: You were ticking the box named "Disable BBCode in this post" so it's little wonder that it wasn't working for you! I edited your post, unticked this option (which you will find below the box when you post another message) and it hey presto it works!
because this is a board like phpbb, admin doesn't have THAT much control over changes like recipe box or larger avatars unless they know how to code php.
This is not true. Things like avatars are easily set within the config. As for the coding - it's not a problem - anything (within reason) is possible :)