I joined a couple of days ago & one of the first things I tried to do was to post a blog entry.
And it mangled my formatting. All it was was some standard basic HTML - bold, italic, a few links, and so on. Nothing fancy, no scripting.
But it appears that the board doesn't understand it!
Everywhere I've gone to ask has a line at the top saying DO NOT POST SUPPORT QUESTIONS HERE.
So where /do/ I post support questions?
Such as, how do I post in HTML?
I have found a guide to some weird square-brackets based formatting markup language like I have never seen before. I am not at all inclined to learn yet another new markup language. I know HTML, I know Wiki markup as I'm a Wikipedia editor, and I generally use *plain* /old/ _ASCII_ email type emphasis, which Mozilla understands and renders, for example. I'll be buggered if I can learn yet another new one.
I don't want or need WYSIWYG text editors. This is supposed to be a place for techies, isn't it? So you make it easy for them, right? Like not compelling them to learn a new markup language?
So, in summary:
- Where do I go to ask questions *about using Daniweb?*
- How do I post using HTML markup, which one support page suggests can be done?
- How do I turn off that irritating "Congratulations - you've made it" banner across the top?