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KuraFire
27 Jan 2003, 11:25
HACK: Additional emphasis method for posts (_word_ becomes italic word)
BY: KuraFire [www.kurafire.com]
DESCRIPTION: If users use _underscores_ to emphasize words (old skool italic), it will make those words italic in posts
DIFFICULTY: Easy
INSTALL-TIME: 20 seconds
STEPS: 1


EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
I know plenty of people (myself included) who use _underscores_ when they emphasize words. This is mostly with people who use IRC a lot, which lacks italic words, so people use _these_ to emphasize instead. And sicne _underscores_ are a lot faster than typing blabla or using the button (if you speedtype, going to your mouse is just sooooo slow ^_^), I figured people might want to have this on their board as well. :)
It will parse words with lowercase, uppercase, numbers and/or - or _ inside them. However, it won't take multiple words at once (ie. no spaces in-between) for then you couldn't use a normal _ without causing the rest of the text to become italicized. (not that I can really see people put a random underscore in a sentence, but still...)

It's _the_ easiest hack ever, to install ^_^

See attachment for instructions :)

Xyphen
27 Jan 2003, 11:36
Nice hack, but i don't need it since I am not a speed typer, plus I am waiting for vb3.0 so I am not installing any hacks at all no more.

KuraFire
27 Jan 2003, 11:54
No, but don't you have any people on your board? They might type fast and enjoy it. And it's not like adding 1 single line of code (that's all!) is gonna be a big problem for when you upgrade to vB 3, now is it? :D

Floris
27 Jan 2003, 11:59
I personally have never seen users use this and complain it won't go italic
;D
But a nice addition though :>

KuraFire
27 Jan 2003, 12:37
Originally posted by xiphoid
I personally have never seen users use this and complain it won't go italic
;D
But a nice addition though :>

That's cos nobody is used to this ever becoming italic, since no program or anything still uses _this_ method, but a lot of people _do_ use it :)

Personally, I do it incredibly much, but I never realized that with a small regex I could make it go italic (the way it used to) on my board, so when I did I made the hack ^_^

xxxsaint
27 Jan 2003, 14:54
nice hack - I don't see why you guys insist on posting comments about a hack in a negative manner - hey , if you don't want to use it , or find it's not useful for you , how about just continuing on to the next hack to see if it fits your needs instead of posting needless , worthless comments ? It would make these forums a much nicer place to visit and seem less filled with egotistical asses.


INSTALLED.

Vile
28 Jan 2003, 04:15
Nice little addition :)
Thanks for sharing.

KuraFire
28 Jan 2003, 14:43
xxxsaint: I agree :)

Glad you guys like ^_^

Overgrow
29 Jan 2003, 20:35
Installed.. I hate going [ i ]... for some reason brackets always confuse my typing fingers.

Bison
30 Jan 2003, 06:35
Originally posted by xxxsaint
nice hack - I don't see why you guys insist on posting comments about a hack in a negative manner - hey , if you don't want to use it , or find it's not useful for you , how about just continuing on to the next hack to see if it fits your needs instead of posting needless , worthless comments ? It would make these forums a much nicer place to visit and seem less filled with egotistical asses.


INSTALLED.

You're "Politically Correct!" :D

*INSTALLED*

KuraFire
03 Feb 2003, 09:16
Originally posted by Overgrow
Installed.. I hate going [ i ]... for some reason brackets always confuse my typing fingers.

Yeah, it just doesn't work if you're typing really fast and you have to go to those silly brackets, eh? :)

/me hugs the _fast_ way of emphasizing ^_^