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regEx not parsing correctly

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I'm trying to write my own BBCode to HTML converter in VB.Net 2008 using some code I found as a base.  So far everything is working well, but for some reason I can't get RegEx to replace the "Quote" with a "blockquote".

Can someone take a look at this code and see if you can tell me what I'm doing wrong?  This is driving me nuts!

The BBCode looks something like:
[QUOTE=SomeDude]Some example text goes here[/QUOTE]

I used almost the exact same code for the Font Size and Color and it works fine.

I sure hope someone can help!  Thanks!
Public Function BBtoHTML(BBCode as string) as String
  Dim regExp As System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex
  Dim Ret as string = BBCode
 
  regExp = New Regex("\[QUOTE=([^\]]+)\]([^\]]+)\[\/QUOTE\]")
  Ret = regExp.Replace(Ret, "<blockquote style=""background-color: #CCCCCC; border-width: thin"">" & "Originally Posted by <strong>$1</strong><br /><em>$2</em></blockquote>") 
 
  Return Ret
End Function

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