For your convenience, this site supports most of the standard BBCode markup.

Various "emoticons" (codes that get converted into icons, often to express emotion) are available for you use when posting messages. Here's a list:


:-)  * smile *
:-(  * frown *
;-)  * wink *
:-p  * raspberry *
;-p  * winking raspberry *
:-o  * surprise *
B-)  * cool smile *
B-D  * cool grin *
:-D  * grin *
*roll*  * rolls eyes *
:-|  * poker face *
x-p  * dead face *
>:-(  * angry *
>:-)  * evil smile *
:-/  * wry smile *
*envy*  * envy *
*wince*  * wince *
*yawn*  * yawn *
*shock*  * shock *
<3  * love *
</3  * broken heart *
*lol*  * laughing out loud *
*huh*  * huh? *
*duh*  * duh! *
*bstar* Bronze Star
*sstar* Silver Star
*star* Gold Star
*2gstar* Double Gold Star
*3gstar* Triple Gold Star
*4gstar* Quadruple Gold Star
*5gstar* Quintuple Gold Star
*Q* Blue Q
*gQ* Gold Q
*check*  * check *
*uncheck*  * uncheck *
*match*  * match *
*has*  * match *
*want*  * match *
*chatting* * chatting *
*shake*  * shake *
*globe*  * globe *
*gglobe*  * golden globe *
*reviewer*  * Reviewer *
*greviewer*  * Gold Reviewer *
*mod*  * Moderator *
*new*  * new *
*idea*  * idea *
*+*  * positive *
*-*  * negative *
*.*  * dot *
*no*  * no *
*yes*  * yes *
*!*  * ! *
*?*  * ? *
*warning*  * warning *
*bacon*  * bacon *
*rss*  * rss *
*tw*  * Twitter *
*fb*  * facebook *
*mail*  * mail *
*idcard*  * ID Card *
*gidcard*  * Gold ID Card *
*pp* PayPal
*cake* * Birthday Cake *
*up*  * up *
*down*  * down *
*note*  * note *
*freebie*  * freebie *
*amazon* *Buy from Amazon, support this site*
*32x* Sega 32X
*360* Microsoft Xbox 360
*3do* 3DO
*3ds* Nintendo 3DS
*3sstar* Triple Silver Good Trader
*acan* Super A-Can
*achievement* Xbox Achievement
*actionmax* Action Max
*amiga* Amiga
*amiibo* amiibo by Nintendo
*android* Android
*apple* Apple
*arc* Emerson Arcadia 2001
*atari* Atari
*bac* Bally Astrocade
*beagle* Beagle
*beer* Beer
*bill* bill
*binos* Binoculars
*bluray* Blu-Ray
*bob* BoB
*bomb* bomb
*bsv* Bandai Super Vision 8000
*c64* Commodore 64
*candybar* not a doodie
*cdi* CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive)
*cdr2* NEC CD-ROM 2
*cdtv* Commodore CDTV
*ced* Capacitance Electronic Disc
*chrome* Google Chrome
*cigs* cigarettes
*coin* coin
*colecovision* Colecovision
*connery* Sean Connery
*csv* Epoch Cassette Vision
*cube* Rubiks Cube
*cuffs* handcuffs
*dc* Sega Dreamcast
*donut* donut
*dour* NEC PC Engine Duo-R
*ds* Nintendo DS
*dsi* Nintendo DSi
*duo* NEC TurboDuo
*dvd* DVD
*enix* ENIX
*eshop* Nintendo eShop
*famicom* Famicom
*fcf* Fairchild Channel F
*fcp* Nintendo Famicom Pulse
*fds* Famicom Disk System
*firefox* Firefox
*firetv* FireTV
*fmt* FM Towns Marty
*ford* Harrison Ford
*gamegear* Game Gear
*gb* Game Boy
*gba* Game Boy Advance
*gbc* Game Boy Color
*gc* Nintendo GameCube
*genesis* Sega Genesis
*ghost* ghost
*godzilla* Godzilla
*hcy* RDI Halcyon
*hddvd* HD-DVD
*herb* Just Say No
*hotdog* hotdog
*hunt* Hunt
*huntsnose* The nose of Hunt
*ie* Internet Explorer
*intellivision* Intellivision
*jaguar* Atari Jaguar
*kinect* Kinect for Xbox 360
*kitty* kitty
*konami* Konami
*larry* Larry David
*ld* LaserDisc
*lsa* Pioneer LaserActive
*lynx* Atari Lynx
*magicaliconfairy* Magical Icon Fairy
*maltesecross* Maltese cross
*mcd* Sega Mega CD
*md* Mega Drive (Japan)
*mde* Sega Mega Drive (Europe)
*msx* MSX
*mty* Marty Mascot
*mushroom* mushroom
*n3ds* Nintendo New 3DS
*n64* Nintendo 64
*nall* Nall
*nec* NEC (company)
*neogeo* Neo Geo
*nes* Nintendo Entertainment System
*ngage* Nokia N-Gage
*nte* NEC TurboExpress
*nuon* Nuon
*oculus* Oculus Rift
*ody2* Magnavox Odyssey 2
*odyssey* Magnavox Odyssey
*origin* Origin
*ouya* OUYA
*pc* PC / Windows
*pce* NEC PC Engine
*pcfx* NEC PC-FX
*pcgt* PC Engine GT (Japanese TurboExpress)
*pico* Sega Pico
*piggy* piggy
*pinkcircle* pink circle
*pippin* Apple Pippin
*plat* Platinum Trophy
*pld* Bandai Playdia
*pong* PONG
*ps1* PlayStation
*ps2* PlayStation 2
*ps3* PlayStation 3
*ps4* PlayStation 4
*ps4pro* Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
*psmove* PlayStation Move
*psn* PlayStation Network
*psp* PlayStation Portable
*psplus* PlayStation®Plus
*psvita* PlayStation Vita
*qblock* question block
*reed* Reed
*roku* Roku
*saturn* Sega Saturn
*satv* Nintendo Satellaview
*scd* Sega CD
*scdr2* NEC Super CD-ROM 2
*sega* Sega
*sfc* Super Famicom
*sg1000* Sega SG-1000
*sgfx* NEC Super Grafx
*sid* Puppet Sid
*sms* Sega Master System
*snes* Super Nintendo
*snickers* Snickers
*steam* Steam
*switch* Nintendo Switch
*tad* Tad
*tg16* NEC TurboGrafx-16
*tiger* Tiger Electronics
*triforce* triforce
*uv* UltraViolet
*vc* Virtual Console
*vectrex* Vectrex
*virtualboy* Virtual Boy
*vis* Tandy VIS
*vpr1* Infinium Labs Phantom
*vpr2* Retro VGS
*vpr3* Coleco Chameleon
*vudu* Vudu
*wall* wall
*wii* Nintendo Wii
*wiiu* Nintendo Wii U
*woderator* GameTZ Woderator
*wonderswan* Bandai WonderSwan
*xb1* Microsoft Xbox One
*xbox* Microsoft Xbox

