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BB Code
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
[b], [i], [u] Bold / Italic / Underline
[color] Color
[size] Size
[font] Font
[highlight] Highlight
[left], [right], [center] Left / Right / Center
[indent] Indent
[email] Email Linking
[url] URL Hyperlinking
[thread] Thread Linking
[post] Post Linking
[list] Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
[img] Images
[code] Code
[php] PHP Code
[html] HTML Code
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[ent] HTML entity
[hide] hide
[latex] Latex
[m] mayor vote
[me] me
[mod] Moderator Notes
[mod1] mod test
[postlink] Link to post
[s] strikethrough
[split] Split
[strike] strikethrough
[sub] subscript
[sup] superscript
[table] table
[um] mayor unvote
[user] User profile for username
[userid] User profile for userid number
[uv] unvote
[v] vote
[wiki] Wikipedia reference-link
[Wikipedia] Wikipedia reference-link
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.
Usage [b]value[/b]
[i]value[/i]
[u]value[/u]
Example Usage [b]this text is bold[/b]
[i]this text is italic[/i]
[u]this text is underlined[/u]
Example Output this text is bold
this text is italic
this text is underlined

Color
The [color] tag allows you to change the color of your text.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
Example Output this text is blue

Size
The [size] tag allows you to change the size of your text.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
Example Output this text is two sizes larger than normal

Font
The [font] tag allows you to change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
Example Output this text is in the courier font

Highlight
The [highlight] tag allows you to emphasize your text.
Usage [highlight]value[/highlight]
Example Usage [highlight]this text is highlighted[/highlight]
Example Output this text is highlighted

Left / Right / Center
The [left], [right] and [center] tags allow you to change the alignment of your text.
Usage [left]value[/left]
[center]value[/center]
[right]value[/right]
Example Usage [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
[center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
[right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
Example Output
this text is left-aligned
this text is center-aligned
this text is right-aligned

Indent
The [indent] tag allows you to indent your text.
Usage [indent]value[/indent]
Example Usage [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
Example Output
this text is indented

Email Linking
The [email] tag allows you to link to an email address. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [email]value[/email]
[email=Option]value[/email]
Example Usage [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
[email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output j.doe@example.com
Click Here to Email Me

URL Hyperlinking
The [url] tag allows you to link to other websites and files. You can include an optional parameter to 'name' your link.
Usage [url]value[/url]
[url=Option]value[/url]
Example Usage [url]http://talkrational.org/archive/[/url]
[url=http://talkrational.org/archive/]TalkRational Archive[/url]
Example Output http://talkrational.org/archive/
TalkRational Archive

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.
Usage [thread]threadid[/thread]
[thread=threadid]value[/thread]
Example Usage [thread]42918[/thread]
[thread=42918]Click Me![/thread]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://talkrational.org/archive//showthread.php?t=42918
Click Me!

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.
Usage [post]postid[/post]
[post=postid]value[/post]
Example Usage [post]269302[/post]
[post=269302]Click Me![/post]
(Note: The threadid/postid is just an example and may not link to a valid thread/post.)
Example Output http://talkrational.org/archive//showthread.php?p=269302#post269302
Click Me!

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.
Usage [list]value[/list]
Example Usage [list]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  • list item 1
  • list item 2

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).
Usage [list=Option]value[/list]
Example Usage [list=1]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]

[list=a]
[*]list item 1
[*]list item 2
[/list]
Example Output
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2
  1. list item 1
  2. list item 2

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.
Usage [img]value[/img]
Example Usage [img]http://talkrational.org/archive//images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://talkrational.org/archive//images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Code
The [code] tag switches to a fixed-width (monospace) font and preserves all spacing.
Usage [code]value[/code]
Example Usage [code]
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
    alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>
[/code]
Example Output [code]<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
alert("Hello world!");
//-->
</script>[/code]

PHP Code
The [php] tag performs the same function as the [code] tag, but also adds syntax highlighting for PHP code. Although it is designed for PHP, it may correctly highlight some other C-like languages.
Usage [php]value[/php]
Example Usage [php]
$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
    echo $myvar . "\n";
}
[/php]
Example Output [php]$myvar = 'Hello World!';
for ($i = 0; $i < 10; $i++)
{
echo $myvar . "\n";
}[/php]

