I am new to this WHOLE "Internet/post/thread/blog" business... but I am NOT new to being able to write lucidly or how to use computers at all. NAS gives some "rules" but they are not all that clear. Mostly they say that you should do things which 'are okay as if the entire affair were RATED UNDER 15 if it were a classified as a movie'. But AUTISTIC persons like me make mistakes in "INTERNET-MANNER" without realising it... and so this "thread" or whatever invites rules CLARIFYING anything. I hope anyone understands, and "posts" something helpful. For examples: One *not* stated rule seems to be: DO NOT WRITE IN CAPITAL LETTERS! But there seems to be no other way to emphasise certain words, e.g. no ITALLICS are available.Another thing I have noticed is that people are very quick to tap the "unlike" button, but are much less likely to tap the "like" button, even in giving a genuine "Thank You", and yet all "views" are counted anyway.Lastly, on some devices, "hints and tips" flashes up and then disappears so fast, that it is as if it is only there to satisfy "legal reasons" rather than to be helpful to anyone... ...I also attempt to start this "thread/blog" in apology at anyone I have so far "offended" but I don't know WHY OR HOW I did so! Thus I also appreciate feedback about "understanding" or "hate" in general - for "AUTISTIC people on the Internet" ONLY (not concerning society in general, please)... For even here, on NAS, there seems to be no-place where Autistic Adults THEMSELVES have a forum... or for those "Autistic 'children' who know how to program a computer"...?
Hello, she said in bold and italic......I often live in the autistic adult form......(sounds like a bookshop section).....or museum exhibit....when you type a word, select it...and you should get a pop up that allows you to cut, copy, paste, format text in bold, etc
do you like forums,..? Do you find the “rules, or lack of” confusing/ frustration....
online etiquette is a curious thing?....but often better than offline, analogue communication
There may be another "post" from me under this, if all goes well(...), but please do tell us HOW you were able to do both itallics and bold: you do not have to state exactly the make/brand of your device, just say what it is (phone, device, tablet, laptop, desktop) and, um, maybe what the buttons looked like. I say again that you may say whatever you want, thanks very much.
Under the field where you type (same level as Reply) there's a "Format" button which gives these options. That's on a laptop using Firefox, Chrome or Edge.
To Oktanol, about Text Formatting. On my E-Reader, this box/format-button only gives me the options: PARAGRAPH, Justify Text left, Justify Text centre, Add Picture, Bullet-pointing, Listing.
No Bold, Italics, or such. *If I want to change text-style, it comes out like this.*And that sentence there, I cannot see how it will appear until *after* I've posted it. So I'm STILL USING CAPITALS, SOMETIMES...!
Finally did it, that time. But I can't alter INDIVIDUAL words within the same sentence. (On this E-Reader.)
Maybe just don't try all the time to highlight things, it's not that important for understanding what you are saying, sometimes it does actually achieve the opposite.