Administrators have the ability to enable or disable BBCode. If BBCode is enabled a link to BBCode help will appear when you compose/edit a post or your signature. BBCode is a collection of formatting tags that are used to change the look of text in this forum. BBCode is based on the same principal as, and is very similar to, HTML. Below is a list of all the available BBCodes and instructions on how to use them.

Text appearance can be changed with the following tags which can be nested.

[b]Bold text[/b] produces Bold text
[u]Underlined text[/u] produces Underlined text
[i]Italic text[/i] produces Italic text
[color=#FF0000]Red text[/color] produces Red text
[color=blue]Blue text[/color] produces Blue text
[b][u]Bold, underlined text[/u][/b] produces Bold, underlined text
[h]Heading text[/h] produces
Heading text

You can create links to other documents or to email addresses using the following tags:

[url=http://www.the-athenaeum.org/forum/]The Athenaeum[/url] produces The Athenaeum
[url]http://www.the-athenaeum.org/forum/[/url] produces http://www.the-athenaeum.org/forum/
[email]name@example.com[/email] produces name@example.com
[email=name@example.com]My email address[/email] produces My email address

To quote someone use the quote tag. You can use the quote tag without specifying a name.

[quote=James]This is the text I want to quote.[/quote] produces a quote box citing the person being quoted.
James wrote:

This is the text I want to quote.

[quote]This is the text I want to quote.[/quote] produces a bare quote box.

This is the text I want to quote.

When displaying source code you should make sure that you use the code tag. Text displayed with the code tag will use a monospaced font and will not be affected by other tags. Long items of code will cause the text to scroll.

[code]This is some code.[/code] produces a code box.
This is some code.
[code]This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code.[/code] produces a scrolling code box.
This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code. This is a long piece of code.

To create a list you can use the list tag. You can create 3 types of lists using the list tag.

[list][*]Example list item 1.[/*][*]Example list item 2.[/*][*]Example list item 3.[/*][/list] produces a bulleted list.
  • Example list item 1.
  • Example list item 2.
  • Example list item 3.
[list=1][*]Example list item 1.[/*][*]Example list item 2.[/*][*]Example list item 3.[/*][/list] produces a numbered list.
  1. Example list item 1.
  2. Example list item 2.
  3. Example list item 3.
[list=a][*]Example list item 1.[/*][*]Example list item 2.[/*][*]Example list item 3.[/*][/list] produces an alphabetically labelled list.
  1. Example list item 1.
  2. Example list item 2.
  3. Example list item 3.