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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
[aimg] Align Image
[amz] Amazon Link
[bgc] Background Color
[G] Gloss
[gm;] GM
[imgw] Image with width control
[LB] Language Bilandin
[m;] moderator
[o] Overstrike
[pre] unboxed code
[s] Strikethrough
[sblock] Spoiler Block
[spoiler] Spoiler (standard code)
[sub] Subscript
[sup] Superscript
[table] Table
[tc] table cell columnspan
[td] Table Cell
[tr] Table Row
[tw] Wikia Traveller Wiki Links
[w] Wiki Link
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.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss[/url]
[url=http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss]Citizens of the Imperium[/url]
Example Output http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss
Citizens of the Imperium

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.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss/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.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss/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.TravellerRPG.com/CotI/Discuss/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://www.TravellerRPG.com/CotI/Discuss/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;578666]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

Align Image
Allows you to align an image to the left or right and have any text flow around it.
Usage [aimg=Option]value[/aimg]
Example Usage [aimg=left]test.gif[/aimg]
Example Output

Amazon Link
Link to books and movies on Amazon.com using ISBN numbers
Usage [amz]value[/amz]
Example Usage [amz]0553803719[/amz]
Example Output

Background Color
Usage [bgc=Option]value[/bgc]
Example Usage [bgc=#ffff00]Backgrounded[/bgc]
Example Output Backgrounded

Gloss
a way to put a mouseover definition for key terms.
Usage [G=Option]value[/G]
Example Usage [G="World Tamer's handbook"]WTH[/G]
Example Output [G="World Tamer's handbook"]WTH[/G]

GM
Bold Red Text on Gray for GM and specific forum moderator use.
Usage [gm;]value[/gm;]
Example Usage [gm;]Gamemaster Administrative note[/gm;]
Example Output Gamemaster Administrative note

Image with width control
Image Width tag for those oversized images certain users keep coughing up... now, a way to not ruin others reading experience by over-wide images. Parameter is a number of pixels. Please don't use anything over about 500.
Usage [imgw=Option]value[/imgw]
Example Usage [imgw=15]http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discuss/images/ranks/Moot_Subscriber.gif[/imgw]
Example Output

Language Bilandin
Displays font in Bilanidin loaded from COTI. Only works in some browsers
Usage [LB]value[/LB]
Example Usage [LB]Bilanidin[/lb]
Example Output [LB]Bilanidin[/lb]

moderator
Moderator text for impact.
Usage [m;]value[/m;]
Example Usage [m;]moderator text[/m;]
Example Output moderator text

Overstrike
line through text.
Usage [o]value[/o]
Example Usage [o]overstrike[/o]
Example Output overstrike

unboxed code
implements preformatted (whitespace preserved) text. No BBCode inside.
Usage [pre]value[/pre]
Example Usage [pre] e x a m p l e e x a m p l e [/pre]
Example Output e x a m p l e e x a m p l e

Strikethrough
Strike-through tag.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]Struck-thru[/s]
Example Output Struck-thru

Spoiler Block
Usage [sblock]value[/sblock]
Example Usage [sblock]The Bwaps are the Ancients[/sblock]
Example Output
Spoiler:
The Bwaps are the Ancients

Spoiler (standard code)
identical to sblock. included for comfort of those used to other vbbs boards with spoilers.
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]Text[/spoiler]
Example Output
Spoiler:
Text

Subscript
Subscript text
Usage [sub]value[/sub]
Example Usage T[sub]d[/sub]
Example Output Td

Superscript
Allow you to added superscripted characters to your posts.
Usage [sup]value[/sup]
Example Usage T[sup]20[/sup]
Example Output T20

Table
Used for entering tables
Usage [table]value[/table]
Example Usage [table][tr][td]item[/td][/tr][/table]
Example Output
item

table cell columnspan
Usage [tc=Option]value[/tc]
Example Usage [table][tr][tc=2]item[/tc][/tr][tr][td]1[/td][td]2[/td][/tr][/table]
Example Output
item
12

Table Cell
delimits a table cell. Must be inside a table and row to work right.
Usage [td]value[/td]
Example Usage [table][tr][td]item[/td][/tr][/table]
Example Output
item

Table Row
Table row delimiter. Note: do not put returns after the closing tag... VBbs isn't smart about striping the returns, and puts them around the table.
Usage [tr]value[/tr]
Example Usage [table][tr][td]item[/td][/tr][/table]
Example Output
item

Wikia Traveller Wiki Links
Allows the use of wiki links to articles on the Traveller Wiki on Wikia.
Usage [tw=Option]value[/tw]
Example Usage [tw=Help:Categories]Help:Categories[/tw]
Example Output Help:Categories

Wiki Link
Allows the use of wiki links to articles in the Imperial Encyclopedia Wiki
Usage [w]value[/w]
Example Usage [w]Help:Categories[/w]
Example Output Help:Categories

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