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## #1 2006-02-21 23:21:40

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
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### Forum Features

Let's put all the different forum features here as an "easy reference".

The Hide Tag

We have a "Hide" tag, which lets you enter your answer but people have to click on a button to see it. This lets other people have a go without seeing your answer. It doesn't really hide it, but does remove it by one click.

You use it like this (use [] not {} ):

The Math Tag

Allows you to use LaTeX to format math expressions very neatly.

Other Tags

M[sub]a[/sub]=x[sup]e[/sup]
[color=#ccccdd]hhhdaba[/color]
[align=left]left[/align]
[align=center]center[/align]
[align=right]right[/align]
[hr]

M[sub]a[/sub]=x[sup]e[/sup]
[align=left]left[/align]
[align=center]center[/align]
[align=right]right[/align]
[hr]

Instructions for more basic tags can be found here.

Special Smileys

To make any of these work, put a ":" in front of the text:

alpha=α and=∧ ang=∠ asymp=≈ beta=β bull=• cap=∩ cong= cup=∪
deg=° Delta=Δ delta=δ divide=÷ empty=∅ epsilon=ε equiv= exist=∃
fnof=ƒ forall=∀ frac12=½ frac14=¼ frac34=¾ gamma=γ ge=≥
harr= hArr= infin=∞ int=∫ isin=∈ lambda=λ laquo=« larr= lArr= le=≤
mu=μ nabla=∇ ne=≠ ni=∋ notin=∉ nsub=⊄ omega=ω oplus=⊕ otimes=⊗
part=∂ Phi=Φ pi=π plusmn=± prime=′ Prime=″ prod=∏ prop=∝
Sigma=Σ sigma=σ sim=∼ sube=⊆ sub=⊂ sum=∑ sup1=¹ sup2=² sup3=³ supe=⊇ sup=⊃
tau=τ there4=∴ theta=θ times=× xi=ξ zeta=ζ

I also did a trick with some of them, for example "pi" looks a lot more like pi really does (π vs π) because I used a different font for it.

Example usage:
π 22 ÷ 7

:pi :cong 22 :divide 7

To place in image in your post:
Below "Image Upload" select "1" for Upload Slots (you can have up to 20)
Click "Browse..." and find an image file
Press "Submit"

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #2 2006-03-05 23:31:06

krassi_holmz
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### Re: Forum Features

[color=(the color in hex fomat RGB "#00ff00" must produce green)] The thing to be colored [/color]

Here is it :
Green

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## #3 2007-03-05 20:03:52

Toast
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### Re: Forum Features

Wow I never knew you could type symbols without latex

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## #4 2007-03-06 07:41:56

Devantè
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### Re: Forum Features

Go to the Character Map...

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## #5 2007-03-10 02:26:45

espeon
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### Re: Forum Features

Presenting the Prinny dance.
Take this dood! Huh doood!!! HUH DOOOOD!?!? DOOD HUH!!!!!! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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## #6 2008-03-20 08:34:38

graciecc12
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### Re: Forum Features

hi. one quick question. how do i START a new post? i know how to reply to one like this, but how do i start one?

Two things keep us from living in the present. Past and future.

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## #7 2008-03-20 08:51:50

mathsyperson
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### Re: Forum Features

The 'post topic' button appears when you're in a board (eg. Introductions). It's in roughly the same place as the 'post reply' button is when you're in a topic.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #8 2008-03-22 18:12:17

U7109
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### Re: Forum Features

I haven't used the Hide Tag and Colour Tag for some time, and I'm just testing it out.

Last edited by Chocó (2008-03-22 18:15:51)

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination," ~ John Lennon

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## #9 2008-12-28 14:06:23

Tigeree
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### Re: Forum Features

It's so creepy when the post's r really long it seriously does make me dizzy which is fun sometimes but then i get sick.
Hello Choco!

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #10 2009-02-26 23:08:37

narender
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hai all

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## #11 2009-02-27 01:50:10

ganesh
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 29,291

### Re: Forum Features

Hi narendar!
Welcome to the forum!!!
You could've started a new thread!

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Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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## #12 2009-02-28 08:40:49

careless25
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### Re: Forum Features

Hi and Welcome Narender!!
Like ganesh already said before me..you could have started a new thread!
Hope you enjoy it here.
See ya around!

C25

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## #13 2009-12-20 00:13:05

Mahamaya
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### Re: Forum Features

Thanks for the insight all. But i'd like to know how to make text bigger. I surf using my mobile phone and most times i find it difficult viewing the solutions to most math problems(and its not the font size of my phone as that have been moderately increased) ....and since the solutions come highlighted when i click instead of having it go bigger it ends up being distorted.

