How to use the Formatting Tags:


Formatting tags allow you to change the way your text is displayed.
Each formatting instruction has a START tag and an END tag.
Surround the text with the start and end tag to apply a formatting instruction to that text.

FunctionFormatting - (what you enter)Result - (what you get)
BOLD:[b]bold text[/b] not boldbold text not bold
ITALIC:[i]italic text[/i] not italicitalic text not italic
UNDERLINE:[u]underline text[/u] not underlineunderline text not underline
STRIKETHROUGH:[s]strikethrough text[/s] not strikethroughstrikethrough text not strikethrough
COLOR:[color=red]red text[/color] not red textred text not red text
SIZE:[size=7]size 7 text[/size] not size 7size 7 text not size 7

QUOTING:
There are two ways to do quoting. One includes the username of the person you are quoting, the other way does not include the username.
FunctionFormatting - (what you enter)Result - (what you get)
QUOTE: with username [quote=SampleUser]This is a quote I heard from SampleUser[/quote] this is not a part of the quote
SampleUser wrote:
This is a quote I heard from SampleUser
this is not a part of the quote
QUOTE: without username [quote]This is a quote without a username[/quote] this is not a part of the quote
In Response To:
This is a quote without a username
this is not a part of the quote


IMAGES: Warning: Inappropriate or offensive images will get you banned.
FunctionFormatting - (what you enter)
IMAGE: [img]http://www.connectingsingles.com/i/free_online_dating.jpg[/img] this is not part of the image
Result - (what you get)
this is not part of the image


To use an image you must put the image URL between [img] tags.
Here is how to find an image URL of an image:
  1. Right click on the image and select "properties". Like so:


  2. The URL will be in the properties window. Place that URL between the [img] tags:


  3. Place the URL between [img] tags. Like so: [img]http://www.connectingsingles.com/i/free_online_dating.jpg[/img]


YOUTUBE: Warning: Inappropriate or offensive videos will get you banned.
FunctionFormatting - (what you enter)
YOUTUBE: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_iKyJqV7sM[/youtube] this is not part of the youtube video
Result - (what you get)

this is not part of the youtube video