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Short for Ultimate Bulletin Board, it is a popular Web based bulletin board system (a type of Internet-based discussion forum). Internet users who post and use forums based on UBB often see the message "You may use UBB code in your post". UBB code is a simple variation on the common HTML tags that allow you to add formatting (font & style) hyperlinks, or images to your message post .

Example of HTML code, compared with UBB Code: (no spaces required in actual code):

  • HTML URL hyperlink tag:
    < a href="http://www.webopedia.com" >http://www.webopedia.com < /a >
  • UBB URL hyperlink tag:
    [ url ] http://www.webopedia.com [ /url ]

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