How to use BB Code (Bulletin Board Code).

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Posted 12:17pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
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How to use BB Code (Bulletin Board Code).
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!
Posted 12:25pm on Tue 5 May 2009
guyderman
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In response to Topic
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!

» Go to altaranga's original post
Atltaranga is a true hero
I struggle with all this all the time - especially when it comes to posting photo's and you tube videos. so if anyone wants to add these in I will be very happy!
Posted 12:40pm on Tue 5 May 2009
CheekyLee
  • Posts: 7,259
01
In response to Topic
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!

» Go to altaranga's original post
EDIT : There was stuff here, but Alta has since expanded his post, so I deleted to avoid repeating. (Way to make me look redundant!)
Posted 12:50pm on Tue 5 May 2009
Ghost5
  • Posts: 10,710
00
In response to Topic
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!

» Go to altaranga's original post
I remember a guide that was on this site but it seems to have disappeared.
Posted 12:51pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
  • Posts: 7,362
00
In response to guyderman's
Atltaranga is a true hero
I struggle with all this all the time - especially when it comes to posting photo's and you tube videos. so if anyone wants to add these in I will be very happy!

» Go to guyderman's original post
*blushes*

Thanks guy. Happy to help.

(Note: Am updating as I go).
Posted 12:53pm on Tue 5 May 2009
Rogue_Soul
  • Posts: 2,761
01
In response to Topic
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!

» Go to altaranga's original post
Quote:
Originally Posted by altaranga
All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

How about [quote] tags then?
Posted 12:57pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
  • Posts: 7,362
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In response to CheekyLee's
EDIT : There was stuff here, but Alta has since expanded his post, so I deleted to avoid repeating. (Way to make me look redundant!)

» Go to CheekyLee's original post
Thanks for the input.
Posted 12:59pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
  • Posts: 7,362
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In response to Rogue_Soul's
Quote:
Originally Posted by altaranga
All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

How about [quote] tags then?

» Go to Rogue_Soul's original post
Thanks again.
Posted 1:01pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
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In response to Ghost5's
I remember a guide that was on this site but it seems to have disappeared.

» Go to Ghost5's original post
Ghost5 is alive.

Yeah, I thought there might be one but I couldn't find it (not through lack of trying I might add). I figured it might be in everyone's interests to kick off a new one.
Posted 2:05pm on Tue 5 May 2009
altaranga
  • Posts: 7,362
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In response to Topic
2 reasons for this thread. Firstly to everyone, as a help/guide of the bb code in use on this forum. I cannot find a single, central place where this sort of help is available (but rather it is scattered about in several posts). And secondly as a sort of self-help for me (for now) so I can learn the bb code available to use.

All feedback is welcome, btw, especially if I have missed something out.

First up, the basics...
Note: I have included what you need to type with extra spaces in the square brackets. For example, [ b ] should actually be [b] when you are typing it.

bolded text
[ b ]bolded text[ /b ]

italicized text
[ i ]italicized text[ /i ]

underlined text
[ u ]underlined text[ /u ]

Strikethrough text
[ str ]Strikethrough text[ /str ]

bolded, underlined and italicized text
[ b ][ i ][ u ]bolded, underlined and italicized text[ /u ][ /i ][ /b ]

Note: If you are combining bb codes you need to finish each one off in reverse order. For example [1][2][3]text[/3][/2][/1] and not [1][2][3]text[/1][/2][/3].

[ font=arial ]This font is Arial[ /font ]
This font is Arial

Also available in:

Arial Black
Arial Narrow
Book Antiqua
Century Gothic
Comic Sans MS
Courier New
Fixedsys
Franklin Gothic Medium
Garamond
Georgia
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Palatino Linotype
System
Tahoma
Times New Roman
Trebuchet MS
Verdana

blue text [ color=blue ]blue text[ /color ]

Also available in:
orange text
red text
green text
magenta text
cyan text
purple text
brown text
teal text
white text <<<white
black text
yellow text


Text Left Justified

[ left ]Text Left Justified[ /left ]

Text Centre Justified

[ center ]Text Centre Justified[ /center ]


Text Right Justified

[ right ]Text Right Justified[ /right ]




Then you have quoting

Quote:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
[ quote ]A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...[ /quote ]

And also direct references

Quote:
Originally Posted by guyderman
Atltaranga is a true hero
[ quote=guyderman ]Atltaranga is a true hero[ /quote ]

(Thanks btw guyderman).
Note: Same as a quote but with '=source' inside the original brackets.

Also bullet point lists
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
[ list ] (return)[*]Red (return)[*]Blue (return)[*]Yellow (return)
[ /list ]

Note: Use seperate lines for each of the above (i.e. click return)

Next up, links and pictures...

pasting a url
http://www.videogamer.com/
[ url ]http://www.videogamer.com/[ /url ]

creating a link
videogamer.com
[ url=http://www.videogamer.com/ ]videogamer.com[ /url ]

email link
contact@videogamer.com
[ email ]contact@videogamer.com[ /email ]

posting a picture

[ img ]http://static.videogamer.com/videogamer/images/pub/videogamer_show_1.jpg[ /img ]

Note: The image you wish to share needs to be on the internet. Personally I use a gallery on Facebook to save all of my online pictures, and then just use a link from there.

Note: I now use Flickr instead.

posting a youtube video

[ youtube ]VTbYUd1jUc4[ /youtube ]

Note: You just need to cut and paste the alpha-numeric code after the = sign from the youtube url.

Spoilers (hiding text)
Show Spoiler Hidden text

[ spoiler ]Hidden text[ /spoiler ]

Hiding a youtube video within a spolier

[ spoiler ][ youtube ]JVHGy9XEF9I[ /youtube ][ /spoiler ]

Hiding a link within a smiley
Smile
[ url=http://www.bbc.co.uk ]Smile[ /url ]

Thanks to CheekyLee for his feedback on links, quotes and youtube!!

» Go to altaranga's original post
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