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 Post subject: The Games Vault guide to BBCode
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:14 pm 
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BBCode is a form of pseudo-markup that allows some basic formatting within forum posts. Below is a guide to the various BBCodes available for use, how they should be used and what they do!


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 Post subject: B
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:15 pm 
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B

Purpose: create bold type

Usage:
Code:
[b]bold type[/b]

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 Post subject: i
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:16 pm 
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i

Purpose: create italic type

Usage:
Code:
[i]italic type[/i]

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 Post subject: u
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:17 pm 
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u

Purpose: to create underlined type

Usage:
Code:
[u]underlined type[/u]

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 Post subject: Quote
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:19 pm 
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Quote

Purpose: to quote text from other forum members or outside sources

Usage:
Code:
[quote]This is an unattributed quote[/quote]

Quote:
This is an unattributed quote

Code:
[quote="the person that said this"]This is an attributed quote[/quote]

the person that said this wrote:
This is an attributed quote

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 Post subject: List, List=, [*]
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:22 pm 
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List and List=
incorporating [*]

Purpose: to create ordered and unordered lists

Usage:
Code:
[list][*]list item[*]list item[*]list item[/list]

  • list item
  • list item
  • list item
Code:
[list=1][*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[/list]

  1. ordered list item
  2. ordered list item
  3. ordered list item
Code:
[list=a][*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[/list]

  1. ordered list item
  2. ordered list item
  3. ordered list item
Code:
[list=i][*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[*]ordered list item[/list]

  1. ordered list item
  2. ordered list item
  3. ordered list item

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 Post subject: Img
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:24 pm 
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Img

Purpose: to include images in forum posts

Usage:
Code:
[img]http://www.daventryvaulters.co.uk/images/stories/game_v_logo.jpg[/img]

Image

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 Post subject: URL
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:25 pm 
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URL

Purpose: to create hyperlinks

Usage:
Code:
[url]http://www.daventryvaulters.co.uk[/url]

http://www.daventryvaulters.co.uk
Code:
[url=http://www.daventryvaulters.co.uk]The Games Vault[/url]

The Games Vault

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 Post subject: Size
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:29 pm 
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Size

Purpose: to change the size of the text

Usage:
Code:
[size=50]Tiny text[/size]

Tiny text
Code:
[size=85]Small text[/size]

Small text
Code:
[size=150]Large text[/size]

Large text
Code:
[size=200]Huge text[/size]

Huge text

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 Post subject: Card
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:30 pm 
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Card

Purpose: to create a link to a Magic card in the wizards.com Gatherer database

Usage:
Code:
[card]Wrath of God[/card]

Wrath of God

N.B. English card names only, the name must be typed as it is seen on the card with the correct spacing and punctuation or the link will be incorrect

E.g. Elspeth, Knight-Errant - correct
Elspeth, Knight Errant - incorrect

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 Post subject: OOC
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:33 pm 
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OOC

Purpose: to indicate Out Of Character speech in a primarily in-character thread

Usage:
Code:
[ooc]Out of Character text[/ooc]

Out of Character:
Out of Character text

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 Post subject: Spoiler
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Spoiler

Purpose: to enable users to post hidden text that can be read by clicking a button, suitable for posting film endings without ruining it for those who are yet to see it, etc.

Example:
Code:
[spoiler]At the end of Titanic, the boat sinks![/spoiler]

Spoiler! :
At the end of Titanic, the boat sinks!

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 Post subject: Strike
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Strike

Purpose: create text that has been struck through

Usage:
Code:
[strike]strike one[/strike]

strike one

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 Post subject: Highlight
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:20 pm 
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Highlight

Purpose: to highlight a section of text

Usage:
Code:
[highlight=#FFFF00]this text is highlighted[/highlight]

this text is highlighted

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 Post subject: MyTag
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:24 pm 
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MyTag

Purpose: to create customised display boxes

Usage:
Code:
[mytag=Notice]This is a notice[/mytag]

Notice
This is a notice

Code:
[mytag=Flashback]Suddenly he remembered![/mytag]

Flashback
Suddenly he remembered!

Code:
[mytag=Narrative Device]Some other kind of box that you might want.[/mytag]

Narrative Device
Some other kind of box that you might want.


Let me know if you think this useful or a waste of time, cheers!

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