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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
[quote] Quote
[noparse] Stop BB Code Parsing
[attach] Attachment
[align] Align
[blur] Blur
[bounce] Bounce
[cnbc] CNBC Video Tag
[dropin] Drop In!
[fileauthor] Fileauthor
[filedate] Filedate
[filelink] Filelink
[filename] Filename
[filesize] Filesize
[filesummary] Filesummary
[flipH] FlipH
[flipV] FlipV
[fslink] Fslink
[gcal] Google Calendar Embed
[glow] Glow
[gtvideo] Gametrailers Embeded Video Link
[h1] Header 1
[hslink] Hslink
[icq] Icq
[img] Img
[invert] Invert
[linkd] Linkd
[mention] Mention
[mp4] MP4 HTML5 Video Embed
[mvideo] Metacafe Embeded Video Link
[noshow] No Show!
[nsfw] Not Safe For Work
[ogg] OGG HTML5 Video Embed
[qa] Q & A?
[rssytlink] RSS Feed Youtube Embed
[s] Strikeout
[scroll] Scroll
[shadow] Shadow
[source] Source URL
[spoiler] Spoiler
[time] Time and Date
[webm] WebM HTML5 Video Embed
[wegame] WeGame Embeded Video Link
[x-ray] X-ray
[yplaylist] YouTube Embeded List Link
[yvideo] YouTube Embeded Video 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]https://forums.seriouszone.com[/url]
[url=https://forums.seriouszone.com]Seriously! Forums[/url]
Example Output https://forums.seriouszone.com
Seriously! Forums

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 https://forums.seriouszone.com/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 https://forums.seriouszone.com/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]https://forums.seriouszone.com/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://forums.seriouszone.com/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";


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;1124291]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
Usage [align=Option]value[/align]
Example Usage [align=center]text alignment[/align]
Example Output
text alignment

Blur
Usage [blur=Option]value[/blur]
Example Usage [blur=4]this text is blurred[/blur]
Example Output
this text is blurred

Bounce
Usage [bounce]value[/bounce]
Example Usage [bounce]This bounces back and forth![/bounce]
Example Output This bounces back and forth!

CNBC Video Tag
This bbcode allows you to share videos directly from CNBC.com.
Usage [cnbc=Option]value[/cnbc]
Example Usage [cnbc=3000056298]GOP Debate Preview[/cnbc]
Example Output CNBC Video: GOP Debate Preview

Drop In!
People who joined without RSVPing.
Usage [dropin]value[/dropin]
Example Usage [dropin]MetalDragon[/dropin]
Example Output MetalDragon

Fileauthor
Usage [fileauthor]value[/fileauthor]
Example Usage [fileauthor]Louva-Deus[/fileauthor]
Example Output
  • Developer/Creator: Louva-Deus


  • Download Links/Mirrors:

  • Filedate
    Usage [filedate]value[/filedate]
    Example Usage [filedate]August 23, 1999[/filedate]
    Example Output
  • Release Date: August 23, 1999

  • Filelink
    Usage [filelink=Option]value[/filelink]
    Example Usage [filelink=http:////#]Midget Sector[/filelink]
    Example Output
  • Download from Midget Sector

  • Filename
    Usage [filename]value[/filename]
    Example Usage [filename]This is a filename[/filename]
    Example Output
    • Filename: This is a filename

    Filesize
    Usage [filesize]value[/filesize]
    Example Usage [filesize]80 Petabytes[/filesize]
    Example Output
  • File Size: 80 Petabytes

  • Filesummary
    Usage [filesummary]value[/filesummary]
    Example Usage [filesummary]I like big butts[/filesummary]
    Example Output
    I like big butts

    FlipH
    Usage [flipH]value[/flipH]
    Example Usage [fliph]this text is flipped[/fliph]
    Example Output [fliph]this text is flipped[/fliph]

    FlipV
    Usage [flipV]value[/flipV]
    Example Usage [flipv]flips the text verticaly[/flipv]
    Example Output [flipv]flips the text verticaly[/flipv]

    Fslink
    A quick link to regular files on the Seriously FileSystem.
    Usage [fslink=Option]value[/fslink]
    Example Usage [fslink=759]DirectX 8.1 Headers & Libraries[/fslink]
    Example Output DirectX 8.1 Headers & Libraries

    Google Calendar Embed
    Google Calendar Embed
    Usage [gcal]value[/gcal]
    Example Usage
    Example Output

    Glow
    Usage [glow=Option]value[/glow]
    Example Usage [glow=gold]this text is glowing[/glow]
    Example Output
    this text is glowing

    Gametrailers Embeded Video Link
    This bbcode allows you to share videos directly from Gametrailers.
    Usage [gtvideo=Option]value[/gtvideo]
    Example Usage [gtvideo=21920]Soul Calibur Legends - E3 2007 Trailer[/gtvideo]
    Example Output Gametrailers Video: Soul Calibur Legends - E3 2007 Trailer

    Header 1
    Usage [h1]value[/h1]
    Example Usage [h1]This is a header[/h1]
    Example Output
    This is a header

    Hslink
    A link to a hosted file on the Seriously FileSystem.
    Usage [hslink=Option]value[/hslink]
    Example Usage [hslink=/eoa/eoaFLE-v1.10.26.3.exe]Freelancer Explorer v1.10.26.3[/hslink]
    Example Output Freelancer Explorer v1.10.26.3

