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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
[blinkies] Rainbow Blinkies
[class] Class
[css] css
[forum] Forum
[gfycat] Gfycat
[gfysmall] gfysmall
[gifv] gifv
[img] Image with Title Text
[member] Member
[nosmilie] No Smilie
[nsfw] NSFW
[pxsize] Pixel font size
[s] strike
[sarcasm] Sarcastic
[spoiler] Spoiler (no param)
[spoiler] spoiler
[thumbnail] Thumbnail
[thumbnail] Thumbnail
[ttv] Twitch
[tw] Trigger Warning
[tw] Trigger Warning
[vv] Vimeo
[youtube] YouTube
[youtubehd] YouTube HD
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://thelifestream.net/forums[/url]
[url=https://thelifestream.net/forums]The Lifestream Forums[/url]
Example Output https://thelifestream.net/forums
The Lifestream 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://thelifestream.net/forums/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://thelifestream.net/forums/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://thelifestream.net/forums/images/statusicon/forum_new.gif[/img] (Not linked)

[url=http://www.example.com] [img]https://thelifestream.net/forums/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]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
[quote=John Doe;786661]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/quote]
Example Output
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
John Doe wrote: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
John Doe wrote: 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

Rainbow Blinkies
Rainbow Blinkies
Usage [blinkies]value[/blinkies]
Example Usage [blinkies]LOL FIRED[/blinkies]
Example Output

LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED
LOL FIRED



Class
Used to cite a specific CSS definition. Will probably be useless to most members, but is used for mod edits.
Usage [class=Option]value[/class]
Example Usage [class=v]Special text[/class]
Example Output Special text

css
Used for inputting custom CSS. Don't be obnoxious with it please.
Usage [css=Option]value[/css]
Example Usage [css="font-variant: small-caps; font-weight: bold;"]Remind me again,[/css] he said, [css="font-variant: small-caps; font-weight: bold;"]how the little horse-shaped ones move.[/css]
Example Output Remind me again, he said, how the little horse-shaped ones move.

Forum
Used to link to a specific forum on TLS. Use the forumid (found at the end of the forum URL) to specify which forum.
Usage [forum=Option]value[/forum]
Example Usage [forum=46]Talk about music in here.[/forum]
Example Output Talk about music in here.

Gfycat
include gfycat gif thingy - copy the nonsense words at the end of a gyfcat.com url.
Usage [gfycat]value[/gfycat]
Example Usage [gfycat]ExcitableAcrobaticCrane[/gfycat]
Example Output

gfysmall
include gfycat gif thingy - copy the nonsense words at the end of a gyfcat.com url. Max 500px high so it fits in a poast.
Usage [gfysmall]value[/gfysmall]
Example Usage [gfycat]ExcitableAcrobaticCrane[/gfycat]
Example Output

gifv
Take the ID / code of an imgur 'gif', remove the .gif or .gifv extension, place between the BBcodes - just like the youtube version. Friends don't let friends use .gif / img tags for videos.
Usage [gifv]value[/gifv]
Example Usage [gifv]mkjiGBo[/gifv]
Example Output

Image with Title Text
Used for posting an image with title text that will display on mouseover.
Usage [img=Option]value[/img]
Example Usage [img=Police reported three dozen cheerful bystanders, yet no one claims to have seen who did it.]http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/parking.png[/img]
Example Output

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=2]CTHULHU FHTAGN[/member]
Example Output CTHULHU FHTAGN

No Smilie
Used for disabling smilies within the code. Useful if you want to explain how to produce a certain smilie.
Usage [nosmilie]value[/nosmilie]
Example Usage [nosmilie]:monster:[/nosmilie]
Example Output :monster:

NSFW
Used for hiding content that could get people fired from work.
Usage [nsfw]value[/nsfw]
Example Usage [nsfw]pr0n[/nsfw]
Example Output (NSFW) pr0n

Pixel font size
Pixel size, unlimited max size fgj.
Usage [pxsize=Option]value[/pxsize]
Example Usage [pxsize=30]pixel size is pixel[/pxsize]
Example Output pixel size is pixel

strike
yes
Usage [s]value[/s]
Example Usage [s]ur mom[/s]
Example Output ur mom

Sarcastic
Usage [sarcasm]value[/sarcasm]
Example Usage [sarcasm]That looks awesome![/sarcasm]
Example Output That looks awesome!

Spoiler (no param)
Optionless spoiler tag fgj
Usage [spoiler]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler]Your mom lol[/spoiler]
Example Output (SPOILER) Your mom lol

spoiler
Used for hiding things that could spoil.
Usage [spoiler=Option]value[/spoiler]
Example Usage [spoiler=(citizen kane lol)]Rosebud was his sled[/spoiler]
Example Output (citizen kane lol) Rosebud was his sled

Thumbnail
This version uses a small version of the same image
Usage [thumbnail]value[/thumbnail]
Example Usage [thumbnail]http://www.thelifestream.net/forums/images/smilies/hugeawesomonster.png[/thumbnail]
Example Output

Thumbnail
Shortcut for creating thumbnails. Enclose the image you want to link to in the centre of the tag; put the image you want to display in the thumbnail option.
Usage [thumbnail=Option]value[/thumbnail]
Example Usage [thumbnail=http://www.thelifestream.net/forums/images/smilies/cookiemonster.gif]http://www.almost1337.com/mp3/aaron/monster2048.png[/thumbnail]
Example Output

Twitch
Twitch.tv embed
Usage [ttv]value[/ttv]
Example Usage [ttv]Fanguuu[/ttv]
Example Output

Trigger Warning
Used for hiding content that is likely to offend or trigger people.
Usage [tw]value[/tw]
Example Usage [tw]your mom lol[/tw]
Example Output (TRIGGER WARNING) your mom lol

Trigger Warning
Same as above, but tailored to allow you to be more specific.
Usage [tw=Option]value[/tw]
Example Usage [tw=abuse]your mom lol[/tw]
Example Output (TRIGGER WARNING: abuse) your mom lol

Vimeo
OM NOM NOM NOM
Usage [vv]value[/vv]
Example Usage [vv]1067133[/vv]
Example Output

YouTube
Embed a YouTube video. Paste the video ID in between the opening and closing tag.
Usage [youtube]value[/youtube]
Example Usage [youtube]BeqW3uG-rbQ[/youtube]
Example Output
YouTube Video

YouTube HD
like youtube, but bigger
Usage [youtubehd]value[/youtubehd]
Example Usage [youtubehd]BeqW3uG-rbQ[/youtubehd]
Example Output
YouTube Video


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