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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.


Bold / Italic / Underline
Color
Size
Font
Highlight
Left / Right / Center
Indent
Email Linking
URL Hyperlinking
Thread Linking
Post Linking
Bulleted Lists / Advanced Lists
Images
Code
PHP Code
Quote
Stop BB Code Parsing
Attachment
Game Profile Linking
Gamerscore
Labels
Strikeout
Spoiler
table
Embedded Tweets
User Profile Linking
Wikipedia
YouTube Videos
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][email protected][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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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][email protected][/email]
[[email protected]]Click Here to Email Me[/email]

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]https://www.gamertagnation.com[/url]
[url=https://www.gamertagnation.com]Gamertag Nation[/url]

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.)

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.)

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]
  • 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]
  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]https://www.gamertagnation.com/favicon-32x32.png[/img] (Not linked)
[url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://www.gamertagnation.com/favicon-32x32.png[/img] [/url] (Linked)
(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]
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]
PHP Code:
	
$myvar 'Hello World!';
for (
$i 0$i 10$i++)
{
    echo 
$myvar "\n";


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;57421]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Originally Posted by John Doe
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Originally Posted by John Doe

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]
[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]

Game Profile Linking

The [gameid] tag allows you to link to a game profile by specifying its game ID. This ID is located in the game profile URL, for example: https://www.gamertagnation.com/games/game-4262/
Usage
[gameid=Option]value[/gameid]
Example Usage
[gameid=4262]Fallout 4[/gameid]

Gamerscore

Adds a Gamerscore icon before the entered text.
Usage
[gs]value[/gs]
Example Usage
This achievement is worth [gs]30[/gs]
This achievement is worth G 30

Labels

Use the [label] tag to create a custom label. This is useful for highlighting a word or two of text.
Usage
[label]value[/label]
Example Usage
[label]Label Example[/label]
Label Example

Strikeout

Use a strikeout through your text.
Usage
[s]value[/s]
Example Usage
[s]Three strikes, you're out[/s]
Three strikes, you're out

Spoiler

Use the [spoiler] tag to hide important information which might spoil a game, movie, show, etc for other users. When viewed in the forums, the text will be hidden until clicked on.
Usage
[spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage
[spoiler]This text will be hidden[/spoiler]
This text will be hidden

table

Use the [table] tag to create a table with columns and rows. Each row should be placed on its own line. Columns are separated by "|".
Usage
[table]value[/table]
Example Usage
[table]column 1|column 2|column 3[/table]
column 1column 2column 3

Embedded Tweets

Embeds a tweet from Twitter.
Usage
[tweet]value[/tweet]
Example Usage
[tweet]622954949358436352[/tweet]

User Profile Linking

The [user] tag allows you to link to a user's profile by specifying the user id.
Usage
[user=Option]value[/user]
Example Usage
[user=1]GTN Eric[/user]

Wikipedia

Link to a Wikipedia page.
Usage
[wiki=Option]value[/wiki]
Example Usage
[wiki=Xbox_One]Xbox One on Wikipedia[/wiki]

YouTube Videos

Embeds a video from YouTube.
Usage
[youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage
[youtube]M94ii6MVilw[/youtube]