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. Code
  16. PHP Code
  17. HTML Code
  18. Quote
  19. Stop BB Code Parsing
  20. Attachment
  21. Blink
  22. Clear Float
  23. Time in Brisbane
  24. Highlight
  25. Let me Google that for you
  26. Mayor Vote
  27. Google Map
  28. Mod Note
  29. MP3 Player
  30. MP4 Player
  31. Name
  32. Note
  33. Open Graph
  34. Embed PDF
  35. Picture Wrap
  36. Resize Image to 600 pixels wide
  37. Strikeout
  38. Spoiler
  39. Strikethough
  40. SubScript
  41. SuperScript
  42. Tweet
  43. Unmayor Vote
  44. Unlynch vote
  45. Lynch Vote
  46. Warning
  47. YouTube Embed
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

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.

    • [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]https://australian-atheists.net/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new-48.png[/img] (Not linked)
    • [url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://australian-atheists.net/forums/images/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

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.

  • [php]value[/php]
    Usage
  • [php]
    $myvar = 'Hello World!';
    for ($i = 0; \$i < 10; \$i++)
    {
        echo $myvar . "\n";
    }
    [/php]
    Example Usage
  • PHP Code:
    $myvar 'Hello World!';
    for (
    $i 0$i 10$i++)
    {
        echo 
    $myvar "\n";

    Example Output

HTML Code

The [html] tag allows you to perform syntax highlighting for HTML code.

  • [html]value[/html]
    Usage
  • [html]
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    [/html]
    Example Usage
  • HTML Code:
    <img src="image.gif" alt="image" />
    <a href="testing.html" target="_blank">Testing</a>
    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;660424]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
    Example Usage
    • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote John Doe said
      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
    • Quote John Doe said 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

Blink

The [blink] tag allows you to create text that blinks.

  • [blink]value[/blink]
    Usage
  • [blink]This is blinking text[/blink]
    Example Usage
  • This is blinking text
    Example Output

Clear Float

Primarily for use after the Picture Wrap BB Code, to cause any following text/images/etc to not be aligned to the right of the image

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

Time in Brisbane

The time in Brisbane for Mafia Mods in Brisbane

  • [FREAKYTIME]value[/FREAKYTIME]
    Usage
  • [FREAKYTIME]Time[/FREAKYTIME]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Highlight

Allows you to emphasize your text

  • [hi]value[/hi]
    Usage
  • [hi]This is highlighted text[/hi]
    Example Usage
  • This is highlighted text
    Example Output

Let me Google that for you

Creates a link to the Let Me Google That For You website to submit the specified text

Mayor Vote

Mayor vote format in forum mafia

  • [m]value[/m]
    Usage
  • [m]djarm67[/m]
    Example Usage
  • @@vote djarm67@@
    Example Output

Google Map

Embeds a Google Map for the given location/address, only in a web browser. In the Tapatalk app, a link to the Google Map will be shown. For that reason, the location/address should also appear in the body of the post.

It is recommended that the result be previewed before submitting it.

  • [map]value[/map]
    Usage
  • [map]The Vatican[/map]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Mod Note

Only mods/admins are authorised to use this.

  • [modnote]value[/modnote]
    Usage
  • [modnote]This is a mod note![/modnote]
    Example Usage
  • Mod Note: This is a mod note!
    Example Output

MP3 Player

Embeds an MP3 player for an audio clip in the post

  • [MP3]value[/MP3]
    Usage
  • [mp3]https://julian-jordan.net/audio/dawkins-fuck-off.mp3[/mp3]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

MP4 Player

Embeds an MP4 player for a video clip in the post

  • [MP4]value[/MP4]
    Usage
  • [MP4]https://julian-jordan.net/videos/AstroMoment_Feustel.mp4[/MP4]]
    Example Usage
  • ]
    Example Output

Name

Links the users name to their profile page.

  • [name]value[/name]
    Usage
  • [name]Eddy[/name]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Note

Makes a note stand out.

