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The Complete List of NSCodes

These BBCode-like tags can be used in Dispatches, Telegrams, Regional Message Board (RMB) posts, Regional World Factbook Entries (WFEs), and World Assembly proposals. Not all tags are valid for all message types: see below.

[box][size=150][b]Bold[/b], [b]Italic[/b], [b]Underline[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tags: [b]b[/b], [b]i[/b], [b]u[/b][/size]

[pre]I [b]really[/b] like text that [i]makes a point[/i], you [u]know[/u]?[/pre]
I [b]really[/b] like text that [i]makes a point[/i], you [u]know[/u]?
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[box][size=150][b]Strikeout[/b], [b]Subscript[/b], [b]Superscript[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tags: [b]strike[/b], [b]sub[/b], [b]sup[/b][/size]

[pre]I [strike]like[/strike] [sub]love[/sub] love [sup]love[/sup] this region![/pre]
I [strike]like[/strike] [sub]love[/sub] love [sup]love[/sup] this region!
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[box][size=150][b]Nation[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]nation[/b][/size]
[size=90]Shortcut: [b]@[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: [u]long[/u], [u]noflag[/u][/size]

[pre]I am [nation]Testlandia[/nation]. Or, to use my full name, [nation=long]Testlandia[/nation]. If you prefer to omit flags, you can call me [nation=noflag]Testlandia[/nation] or [nation=long+noflag]Testlandia[/nation].[/pre]
I am [nation]Testlandia[/nation]. Or, to use my full name, [nation=long]Testlandia[/nation]. If you prefer to omit flags, you can call me [nation=noflag]Testlandia[/nation] or [nation=long+noflag]Testlandia[/nation].

[size=90](Tip: When writing a post or dispatch, hit "@" and begin typing a nation name for an auto-completing shortcut.)[/size]
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[box][size=150][b]Region[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]region[/b][/size]
[size=90]Shortcut: [b]@[/b][/size]

[pre][region]The Pacific[/region] was the very first region in the world.[/pre]
[region]The Pacific[/region] was the very first region in the world.

[size=90](Tip: When writing a post or dispatch, hit "@" and begin typing a region name for an auto-completing shortcut.)[/size]
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[box][size=150][b]World Assembly Proposal[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]proposal[/b][/size]
[size=90]Option: proposal ID[/size]

[pre]Please support [proposal=separatist_peoples_1416233457]my proposal[/proposal]![/pre]
Please support [proposal=separatist_peoples_1416233457]my proposal[/proposal]!
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[box][size=150][b]World Assembly Resolution[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]resolution[/b][/size]
[size=90]Option: council ID ([u]GA[/u], [u]SC[/u], or [u]UN[/u])#resolution ID[/size]

[pre]The foundation of modern WA legislation is [resolution=GA#2]the Rights and Duties law[/resolution].[/pre]
The foundation of modern WA legislation is [resolution=UN#2]the Rights and Duties law[/resolution].
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[box][size=150][b]Spoiler[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]spoiler[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: text to display on button[/size]

[pre][spoiler]Surprise![/spoiler][/pre]
[spoiler]Surprise![/spoiler]

[pre][spoiler=Try this one, too!]Boo!![/spoiler][/pre]
[spoiler=Try this one, too!]Boo!![/spoiler]
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[box][size=150][b]Link[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid for nationstates.net links: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Valid for other sites: Dispatches, WFEs[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]url[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: URL[/size]

[pre]Did you know the guy who wrote NationStates is [url=http://maxbarry.com]Max Barry[/url]?[/pre]
Did you know the guy who wrote NationStates is [url=http://maxbarry.com]Max Barry[/url]?

[pre]A lot of people live in [url=http://forum.nationstates.net/]the forums[/url]![/pre]
A lot of people live in [url=http://forum.nationstates.net/]the forums[/url]!

[pre]You can actually omit the [url] tag for full URLs, like this: http://www.nationstates.net/page=faq[/pre]
You can actually omit the [url] tag for full URLs, like this: http://www.nationstates.net/page=faq.

[pre]But it's usually most helpful to provide descriptive text, so people know [url=http://www.nationstates.net/page=faq]this link leads to the FAQ[/url].[/pre]
But it's usually most helpful to provide descriptive text, so people know [url=http://www.nationstates.net/page=faq]this link leads to the FAQ[/url].
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[box][size=150][b]List[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tags: [b]list[/b], [b]*[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: [u]1[/u], [u]a[/u], [u]i[/u], [u]A[/u], [u]I[/u][/size]

[pre][list][*]One
[*]Two
[*]Three[/list][/pre]
[list][*]One
[*]Two
[*]Three[/list]

[pre][list=1][*]A more complicated list, which contains a nested list:
[list=i][*]"1" is 1, 2, 3...
[*]"i" is i, ii, iii...
[*]"a" is a, b, c...[/list]
[*]And the above can be capitalized, for A, B, C... and I, II, III...[/list][/pre]
[list=1][*]A more complicated list, which contains a nested list:
[list=i][*]"1" is 1, 2, 3...
[*]"i" is i, ii, iii...
[*]"a" is a, b, c...[/list]
[*]And the above can be capitalized, for A, B, C... and I, II, III...[/list]
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[box][size=150][b]Unformatted text[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Everywhere[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]pre[/b][/size]

[[size=100]pre[/size]]You bold like [size=100][b[/size]]this[/b[size=100]]![/pre[/size]]
[pre]You bold like [b]this[/b]![/pre]
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[box][size=150][b]Size[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]size[/b][/size]

