Why can't stylized divs and other stuff be posted?
They show up in the preview but the forums do not allow them to be posted.
For security purposes the forum software restricts HTML use for any user who does not have higher level of permission.
The reason that pretty much any valid HTML will show up in the Preview tab despite being restricted is because your post has not yet been submitted. Only after submitting your post will the software run the post through the checks to determinant if the HTML that you are using is restricted or not.
If you are trying to format a post and are not sure if the HTML is restricted or not you can use this HTML guide as a reference. As far as I'm aware every none-restricted form of HTML is in the guide, so if you're using HTML that is not in this guide it is very likely to be restricted, and thus not work.
How in the world does anyone memorize how to use this Greek garbage known as HTML formatting?
I just read the entire post, and literally NONE of it made a bit of sense to me.
All I can do is copy, paste, and hope for the best.
lol, I honestly have no idea. I've never been particularly good with memorization, but HTML for some inexplicable reason just stuck to me. As a result I kind of fell in love with the language.
Sorry to hear that my guide didn't make any sense to you. Anything in particular that you'd like me to try to explain better?