    Icq
    Usage [icq]value[/icq]
    Example Usage [icq]34206559[/icq]
    Example Output ICQ:34206559

    Img
    Allows images to have an alignment.
    Usage [img=Option]value[/img]
    Example Usage [img=right]http://forums.seriouszone.com/images/logo.gif[/img]
    Example Output

    Invert
    Usage [invert]value[/invert]
    Example Usage [invert]this text is inverted[/invert]
    Example Output
    this text is inverted

    Linkd
    Usage [linkd=Option]value[/linkd]
    Example Usage [linkd=www.altavista.com]this is one of the best search engines[/linkd]
    Example Output www.altavista.com

    Mention
    Mention an user to alert him or her to this post!
    Usage [mention]value[/mention]
    Example Usage [mention]Username[/mention]
    Example Output @

    MP4 HTML5 Video Embed
    This bbcode allows you to embed mp4 formatted videos using the HTML5 web player.
    Usage [mp4=Option]value[/mp4]
    Example Usage [mp4=full_path_to_video_file][/mp4]
    Example Output

    Metacafe Embeded Video Link
    This bbcode allows you to share videos directly from Metacafe.
    Usage [mvideo=Option]value[/mvideo]
    Example Usage [mvideo=6538027]Serious Sam 3 BFE - E3 Teaser Trailer[/mvideo]
    Example Output Metacafe Video: Serious Sam 3 BFE - E3 Teaser Trailer

    No Show!
    For those people who don't show up when they said they would! :P
    Usage [noshow]value[/noshow]
    Example Usage [noshow]Mane[/noshow]
    Example Output Mane

    Not Safe For Work
    Useful for hiding text.
    Usage [nsfw]value[/nsfw]
    Example Usage [nsfw]Now you see me. Now you don't.[/nsfw]
    Example Output
    Now you see me. Now you don't.

    OGG HTML5 Video Embed
    This bbcode allows you to embed ogg formatted videos using the HTML5 web player.
    Usage [ogg=Option]value[/ogg]
    Example Usage [ogg=full_path_to_video_file][/ogg]
    Example Output

    Q & A?
    Question and answer!
    Usage [qa=Option]value[/qa]
    Example Usage [qa=What is the question?]What is the answer?[/qa]
    Example Output Q: What is the question?

    A: What is the answer?

    RSS Feed Youtube Embed
    RSS Feed Youtube Embed
    Usage [rssytlink]value[/rssytlink]
    Example Usage [rssytlink]link[/rssytlink]
    Example Output

    Strikeout
    Use this tag to put a line through your text.
    Usage [s]value[/s]
    Example Usage [s]strike that[/s]
    Example Output strike that

    Scroll
    Usage [scroll=Option]value[/scroll]
    Example Usage [scroll=left]This Moves Across The Screen[/scroll]
    Example Output
    This Moves Across The Screen

    Shadow
    Usage [shadow=Option]value[/shadow]
    Example Usage [shadow=#006699]this text drops shadow[/shadow]
    Example Output this text drops shadow

    Source URL
    Use this tag to make links to sources you quote or paraphrase. This is a must for political and religion threads.
    Usage [source]value[/source]
    Example Usage [source]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy[/source]
    Example Output §

    Spoiler
    Useful when discussing spoilers in games or movies.
    Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
    Example Usage [spoiler]Duke Nukem is Serious Sam's brother[/spoiler]
    Example Output
    Duke Nukem is Serious Sam's brother

    Time and Date
    This tag creates a link to TimeandDate.com's Fixed Time feature so that people can use it to organize events across timezones. The base zone is set to Eastern Standard Time, since that is what our server is set to, so keep in mind that you must convert whatever time you are wanting into EST to work with this tag.
    Usage [time=Option]value[/time]
    Example Usage [time=month=12&day=25&year=2006&hour=15&min=0]December 25th at 3 PM -- Christmas Day![/time]
    Example Output Click here for the Time and Date in your area!

    WebM HTML5 Video Embed
    This bbcode allows you to embed webm formatted videos using the HTML5 web player.
    Usage [webm=Option]value[/webm]
    Example Usage [webm=full_path_to_video_file]Cool video![/webm]
    Example Output WebM HTML5 Video: Cool video!

    WeGame Embeded Video Link
    This bbcode allows you to share videos directly from WeGame.
    Usage [wegame=Option]value[/wegame]
    Example Usage [wegame=Sam_TV_The_2nd_Encounter_Serious_Mode_Run_No_Secrets_Part_2_1][Sam TV] The 2nd Encounter : Serious Mode Run, No Secrets[/wegame]
    Example Output This website (wegame.com) no longer exists, sorry. :(

    X-ray
    Usage [x-ray]value[/x-ray]
    Example Usage [x-ray]give the text a X-ray effect[/x-ray]
    Example Output give the text a X-ray effect

    YouTube Embeded List Link
    This bbcode allows you to share playlists directly from YouTube.
    Usage [yplaylist=Option]value[/yplaylist]
    Example Usage [yplaylist=PL186yI_LQVVD1s2RJv3O8r_7mxklnDkxv]SuperFailCraft![/yplaylist]
    Example Output YouTube Playlist: SuperFailCraft!

    YouTube Embeded Video Link
    This bbcode allows you to share videos directly from YouTube.
    Usage [yvideo=Option]value[/yvideo]
    Example Usage [yvideo=YTPuTxalalo]Frequency - Halo 2 Comedy[/yvideo]
    Example Output YouTube Video: Frequency - Halo 2 Comedy


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