Originally Posted by DrNefario
It allows you to include square brackets in your post to demonstrate the codes without the board interpreting them. Like HarryT did in that post with the [noparse][/noparse] tags. And I just did there. (Although how does it know which one of those is the real closing tag?) So you could demonstrate the [spoiler]hidden text here[/spoiler] tags without it actually turning into a spoiler.
Also, the other way to find out how to do anything is to quote a message that does it.
Ah! Get it now, thanks. Useful little trick for the future.