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. Highlight
  5. Left / Right / Center
  6. Indent
  7. Email Linking
  8. URL Hyperlinking
  9. Thread Linking
  10. Post Linking
  11. Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
  12. Images
  13. Videos
  14. Code
  15. Quote
  16. Stop BB Code Parsing
  17. Attachment
  18. Audio Player
  19. Bot's Only Area
  20. Clear
  21. Comment
  22. Definition List - Definition
  23. Definition List
  24. Definition List - Term
  25. Float Left
  26. Float Right
  27. Headline
  28. Horizontal Bar
  29. Horizontal Rule
  30. Infobox
  31. Infopanel
  32. Mention
  33. Preview Break (blog only)
  34. Proxy Link
  35. Strike Through
  36. Special
  37. Spoiler
  38. Dice Masters
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.

    • [b]value[/b]
    • [i]value[/i]
    • [u]value[/u]
    Usage
    • [b]this text is bold[/b]
    • [i]this text is italic[/i]
    • [u]this text is underlined[/u]
    Example Usage
    • this text is bold
    • this text is italic
    • this text is underlined
    Example Output

Color

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

  • [color=Option]value[/color]
    Usage
  • [color=blue]this text is blue[/color]
    Example Usage
  • this text is blue
    Example Output

Size

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

  • [size=Option]value[/size]
    Usage
  • [size=+2]this text is two sizes larger than normal[/size]
    Example Usage
  • this text is two sizes larger than normal
    Example Output

Left / Right / Center

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

    • [left]value[/left]
    • [center]value[/center]
    • [right]value[/right]
    Usage
    • [left]this text is left-aligned[/left]
    • [center]this text is center-aligned[/center]
    • [right]this text is right-aligned[/right]
    Example Usage
  • this text is left-aligned
    this text is center-aligned
    this text is right-aligned
    Example Output

Indent

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

  • [indent]value[/indent]
    Usage
  • [indent]this text is indented[/indent]
    Example Usage
  • this text is indented
    Example Output

Email Linking

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

    • [email]value[/email]
    • [email=Option]value[/email]
    Usage
    • [email]j.doe@example.com[/email]
    • [email=j.doe@example.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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.

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

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).

  • [list=Option]value[/list]
    Usage
  • [list=1]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]

    [list=A]
    [*]list item 1
    [*]list item 2
    [/list]

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

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.

  • [img]value[/img]
    Usage
    • [img]http://www.thereservepool.com/images/metro/blue/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.thereservepool.com/images/metro/blue/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] [/url] (Linked)
    Example Usage
    • (Not linked)
    • (Linked)
    Example Output

Videos

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

  • [video]value[/video]
    Usage
    • [video=youtube;eOUq4Z6R7xI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUq4Z6R7xI[/video]
    Example Usage
    Example Output

Code

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

  • [code]value[/code]
    Usage
  • [code]
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
        alert("Hello world!");
    //-->
    </script>
    [/code]
    Example Usage
  • Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    	alert("Hello world!");
    //-->
    </script>
    Example Output

Quote

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

    • [quote]Quote[/quote]
    • [quote=User Name]value[/quote]
    Usage
    • [quote]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    • [quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    • [quote=John Doe;63621]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
    • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote Originally Posted by John Doe
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    Example Output

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

Stop BB Code Parsing

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

  • [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
    Usage
  • [noparse][b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b][/noparse]
    Example Usage
  • [b]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/b]
    Example Output

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.

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

Audio Player

Displays an audio player for the specified link

  • [audio]value[/audio]
    Usage
  • [audio]https://archive.org/download/ReservePool47/rp47.mp3[/audio]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Bot's Only Area

Marks areas that should not be edited because a bot may later come in and wipe out your edit.

  • [botsonly=Option]value[/botsonly]
    Usage
  • [botsonly="1-Do not edit anything enclosed in BotsOnly tags"]Content in this section is managed by a bot. Your edits in this section may be wiped out by the bot.[/botsonly]
    Example Usage
  • Content in this section is managed by a bot. Your edits in this section may be wiped out by the bot.
    Example Output

Clear

Used to "clear" [floatleft]s and [floatright]s. That is, used to make sure what follows after this BBCode is below anything floated left or right.

  • [clear]value[/clear]
    Usage
  • [clear][/clear]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Comment

Add a comment that is only visible in the source code.

  • [comment]value[/comment]
    Usage
  • [comment]This is an HTML comment.[/comment]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Definition List - Definition

  • [dd]value[/dd]
    Usage
  • [dl][dt]Example[/dt][dd]This is the definition of 'example'[/dd][/dl]
    Example Usage
  • Example
    This is the definition of 'example'
    Example Output

Definition List

  • [dl]value[/dl]
    Usage
  • [dl][dt]Example[/dt][dd]This is the definition of 'example'[/dd][/dl]
    Example Usage
  • Example
    This is the definition of 'example'
    Example Output

Definition List - Term

  • [dt]value[/dt]
    Usage
  • [dl][dt]Example[/dt][dd]This is the definition of 'example'[/dd][/dl]
    Example Usage
  • Example
    This is the definition of 'example'
    Example Output

Float Left

  • [floatleft]value[/floatleft]
    Usage
  • [floatleft]This text will float left of object below it.[/floatleft]
    Example Usage
  • This text will float left of object below it.
    Example Output

Float Right

  • [floatright]value[/floatright]
    Usage
  • [floatright]This text will float right of object below it.[/floatright]
    Example Usage
  • This text will float right of object below it.
    Example Output

Headline

Create any level headline.

  • [h=Option]value[/h]
    Usage
  • [h=2]Headline Level 2[/h]
    Example Usage
  • Headline Level 2

    Example Output

Horizontal Bar

Example creates a horizontal bar 10 units wide

  • [hbar]value[/hbar]
    Usage
  • [hbar]10[/hbar]
    Example Usage
  • 10
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Creates a horizontal line spanning a width you specify.

  • [hr]value[/hr]
    Usage
  • [hr]100[/hr]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Infobox

  • [infobox]value[/infobox]
    Usage
  • [infobox]text to appear goes here[/infobox]
    Example Usage
  • [infobox]text to appear goes here[/infobox]
    Example Output

Infopanel

  • [infopanel]value[/infopanel]
    Usage
  • [infopanel]text to appear goes here[/infopanel]
    Example Usage
  • text to appear goes here
    Example Output

Mention

Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!

  • [mention]value[/mention]
    Usage
  • [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Usage
  • @Username;
    Example Output

Preview Break (blog only)

Include an empty [previewbreak] tag ( [previewbreak][/previewbreak] ) to force a blog preview to end at that point instead of after a certain number of characters (the default behavior).

  • [previewbreak]value[/previewbreak]
    Usage
  • [previewbreak][/previewbreak]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Proxy Link

Used to generate a link to a page where you can print a card proxy. The image should print at the correct size.

  • [proxylink=Option]value[/proxylink]
    Usage
  • [proxylink=avx056]Print a card proxy[/proxylink]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strike Through

Wrap these tags to use strikethrough text.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]removed[/s]
    Example Usage
  • removed
    Example Output

Special

Quickly link to a Special Page.

  • [special]value[/special]
    Usage
  • [special=Specialpages]Specialpages[/special]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Will hide the text so as to not reveal a spoiler.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]This text will be hidden[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler Alert!
    Example Output

Dice Masters

Create a link to an article in the Dice Masters namespace.