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:


*amazon* *Buy from Amazon, support this site*
*!* !
*+* positive
*-* negative
*2gstar* Double Gold Star
*32x* Sega 32X
*360* Microsoft Xbox 360
*3do* 3DO
*3ds* Nintendo 3DS
*3gstar* Triple Gold Star
*3sstar* Triple Silver Good Trader
*4gstar* Quadruple Gold Star
*5gstar* Quintuple Gold Star
*Q* Blue Q
*acan* Super A-Can
*achievement* Xbox Achievement
*actionmax* Action Max
*amiga* Amiga
*amiibo* amiibo by Nintendo
*android* Android
*angry* angry
*apple* Apple
*arc* Emerson Arcadia 2001
*atari* Atari
*bac* Bally Astrocade
*bacon* bacon
*beagle* Beagle
*beer* Beer
*bill* bill
*binos* Binoculars
*bluray* Blu-Ray
*bob* BoB
*bomb* bomb
*brokenheart* broken heart
*bstar* Bronze Star
*bsv* Bandai Super Vision 8000
*c64* Commodore 64
*cake* Birthday Cake
*candybar* not a doodie
*cdi* CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive)
*cdr2* NEC CD-ROM 2
*cdtv* Commodore CDTV
*ced* Capacitance Electronic Disc
*chatting* chatting
*check* check
*chrome* Google Chrome
*cigs* cigarettes
*coin* coin
*colecovision* Colecovision
*connery* Sean Connery
*coolgrin* cool grin
*coolsmile* cool smile
*csv* Epoch Cassette Vision
*cube* Rubiks Cube
*cuffs* handcuffs
*dc* Sega Dreamcast
*deadface* dead face
*donut* donut
*dot* dot
*dour* NEC PC Engine Duo-R
*down* down
*ds* Nintendo DS
*dsi* Nintendo DSi
*duh* duh!
*duo* NEC TurboDuo
*dvd* DVD
*enix* ENIX
*envy* envy
*eshop* Nintendo eShop
*evil* evil
*famicom* Famicom
*fb* Facebook
*fcf* Fairchild Channel F
*fcp* Nintendo Famicom Pulse
*fds* Famicom Disk System
*firefox* Firefox
*firetv* FireTV
*fmt* FM Towns Marty
*ford* Harrison Ford
*freebie* freebie
*frown* frown
*gQ* Gold Q
*gamegear* Game Gear
*gb* Game Boy
*gba* Game Boy Advance
*gbc* Game Boy Color
*gc* Nintendo GameCube
*genesis* Sega Genesis
*gglobe* golden globe
*ghost* ghost
*gidcard* Gold ID Card
*globe* globe
*godzilla* Godzilla
*greviewer* Gold Reviewer
*grin* grin
*gstar* Gold Star
*has* has what you want
*hcy* RDI Halcyon
*hddvd* HD-DVD
*heart* love
*herb* Just Say No
*hotdog* hotdog
*huh* huh?
*hunt* Hunt
*huntsnose* The nose of Hunt
*idcard* ID Card
*idea* idea
*ie* Internet Explorer
*intellivision* Intellivision
*jaguar* Atari Jaguar
*kinect* Kinect for Xbox 360
*kitty* kitty
*konami* Konami
*larry* Larry David
*ld* LaserDisc
*lol* laughing out loud
*lsa* Pioneer LaserActive
*lynx* Atari Lynx
*magicaliconfairy* Magical Icon Fairy
*mail* mail
*maltesecross* Maltese cross
*match* match
*mcd* Sega Mega CD
*md* Mega Drive (Japan)
*mde* Sega Mega Drive (Europe)
*minimod* Mini Moderator
*mnote* note
*mod* Moderator
*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
*new* new
*ngage* Nokia N-Gage
*no* no
*note* note
*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
*pokerface* poker face
*pong* PONG
*pp* PayPal
*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
*question* ?
*raspberry* raspberry
*reed* Reed
*reviewer* Reviewer
*roku* Roku
*roll* rolls eyes
*rss* rss
*santa* secret santa
*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
*shake* shake
*shock* shock
*sid* Puppet Sid
*smile* smile
*sms* Sega Master System
*snes* Super Nintendo
*snickers* Snickers
*sstar* Silver Star
*steam* Steam
*surprise* surprise
*switch* Nintendo Switch
*tad* Tad
*tg16* NEC TurboGrafx-16
*tiger* Tiger Electronics
*triforce* triforce
*tw* Twitter
*uncheck* uncheck
*up* up
*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
*want* wants what you have
*warning* warning
*wii* Nintendo Wii
*wiiu* Nintendo Wii U
*wince* wince
*wink* wink
*winkingraspberry* winking raspberry
*woderator* GameTZ Woderator
*wonderswan* Bandai WonderSwan
*wrysmile* wry smile
*xb1* Microsoft Xbox One
*xbox* Microsoft Xbox
*yawn* yawn
*yes* yes

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
{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}