  • [note]value[/note]
    Usage
  • [note]This is a note.[/note]
    Example Usage
  • Note: This is a note.
    Example Output

Open Graph

Creates a Facebook-like display from a URL, only in a web browser (using the Open Graph tags that most websites place in their pages). In the Tapatalk app, only the URL, linked to the website, will be shown.

It may not work as expected on some URLs, so it's recommended that the result be previewed before submitting it.

It is also recommended that any text following (and including) a "?" in the URL be removed, provided that it displays OK without it.

Embed PDF

Embeds a PDF viewer in the post

  • [pdf]value[/pdf]
    Usage
  • [pdf]https://julian-jordan.net/documents/ExampleRulesForAnIncorporatedAssociation.pdf[/pdf]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Picture Wrap

Picture Wrap will force images to 300 pixels wide and make them aligned left with 10 pixels space and wrap the text up to the image.

  • [pw]value[/pw]
    Usage
  • [pw]https://australian-atheists.net/images/Wilcox-Pell-Cartoon-1024x670.jpg[/pw]Some text here
    Example Usage
  • Some text here
    Example Output

Resize Image to 600 pixels wide

This will resize any image that is over 600 pixels wide to suit the forums without scrolling. Don't use it on small pictures as it will upsize them to 600 pixels wide.

  • [RI]value[/RI]
    Usage
  • [RI]https://australian-atheists.net/images/Wilcox-Pell-Cartoon-1024x670.jpg[/RI]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Strikeout

A preferred alternative to [strike]..[/strike] which works in the Tapatalk app.

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

Spoiler

Creates a spoiler which hides content when the page is loaded. It is useful for hiding content others may not want to witness, or to conserve space. The "=Option" text may be omitted.

  • [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Usage
  • [spoiler]This is hidden text![/spoiler] or [spoiler=Not Safe For Work]pr0n[/spoiler]
    Example Usage
  • Spoiler:
    This is hidden text!
    or
    Spoiler: Not Safe For Work
    pr0n
    Example Output

Strikethough

Please use the Strikeout tag ([s]...[/s]) in preference to this, for compatibility with the Tapatalk app.

  • [strike]value[/strike]
    Usage
  • [strike]strikethrough[/strike]
    Example Usage
  • strikethrough
    Example Output

SubScript

  • [sub]value[/sub]
    Usage
  • 2[sub]2[/sub]
    Example Usage
  • 22
    Example Output

SuperScript

  • [sup]value[/sup]
    Usage
  • 2[sup]2[/sup]
    Example Usage
  • 22
    Example Output

Tweet

Embeds a Tweet. Place the Tweet tags around the entire URL to the Tweet.

  • [tweet]value[/tweet]
    Usage
  • [tweet]https://twitter.com/TrekNewsnet/status/642036152850083841[/tweet]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output

Unmayor Vote

Unmayor vote format for forum mafia

  • [um]value[/um]
    Usage
  • [um]wolty[/um]
    Example Usage
  • @@unvote wolty@@
    Example Output

Unlynch vote

Unlynch vote format for forum mafia

  • [uv]value[/uv]
    Usage
  • [uv]djarm67[/uv]
    Example Usage
  • ##unvote djarm67##
    Example Output

Lynch Vote

Lynch vote format for forum mafia

  • [v]value[/v]
    Usage
  • [v]wolty[/v]
    Example Usage
  • ##vote wolty##
    Example Output

Warning

Makes a warning stand out.

  • [warning]value[/warning]
    Usage
  • [warning]This is a warning.[/warning]
    Example Usage
  • Warning: This is a warning.
    Example Output

YouTube Embed

Embed You Tube videos by using this BB code containing the unique ID number of the video. (The ID is between the equals sign and the ampersand)

  • [youtube]value[/youtube]
    Usage
  • [youtube]eOUq4Z6R7xI[/youtube]
    Example Usage
  • Example Output