To be honest, .rst and the forum go together pretty well. the only stuff that doesn’t work is
for title block sections.
Here is an example of all the .rst I use in my zips and templates and how they can just be cut n pasted on to the forum. It is amazing how stupid I was not to try this before. I doubled my work and made things overall just harder.
for simple non technical zips you essentially just need to know that:
discussion can be found here `title for the url <actual_url>__. ` will make “something here” a clickable link that follows through in .rst note the backticks, double underscore and a fullstop - this is needed
This doesn’t set up a link on the forum though because of the backticks. it makes it a code block. but the url still shows, it just isn’t clickable.
Headings can be the same
==================== would make the line above a heading, just like the forum will, I always make sure there is the same number equals signs per letter, idk if this is a requirement.
- list item will make list items. note that is minus symbol followed by two spaces. this is important. but also works on the forum, use this method to list within a list.
code blocks go in backticks, like the forum. (or you could use bbcode or markdown, but the forum accepts backticks.
**bolded text** is the same as the forum. (double stars to bold stuff)
I personally like to use bbcode on the forum, that way I know it is a forum post. and the I like to open and [/] to close. but I have deliberately used .rst in this post. I will edit the post in a bit so people can see the raw version.
Note I had to put the first example with the url, using backticks portion within bbcode tags so you could see the backticks. This is not needed.
it doesn’t look perfect on the forum, but it works. (urls are a bit janky)