BBcode Tag Guide

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BBcode Tag Guide

Postby à» Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:25 pm

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W H A T      I S      B B C O D E ?

BBCode is a variation on the HTML tags you may already be familiar with. Basically, it allows you to add functionality or style to your message that would normally require HTML. You can use BBCode even if HTML is not enabled for the forum you are using. You may want to use BBCode as opposed to HTML, even if HTML is enabled for your forum, because there is less coding required and it is safer to use (incorrect coding syntax will not lead to as many problems).

Current BBCodes:

URL Hyperlinking
NEW! If BBCode is enabled in a forum, you no longer need to use the [URL] code to create a hyperlink. Simply type the complete URL in either of the following manners and the hyperlink will be created automatically:

    * http://www.yourURL.com
    * www.yourURL.com
      Notice that you can either use the complete http:// address or shorten it to the www domain. If the site does not begin with "www", you must use the complete "http://" address. Also, you may use https and ftp URL prefixes in auto-link mode (when BBCode is ON).

      The old [URL] code will still work, as detailed below. Just encase the link as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

      [url]www.---.org[/url]

      NEW! You can now have true hyperlinks using the [url] code. Just use the following format:
      [url=http://www.---.org]---.org[/url]

      In the examples above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the URL that is encased. It will also ensure that the link is opened in a new window when the user clicks on it. Note that the "http://" part of the URL is completely optional. In the second example above, the URL will hyperlink the text to whatever URL you provide after the equal sign. Also note that you should NOT use quotation marks inside the URL tag.

Email Links
To add a hyperlinked email address within your message, just encase the email address as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

[email]---@---.org[/email]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically generates a hyperlink to the email address that is encased.
Bold and Italics
You can make italicized text or make text bold by encasing the applicable sections of your text with either the [b] [/b] or [i] [/i] tags.

Hello, [b]---[/b]
Hello, [i]---[/i]
Bullets/Lists
You can make bulleted lists or ordered lists (by number or letter).

Unordered, bulleted list:

[list]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

    * This is the first bulleted item.
    * This is the second bulleted item.

Note that you must include a closing [/list] when you end each list.

Making ordered lists is just as easy. Just add either [LIST=A] or [LIST=1]. Typing [List=A] will produce a list from A to Z. Using [List=1] will produce numbered lists.

Here's an example:

[list=A]
[*] This is the first bulleted item.
[*] This is the second bulleted item.
[/list]

This produces:

   1. This is the first bulleted item.
   2. This is the second bulleted item.

Adding Images
To add a graphic within your message, just encase the URL of the graphic image as shown in the following example (BBCode is in red).

[img]http://www.---.com/images/image.gif[/img]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically makes the graphic visible in your message. Note: the "http://" part of the URL is REQUIRED for the [img] code. Also note: some UBB forums may disable the [img] tag support to prevent objectionable images from being viewed.
Quoting Other Messages
To reference something specific that someone has posted, just cut and paste the applicable verbiage and enclose it as shown below (BBCode is in red).

[QUOTE]Ask not what your country can do for you....
ask what you can do for your country.[/QUOTE]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference.
Code Tag
Similar to the Quote tage, the Code tag adds some <PRE> tags to preserve formatting. This useful for displaying programming code, for instance.

[code]#!/usr/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

print "Hello World!"; [/code]

In the example above, the BBCode automatically blockquotes the text you reference and preserves the formatting of the coded text.


Of Note
You must not use both HTML and BBCode to do the same function. Also note that the BBCode is not case-sensitive (thus, you could use [URL] or [url]).

Incorrect BBCode Usage:

[url] www.---.org [/url] - don't put spaces between the bracketed code and the text you are applying the code to.

[email]---@---.org[email] - the end brackets must include a forward slash ([/email])


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There ya go, thought this would help some people.:mrgreen:

Yeah, I posted this from another site...http://www.unfallopfer.de/modules/Messa ... de_ref.php

Just wanted to put it here so people to see, whats the big deal? And the text is in green because I used the code tag...otherwise it would apply all of the tags in the article.

Please don't flame because of that.
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Postby Lanthroviel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:42 pm

Come on! you wanted to copy Narlock?><

I mean, maybe you really wanted to help,but don't you think that you should write that yourself?

-you simply copy/pasted something from another sit
-The text doesn't explain everything (like the colour and the size, though its not hard to figure out, or how to name an URL)
-If you type it yourself, you can resume all this in ten lines, and that would be more pleasant to read than this green flood of text...

But maybe it's just me, and I'm just a douche here, but that doesn't looks...."friendly", for newbie to read (if there is still internet newbs anyway ^^)
Edit: Yeah yeah, sorry forgot for the code thing, but it is a bit harsh , IMO^^ but if the others don't say anything, noprob.
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Postby à» Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:27 pm

Yeah, wish you could change the code colors...even red would be better on your eyes ><
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Re: BBcode Tag Guide

Postby kozom1234 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:28 pm

im so confused...
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Postby cookiemanyay » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:29 pm

Hey kozom Death Defying is gettin kinda annoying want to kill him with me?
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Postby kozom1234 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:30 pm

cookiemanyay wrote:Hey kozom Death Defying is gettin kinda annoying want to kill him with me?



hey...i just noticed i have a 1000 posts....neat!!!! Umm nah, he posts ALOT but he's growing on me 8)
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Postby cookiemanyay » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:32 pm

Really aren't you worried that he will take your spot as the forum spammer/tard?
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Postby Lanthroviel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Lol...You're jealous cookie?

In fact, he totally remind me of ME when I first went on a forum 4 years ago...
I posted a LOT back then (got more than 2K post in less than 2 month...was a little more active forum though) and mostly , it was stupid thing (not trolling, but immature, or unwise stuff).
Actually it's pretty the same now (check my first posts here ><), without the post rampage =).

Plus, on a forum like this one, high posters are (nearly) needed.Sometimes, no one post in a day, so at least it gives animation^^.
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Postby à» Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:40 pm

...I'm not *that* bad am I? >< Please help if I am....
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Postby kozom1234 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:42 pm

cookiemanyay wrote:Really aren't you worried that he will take your spot as the forum spammer/tard?



i don't spam and i'm not a tard :evil:


...I'm not *that* bad am I? >< Please help if I am....



nah, you just post alot you're just the new meat to pick on.
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Postby cookiemanyay » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:46 pm

Jealous? when i joined i didn't post that much.
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Postby Lanthroviel » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:21 pm

cookiemanyay wrote:Jealous? when i joined i didn't post that much.

So do I, but I don't care anymore actually^^.

The problem is that the forum is such a mess now, off topics everywhere (like here), discussion all the way around, that I think it need a complete reboot.

But ho well, as long as Keydar makes comics :D .
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Postby à» Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:23 pm

Well...sorry for everything...geez... :(
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Postby judgement14 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:44 pm

YOU BETTER BE

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Postby Klavs » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:38 pm

Wait... 257 posts in A WEEK!? WTF!?
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