Problem: For those of you who use Firefox for your choice of browser, you may have noticed the bbCode tags don't seem to always work properly in php forums, like the ones here. For example, in IE, you can highlight text in a forum post and then click the appropriate bbCode button to add formatting (such as bold or italics). However, in Firefox, the codes are put at the end of the text instead.
Solution: I found an extension for Firefox called bbCode. It creates a bbCode context menu, so that when you want to insert formatting, you simply highlight the text to format, then right-click and choose it from a menu. You can even add smilies ()! You can install the extension from http://jedbrown.net/mozilla/.
Now if I can just find a spell checker...
**EDIT** A nice spell checker can be found at http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/index