Date, time and countdowns
TL features [date], [time] and [countdown] bbcode tags. With the date and time tags, simply write a freeform date or time with timezone, and it will be converted to the viewers local time zone. Eg:
|[date]October 1st 2010 5pm GMT[/date]|
Friday, Oct 01 5:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
|[date]next friday 6pm edt[/date]|
Friday, Sep 17 10:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
The countdown tag accepts a date and time in the same format as the date / time tags and displays a countdown to that date. For example, [countdown]2015-01-01 00:00:00 GMT[/countdown] becomes , and updates in real time showing minutes and eventually seconds as the time draws closer.
On a related note, especially for North Americans, please be aware of Daylight Saving Time. If you write 5pm EST during the summer, this is actually 6pm Eastern Time since EDT is the time zone used during the summer. Writing the wrong time zone can be very confusing for people from outside the US trying to convert the time to their local time zone. Try to use the date and time tags to avoid this issue.
Do you have big players in your tournament? You can use the [wiki2] tag to link to their Liquipedia player information page to give readers detailed background information. Simply put their player name inside the tag, eg [wiki2]TLO[/wiki2] becomes TLO.
If your tournament has a number of notable players in it and a prize pool, it should be added to Liquipedia also. Please see Liquipedia:Tournament_tutorial for more information on creating a wiki page for your tournament.
Want to use the fancy little race icons instead of writing (T), (P), (Z), etc? Simply use :x: where x is either t (), p (), z () or r (). Use uppercase for a slightly larger icon ( )
Want to easily use country flags like these: ? Simply write the ISO country code between two colons, eg :us: or :se: and they will be replaced with the appropriate country flag. A space must be present on both sides for it to work.
TL recently added an image upload feature that allows you to easily host images on imgur.com, a fast and reliable image hosting site. If you want to host banners, brackets, photos or any other images, please use the "Upload Image" feature right above the reply box next to the bbcode / poll links. This will automatically resize any large images so they fit perfectly with TL's layout and generate a link to a full size image.