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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
[b] Bold
[bb] Big Bold
[blinkies] Rainbow Blinkies
[blinkpyramid] Rainbow Blinkies Pyramid
[center] Center
[class] Class
[color] Colour
[csize] CSS Size
[font] Font Face
[forum] Forum
[gvideo] Google Video with no title
[gvideo] Google Video with Custom Title
[hidden] Hidden
[hidden] Hidden
[highlight] Highlight
[i] Italics
[justify] Justify
[l] Local Link
[Member] member
[nsfw] nsfw
[ooc] Out of Character
[ooc] Out of Character
[p] Paragraph
[right] Right
[s] Strikethrough
[sb] Small Bold
[sb] sb
[size] Size
[smallfont] smallfont
[spoiler] Spoiler
[spoiler] Spoiler
[spoilerz]
[strike] Strike
[u] Underline
[youtube] YouTube Video with No Title
[youtube] YouTube Video with Custom Title
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://fools-gold.org/forum[/url]
[url=http://fools-gold.org/forum]Grimmest and Most Frostbitten Kvlt of Fool's Gold[/url]
Example Output http://fools-gold.org/forum
Grimmest and Most Frostbitten Kvlt of Fool's Gold

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://fools-gold.org/forum/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://fools-gold.org/forum/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://fools-gold.org/forum/forum/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]http://fools-gold.org/forum/forum/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]Quid ita serius?[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Quid ita serius?[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;1610418]Quid ita serius?[/quote]
Example Output
Quid ita serius?
John Doe Quid ita serius?
John Doe wrote: Quid ita serius?

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]Quid ita serius?[/b][/noparse]
Example Output [b]Quid ita serius?[/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

Bold
The [b] tag allows you to write text bold
Usage [b]value[/b]
Example Usage [b]Bold[/b]
Example Output Bold

Big Bold
On the off chance you need 18-pixel bold font, this provides it swiftly.
Usage [bb]value[/bb]
Example Usage [bb]hay guys whats goin on in this forum 8-)[/bb]
Example Output hay guys whats goin on in this forum 8-)

Rainbow Blinkies
Fool's Gold's very own rendition of the Rainbow Blinkies phenomenon. Unfortunately it only really works properly in Firefox.
Usage [blinkies]value[/blinkies]
Example Usage [blinkies]LOL FIRED[/blinkies]
Example Output

LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
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Rainbow Blinkies Pyramid
Rainbow Blinkies Pyramid
Usage [blinkpyramid]value[/blinkpyramid]
Example Usage [blinkpyramid]LOL FIRED[/blinkpyramid]
Example Output

LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
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Center
hay thear
Usage [center]value[/center]
Example Usage [center]riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.[/center]
Example Output
riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.

Class
Used for applying existing css class definitions to a given selection of text. Probably pointless unless you want to imitate another user's post formatting. For a list of class options you'll have to look at the css source, and it's worth noting that class definitions vary in appearance from style to style, so what may be legible on one style set may be completely illegible on another (although, if memory serves, this usually only holds true for the tcat, thead and tfoot classes, as well as for shoy on light style sets). Note also that some classes aren't defined at all in some style sets; anything relating to individual users' custom font formatting or group colouring simply does not exist in the technicolour nightmare, The Matrix, Mobile, and Plain and Simple style sets.
Usage [class=Option]value[/class]
Example Usage [class="shoy"]Hay [url=http://fools-gold.org/forum/]thear[/url] :ezpimp:[/class]
Example Output Hay thear :ezpimp:

Colour
The [color] tag allows you to specify the font colour. It's spelt without the u because Jelsoft (and, for that matter, the people who created html) don't speak the Queen's English.
Usage [color=Option]value[/color]
Example Usage [color=red]Red![/color]
Example Output Red!

CSS Size
Used to size your text to a certain pixel size thanks to the wonders of Cascading Style Sheets. Note that this is larger than the corresponding point size most frequently used by other applications; for reference, most style sets use 13-pixel font by default, although the current forum default uses 14-pixel font.
Usage [csize=Option]value[/csize]
Example Usage [csize=11]I like eleven-px font[/csize]
Example Output I like eleven-px font

Font Face
You can change the font of your text.
Usage [font=Option]value[/font]
Example Usage [font=courier]Test[/font]
Example Output Test

Forum
Used to link to a specific forum on FG. Use the forumid (found at the end of the forum URL) to specify which forum.
Usage [forum=Option]value[/forum]
Example Usage [forum=35]Talk about music in here.[/forum]
Example Output Talk about music in here.

Google Video with no title
Embed a Google Video video with no custom title.
Usage [gvideo]value[/gvideo]
Example Usage [gvideo]3688185030664621355[/gvideo]
Example Output
Google Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then Google Video is down or you don't have Flash installed.

Google Video with Custom Title
Embed a Google Video video with a custom title.
Usage [gvideo=Option]value[/gvideo]
Example Usage [gvideo="3688185030664621355"]1980's Izuzu Gemini Advertisement[/gvideo]
Example Output
"1980's Izuzu Gemini Advertisement" via Google Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then Google Video is down or you don't have Flash installed.

