Template is now edited to use float instead of absolute positioning; it might take awhile for changes to be reflected on the site.
At this point I want to add that HTML Descriptions are not
a prerequisite to getting an offer accepted. It saddens me to see torrent comments saying "If you're no good with HTML please use one of the existing templates". "Plain-text"/BBCode descriptions are perfectly acceptable (in fact, I even made a BBCode template
for those who prefer simplicity). Jarudin included plenty of BBCode features
that suffice for just about any sort of description, so there's no need to resort to HTML unless you really need that sort of flexibility for your description.
Simple, clean templates with the information properly laid out (example
from psyren) are more than welcome. Screenshots for anime offers are necessary, but BBCode allows you to add them easily so you can in fact do it without any HTML use, if you so wish.
The templates were put up as a tool for those who like to pretty up their descriptions, yet might not have the time to make a description from scratch, but they are by no means Boxtorrent's "standard" way of making a torrent offer, nor are they the only acceptable means. So I would like to ask that torrent commenters be more accommodating towards plain descriptions. While the templates do help newer uploaders with regards to filling out video/audio information and other required information, it is still no substitute for reading the Wiki, and the templates are never meant to be replacements for wiki-reading.
I'll be putting up a series of guides for "advanced" description-making
; basically consisting of optional considerations such as proper use of JPGs, image-resizing and how to avoid it, making an effective themed description, etc. I'm no expert on the subject matter and am basing the information on what I've read and tried out, so I hope people with more experience in these areas can help correct me if I say anything incorrect.
Lastly I just want to add that these extra guides are meant as leisure reading for uploaders who care about their descriptions, and are not prerequisite reading. In other words, we're not going to reject your torrents just because you didn't read the guide
But I do hope that these guidelines will help make torrent descriptions slimmer, cleaner and more effective.