Forum formatting question: how do I post a table?

Discussion in 'Player Support' started by Semperfifofum, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Semperfifofum Active Member

    I've tried various methods of posting the data from ACT to the forums. They all leave my table mangled horribly. This is the best I can do, by copy pasting from an online CSV to HTML converter. http://www.convertcsv.com/csv-to-html.htm

    There is a "CODE" option, which allows you to specify HTML, and then continues to post it as if it was pure text with all the codes visible... instead of interpreting the HTML and posting a table like I want. I thought the forum posts were essentially HTML so I don't know why it wouldn't just convert it to a table.

    I really don't want to go back to the old way of printing the log from the txt file, that's really hard to read.Anyone have ideas, please? Thank you.

    Here's how it looks when I try to post my ACT results...

    -------------------------------------------- failed post to forums follows:
    Some years ago we used to post harvest logs. I haven't seen anyone doing it lately. But with ACT having a plugin that keeps track, it's very easy to do. I admit it falls under the "mildly interesting" heading. But it's also helpful. So if you find it useful to look at how people fare when they harvest, read on, and consider adding to it.
    This was around midnight EST yesterday. I had run out of plumewit hides, but I wasn't ignoring any nearby nodes. Purchased about 70 plumewit hides, but I'm not a big buyer, the cost has been prohibitive 30-50plat per hide, need 2 per combine, working on a Jeweler first.
    Focus: plumewit hides
    Time: 1 hour
    Skill: 748
    Bountiful: 49%
    Purchased: about 70 plumewit hides, but I'm not a big buyer, the cost has been prohibitive 30-50plat per hide, need 2 per combine, working on a Jeweler first.
    Type # Collects % Collects # Items % Items Avg Items/Collect # Rares % Rares
    All 335 100.00% 1311 100.00% 3.91 24 100.00%
    cnidcara hide 5 1.49% 5 0.38% 1.00 5 20.83%
    darkstone 5 1.49% 5 0.38% 1.00 5 20.83%
    deadly mushroom 16 4.78% 69 5.26% 4.31 0 0.00%
    etherium 56 16.72% 237 18.08% 4.23 0 0.00%
    gnarled entwood 3 0.90% 6 0.46% 2.00 0 0.00%
    golden ember 49 14.63% 208 15.87% 4.24 0 0.00%
    greatmole meat 53 15.82% 219 16.70% 4.13 0 0.00%
    plumewit hide 46 13.73% 201 15.33% 4.37 0 0.00%
    rock fern 13 3.88% 48 3.66% 3.69 0 0.00%
    rubicite ore 6 1.79% 6 0.46% 1.00 6 25.00%
    storm ent heartwood 1 0.30% 1 0.08% 1.00 1 4.17%
    storm stalk 75 22.39% 299 22.81% 3.99 0 0.00%
    strand of ether 7 2.09% 7 0.53% 1.00 7 29.17%

    ------------------------------ if I copy paste with CODE

    HTML:
    <table class="table table-bordered table-hover table-condensed">
    <thead><tr><th title="Field #1">Type</th>
    <th title="Field #2"># Collects</th>
    <th title="Field #3">% Collects</th>
    <th title="Field #4"># Items</th>
    <th title="Field #5">% Items</th>
    <th title="Field #6">Avg Items/Collect</th>
    <th title="Field #7"># Rares</th>
    <th title="Field #8">% Rares</th>
    </tr></thead>
    <tbody><tr>
    <td> All</td>
    <td align="right">335</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    <td align="right">1311</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    <td align="right">3.91</td>
    <td align="right">24</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>cnidcara hide</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>1.49%</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>0.38%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>20.83%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>darkstone</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>1.49%</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>0.38%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>20.83%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>deadly mushroom</td>
    <td align="right">16</td>
    <td>4.78%</td>
    <td align="right">69</td>
    <td>5.26%</td>
    <td align="right">4.31</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>etherium</td>
    <td align="right">56</td>
    <td>16.72%</td>
    <td align="right">237</td>
    <td>18.08%</td>
    <td align="right">4.23</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>gnarled entwood</td>
    <td align="right">3</td>
    <td>0.90%</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>0.46%</td>
    <td align="right">2.00</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>golden ember</td>
    <td align="right">49</td>
    <td>14.63%</td>
    <td align="right">208</td>
    <td>15.87%</td>
    <td align="right">4.24</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>greatmole meat</td>
    <td align="right">53</td>
    <td>15.82%</td>
    <td align="right">219</td>
    <td>16.70%</td>
    <td align="right">4.13</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>plumewit hide</td>
    <td align="right">46</td>
    <td>13.73%</td>
    <td align="right">201</td>
    <td>15.33%</td>
    <td align="right">4.37</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>rock fern</td>
    <td align="right">13</td>
    <td>3.88%</td>
    <td align="right">48</td>
    <td>3.66%</td>
    <td align="right">3.69</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>rubicite ore</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>1.79%</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>0.46%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>25.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>storm ent heartwood</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>0.30%</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>0.08%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>4.17%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>storm stalk</td>
    <td align="right">75</td>
    <td>22.39%</td>
    <td align="right">299</td>
    <td>22.81%</td>
    <td align="right">3.99</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>strand of ether</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>2.09%</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>0.53%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>29.17%</td>
    </tr>
    </tbody></table>
    
    ------------------------ if I just paste the HTML to the message:

