Edit: Stupid forum changes b ) (without space between) to
In this case it is not - just for the record - specific to the current stupid board software, but it is a more generic issue with (still a "bad") implementation of "BBCODE":
specifically not inserting them into square brackets (but a number of other board softwares use this "simplified approach" causing exactly this issue).
On other news, that the IP Board software (and the chosen CKeditor component and their interactivity with BBCODE) cannot be defined if not as "terrible" or "awful" is by now re-known and confirmed by everyone:
let's hope that in the next 4.0 version the good invision guys will be able - as promised - to put together their act.