In the past there have been a number of instances where it is necessary to post a log file, or another large 'chunk' of text for diagnosis. I'm here to give you a quick walkthrough of how to post such a file and still have the forum look 'tidy' and easily readable.
When you are asked to supply a log file like /var/log/dmesg or /etc/X11/xorg.conf, for instance I personally find it more appropriate to include the file as an attachment to the post, rather than "in-line" as some of these files are large and would be more easily followed in a text viewer, or editor. Not to mention that five or six posts of code, or messages that don't exactly apply to your particular issue make the board harder to follow, especially when the span pages [1..2..3..4] on the topic.
The way I propose to include these files is to save the file as a text file while you have it opened for copying. Most all the time you have to open the file to copy it down anyway, probably opens in kedit, or another editor anyway however this will also work in konsole using the tail, or cat.
Once you have opened the file to copy the text:
1. In the file menu (top left corner of the application) select "Save AS"
2. When the dialog pops up type a name for the file ( the original name wil do) and include the extension '.txt'
3. Save to the desktop
[username@wherever ~]$ cat /etc/fstab>/home/username/Desktop/fstab.txt
4. When making your post in the forum, select "Additional Options" in the lower left of the post form
5. Click "browse" and select the text (.txt) file that you just created
6. **NOTE** Preview and spellcheck your post BEFORE you attach files or you will have to re-attach them
Because they get lost upon previewing, not too sure about the spellcheck part
I don't know how the Admins feel about this, but they're admins they can remove the post if they like.
I just feel as though it would keep the board more readable and clean looking.