    <table class="table table-bordered table-hover table-condensed">
    <thead><tr><th title="Field #1">Type</th>
    <th title="Field #2"># Collects</th>
    <th title="Field #3">% Collects</th>
    <th title="Field #4"># Items</th>
    <th title="Field #5">% Items</th>
    <th title="Field #6">Avg Items/Collect</th>
    <th title="Field #7"># Rares</th>
    <th title="Field #8">% Rares</th>
    </tr></thead>
    <tbody><tr>
    <td> All</td>
    <td align="right">335</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    <td align="right">1311</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    <td align="right">3.91</td>
    <td align="right">24</td>
    <td>100.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>cnidcara hide</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>1.49%</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>0.38%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>20.83%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>darkstone</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>1.49%</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>0.38%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">5</td>
    <td>20.83%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>deadly mushroom</td>
    <td align="right">16</td>
    <td>4.78%</td>
    <td align="right">69</td>
    <td>5.26%</td>
    <td align="right">4.31</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>etherium</td>
    <td align="right">56</td>
    <td>16.72%</td>
    <td align="right">237</td>
    <td>18.08%</td>
    <td align="right">4.23</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>gnarled entwood</td>
    <td align="right">3</td>
    <td>0.90%</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>0.46%</td>
    <td align="right">2.00</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>golden ember</td>
    <td align="right">49</td>
    <td>14.63%</td>
    <td align="right">208</td>
    <td>15.87%</td>
    <td align="right">4.24</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>greatmole meat</td>
    <td align="right">53</td>
    <td>15.82%</td>
    <td align="right">219</td>
    <td>16.70%</td>
    <td align="right">4.13</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>plumewit hide</td>
    <td align="right">46</td>
    <td>13.73%</td>
    <td align="right">201</td>
    <td>15.33%</td>
    <td align="right">4.37</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>rock fern</td>
    <td align="right">13</td>
    <td>3.88%</td>
    <td align="right">48</td>
    <td>3.66%</td>
    <td align="right">3.69</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>rubicite ore</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>1.79%</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>0.46%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">6</td>
    <td>25.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>storm ent heartwood</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>0.30%</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>0.08%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">1</td>
    <td>4.17%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>storm stalk</td>
    <td align="right">75</td>
    <td>22.39%</td>
    <td align="right">299</td>
    <td>22.81%</td>
    <td align="right">3.99</td>
    <td align="right">0</td>
    <td>0.00%</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>strand of ether</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>2.09%</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>0.53%</td>
    <td align="right">1.00</td>
    <td align="right">7</td>
    <td>29.17%</td>
    </tr>
    </tbody></table>
  2. Korucuu Well-Known Member

    Although I do not know the answer to tables on the forums, one workaround, as you have the HTML, would be just to create a quick .html doc with your table and screenshot it. Then you can just insert it into your post as an image.

    e.g.

    [IMG]
    Semperfifofum and Prissetta like this.
  3. Semperfifofum Active Member

    I've tried that before, and each time it tells me that the source image is not a valid location. The location was from the wikia for a pic I uploaded. How do I ensure that the picture will "work"? Are there websites that work and others that do not? Thanks!

    I wish I could just literally copy paste though - without a middleman image url. I suppose I could start a Wordpress blog, if I had confidence that the images would appear here. Thank you, that's a great idea, but I could still use a bit of guidance for how best to carry it out.
  4. Korucuu Well-Known Member

    https://imgur.com is one I see used quite often, now the curious thing about using something like that (just did a quick couple of tests of various sites), you don't want to use the 'share link', but instead once you have uploaded your image, you can right click and get the image link.

    Eg Share link for the below is: https://imgur.com/931zzCM

    Image link is: https://i.imgur.com/931zzCM.jpg

    [IMG]
    Semperfifofum and Prissetta like this.
  5. Grumpy_Warrior Active Member

    I copied and pasted your original un-coded text into Notepad, found-and-replaced all spaces with tabs, changed all the tabs back to spaces, used more spaces to align anything that needed it, then stuck that into the CODE block on this forum editor. It took maybe 2 to 3 minutes, was very annoying to do. But I would say it was quicker and no more annoying than screenshotting, cropping, posting and linking an image to imgur/etc.


    Code:
    All                335    100.00%   1311  100.00%    3.91    24   100.00%    
    cnidcara hide        5      1.49%      5    0.38%    1.00     5    20.83%    
    darkstone            5      1.49%      5    0.38%    1.00     5    20.83%    
    deadly mushroom     16      4.78%     69    5.26%    4.31     0     0.00%    
    etherium            56     16.72%    237   18.08%    4.23     0     0.00%    
    gnarled entwood      3      0.90%      6    0.46%    2.00     0     0.00%    
    golden ember        49     14.63%    208   15.87%    4.24     0     0.00%    
    greatmole meat      53     15.82%    219   16.70%    4.13     0     0.00%    
    plumewit hide       46     13.73%    201   15.33%    4.37     0     0.00%    
    rock fern           13      3.88%     48    3.66%    3.69     0     0.00%    
    rubicite ore         6      1.79%      6    0.46%    1.00     6    25.00%    
    storm ent heartwood  1      0.30%      1    0.08%    1.00     1     4.17%    
    storm stalk         75     22.39%    299   22.81%    3.99     0     0.00%    
    strand of ether      7      2.09%      7    0.53%    1.00     7    29.17%   
    
    Prissetta and Semperfifofum like this.
  6. Semperfifofum Active Member

    I was hoping for something like that. When I tried to add tabs in the code UI, nothing happened. Good idea to use Notepad for that.

    Edit: omg look what it did when I replied. LOL
    Prissetta likes this.
  7. Semperfifofum Active Member

    Testing linking to a picture... and it's a nice armor set anyway.. ok the link works

    [IMG][IMG] ok so the picture icon didn't work.

    And video does not work from google photos. It tells me some options for what does work. Back to the drawing board.

    imgur odesn't seem to be listed in the options for "media" though. will have to do another test with that when I'm ready

Share This Page