Preferred Post Formatting?

  •   18.6% - WYSIWYG (TinyMCE, for instance) - 58
  •   9.0% - Raw HTML - 28
  •   8.7% - MediaWiki - 27
  •   39.2% - BBCode - 122
  •   8.4% - Plaintext - 26
  •   1.9% - Markdown - 6
  •   3.2% - Textile - 10
  •   10.9% - Plaintext with minimal HTML - 34

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  • Avatar of Illiai Illiai Nov 22, 2008 at 17:27 UTC - 0 likes

    please please please don't put in a WYSIWYG editor, all of them are horrid, and half the time they're bugged (yes, ALL of em do that. No exceptions. Simply because the <textarea> element was never meant to be styled. Simple as that)

  • Avatar of mikk mikk Nov 22, 2008 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Wow, fckeditor is ..... just... wow. Having said that, I still don't think I'd like that for forums but man I see some spiffy uses for that.

  • Avatar of Felyza Felyza Nov 21, 2008 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    If they were to put in a GOOD wysiwyg editor, it would be preferred, otherwise I'll stick to bbcode. I'd recommend http://www.fckeditor.net/

  • Avatar of pyroxide pyroxide Nov 21, 2008 at 04:31 UTC - 0 likes

    raw html for the win, because in the end, everything gets parsed to html.  otherwise plaintext or hybrid

  • Avatar of instant instant Nov 21, 2008 at 04:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Plain text for the win. :-)

  • Avatar of Nevir27 Nevir27 Nov 20, 2008 at 22:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm a huge sucker for markdown as well

    Having extremely readable raw text and nicely formatted results makes for a better experience!

  • Avatar of syntax76 syntax76 Nov 19, 2008 at 11:44 UTC - 0 likes

    I for myself prefer plain text or BBCode, since I believe in good design and content which should follow the given design. Usually for posts this should be enough.
    But for any person uncommon with html or BBCode WYSIWYG or plain text may be the better way. And with WYSIWYG ONLY to give some base formatting in the given design.

  • Avatar of ChaosInc ChaosInc Nov 17, 2008 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    BBC. Easy to use and is common everywhere, especially on the mod sites. You know how much of a pain it is to switch formats when updating on multiple sites? Copy/Paste FTW.

  • Avatar of Industrial Industrial Nov 17, 2008 at 17:14 UTC - 0 likes

    posts dont need formatting other then a way to quote and paste code

    edit: but if you must then textile.

  • Avatar of Dashsmash Dashsmash Nov 16, 2008 at 13:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd say Textile or Markdown - would be awesome to include these options.

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