Characters
Response formatting

Formatting Responses

To improve readability, Backyard AI displays special formatting for the two most popular chat syntax options: quotes and asterisks. This formatting is only cosmetic, and does not change anything in the actual response.

Backyard AI formats text between asterisks in italics, and adds color highlights to text between quotes. This makes it easy to differentiate actions from speech when reading through your chats.

Prose format

Prose

Roleplay format

Roleplay

Usage in Backyard AI

The model is generally accepting of either method as long as you remain consistent.

Using prose format tends to encourage responses that are story-like, whereas using asterisks for non-verbal actions tends to be more chat-like.