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BB Code

Explanation

BB code is a set of tags based on the HTML language that you may already be familiar with. They allow you to add formatting to your messages in the same way as HTML does, but have a simpler syntax and will never break the layout of the pages you are viewing. The ability to use BB code is set on a forum-by-forum basis by the administrator, so you should check the forum rules when you post a new message.

Below is a list of the BB code tags you can use to format your messages.

BB Code List

  1. Bold / Italic / Underline
  2. Color
  3. Size
  4. Font
  5. Highlight
  6. Left / Right / Center
  7. Indent
  8. Email Linking
  9. URL Hyperlinking
  10. Thread Linking
  11. Post Linking
  12. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
  13. Images
  14. Videos
  15. Code
  16. Quote
  17. Stop BB Code Parsing
  18. Attachment
  19. Latex
  20. Not Safe for Work
  21. S
  22. Spoiler
Incorrect BB Code Usage:
  • [url] www.example.com [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.
  • [email]myname@domain.com[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])

Bold / Italic / Underline

The [b], [i] and [u] tags allow you to create text that is bold, italic and underlined.

Color

The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.

Size

The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.

Font

The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.

Left / Right / Center

The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.

Indent

The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.

Email Linking

The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

URL Hyperlinking

The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Thread Linking

The [thread] tag allows you to link to threads by specifying the thread id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Post Linking

The [post] tag allows you to link to posts by specifying the post id. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.

Bulleted Lists

The [list] tag allows you to create simple, bulleted lists without specifying an option. Within the value portion, each bullet is denoted by the [*] tag.

Advanced Lists

The [list] tag allows you to create advanced lists by specifying an option. The option should have a value of 1 (for a numbered list) or A (for an alphabetic with capital letters list) or a (for an alphabetic with lowercase letters list) or I (for a numbered with capital Roman numeral list) or i (for a numbered with small Roman numeral list).

Images

The [img] tag allows you to embed images within your posts. You can also combine this tag with the [url] tag to make images become links.

Videos

The [video] tag allows you to embed videos from various video services within your posts.

Code

The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.

Quote

The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.

Highlight

The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.

Stop BB Code Parsing

The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.

Attachment

The [attach] tag allows you to display an attachment in your post rather than at the bottom. It will only display attachments that belong to the post in which it is utilized.

Latex

Generates images with LaTeX math expressions.

Not Safe for Work

For stuff you don't want popping up unexpectedly

S

the [s] code allows you to strike text.

Spoiler

Creates and hides text.