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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
[1UP] Gamevideos
[24] 24 Live blogging
[as] Adult Swim
[blive] BLive Live Blogging
[brutal] Brutal Legend
[digg] Digg
[dm] Daily Motion
[E3] E3
[e3cal] E3 Calendar
[flickr] Flickr Sets
[G4] G4
[gb] Giant Bomb
[goldbox] GoldBox
[gs] Gamespot Video
[GT] Gametrailers
[gttv] GTTV
[hulu] Hulu
[ign] IGN
[kick] Kickstarter
[moddb] Mod DB
[more] More Tag
[rock] Rockstar
[STRIKE] Strikeout
[thrill] Thrillbent
[twitch] Twitch TV
[twitter] Twitter
[twittersearch] Twitter E3 Search
[ustream] UStream
[vid5] Viddler HTML5
[VIDDLER] VIDDLER
[vimeo] Vimeo
[yahoo] Yahoo Movies
[youtube] Youtube
[yt] YouTube High Def
[ythd] YouTube HD
[ytm] YouTube Hi Def Mature
[Zazzle] Zazzle
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.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums[/url]
[url=http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums]Colony of Gamers[/url]
Example Output http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums
Colony of Gamers

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.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/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.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/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.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/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>

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 Code:
$myvar 'Hello World!';
for (
$i 0$i 10$i++)
{
    echo 
$myvar "\n";


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 Code:
<img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
<a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>

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;1365985]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output
Quote:
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

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

Gamevideos
For use with Gamevideos embedded videos, example: [1UP]20639[/1UP]
Usage [1UP]value[/1UP]
Example Usage [1UP]20639[/1UP]
Example Output [1UP]20639[/1UP]

24 Live blogging
Usage [24]value[/24]
Example Usage [24]1294671[/24]
Example Output

Adult Swim
For Adult Swim videos
Usage [as]value[/as]
Example Usage [as]8a250ba1318c049201319b6e5e8c0133[/as]
Example Output

BLive Live Blogging
For the BLive live blogging plugin
Usage [blive]value[/blive]
Example Usage [blive]8569b451de2536662c000000[/blive]
Example Output

Brutal Legend
Usage [brutal]value[/brutal]
Example Usage [brutal]1234[/brutal]
Example Output

Digg
Usage [digg]value[/digg]
Example Usage [digg]www.colonyofgamers.com[/digg]
Example Output

Daily Motion
Usage [dm]value[/dm]
Example Usage [dm]x2hoqbp[/dm]
Example Output

E3
Usage [E3]value[/E3]
Example Usage [e3]1234[/e3]
Example Output [e3]1234[/e3]

E3 Calendar
E3 Calendar
Usage [e3cal]value[/e3cal]
Example Usage [e3cal]blah[/e3cal]
Example Output

Flickr Sets
To place flickr sets in the page
Usage [flickr]value[/flickr]
Example Usage [flickr]72157624128432057[/flickr]
Example Output

G4
Usage [G4]value[/G4]
Example Usage [G4]36414[/G4]
Example Output [G4]36414[/G4]

Giant Bomb
Embeds from Giant Bomb
Usage [gb]value[/gb]
Example Usage [gb]4762[/gb]
Example Output

GoldBox
Usage [goldbox]value[/goldbox]
Example Usage [goldbox]abc[/goldbox]
Example Output

Gamespot Video
Grab the video code from the embed screen and slap it betwixt the tags.
Usage [gs]value[/gs]
Example Usage [gs]6213860][/gs]
Example Output

Gametrailers
Use the movie code from the Gametrailers URL in your browser. For example, http://www.gametrailers.com/player/37903.html you would put the number before .html in the tag.
Usage [GT]value[/GT]
Example Usage [GT]714103[/GT]
Example Output [GT]714103[/GT]

GTTV
For Gametrailers TV episodes on Gametrailers
Usage [gttv]value[/gttv]
Example Usage [gttv]124[/gttv]
Example Output

Hulu
Embed code for the TV/Movie site Hulu
Usage [hulu]value[/hulu]
Example Usage [hulu]fVbzaVMy8i9nsUXJ820JdA[/hulu]
Example Output

IGN
Video embed for IGN. Use the code after object ID (eg: vid_4d7eb4213831c8383500020d)
Usage [ign]value[/ign]
Example Usage [ign]IGN Video[/ign]
Example Output

Kickstarter
To post videos from Kickstarter projects
Usage [kick]value[/kick]
Example Usage [kick]http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2[/kick]
Example Output

Mod DB
For videos on ModDB
Usage [moddb]value[/moddb]
Example Usage [moddb]419259[/moddb]
Example Output

More Tag
Usage [more=Option]value[/more]
Example Usage [more=someid]Some content[/more]
Example Output

Rockstar
Usage [rock]value[/rock]
Example Usage [rock]8001[/rock]
Example Output

Strikeout
Re-adding the code so people can strike out (the HTML tag ) text if they want.
Usage [STRIKE]value[/STRIKE]
Example Usage [STRIKE]Striked Out[/STRIKE]
Example Output [STRIKE]Striked Out[/STRIKE]

Thrillbent
Usage [thrill]value[/thrill]
Example Usage [thrill]5899[/thrill]
Example Output

Twitch TV
For Twitch.tv embeds. Use the channel name of the stream inside the tags
Usage [twitch]value[/twitch]
Example Usage [twitch]joindotared[/twitch]
Example Output

Twitter
Full sized, flash-based Twitter widget.
Usage [twitter]value[/twitter]
Example Usage [twitter]twitterusername[/twitter]
Example Output

Twitter E3 Search
Interactive Twitter widget which collects all Tweets containing the selected hashtag.
Usage [twittersearch]value[/twittersearch]
Example Usage [twittersearch]search term[/twittersearch]
Example Output

UStream
Usage [ustream]value[/ustream]
Example Usage [ustream]1743585[/ustream]
Example Output

Viddler HTML5
Viddler embed for HTML5/Flash
Usage [vid5]value[/vid5]
Example Usage [vid5]blah[/vid5]
Example Output

VIDDLER
Usage [VIDDLER]value[/VIDDLER]
Example Usage [VIDDLER]8d3c3f36[/VIDDLER]
Example Output [VIDDLER]8d3c3f36[/VIDDLER]

Vimeo
For embedding videos from Vimeo
Usage [vimeo]value[/vimeo]
Example Usage [vimeo]28294726[/vimeo]
Example Output

Yahoo Movies
Embed code for Yahoo movies
Usage [yahoo]value[/yahoo]
Example Usage [yahoo]23447610&[/yahoo]
Example Output

Youtube
Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, the URL http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U you would use "JFwCCL0Vh6U" in the tags
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]JFwCCL0Vh6U[/youtube]
Example Output

YouTube High Def
For high def/widescreen YouTube videos.
Usage [yt]value[/yt]
Example Usage [yt]blah[/yt]
Example Output

YouTube HD
Usage [ythd]value[/ythd]
Example Usage [ythd]lZqrG1bdGtg[/ythd]
Example Output

YouTube Hi Def Mature
Usage [ytm]value[/ytm]
Example Usage [ytm]I-9YZ5mG9uA[/ytm]
Example Output

Zazzle
Usage [Zazzle]value[/Zazzle]
Example Usage [zazzle]1234[/zazzle]
Example Output [zazzle]1234[/zazzle]


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