HTML Code
The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.
Usage [html]value[/html]
Example Usage [html]
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
[/html]
Example Output [html]<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>[/html]

Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;2653193]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote] [quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote] [quote=John Doe;2653193]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]

Stop BB Code Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BB code.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]

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.
Usage [attach]attachmentid[/attach]
Example Usage [attach]12345[/attach]
Example Output

HTML entity
Creates an HTML entity, like an accented character or an arbitrary Unicode character. Enter its name or # or #x.
Usage [ent]value[/ent]
Example Usage [ent]eacute[/ent][ent]uuml[/ent]
Example Output éü

hide
Hides text
Usage [hide]value[/hide]
Example Usage [hide]test[/hide]
Example Output [hide]test[/hide]

Latex
Generates images with LaTeX Math expressions
Usage [latex]value[/latex]
Example Usage x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}
Example Output x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}

mayor vote
mafia mayor vote
Usage [m]value[/m]
Example Usage [m]username[/m]
Example Output [m]username[/m]

me
test
Usage [me]value[/me]
Example Usage [me]text[/me]
Example Output [me]text[/me]

Moderator Notes
Creates a boxed mod note
Usage [mod]value[/mod]
Example Usage [mod]important note here[/mod]
Example Output [mod]important note here[/mod]

mod test
Creates a boxed mod note
Usage [mod1]value[/mod1]
Example Usage [mod1]example[/mod1]
Example Output [mod1]example[/mod1]

Link to post
Creates an icon that links to a post.
Usage [postlink]value[/postlink]
Example Usage [postlink]570770[/postlink]
Example Output [postlink]570770[/postlink]

strikethrough
converts text between the tags to strikethrough
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]text[/s]
Example Output [s]text[/s]

Split
New tag to stop splits opening a new window
Usage [split]value[/split]
Example Usage [split]1[/split]
Example Output [split]1[/split]

strikethrough
converts text between the tags to strikethrough
Usage [strike]value[/strike]
Example Usage [strike]text[/strike]
Example Output [strike]text[/strike]

subscript
displays the text between the tags in subscript
Usage [sub]value[/sub]
Example Usage text[sub]subscript[/sub]
Example Output text[sub]subscript[/sub]

superscript
Displays the text between the tags in superscript
Usage [sup]value[/sup]
Example Usage text[sup]superscript[/sup]
Example Output text[sup]superscript[/sup]

table
With this vB code tables can be inserted into the post. Columns are seperated by |, every new line is a new row.
Usage [table]value[/table]
Example Usage [table]column 1|column 2|column 3[/table]
Example Output [table]column 1|column 2|column 3[/table]

mayor unvote
mafia mayor unvote
Usage [um]value[/um]
Example Usage [um]username[/um]
Example Output [um]username[/um]

User profile for username
Links to the profile of the user with that username.
Usage [user]value[/user]
Example Usage [user]Someone's username[/user]
Example Output [user]Someone's username[/user]

User profile for userid number
Links to the profile of the user with that userid number.
Usage [userid]value[/userid]
Example Usage [userid]Someone's userid number[/userid]
Example Output [userid]Someone's userid number[/userid]

unvote
mafia lynch unvote
Usage [uv]value[/uv]
Example Usage [uv]username[/uv]
Example Output [uv]username[/uv]

vote
mafia lynch vote
Usage [v]value[/v]
Example Usage [v]username[/v]
Example Output [v]username[/v]

Wikipedia reference-link
Links to Wikipedia: [wiki]entry[/wiki]
Usage [wiki]value[/wiki]
Example Usage [wiki]vBulletin[/wiki]
Example Output [wiki]vBulletin[/wiki]

Wikipedia reference-link
Links to Wikipedia: [wikipedia]entry[/wikipedia] This is the original version, retained for compatibility with the posts that used "wikipedia" instead of "wiki".
Usage [Wikipedia]value[/Wikipedia]
Example Usage [wikipedia]Vbulletin[/wikipedia]
Example Output [wikipedia]Vbulletin[/wikipedia]


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