[Guide] Using Discourse for Forum Mafia

Looking for the general guide to using Discourse? Click here.

1. Isolation (ISO)

ISO is a tool used to read a player’s posts in isolation. In order to utilize this feature, you can:

  • Click a user’s name or profile picture, and select [x] posts in topic

  • Click a user’s profile picture in ‘Frequent Posters,’ below the OP, and select [x] posts in topic

In order to stop ISOing a user, follow the same steps as above, but click Remove filter

Fortress of Lies also allows more convenient ISOing through our dedicated ISO button, courtesy of Ellibereth from Mafia451. This allows you to start an ISO and stop ISOing from any post a user has made without losing your position in the topic like you would with the above method. Simply press the “Filter by this user’s posts” button below a person’s post to begin an ISO from that post, and press the “View all posts” button to stop your ISO at that post.

2. Votes

A full guide can be found here.

I. Voting

Voting can be done by using [vote][/vote] or [v][/v] tags and naming a target between them.
To easily add tags to your post you can utilize the voting button in the formatting toolbar:

II. Unvoting

Unvote by typing [unvote][/unvote] or [uv][/uv]. Do not put anything between the tags.
You can also press the unvote button in the formatting toolbar:

III. Viewing votecounts (VCs)

The votecount as of a post can be viewed in a modal by selecting the gavel icon on that post. It will show a “Classic Votecount” in this format:

Player3 (2): Player1, Player2

Not Voting (1): Player3

Selecting “Show Player Votes” will show each player’s vote exactly as they made it. If it was made since the host posted the last manual votecount, it will also show the post the vote was made in.

IV. Reading votecounts (VCs)

An example of a votecount can be seen below:

orangeandblack5 (2): Arete, DatBird
DatBird (1): orangeandblack5
Sleep (1): Marluxion

Not Voting (2): katze, Alkali

How to read a votecount :

  • Voted - Bolded players are those who are a current target of one or more votes.
  • Votes - The number next to the voted player is the current amount of players voting them.
  • Voted by - The unbolded names are a list of all players who are currently voting a specific player, voting to sleep (no elimination), or not voting.

3. Quoting

To insert a quote, select the text you wish to quote, then press the Quote button that pops up. Repeat this for multiple quotes even from different posts and different users. The quoted text will point to their original source.

4. Formatting

You can format a post using simple HTML, BBCode, or Markdown:

This is <b>bold</b>.
This is [b]bold[/b].
This is **bold**.

For formatting ideas, I suggest the Unofficial Discourse User Reference Guide.

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