Thanks for those, Margo. My apologies for the delay in the appearance of your posts. The first post by every new member must be approved by a moderator (me) as an anti-spam measure. But at least in this forum, once that first post is approved you have full access and full capabilities, unlike the Xenharmonic Discourse test forum.
Apart from the time-zone difference (me being in Australia) you won't believe the additional cause of the delay
: As I was about to approve your post, I lost internet access. Some investigation showed that I had lost my telephone landline and hence my ADSL connection to the internet. A cell-phone call to my telephone company('s computer) told me a cable had been damaged and it was likely to take 4 days to fix. So it took me some time to make other arrangements to get back online.
If you looked at your posts immediately after I approved them you may have seen collapsed lattice diagrams. If so, you should reload the pages now. I simply had to edit your post to change your <pre>...</pre> to [
pre]...[/pre] (which you should use in future). The phpBB forum software that this forum is based on, does not allow HTML tags directly, but uses a form of markup with tags in square brackets known as BBCode. You can read about it here:
This will give you all the capabilities of those "harmless buttons".
In addition to the tags listed, there is the [
pre]...[/pre] tag which is very similar to the [
code]...[/code] tag, however [
pre] does not perform any syntax hiliting and it allows you to nest other BBCodes within it (for e.g. bold, italic, color). It also allows you to nest smilies within it, including those that map to Sagittal glyphs (consisting of the long-ASCII form of the Sagittal between colons). You can also use tabs (width 8 spaces) to line up columns within [
pre]...[/pre] however you may have to type the tabs in another editor and paste them into your forum post, as tabs are normally interpreted as a command to move between text fields.