Wiki Format Testing
Trying to figure out these forum type tags for the BGG wiki...
Feel free to add your own problems...
If you figure out one of these tags then please geekmail herace.
- The "universal tag" [url= ] opens a new page which isn't the desired behavior.
- The tag [geekurl=... Alternate Caption] almost works, but you have to supply the alternate caption in the tag. So if, for whatever reason, the name changes, then the name in the tag and the Geek name shown in the tab won't agree.
- For example consider making a link to the version of Qubic which is now titled on the tab "Qubic (Qubic Games edition 1953 with Springfield)". You could supply the alternate caption as shown in the example below. But if the version name is changed in the Geek database, for whatever reason, the the name as shown in the markup and the name show on the tab in the browser will not agree because the "name" has been "hard coded" in the markup. The name is not being dynamically fetched from the geek database.
- [ geekurl=/boardgameversion/130443 Qubic (Qubic Games edition 1953 with Springfield)]
automagically = BGG does some for you with technology so advanced that it seems like magic to you
Forum Formatting example: Comment example in forum, looking for wiki equivalent
trying to get to following BGG webpage which is a comment on an image.
The alternate caption form is:
Markup: [ geekurl=/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999 Alternate Hypertext ]
Rendering: Alternate Hypertext
So a messy workaround would be:
Markup: [geekurl=/image/119765/times-square?commentid=6999#comment6999 Comment]
This does work, and "Comment" title would seem unlikely to change. But here the "/image/119765/times-square" part of the URL would have to change if the comment was on a geeklist and the comment number has to be entered twice. So this is really a messy workaround.
Trying to get wiki equivalent of forum tag set markup [microbadge=1902][/microbadge] in one tag set. I hacked it using two tag sets. Clicking on set tag set opens another web page which it really shouldn't do...
[ microbadge=1902 ][ http://boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/1902 I spend more time on BGG than playing games! ]
I spend more time on BGG than playing games!
6. Twitter item
Forum Formatting example: "Twitter tag" example in Forum, looking for wiki equivalent
You could take a snapshot of the twitter item as an image, and add image to wiki as workaround. But is there some way to get twitter item directly as there is in forums?