Continuing the discussion from Did this Poll Work?:
That's a very great question I was wondering the exact same thing when I first saw it (from the Discourse forum).
So say you want to show someone how to do a trick on the forum using some HTML code for example. If you try to type a HTML tag, the forum reads it as if you're typing HTML tag as code so it doesn't display the HTML tag. Like this:
I've written HTML but you can't see the tags. So how do you show someone the tags?
Luckily, the forum has a feature to fix this problem:
In the tool bar, you'll see a little symbol that looks like this
Tap that and it'll give you some indented highlighted text. Then you can replace the highlighted text with the text that you want. And the HTML tags will appear instead of disappearing.
But if you want to show a tag in the middle of a sentence like this
<i> </i>, there's a different way of doing this too. You can type the tag in between these two signs that look like apostrophes. Like this for example:
` <b> </b>`
To find the sign, press the .?123 button in the bottom left hand corner of your iPad keyboard. Then hold down on the apostrophe until a smaller menu pops up and you'll see the first option is the sign you're looking for:
Type two of those signs and type the tag in between, like
[poll] for example.
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for clarification on anything And just a tip, when you see a little trick by someone and wonder how they did it, you can press the Reply button to their topic and then quote their reply:
Then you can scroll through "behind the scenes" and see how they did the forum trick. And once you're done, you can cancel your reply. It's how I learnt this trick