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Stupid Question about Highlighting Op's Names

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Icequeen01 Sun 04-Sep-16 10:57:48

This may be so obvious I am going to hide my face in shame when I find out the answer but ...... How do you highlight other people's usernames when referring to them in a post. I've tried the obvious way of hitting the Bold button but that doesn't seem to work? Is there something I'm missing?

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 04-Sep-16 10:59:11

Put * around the words *

So for me it would be * Anchor * but without the spaces (so it'd look like Anchor)

Theselittlelights Sun 04-Sep-16 10:59:23

* before and after the name with no spaces

Icequeen01 Sun 04-Sep-16 14:20:17

Ok lets test this out. Many thanks Anchor and Theselittlelights.

Yeah it worked! I do feel a bit daft now as it was so simple smileThanks so much for taking the time to reply.

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Sun 04-Sep-16 14:22:00

It's all explained in the info below the reply box. Took me ages to work that one out smile

Tricorne Sun 04-Sep-16 14:34:02

Good to finally learn this!

Icequeen01 Sun 04-Sep-16 15:07:32

So pleased to hear it wasn't just me! smile

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-16 00:26:47

Hi Icequeen,

Glad some lovely MNers have helped you out here. smile

As they've said, there's a handy box at the foot of all threads on the main desktop site which shows you all the tricks.

In case you can't see it, here it is -

Bold: hello gives hello
Underline: hello gives hello
Italics: hello gives hello
Strikethrough: hello gives hello
Links are converted automatically. You can also use the following: gives
Mumsnet gives Mumsnet

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-16 00:27:23

And here's the list of smileys for you - just type the word following the smiley with square brackets around it -

Smiley face: smile smile
Big grin: grin grin
Wink: wink wink
Shocked: shock shock
Sceptical: hmm hmm
Confused: confused confused
Embarrassed: blush blush
Angry: angry angry
Sad: sad sad
Envious: envy envy
No comment: biscuit biscuit
Wine glass: wine wine
Hot Beverage: brew brew
Cake: cake cake
Flowers: flowers flowers
Football: football football
Star: star star
Chocolate: chocolate chocolate
Halo: halo halo

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 05-Sep-16 00:30:35


Not sure how many of these still work but you're missing


HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 05-Sep-16 00:30:54

Ooooh they work!!!

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Sep-16 00:37:05


Ooooh they work!!!

Looks like this one fsmile still works too, but we're putting it back in the box until December. wink

RustyBear Mon 05-Sep-16 01:28:50

Does this still work tardis

Sadly not needed until 2017 (except for the Chrostmas special)

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Mon 05-Sep-16 01:54:13

Good thing too wink it's only September!

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