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Text syntax

It is available in forum posts and user profiles. The tags you can use are:

Basic formats: Bold, Italic, Underline, Deleted, Code or Monospace

The most basic formats are:

This is a [b]bold text[/b].
This is a [i]italic text[/i].
This is a [u]underline text[/u].
This is a [d]deleted text[/d].
This is a [c]bit of code or monospaced text[/c].

Which will produce:

This is a bold text.
This is a italic text.
This is a underline text.
This is a deleted text.
This is a bit of code or monospaced text.

Links

There are several ways of writing links. Let's see them in action.

1. Plain text links

You can simply write a full URL and it will be converted to a working link.

An automatic link to http://www.google.com

Will result into:

An automatic link to http://www.google.com

2. Custom-text links

You can customize the text of the link by writing:

A link to google with a [custom text][http://www.google.com]

It will result into:

A link to google with a custom text

If you are linking to another page of ROMdb, it's preferrable that you simply write the relative URL starting with a "/" symbol so in case we change the web domain, they will still work.

A link to the [blog of ROMdb][/blog]

I will result into:

A link to the blog of ROMdb

3. ROMdb ID links

On the top-left corter of most pages of ROMdb you should see a light hash symbol with a number that gets darker when you move the cursor over. That's the identification number of that page. You can also use it to link to any page:

This is [a link to Afterburner for 32x][#6]

It'll produce:

This is a link to Afterburner for 32x

There is an extra trick here, if you write the custom text between parenthesis, that text will be only an anotation for you when you edit the node. The link will automatically have the official title of the page and a short description of it's type/location.

This is a link to [(32x, afterburner)][#6]

It'll be converted into:

This is a link to Version for 32X » After Burner Complete ~ After Burner (Japan, USA)

Titles

You have two types of titles to help you with the organization of your forum posts: primary and secondary titles:

This is a primary title
=======================

This is a secondary title
-------------------------

Another secondary title
-----------------------

Which will produce:

This is a primary title

This is a secondary title

Another secondary title

Don't worry about the length of the underline of equal or dash symbols; using just one is fine although the post looks nicer in edit mode when you match the length of the title text.

Lists

Unordered lists can be created with:

[list]
* First item of the unordered list

* Second item of the unordered list
[/list]

Which produces:

  • First item of the unordered list

  • Second item of the unordered list

And ordered lists can be created with:

[olist]
* First item of the ordered list

* Second item of the ordered list
[/olist]

Which produces:

  1. First item of the ordered list

  2. Second item of the ordered list

Code blocks

Code blocks are useful when you want to write pre-formatted text. They can be written with:

[code]
 ______  _____ ___  ___     _  _       _                                 _    _ 
 | ___ \|  _  ||  \/  |    | || |     (_)                               | |  | |
 | |_/ /| | | || .  . |  __| || |__    _  ___    __ _  _ __  ___   __ _ | |_ | |
 |    / | | | || |\/| | / _` || '_ \  | |/ __|  / _` || '__|/ _ \ / _` || __|| |
 | |\ \ \ \_/ /| |  | || (_| || |_) | | |\__ \ | (_| || |  |  __/| (_| || |_ |_|
 \_| \_| \___/ \_|  |_/ \__,_||_.__/  |_||___/  \__, ||_|   \___| \__,_| \__|(_)
                                                 __/ |                          
                                                |___/     
[/code]

The result its:

______  _____ ___  ___     _  _       _                                 _    _ 
| ___ \|  _  ||  \/  |    | || |     (_)                               | |  | |
| |_/ /| | | || .  . |  __| || |__    _  ___    __ _  _ __  ___   __ _ | |_ | |
|    / | | | || |\/| | / _` || '_ \  | |/ __|  / _` || '__|/ _ \ / _` || __|| |
| |\ \ \ \_/ /| |  | || (_| || |_) | | |\__ \ | (_| || |  |  __/| (_| || |_ |_|
\_| \_| \___/ \_|  |_/ \__,_||_.__/  |_||___/  \__, ||_|   \___| \__,_| \__|(_)
                                                __/ |                          
                                               |___/     

Quote blocks

You can quote any text you see by typing:

[quote]
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
[/quote]

Which will produce:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

You can also add the author of the quote with:

[quote=Abraham Lincoln]
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
[/quote]

Which will produce:

Abraham Lincoln:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Images

You can insert images in your posts with:

[This is a picture of Jupiter][img:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Jupiter#/media/File:J%C3%BApiter_com_Mancha.jpg]

And it will appear as:

NOT FOUND: INVALID URL: {This is a picture of Jupiter}{img:https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/J%C3%BApiter_com_Mancha.jpg}

By the way, you can leave the title blank if you want.

NOT FOUND: [][img:https://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/8/87790/2286627-mk_1.png]