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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. Quote
  16. Stop BB Code Parsing
  17. Attachment
  18. Float Left
  19. Float Right
  20. Italics
  21. Horizontal Rule
  22. Relative URL
  23. Strike-thru
  24. Show Site URL
  25. Spoiler
  26. Custom Spoiler
  27. Underline
  28. Wikipedia
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][email protected][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]
    • [uline]value[/uline]
    Usage
    • [b]this text is bold[/b]
    • [italic]this text is italic[/italic]
    • [uline]this text is underlined[/uline]
    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

Font

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

  • [font=Option]value[/font]
    Usage
  • [font=courier]this text is in the courier font[/font]
    Example Usage
  • this text is in the courier font
    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.

URL Hyperlinking

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

    • [url]value[/url]
    • [url=Option]value[/url]
    Usage
    • [url]http://www.funimation.com/forum[/url]
    • [url=http://www.funimation.com/forum]FUNimation.com[/url]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

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.funimation.com/forum/images/funimation/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.funimation.com/forum/images/funimation/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

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;26263]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

Float Left

Float and image to the left, wrap text around it!

Float Right

Float and image to the right, wrap text around it!

  • [imgr]value[/imgr]
    Usage
  • [imgr]http://www.the-pact.net/vb/tfimr.gif[imgr]
    Example Usage
  • [imgr]http://www.the-pact.net/vb/tfimr.gif[imgr]
    Example Output

Italics

Italicizes the text.

  • [italic]value[/italic]
    Usage
  • [italic]This is in italics[/italic]
    Example Usage
  • This is in italics
    Example Output

Horizontal Rule

Displays a horizontal line that extends the width of the post area.

  • [line]value[/line]
    Usage
  • [line][/line]
    Example Usage

  • Example Output

Relative URL

This adds the preceding www.funimation.com to the url, so you don't have to type it out.

  • [relurl=Option]value[/relurl]
    Usage
  • [relurl=shows/afro-samurai/anime]Afro Samurai[/url]
    Example Usage
  • [relurl=shows/afro-samurai/anime]Afro Samurai[/url]
    Example Output

Strike-thru

This allows you to strike through content in your post.

  • [s]value[/s]
    Usage
  • [s]Strike-Thru[/s]
    Example Usage
  • Strike-Thru
    Example Output

Show Site URL

Adds in the "www.funimation.com/shows" and trailing "/anime" so you don't have to type them out when linking to show sites. This only works if you want to link to the Home tab. This will not work for other sections.

  • [show=Option]value[/show]
    Usage
  • [show=dragon-ball-z]Dragon Ball Z[/show]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Spoiler

Creates a button that hides/shows spoiler messages.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [SPOILER]Hidden Content Here...[/SPOILER]
    Example Usage
  •  
    Hidden Content Here...
    Example Output

Custom Spoiler

Creates a button with custom text that hides/shows spoiler messages.

  • [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [SPOILER="Custom Button Title"]Hidden Content Here...[/SPOILER]
    Example Usage
  •  
    Hidden Content Here...
    Example Output

Underline

Displays a line underneath the text inside the tag.

  • [uline]value[/uline]
    Usage
  • [uline]Some Text[/uline]
    Example Usage
  • Some Text
    Example Output

Wikipedia

Links to facts and dates without a seperate search!

  • [wiki]value[/wiki]
    Usage
  • [wiki]wikipedia[/wiki]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output