or just have a checkbox with "disable colour in code box" like the YaBB "Disable smilies" box, in the post options part of the posting form. that way if we want to show forum code you click the 'no formatting' option, otherwise it defaults to show colours.

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