What is a BBCode?

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  1. marlingardener

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    Question from a computer know-nothing: what is the BBCode that can be disabled for a post? I've been looking at that for over a year, and can't figure it out.
    Help! Gosh, I hate being dumb . . . .
     
  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The BBcode is used to format text, insert url's and pictures in a post on forums, profiles, comments and in PM's. BBcode is similar to HTML. The only difference is BBcode uses square brackets [] instead of the <> in HTML.
     
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    Eileen, thank you for explaining that so clearly even I could understand. You are the computer guru! :smt024
     
  4. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    I've seen that too, and never thought to ask about it.
    What I haven't been able to figure out... even after Frank has explained to me is the "Img" button.
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  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    If you are familiar with HTML then you can think of BBCode as a forum version of HTML. It's there because if HTML was allowed it could be used for nefarious means (e.g. including Javascript to mess with your browser) whereas BBCode prevents this.
     

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