Hidden
Hides text by making background and foreground the same colour. Pretty much never used since JavaScript spoiler tags were introduced, but this is what all spoilers here used to look like.
Usage [hidden]value[/hidden]
Example Usage [hidden]spoiler plz[/hidden]
Example Output

Hidden
hides text by making background and foreground the same colour of your choice
Usage [hidden=Option]value[/hidden]
Example Usage [hidden=black]spoiler plz[/hidden]
Example Output spoiler plz

Highlight
Used to change the background colour of yer text. =P
Usage [highlight=Option]value[/highlight]
Example Usage [highlight=red]blarg[/highlight]
Example Output blarg

Italics
The [i] tag allows you to write text in italics
Usage [i]value[/i]
Example Usage [i]Italics[/i]
Example Output Italics

Justify
Exactly what it says on the tin.
Usage [justify]value[/justify]
Example Usage [justify]"Ook," said the Librarian. While, strictly, no one in the room spoke orang-utang, somehow everyone got the instinctive impression that what he meant was he wanted a banana.[/justify]
Example Output
"Ook," said the Librarian. While, strictly, no one in the room spoke orang-utang, somehow everyone got the instinctive impression that what he meant was he wanted a banana.

Local Link
In some cases you may want to link to specific locations on the forum itself. This enables you to do so without having to type out the whole URL. Mostly this was used by the quote function to link to the post being quoted back before the quote tag allowed the specification of two options; now it's pretty much never used.
Usage [l=Option]value[/l]
Example Usage with [l=member.php?action=getinfo&userid=1]Kitiara[/l] plz
Example Output with Kitiara plz

member
Used to link to a specific member's profile. Use their userid as the option, which you will find at the end of their profile URL.
Usage [Member=Option]value[/Member]
Example Usage [member=1]Bam to behold, a public bulletin board, built of both brilliance and barbarity by bastards with boners....[/member]
Example Output [member=1]Bam to behold, a public bulletin board, built of both brilliance and barbarity by bastards with boners....[/member]

nsfw
See "spoiler" below. This is used for concealing material that would get people with uncool bosses fired from their jobs.
Usage [nsfw]value[/nsfw]
Example Usage [nsfw]I am not safe for work![/nsfw]
Example Output (NSFW) I am not safe for work!

Out of Character
Used for marking off-topic ("out of context") discussion.
Usage [ooc]value[/ooc]
Example Usage [ooc]I'm off-topic. Lala.[/ooc]
Example Output
OOC:I'm off-topic. Lala.

Out of Character
Used to mark off-topic ("out of context") discussion. Coloured version originally created for people who used coloured text. Pretty much pointless now that tables inherit text colours from their parent elements in every browser worth a damn, but left in the database so old posts will render correctly.
Usage [ooc=Option]value[/ooc]
Example Usage [ooc=38bcee]Aaron's favourite tag?[/ooc]
Example Output
OOC:Aaron's favourite tag?

Paragraph
paragraph code for use when posting from mobile devices that don't allow for input of line breaks
Usage [p]value[/p]
Example Usage sup[p]paragraph[/p]breaks
Example Output sup

paragraph

breaks

Right
lolgetit
Usage [right]value[/right]
Example Usage [right]hay guise im republican[/right]
Example Output
hay guise im republican

Strikethrough
Use for struckthrough text.
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]I'm struckthrough[/s]
Example Output I'm struckthrough

Small Bold
Shorthand code used to make things small and bold. Exact appearance varies depending on style set used.
Usage [sb]value[/sb]
Example Usage [sb]Lalala[/sb]
Example Output Lalala

sb
Same as above, with the custom option specifying the colour of the text.
Usage [sb=Option]value[/sb]
Example Usage [sb=#eff0ff]hay thear[/sb]
Example Output hay thear

Size
The [size] tag allows you to control the size of the font.
Usage [size=Option]value[/size]
Example Usage [size=+1]Size 1[/size]
Example Output Size 1

smallfont
Uses "smallfont" paramater
Usage [smallfont]value[/smallfont]
Example Usage [smallfont]hay guys whats goin on in this thread :cool:[/smallfont]
Example Output hay guys whats goin on in this thread :cool:

Spoiler
See immediately below.
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]I'm also a spoiler[/spoiler]
Example Output (SPOILER) I'm also a spoiler

Spoiler
Use this tag to blank out text that reveals secrets that people who haven't played a game, read a book, or experienced some other work of fiction won't want to know ahead of time. Clicking the link will expand the spoiler text, unless your browser sucks, in which case there are a number of better browsers you could be using.
Usage [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler=(MESSAGE)]Hi I'm a spoiler[/spoiler]
Example Output (MESSAGE) Hi I'm a spoiler

Small, coloured text.
Usage [spoilerz]value[/spoilerz]
Example Usage [spoilerz]lolz[/spoilerz]
Example Output SPOILERlolz

Strike
alternate strikeout code added when FCF was imported
Usage [strike]value[/strike]
Example Usage [strike]evolution? moar like EVILution[/strike] HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS
Example Output evolution? moar like EVILution HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT I SUCK COCKS

Underline
The [u] tag allows you to underline text.
Usage [u]value[/u]
Example Usage [u]Underline[/u]
Example Output Underline

YouTube Video with No Title
Embed a YouTube video with no custom title
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]hl2UUunlI2Q[/youtube]
Example Output
YouTube Video

YouTube Video with Custom Title
Embed a Youtube video with a custom title
Usage [youtube=Option]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube="d4OnVBswiF8"]A Link to the Past TAS[/youtube]
Example Output
"A Link to the Past TAS" via YouTube
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


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