Whether you're a new member or a veteran, the new forum might be an adjustment for some of us. While it has all the same capabilities and more, the structure and formatting are a bit different. In recognition of this, here is a (hopefully) very helpful guide full of common tips and tricks to help you get acquainted and accustomed to Discourse so your time here is as pleasant as possible.
Now, of course, there will be some learning curves and frustrating times. The only way we can get past those is to have some patience and work out the kinks as best as we can together. If you discover something, or if you want to add to this guide, please share your findings and own tips by replying to this thread! Thanks a million!
While most formatting can be done through the WYSIWYG above the posting field, I'm putting a markdown reference which contains additional options for you. The original source can be read here.
For tables, you can use HTML, as demonstrated here.
Displaying Images in a Table
Please resize the width of your image(s) to 230px prior to displaying them in a table.
Centering Images and Text
<div align=center><img src="ImageLinkHere"><br>Your Text Here</div>
<small>Some Small Text</small>
Some Small Text
<details><summary><b>Spoiler Title</summary>Spoiler Content</details>
Tags are a great way to filter posts. When you create a thread, you'll see a small field under where you type your post that says "choose optional tags for this topic." Just use
#tagnamehere to tag your post!
A little different than tags, tagging people requires
@usernamehere This should notify users when they're tagged, given that they still have notifications turned on.
<h1> through <h6> tags to create various headings.