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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
[banana] Banana Sign
[bush] Bush
[cd] cd
[digg] Digg
[funnyordie] funnyordie
[gumbert] Gumbert
[gvideo] Google Video with No Title
[gvideo] Google Video with Custom Title
[Highlight] Highlight Def
[highlight] Highlight
[lbox] lightbox
[mad] Mad
[mouse] Mouse
[mp3] FlashPlayer
[nowyoureallydofail] fail
[pie] Pie
[reddit] reddit
[reverse] reverse
[s] Strikethrough
[sarcasm] sarcasm
[sbimg] sbimg
[sign] Sign
[soapbox] soapbox
[spoiler] spoiler
[sub] subscript
[sup] Superscript
[vimeo] vimeo
[youtube] YouTube Video with No Title
[youtube] YouTube Video with Custom Title
[zazzle] zazle
[zune] Zune Card
[zunetv] zunetv
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://www.zuneboards.com/forums[/url]
[url=http://www.zuneboards.com/forums]Zune Boards[/url]
Example Output http://www.zuneboards.com/forums
Zune Boards

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://www.zuneboards.com/forums/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://www.zuneboards.com/forums/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://www.cgstatic.com/zuneboards.com/images/styles/zune/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.cgstatic.com/zuneboards.com/images/styles/zune/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;620831]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;620831]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

Banana Sign
Usage [banana]value[/banana]
Example Usage [banana]yum[/banana]
Example Output
yum

Bush
Usage [bush]value[/bush]
Example Usage [bush]drugs are bad.... mmkay?[/bush]
Example Output [bush]drugs are bad.... mmkay?[/bush]

cd
Usage [cd=Option]value[/cd]
Example Usage [cd=11/13/2007 12:00 AM]until God Eats you[/cd]
Example Output [cd=11/13/2007 12:00 AM]until God Eats you[/cd]

Digg
Description: [digg]URL TO ARTICLE[/digg]. Allows you to enter a counter for digg.
Usage [digg]value[/digg]
Example Usage [digg]http://digg.com/programming/Xfire_Game_Spoofing[/digg]
Example Output [digg]http://digg.com/programming/Xfire_Game_Spoofing[/digg]

funnyordie
embed funny or die videos
Usage [funnyordie=Option]value[/funnyordie]
Example Usage [funnyordie=26050ea6ee]2 Guys 1 Cup with John Mayer[/funnyordie]
Example Output [funnyordie=26050ea6ee]2 Guys 1 Cup with John Mayer[/funnyordie]

Gumbert
embed gumbert videos
Usage [gumbert=Option]value[/gumbert]
Example Usage [gumbert=glumbert - Binaural Music Video]binaural[/gumbert]
Example Output [gumbert=glumbert - Binaural Music Video]binaural[/gumbert]

Google Video with No Title
Embed a Google Video video with no custom title.
Usage [gvideo]value[/gvideo]
Example Usage [gvideo]3688185030664621355[/gvideo]
Example Output [gvideo]3688185030664621355[/gvideo]

Google Video with Custom Title
Embed a Google Video video with a custom title.
Usage [gvideo=Option]value[/gvideo]
Example Usage [gvideo="3688185030664621355"]1980's Izuzu Gemini Advertisement[/gvideo]
Example Output [gvideo="3688185030664621355"]1980's Izuzu Gemini Advertisement[/gvideo]

Highlight Def
bleh
Usage [Highlight]value[/Highlight]
Example Usage bleh
Example Output bleh

Highlight
Allows a background to be placed on a text
Usage [highlight=Option]value[/highlight]
Example Usage [highlight=red]hi[/highlight]
Example Output [highlight=red]hi[/highlight]

lightbox
blah
Usage [lbox]value[/lbox]
Example Usage [lbox]www.picture.com/image.jpg[/box]
Example Output [lbox]www.picture.com/image.jpg[/box]

Mad
Usage [mad]value[/mad]
Example Usage [mad]RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE![/mad]
Example Output [mad]RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE![/mad]

Mouse
Usage [mouse]value[/mouse]
Example Usage [mouse]lawl![/mouse]
Example Output [mouse]lawl![/mouse]

FlashPlayer
Usage [mp3]value[/mp3]
Example Usage [mp3]http://www.hd-trailers.org/song.mp3[/mp3] *"http://" must be added for this to work properly.
Example Output [mp3]http://www.hd-trailers.org/song.mp3[/mp3] *"http://" must be added for this to work properly.

fail
Usage [nowyoureallydofail]value[/nowyoureallydofail]
Example Usage [fail]dragod is a sexy beast[/fail]
Example Output [fail]dragod is a sexy beast[/fail]

Pie
Usage [pie]value[/pie]
Example Usage [pie]wtf?[/pie]
Example Output [pie]wtf?[/pie]

reddit
reddit
Usage [reddit]value[/reddit]
Example Usage reddit
Example Output reddit

reverse
reverses the text order
Usage [reverse]value[/reverse]
Example Usage [reverse]buahaha[/reverse]
Example Output [reverse]buahaha[/reverse]

Strikethrough
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]Strikethrough[/s]
Example Output [s]Strikethrough[/s]

sarcasm
http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Sarcasm
Usage [sarcasm]value[/sarcasm]
Example Usage [sarcasm]we were sooooooo black listed[/sarcasm]
Example Output [sarcasm]we were sooooooo black listed[/sarcasm]

sbimg
small image
Usage [sbimg]value[/sbimg]
Example Usage [sbimg]test.jpg[/sbimg]
Example Output [sbimg]test.jpg[/sbimg]

Sign
Usage [sign]value[/sign]
Example Usage [sign]text![/sign]
Example Output [sign]text![/sign]

soapbox
soapbox
Usage [soapbox]value[/soapbox]
Example Usage Ace should get off his soapbox
Example Output Ace should get off his soapbox

spoiler
j
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]secret doc[/spoiler]
Example Output [spoiler]secret doc[/spoiler]

subscript
Allows Subscripting
Usage [sub]value[/sub]
Example Usage [sub]hello[/sub]
Example Output [sub]hello[/sub]

Superscript
Allows superscripting
Usage [sup]value[/sup]
Example Usage E=mc[sup]2[/sup]
Example Output E=mc[sup]2[/sup]

vimeo
jj
Usage [vimeo]value[/vimeo]
Example Usage jj
Example Output jj

YouTube Video with No Title
Embed a YouTube video with no custom title.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]hl2UUunlI2Q[/youtube]
Example Output [youtube]hl2UUunlI2Q[/youtube]

YouTube Video with Custom Title
Embed a YouTube video with a custom title.
Usage [youtube=Option]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube="hl2UUunlI2Q"]Aston Martin Crash[/youtube]
Example Output [youtube="hl2UUunlI2Q"]Aston Martin Crash[/youtube]

zazle
zazzle
Usage [zazzle]value[/zazzle]
Example Usage zazzle
Example Output zazzle

Zune Card
Usage [zune]value[/zune]
Example Usage [zune]hsup[/zune]
Example Output [zune]hsup[/zune]

zunetv
embed zTV
Usage [zunetv]value[/zunetv]
Example Usage [zunetv]226[/zunetv]
Example Output [zunetv]226[/zunetv]