Okay, so with the upgrade to Vanilla 2 we've lost all previous plug-ins that did useful things like the buttons inserting links and videos, changing font color, etc. Scott's opinion seems to be that if you don't know enough HTML to do it on your own, you shouldn't be allowed to post anything but text.
My opinion is that if there are those of you (and by you, I mean me too) who are not well-versed in the HTML that you need to pop into forum posts and still want to post images and videos and whatnot, should create a thread to help the less code-savvy amongst the forum readers and posters. This thread could become a sort of quick-reference guide instead of having to search around the internet for the appropriate html code.
Hilariously, I tried in this very post to give an example of the code needed to bold text, as in the second paragraph, but the HTML reads as it is 'supposed' to, and vanishes. So, there's the first question I suppose:
How do I give examples of code without the forum making it actual code?