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Improving access to "Writeup Formatting Tips"by nedals (Deacon)
|on Jan 07, 2003 at 22:58 UTC||Need Help??|
My memory is not as it used to be! I find myself writing or editing a post and cannot remember the syntax to insert a node or cross out a portion of a previous post. Worse than that, I cannot remember where I found the post that tells me how to do this or that. So I would ask that the-powers-that-be add the Writeup Formatting Tips link above/below/near the textarea edit element whenever it is displayed.
The current "Writeup Formatting Tips" is barely adequate to compose/edit a post. I've written a new version, heavily plagerized from other posts on this site. After the monk's review, I would ask that this replace the current version.
On occasion there is a short list added below the textarea element. So, alternatively, this list, edited somewhat, could be added to all instances of the textarea element.
This is not supposed to be a tutorial, simply a reminder for newbies, infrequent users, or for those who have lost their marbles... memories.
Writeup Formatting Tips (revised)
Writing a new (or a reply) node:
Are you posting in the right place? Check out What section should I put this in? to know for sure.
Please, please use a descriptive Title when posting things. "Need help with this script" is not a good title!
Always, always use the "Preview" button before you "Submit" your post. This will give you an opportunity to edit if you don't like what you see. Note that, once posted, you can edit your reply to a thread, but you cannot (in general) edit a root node you create. See How do I change/delete my post?.
As an unwritten custom, Monks don't like to delete info. A post you made may already have comments from others. Rather than leave bad
info out, it's customary to correct any bad info, and leave an indication that you did so with either a <strike>