Formatting hacks for forum posts


###If anyone has any forum post formatting hacks, please post them here!

I came across this Discourse Formatting Cheat Sheet that I found useful.

Some more:

  • Use 3 of these around markup you want to appear: `
  • Strikethrough text by typing <del> text you want to format </del>
  • underline text by typing: <ins> text you want to format </ins>
  • Read this for how to center images in text


I have no idea what formatting is used on this forum however if it is based on bbcode, you can find a full reference at

A more straight forward reference can be found at



Discourse supports both Markdown and (some) bbcode. Here’s a reference of what is can do:

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