The last time I was on a forum was when I was seriously writing homebrew content for D&D 3.5 on the Giant in the Playground forums. So that was like 10 years ago. I cut my teeth on that BBCode. I spent so much time formatting tables for D&D classes I could do it by heart in a text editor without previewing the post and still have it be spot on 9 times out of 10.
I remember I tried to play/run some play by post games on GitPG when I was in high school. I did not know what I was getting into at aaaall.
I cut my designer teeth on GITP! Haven't posted there in *logs in real quick* four whole years! I hear you about that BBCode. XD