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    [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Since a few months ago, the site has offered the possibility of automatically making the card names in your posts display a tooltip card picture upon hovering, and link to their page on http://deckbox.org upon clicking. Because there is not (yet) a button for this function in the forum editor, some readers aren't yet aware of this.

    To provide a card, or a list of cards (see below) with a tooltip/hyperlink, you need to put {CARDS} before its name and {/CARDS} after it, replacing the { } brackets with the [ ] that are used in this forum.


    As of today, the parser is a little smarter and will recognise the most common ways of typing decklists. Here are a few examples:

    HTML Code:
    [CARDS]
    5 Tarmogoyf
    4x Spiny Starfish
    1 Æther Adept
    2-4 Framed!
    3 Fire // Ice
    1 [LG] Karakas
    
    Random text
    // Commented text
    4 Swords to Plowshares // Commenting after a card doesn't work (thank the split cards for that)
    [/CARDS]
    
    Boy, I sure hate [cards]Wasteland[/cards]!
    will turn into:

    As smart readers will have figured out from the above examples, you can also just wrap CARDS tags around a directly-copied Magic Workstation decklist and only the card names will be hyperlinked.

    // Deck file for Magic Workstation (http://www.magicworkstation.com)

    // Lands
    4 [TE] Wasteland
    2 [ON] Polluted Delta
    2 [ON] Flooded Strand
    4 [PR] Volcanic Island
    4 [PR] Tropical Island
    2 [PR] Wooded Foothills

    // Creatures
    4 [PR] Tarmogoyf
    4 [OD] Nimble Mongoose

    // Spells
    1 [TSP] Wipe Away
    1 [PS] Rushing River
    4 [AL] Force of Will
    4 [PR] Brainstorm
    4 [LRW] Ponder
    4 [PR] Lightning Bolt
    4 [PR] Fire/Ice
    4 [SC] Stifle
    4 [NE] Daze
    4 [DIS] Spell Snare

    // Sideboard
    SB: 2 [10E] Pyroclasm
    SB: 3 [10E] Pithing Needle
    SB: 2 [A] Red Elemental Blast
    SB: 2 [IA] Pyroblast
    SB: 4 [DK] Tormod's Crypt
    SB: 2 [TSP] Krosan Grip
    You are not required to put CARDS tags around your decklists and new card suggestion, and you won't be sanctioned for not doing so (whereas, for example, you are required to make your posts readable and make sure they have content).

    It will often be in your own best interest, however, to use tags when proposing decks or mentioning cards that are not completely well-known. Readers are lazy enough that having to look up a card on their own may very well be enough to dissuade them from reading the rest of the post you have worked so long on.
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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Is there a way to have 'Card Tags' display a specific printing of a card?

    For example, how can I make Juggernaut display instead of ?

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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace/Homebrew View Post
    Is there a way to have 'Card Tags' display a specific printing of a card?

    For example, how can I make Juggernaut display instead of ?
    Looks like you can kind of make it work by linking straight to the printing... but that's less than ideal.
    I'm not seeing a way in the deckbox vBulletin scripts.

    Juggernaut?printing=3055

    example: https://deckbox.org/mtg/Juggernaut?printing=3055

    HTML Code:
    [cards]Juggernaut?printing=3055[/cards]
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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Quote Originally Posted by haganbmj View Post
    Looks like you can kind of make it work by linking straight to the printing... but that's less than ideal.
    I'm not seeing a way in the deckbox vBulletin scripts.

    Juggernaut?printing=3055

    example: https://deckbox.org/mtg/Juggernaut?printing=3055

    HTML Code:
    [cards]Juggernaut?printing=3055[/cards]
    If you use the url tags it will work how you want. You'll just need to research the printing you want to use on deckbox.org.

    This: [url=http://deckbox.org/mtg/Counterspell?printing=6455]Counterspell[/url]
    Would come out like this: Counterspell

    For Juggernaut: [url=http://deckbox.org/mtg/Juggernaut?printing=3055]Juggernaut[/url]

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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    While we're at it, could we get a button that does when clicking on it? Pretty please?
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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jander78 View Post
    If you use the url tags it will work how you want. You'll just need to research the printing you want to use on deckbox.org.

    This: [url=http://deckbox.org/mtg/Counterspell?printing=6455]Counterspell[/url]
    Would come out like this: Counterspell

    For Juggernaut: [url=http://deckbox.org/mtg/Juggernaut?printing=3055]Juggernaut[/url]

    Juggernaut
    Ah yeah, that's pretty good. Forgot it applied to every url, not just card tags.
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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Thank you!

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    Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Card tags (2.0!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barook View Post
    While we're at it, could we get a button that does when clicking on it? Pretty please?
    I had asked that here (I don't know why I didn't realize there was a thread in this section for Card Tags too).

    Any chance we could get a button, like the one that adds the Bold tags, or Unline Tags, etc. for the Cards tag? It would be so much easier than typing it out every time.

    I think this form here is how you do it. If need be, I'll make a logo for the button if no one else can.

    Thanks!
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