[pre]Sometimes you want [size=150]big text[/size] but other times only [size=90]small text[/size] will do.[/pre]
Sometimes you want [size=180]big text[/size], but other times [size=75]only small text will do.[/size]
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[box][size=150][b]Color[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches, WFEs[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]color[/b][/size]
[size=90]Alternative name: colour[/size]
[size=90]Options: name or hexidecimal code of color[/size]

[pre]I [color=red]love[/color] a little [colour=#FF9900]color[/colour].[/pre]
I [color=red]love[/color] a little [colour=#FF9900]color[/colour].
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[box][size=150][b]Quote[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: RMBs[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]quote[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: name of author;post ID[/size]

[pre][quote=testlandia;4970610]It's an outrage![/quote][/pre]
[quote=testlandia;4970610]It's an outrage![/quote]
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[box][size=150][b]Background color[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tags: [b]background[/b], [b]background-block[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: name or hexidecimal code of color[/size]

[pre]Backgrounds can be applied to [background=yellow]highlight a few words[/background].[/pre]
Backgrounds can be applied to [background=yellow]highlight a few words[/background].

[pre][background-block=yellow]Backgrounds can also be applied at the paragraph level, which is especially noticeable...

...when it flows over multiple lines.[/background-block][/pre]
[background-block=yellow]Backgrounds can also be applied at the paragraph level, which is especially noticeable...

...when it flows over multiple lines.[/background-block]
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[box][size=150][b]Font[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]font[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: name of font(s), in order of preference[/size]

[pre][font=Courier]What a beautiful font![/font][/pre]
[font=Courier]What a beautiful font![/font]

[pre][font=Times New Roman, Arial, sans]What a beautiful font![/font][/pre]
[font=Times New Roman, Arial, sans]What a beautiful font![/font]
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[box][size=150][b]Alignment[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]align[/b][/size]
[size=90]Alternative names: center, centre[/size]
[size=90]Options: [u]left[/u], [u]right[/u], [u]center[/u], [u]justify[/u][/size]

[pre][align=center]Centered text.[/align][/pre]
[align=center]Centered text.[/align]

[pre][align=right]Right-justified text.[/align][/pre]
[align=right]Right-justified text.[/align]

[pre][centre]This is also centred, especially if you're British.[/centre][/pre]
[centre]This is also centred, especially if you're British.[/centre]
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[box][size=150][b]Image[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]img[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: view ([u]standout[/u], [u]shadow[/u], [u]border[/u])[/size]

[pre][img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img][/pre]
[img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img]

You can also set some visual options:
[pre][img view="shadow"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img][/pre]
[img view="shadow"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img]

[pre][img view="standout"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img][/pre]
[img view="standout"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img]

[pre][img view="standout border shadow"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img][/pre]
[img view="standout border shadow"]https://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/Switzerland.png[/img]
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[box][size=150][b]Float[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]float[/b][/size]
[size=90]Options: [u]left[/u], [u]right[/u][/size]

[pre][float=right][img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img][/float]
[float=left][img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img][/float]
Images float on either side of this text.[/pre]
[float=right][img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img][/float]
[float=left][img]http://www.nationstates.net/images/foot_jg.png[/img][/float]
Images float on either side of this text.
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[box][size=150][b]Box[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]box[/b][/size]

[pre][box]A pretty box.[/box][/pre]
(You're looking at it. Sadly, boxes cannot contain other boxes.)
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[box][size=150][b]Sidebar[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]sidebar[/b][/size]

[pre][sidebar]Sidebars are very similar to box + float-right, but don't stretch across the whole screen (except on mobile devices).[/sidebar][/pre]
[sidebar]Sidebars are very similar to box + float-right, but don't stretch across the whole screen (except on mobile devices).[/sidebar]
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[box][size=150][b]Indent[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]tab[/b][/size]
[size=90]Option: number of pixels to indent[/size]

[pre][tab=100]Some indented text[/tab].[/pre]
[tab=100]Some indented text[/tab].
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[box][size=150][b]Anchor[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tag: [b]anchor[/b][/size]
[size=90]Option: name of anchor (no spaces or punctuation!)[/size]

[pre][anchor=JUMPHERE][/anchor]Useful for tables of contents.
Jump to [url=#JUMPHERE]my anchor[/url].[/pre]
[anchor=JUMPHERE]Useful for tables of contents[/anchor].
Jump to [url=#JUMPHERE]my anchor[/url].
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[box][size=150][b]Table[/b][/size]
[size=90]Valid: Dispatches[/size]
[size=90]Tags: [b]table[/b], [b]tr[/b] (table row), [b]td[/b] (table cell)[/size]
[size=90]Options: [u]plain[/u][/size]

[pre][table][tr][td]A table's first row looks different[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Second row[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Third row[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Fourth row, which goes on at some length about nothing. It also has a line break in it. Here it comes. Ready? Okay!! Here it is!!
See?[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hovering over a row highlights it[/td][td]Not bad, eh?[/td][/tr]
[/table][/pre]

[table][tr][td]A table's first row looks different[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Second row[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Third row[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Fourth row, which goes on at some length about nothing. It also has a line break in it. Here it comes. Ready? Okay!! Here it is!!

See?[/td][td]Next cell[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hovering over a row highlights it[/td][td]Not bad, eh?[/td][/tr]
[/table]

[pre][float=right][table=plain]
[tr][td]Table type:[/td][td]Plain[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Decoration:[/td][td]None[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Excitement level:[/td][td]Low[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Usefulness for formatting:[/td][td]High[/td][/tr]
[/table][/float][/pre]

[float=right][table=plain]
[tr][td]Table type:[/td][td]Plain[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Decoration:[/td][td]None[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Excitement level:[/td][td]Low[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Usefulness for formatting:[/td][td]High[/td][/tr]
[/table][/float]

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The Hive Mind of Testlandia

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