This page explains what options there are for formatting your posts and adding emoticons (smilies).
Frog apologises that there is no text formatting toolbar available, however you can use a number of HTML tags to format your comments. The following tags are allowed:
- bold, <b>
- strong, <strong>
- italics, <i>
- emphasis, <em>
- strikethrough, <strike> or <del>
- quoted text, <blockquote>
- links, <a href=”URL”>
- code, <code>
Email and web addresses will be automatically converted into links for you. Line breaks will be converted into line breaks, and text with a line of space between it will be converted into paragraphs.
The following tags are not allowed and will be stripped from comments:
- the header tags, h1, h2, etc
- the list tags
- the table tags
Frog also apologises that there is no facility to edit your own posts, so it is recommended that you have a read through of your comment for typos before you submit it. This is also a good time to reflect on what you have written and whether it may be insulting to others, or may be read the wrong way. However if you do make a mistake that changes the meaning of your post, (e.g. forgeting to type a not), or to your HTML code (e.g. forgetting to close a bold tag or messing up a link) the frogmaster will usually correct it for you if you call attention to it.
Hopefully in the future the software that powers frogblog will have both a text formatting toolbar and an edit your own posts facilitity.
Frogblog also supports a number of standard smilies (emoticons) that you can use in your posts with a simple code. The use of these is recommended as it will help communication and prevent mis-understandings that may lead to arguments.
Very Happy 😀
Crying or Very sad 😥
Evil or Very Mad 👿
Twisted Evil 😈
Wink 😉 😉
You can also use any of the standard special characters such as ♣ ™ ¢ £ © ® µ ² ¼ ½ ¾ ¿ ö ä. Note that the number versions of these are most likely to work – the word versions of these are often not supported.