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Re: HOW TO...

PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:26 pm

HOW TO... Upload An Avatar

1) Click "User Control Panel" from the top menu
2) Click the "Profile" tab
3) Click "Edit Avatar"
4) Choose an image to use, it must be no larger than 110 pixels wide and 110 pixels tall, with a file size smaller than 80Kb. Don't worry though, it'll tell you if its too big!
5) You need to either take the URL of the picture from a website (right click, and depending on the browser will depend how to get the URL - in IE its from the properties page) and paste it into the "Upload from a URL" box
6) Or, you can take a picture from your computer, by pressing "Upload" and choosing the image.
7) Hit "Submit". Job done.
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:26 pm

HOW TO... Post A Picture

1) Choose a picture you want to post. It has to be online already, if its not, then you need to upload it (see Step 2)
2) If you have a picture on your computer you'd like to post, you'll need to upload it somewhere first using a site like imgur, TinyPic or ImageShack. Make a note of the URL it provides you with.
3) Press the "Img" button above the post box
4) Paste the image URL into the box, between the tags, so it looks like this:
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[img]http://www.myimages.com/mypicture.jpg[/img]
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:26 pm

HOW TO... Post A Link

1) Choose the link you want to post, generally this is a URL to another website or forum post. Copy it.
2) Click the "URL" button above
3) Paste the URL in between the tags like below:
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[url]www.google.com[/url]

4) If you want the link to display as text, as opposed to a URL (like I did with the links in the image tutorial above), you lay out the tags like this instead, placing the URL inside the first tag, and the text between the tags:
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[url=www.google.com]Google[/url]
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:26 pm

HOW TO... Link To YouTube

1) You can embed YouTube videos into posts (for better or worse), and its dead easy.
2) Find the video you want to use on YouTube.
3) Press the SHARE button either from the YouTube website or from the video itself. The SHARE button looks like a dot with 2 lines coming out of it into other dots. It'll show you a URL like this...
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http://youtu.be/Gdv55pki5As

4) Copy the URL and click the "YouTube" button when making your post, and paste the URL between the tags like this:
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[youtube]http://youtu.be/Gdv55pki5As[/youtube]
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:27 pm

HOW TO... Link To A Tweet

1) You can link to INDIVIDUAL tweets from a post, first find the one you're interested in
2) You need to FULL twitter URL. It looks like this:
https://twitter.com/Jooky85/status/282529084565749760
3) One easy way to get it, from the website, is to click "Expand" on the tweet (usually bottom left or "View Photo" if its a picture)
4) Then Click "Details" one its expanded, this is bottom right, next to the date of the tweet.
5) The URL will be display in the navigation bar of the browser. Copy it and paste it between the tags provided by the "tweet" button, like below
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[tweet]https://twitter.com/Jooky85/status/282529084565749760[/tweet]
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:27 pm

HOW TO... Link Your Profile To Twitter

1) Click "User Control Panel" from the top menu
2) Click the "Profile" tab
3) Click "Edit Profile"
4) Right at the bottom, there's a Twitter box. Enter your twitter username. It doesn't link (yet), but will show up when you post.
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PostSat Dec 22, 2012 5:28 pm

HOW TO... Send A PM

1) Click "0 New Messages" from the top menu
2) Click "New PM"
3) Inside the first box, type the username of the person you want to send to. If you don't know it, or get it wrong, you can use the Find Member box to hunt them down.
4) You can send to multiple at once.
5) Enter your message and submit.

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