You can also do some simple text formatting using special punctuation symbols on either side of a word or phrase. Here's a list of what is available:

Text Mark Up

**bold** bold
__underlined__ underlined
%%italics%% italics
##strikeout## strikeout
~~small~~ small
==big== big
{pre}p r e - f o r m a t t e d{pre}
p r e - f o r m a t t e d
SPA *space* *space* *space* CE SPA       CE
||subscript|| subscript
^^superscript^^ superscript
{red}red{red} red
{black}black{black} black
{orange}orange{orange} orange
{yellow}yellow{yellow} yellow
{green}green{green} green
{blue}blue{blue} blue
{purple}purple{purple} purple
{gray}gray{gray} gray
{inverse}inverse{inverse} inverse
{iblack}iblack{iblack} iblack
{ired}ired{ired} ired
{iorange}iorange{iorange} iorange
{iyellow}iyellow{iyellow} iyellow
{igreen}igreen{igreen} igreen
{iblue}iblue{iblue} iblue
{ipurple}ipurple{ipurple} ipurple
{igray}igray{igray} igray

Advanced Codes

{box}my text in a box{box}
my text in a box
{spoiler}It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people.{spoiler}

It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people.

{nsfw}camel toe{nsfw}

camel toe

{private}not-signed-on people (including search engines) wont see this text{private}
{#CDBF7F}This is beige.{#} This is beige.
{i#CDBF7F}This is inverse beige.{i#} This is inverse beige.
{face Times}This is Times{face} This is Times
{href}http://mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId=590 System Shock 2{href} System Shock 2
{img}http://images.kenyonhill.com/tz/biopics/blank.gif 150 150{img} image
{href}http://google.com {img}http://images.kenyonhill.com/tz/biopics/blank.gif 150 150{img}{href} image
{flag}United_States{flag} or {flag}Canada{flag} United_States or Canada
{user}bill{user} or {userid}1{userid} bill or bill
{usertext}bill click here for awesome{usertext} click here for awesome
bill's icons: {icontext}bill{icontext} bill's icons: GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (15) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (47 seconds ago)
{asin}059035342X Harry Potter{asin} Harry Potter
{col2}apple banana orange{col2}cow dog moose{col2}
{col3}apple banana orange{col3}cow dog moose{col3}planes trains automobiles{col3}