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## #14 2009-12-20 01:23:20

bobbym
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### Re: Forum Features

Hi;

Here is what I do. It doesn't work on all the forums that use latex but it works here.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #15 2010-05-05 18:11:00

ZHero
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### Re: Forum Features

π

i'm loving it!

π   π   π   π

i didn't know this!!

If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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## #16 2010-05-05 18:18:37

ZHero
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### Re: Forum Features

can i have a colored π??

let's try..

red π

green π

blue π

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## #17 2010-05-15 19:33:26

ZHero
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Posts: 1,889

### Re: Forum Features

Here's a List of 140 Named HTML Colors...

Just use the Name written in the colors to get the color (instead of writing the code --> #??????) and you're done!!

e.g {color=MediumAquaMarine}text{/color}

Note: Replace "{" and "}" in the above example with "[" and "]" respectively.

Black

Navy

DarkBlue

MediumBlue

Blue

DarkGreen

Green

Teal

DarkCyan

DeepSkyBlue

DarkTurquoise

MediumSpringGreen

Lime

SpringGreen

Aqua

Cyan

MidnightBlue

DodgerBlue

LightSeaGreen

ForestGreen

SeaGreen

DarkSlateGray

LimeGreen

MediumSeaGreen

Turquoise

RoyalBlue

SteelBlue

DarkSlateBlue

MediumTurquoise

Indigo

DarkOliveGreen

CornflowerBlue

MediumAquaMarine

DimGray

SlateBlue

OliveDrab

SlateGray

LightSlateGray

MediumSlateBlue

LawnGreen

Chartreuse

Aquamarine

Maroon

Purple

Olive

Gray

SkyBlue

LightSkyBlue

BlueViolet

DarkRed

DarkMagenta

DarkSeaGreen

LightGreen

MediumPurple

DarkViolet

PaleGreen

DarkOrchid

YellowGreen

Sienna

Brown

DarkGray

LightBlue

GreenYellow

PaleTurquoise

LightSteelBlue

PowderBlue

FireBrick

DarkGoldenRod

MediumOrchid

RosyBrown

DarkKhaki

Silver

MediumVioletRed

IndianRed

Peru

Chocolate

Tan

LightGrey

PaleVioletRed

Thistle

Orchid

GoldenRod

Crimson

Gainsboro

Plum

BurlyWood

LightCyan

Lavender

DarkSalmon

Violet

PaleGoldenRod

LightCoral

Khaki

AliceBlue

HoneyDew

Azure

SandyBrown

Wheat

Beige

WhiteSmoke

MintCream

GhostWhite

Salmon

AntiqueWhite

Linen

LightGoldenRodYellow

OldLace

Red

Fuchsia

Magenta

DeepPink

OrangeRed

Tomato

HotPink

Coral

Darkorange

LightSalmon

Orange

LightPink

Pink

Gold

PeachPuff

NavajoWhite

Moccasin

Bisque

MistyRose

BlanchedAlmond

PapayaWhip

LavenderBlush

SeaShell

Cornsilk

LemonChiffon

FloralWhite

Snow

Yellow

LightYellow

Ivory

White

If two or more thoughts intersect, there has to be a point!

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## #18 2010-05-27 10:17:06

quittyqat
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Posts: 1,215

### Re: Forum Features

In some forum skins, this text is nearly invisible. Highlight the text.

Cool! I doubt anyone else knew all those colors. Looks like I won't need the Hexadecimal Colors tool anymore to get the right color!

bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Here is what I do. It doesn't work on all the forums that use latex but it works here.

What happens if you \Huge and \HUGE?

Interesting... It works with Huge, but not HUGE or Tiny.

Last edited by quittyqat (2010-05-28 09:16:16)

I'll be here at least once every decade.

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## #19 2012-03-09 00:24:05

bobbym
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Posts: 109,606

### Re: Forum Features

Hi hira2;

Welcome to the forum.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #20 2012-12-25 19:35:02

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### Re: Forum Features

π
Did it!

Last edited by julianthemath (2012-12-25 19:35:18)

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## #21 2013-02-09 04:02:12

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### Re: Forum Features

text

The integral of hope is reality.
May bobbym have a wonderful time in the pearly gates of heaven.
He will be sorely missed.

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## #22 2013-05-09 18:39:44

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### Re: Forum Features

:sqrt

Does this exist?

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## #23 2013-05-09 18:51:23

bob bundy
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### Re: Forum Features

Do you want the latex command?  try \sqrt{number in here}

Bob

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## #24 2013-05-09 19:03:49

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### Re: Forum Features

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## #25 2014-01-04 22:01:12

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### Re: Forum Features

<b>123</b>
<i>123</i>
<u>123</u>

Does it work?

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