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Default Suggestion... escape of [ char in messages

Another note:

It would be useful if we could actually write "[code]" and it's corresponding close tag in our messages without them being interpreted as forum code delimiters.

Perhaps the simplest way to allow this is to add a new forum code rule -- [[] is the forum code for the '[' character, so messages that contain examples of correct forum code usage will look like this:

[[]code]
bla bla bla
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You can already do this.

If you wanted to put the literal text [code] in your message, it would look like this.

    [brace]code[/brace]

Check the "Forum Code" link above the smilies legend in the message composition screen for all form code options.

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Oh okay, there it is down at the bottom. I read through that but it didn't register that a brace was a square-bracket.


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( parenthesis
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quote:Originally posted by SerranoG
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If you're concerned how the tags are named, then feel free not to use them.

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If you're concerned how the tags are named, then feel free not to use them.
"Concerned"? No. I was merely shedding some light on why Nik and some others wouldn't "register that a brace was a square-bracket." My real concern is that I should be more careful on how I should express myself in posts lest I get little nasty-grams.



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Perhaps the simplest solution is just to modify the "Forum Code" help window to include an example of what an escaped bracket/brace looks like.


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