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BBcode 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.

Below is a list of the BBCodes you can use to format your messages. Click a code for an example on how to use it.
BBCode 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
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BBCode Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[bg] Background Color
[bq] BlockQuote
[break] Break
[friend] Friend
[fs] Field Set
[mp3] Mp3
[poke] Poke PM
[rdio] Rdio
[s] Sign
[sc] SoundCloud
[scp] SoundCloud Playlist
[spoiler] Spoiler
[strike] Strikethrough
[vevo] Vevo
[vimeo] Vimeo
[youtube] YouTube
[ytp] Youtube Playlist
Incorrect BB Code Usage:
  • [url] www.absolutepunk.net [/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]myname@domain.com[/email]
[email=myname@domain.com]Click Here to Email Me[/email]
Example Output myname@domain.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.absolutepunk.net[/url]
[url=http://www.absolutepunk.net]AbsolutePunk.net[/url]
Example Output http://www.absolutepunk.net
AbsolutePunk.net

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.absolutepunk.net/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.absolutepunk.net/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://images.absolutepunk.net/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.vbulletin.com] [img]http://images.absolutepunk.net/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] [/url] (Linked)
Example Output (Not linked)

(Linked)

Quote
The [quote] tag allows you to attribute text to someone else.
Usage [quote]Quote[/quote]
[quote=User Name]value[/quote]
Example Usage [quote]vBulletin[/quote]
[quote=John Percival]vBulletin[/quote]
[quote=John Percival;132007824]vBulletin[/quote]
Example Output
Quote:
vBulletin
Originally Posted by John Percival
vBulletin

Stop BBCode Parsing
The [noparse] tag allows you to stop the parsing of BBCode.
Usage [noparse][b]value[/b][/noparse]
Example Usage [noparse][b]vBulletin[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]vBulletin[/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

Background Color
Changes the background color of your text.
Usage [bg=Option]value[/bg]
Example Usage [bg=yellow]text[/bg]
Example Output text

BlockQuote
Usage [bq]value[/bq]
Example Usage [bq]I am a test.[/bq]
Example Output
I am a test.

Break
This does absolutely nothing. It's used for the PM system.
Usage [break]value[/break]
Example Usage [break]nothing[/break]
Example Output

Friend
This is used in the AP.net backend so you can approve friends from private messages.
Usage [friend=Option]value[/friend]
Example Usage [friend=1083]Used in PMs[/friend]
Example Output Used in PMs

Field Set
Adds a border with title in a fieldset, used normally for quotes and tour dates.
Usage [fs=Option]value[/fs]
Example Usage [fs=Title]Content![/fs]
Example Output
TitleContent!

Mp3
Used for displaying a MP3 player for streaming audio.
Usage [mp3=Option]value[/mp3]
Example Usage [mp3=http://mp3-upload.net/get/7413.mp3]Days Away - Gravity[/mp3]
Example Output
Days Away - Gravity

Poke PM
This is used in the AP.net backend so you can poke friends from private messages.
Usage [poke=Option]value[/poke]
Example Usage [poke=1083]Used in PMs[/poke]
Example Output Used in PMs

Rdio
Use the album code (after the /e/) from the rdio embed code.
Usage [rdio]value[/rdio]
Example Usage [rdio]QV1m-zParA[/rdio]
Example Output

Sign
Wrap your text with a smiley holding a sign.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]Hello, World.[/s]
Example Output
Hello, World.

SoundCloud
Usage [sc]value[/sc]
Example Usage [sc]84884993[/sc]
Example Output

SoundCloud Playlist
Usage [scp]value[/scp]
Example Usage [scp]code[/scp]
Example Output

Spoiler
This tag will allow you to post spoilers (movies, music, books) without ruining it for the entire reading audience. The text is hidden until the user puts their mouse over white box.
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]Absolute Punk sold out![/spoiler]
Example Output Absolute Punk sold out!

Strikethrough
Strikes out the words inside the tags.
Usage [strike]value[/strike]
Example Usage [strike]This is struck[/strike]
Example Output This is struck

Vevo
Vevo videos
Usage [vevo]value[/vevo]
Example Usage [vevo]USUV71400252[/vevo]
Example Output

Vimeo
Use the movie code from the Vimeo URL in your browser. For example, if the url is: http://www.vimeo.com/2043220, you need to copy and paste the red bolded letters and numbers between the code.
Usage [vimeo]value[/vimeo]
Example Usage [vimeo]2043220[/vimeo]
Example Output

YouTube
Use the movie code from the YouTube URL in your browser. For example, if the url is: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFwCCL0Vh6U, you need to copy and paste the red bolded letters and numbers between the code.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]JFwCCL0Vh6U[/youtube]
Example Output

Youtube Playlist
Usage [ytp]value[/ytp]
Example Usage [ytp][/ytp]
Example Output


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