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Feb 21, 2009 2:34 AM
Adding a YouTube video
To put a YouTube video on MAL, you have to get the last part of an YouTube URL, the last part that comes after the ?v=. For example: would be [yt]qJdWoU4i2Mg[/yt] . Though it happens that theres something else after the part of the URL we want, like: &feature=related, this part needs to be left out.

Adding non-breaking spaces to your text (Does not work in blogs!)
To add a non-breaking space to your text you have to do the following. Enter your text mark the places you want to have a non-breaking space and post it.
Now edit it, and all the places you wanted a non-breaking space replace them with &#8194 or &#8195, first one is en-space second one is em-space. Now preview your edited text, the previewed text should look wrong, but if you look in the edit box, everything should look ok there. Save it and now you have non-breaking spaces. Just like this:

  •   Microsoft
  •    Windows
  •     CurrentVersion
  •      Uninstall

Write BBcode as normal text
I guess some of you might have though how you can write in BBcode without it be formatted by MAL. So here is what you have to do:

  1. Write your BBcode
  2. Insert [i][/i] after all the [ and before the /
  3. Save
  4. Profit

For example if you are trying to show your friend how to add a YouTube video to his profile. You write:

The result will look like this:
It gets messy pretty fast, but it works!

Types of lists and indenting the lists
There are two different types of lists you can use. You already might know them both from the BBCode Help.

These are the following lists you can use:
  • one
  • two

  1. one
  2. two

The smart thing about these are that you can combine them in more levels, just like this:

  • Level 1.
  • Level 1.

    • Level 2.
    • Level 2.

      • Level 3.
      • Level 3.

        • Level 4.
        • Level 4.

          1. Numbered list.
          2. Numbered list.

Though you can see after level 3, the bullets don't change, have that in mind. Now you are probably thinking, how do I do this?
Simple! Just don't close the [list] tag and write a new one inside. Let me illustrate:

[list][*]Level 1.[*]Level 1.
[list][*]Level 2.[*]Level 2.
[list][*]Level 3.[*]Level 3.
[list][*]Level 4.[*]Level 4.
[list=1][*]Numbered list.[*]Numbered list.

The only thing different from normal separate lists is that you close all the lists at the end, and not after every list. Also you can combine the two types of lists as you want.
Posted by Cheesebaron | Feb 21, 2009 2:34 AM | 31 comments
NICKAIL | Mar 13, 2016 4:30 AM
*got lost*
Mushroommy | Oct 12, 2013 12:18 PM
OMG! Thx, you really helped me :D
animelancer | Aug 4, 2013 4:39 AM
You saved me.... not really.
Cheesebaron | Jul 10, 2013 6:24 AM
There is no indent tag...
Argyll | Jul 10, 2013 3:38 AM
Hi, I have trouble getting indentation to work. [indent][\indent] doesn't seem to do anything. Is there any good way to indent listed items?
Cheesebaron | Sep 26, 2012 2:02 PM
@Vortiene sorry, I am not the developer behind the BBCode system, I just helped with the documentation for it. To get your feature implemented you would have to contact the devs. I am not very active on this community any more so I am not sure where and who.
Vortyne | Sep 26, 2012 12:01 PM
Can you somehow modify youtube links to accept the piece before v= as well? The reason for this would be to simply post an audio embed of a youtube video utilizing httpa:// at the start of a youtube link, for example. Currently the only way to use the function is embed the whole video, even if one just wants a small audio bar.
animelvr | Dec 24, 2011 8:59 PM
do u know how i can post pics from my computer onto my friends profiles??
Chibi-Ali | Oct 17, 2011 9:13 AM
hey can you please help me?
i tried to add a youtube video to my about me but it's not working every time the code just disappears @_@

this is the code:

i put in the spaces in between the on purpose cause if i don't it would disappear...
Cheesebaron | Jul 25, 2011 7:35 AM
@maria_rochefort: Make an image that is a horizontal line and insert that. There is no other way.
maria_rochefort | Jul 25, 2011 2:18 AM
Oh hey! do u draw lines after writing a paragraph?
I mean i have a picture on my profile and underneath it i want to draw a line do i do that?
pls reply me back...thnxx
Cheesebaron | Jul 22, 2011 3:46 AM
@maria_rochefort: What you are trying to achieve is not possible unless it is an image. Frames or IFrames are not allowed through BBCode as they can contain malicious code. Nor is JavaScript or Flash content apart from YouTube videos.
maria_rochefort | Jul 21, 2011 11:00 PM
And how do i make the link on my profile visible..I mean I dont want the link I wnt to display whats in the am i supposed to do that? Is there any code for it?

pls reply me on my profile!
maria_rochefort | Jul 21, 2011 10:56 PM
um...I want to make my comment profile a little decorative so.. I want the matter to come in the middle of my comment post and change the color.. how do i do that?
AidaJudge | Aug 26, 2010 8:13 PM
thank you so much for all your help =D
AidaJudge | Aug 26, 2010 8:10 PM
the youtube thing didn't work out for me
do I have to wait till the video shows up?
Shiro_Yami | May 16, 2010 4:09 PM
are there any way to put pictures that are on my computer to my profile, comments etc?
bubica | Apr 25, 2010 8:36 AM
Hiyo cheesebaron.
I wanted to ask if there is a BBCode on MAL that lets you change image on mouseover?

EzioAuditore | Feb 3, 2010 3:59 PM
u help me
Cheesebaron | Oct 14, 2009 1:08 AM
Only youtube vids work. Suggest new functionality in the Suggestion forums.
Half_Bl00d | Oct 14, 2009 12:49 AM
can i post a video from photobucket? If i can what are the right codes?
Cheesebaron | Oct 13, 2009 12:47 AM
No sorry, it is not possible.
CptMJ | Oct 12, 2009 5:23 PM
Hi Cheesebaron! Is it possible to put Imeem bbcode on our profiles for music? If so, what is the correct code?
Cheesebaron | Oct 8, 2009 2:45 PM
It is not possible to put HTML code on your profiles!
Symphonic-Rain | Oct 8, 2009 11:55 AM
i want to put html code in my profile please (-. - )
AccipiterF1 | Jul 21, 2009 9:35 AM
Thanks for the useful information on displaying code as text. Whatever happened to the old "code" tag?
pretear | Jun 6, 2009 4:18 AM
I managed to put movies on my profile, thanks to you thank you! ^ o ^
Teh | May 1, 2009 2:51 PM
Oh I found out the problem of it, so the question doesn't matter anymore. Thank you anyway.
Teh | May 1, 2009 8:49 AM
I have a question about that. I just wanted to make my coment profiles to be a color that its not black [ the one that its at everybody else ] I mean, like make it be blue. And the codes worked until now, but now they don't work anymore. Do you know what is that?
Like this were the codes

And I puted them down on my profile [ at the about me and such ] ... so I dont know what they aren't workin' anymore.
stellarheart | Apr 26, 2009 3:05 AM
From the looks of it,.. it looks like you are an expert.
So,.. I need your help. Here are my questions.

Q#1: How can I make hearts?
~I have seen it on some clubs and I would like to put it on profile.

Q#2: How can I post pictures on my profile,.. pics that I have on my computer?

Q#3: How can I send pics to people,.. weather its a PM or on their profile.

Pls respond back,.. I am waiting w/anticipation.

I have PM a couple of admin but none have returned my message.
Thanks Nina :P