A possible guide for those not familiar with the code
After doing what I think is a thorough search, I'd like to suggest a thread for the intro forum showing how to use both BBC code and the text-formatting buttons when posting. If I missed such a thread, please disregard this.
I realize that the focus of the forum is not on technology, but rather using it as a means to an end. However, I have personally had several requests from people asking me how I formatted a post. While poking around and using trial-and-error could help some new users (it's how I learned), I feel that more would benefit from a formal introduction to BBC and the posting box with its many buttons on top that help people do neat things like link or add pictures. There seemed to be a spot for it in the New Members Getting Started Guide, in the section titled "The General Interface"; but the post is empty. A stickied thread at the top of the Introduction forum would be useful for those who have never used BBC before and are largely unfamiliar with this forum's formatting features.
I would be willing to write such a guide in my spare time, if I had permission and help. I think it would help many people who are hesitant to post because they're not sure how.
I know we have this in the FAQ. I just don't remember where exactly to go to get to it. But I got this by other means. It's at the end of any post. Way down at a table titled "Posting Permission" you can click on the bb code link.
I'm glad that it's somewhere. But apparently this isn't visible enough for some people without having it pointed out. (Honestly, I didn't even see that link, I've just used BBC enough to know the basic bits.) As I said, I've had PMs from people asking me how I did something. While I can point those who ask in the direction of the code list, maybe it needs to be linked more prominently for those who don't?