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MithcorielPosts: 86Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:59 pm

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

What if there is already a thread on the subject I want to post on, but it's like a year old?
Do you guys prefer "necroposting" (bumping that old thread) or starting a new one?
(Personally, I think posting in the old thread makes more sense)
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:56 am
borrofburiModeratorPosts: 3508Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:27 pm Gender: Male

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Mithcoriel wrote:What if there is already a thread on the subject I want to post on, but it's like a year old?
Do you guys prefer "necroposting" (bumping that old thread) or starting a new one?
(Personally, I think posting in the old thread makes more sense)

For me it depends... if it's an inane comment I tend to complain about necroing... If it's an on topic natural progression of what has already been said then definitely in the thread... If it's a sizable and stand-alone topic starting post then might as well start a new topic. But that's just what I do.
Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:36 am
DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Hi! I'm a newbie around here:

How do I create my own blog topic and discussion with its own subject title? I'm referring to the kind of blogs on the front page of the website... I'd quite like to be a blogger. Not so keen on the Chat area though, never seen it before.... :lol:
~~L.N

“You ask ‘Is there any Florida?’ I’m inclined to answer ‘No.’ There is no Florida, there’s only this, this England, which nauseates my soul.” – DH Lawrence


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Sun May 22, 2011 3:17 pm
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Blog posts can only be made by "Contributors" (like RabbitPirate and theyounghistorian)and others who have been given powers to post there (like Th1swasatriumph, Aught3 or Squawk).

CosmicSpork (the Webhamster) and AndromedasWake can give people power in that way.

I'll be honest though. Considering you have but 2 posts to your name and no one knows you past your introductory post, I would be reluctant to give out such powers just like that if I was CosmicSpork. Hang around, get to know us, visit the chat if you like (although I confess myself that I don't go on the chat particularly frequently) etc.

If you want to set up a blog of your own, [url]blogger.com[/url] is free and a good way to get started. A fair few people (including myself) here promote their Blogs via their signatures. If it's a good blog then there's a fair chance that it will get a fair number of hits.
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DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

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(This is a response to the above post);
nasher168 wrote:Blog posts can only be made by "Contributors" (like RabbitPirate and theyounghistorian)and others who have been given powers to post there (like Th1swasatriumph, Aught3 or Squawk).

[. . .]

I'll be honest though. Considering you have but 2 posts to your name and no one knows you past your introductory post, I would be reluctant to give out such powers just like that if I was CosmicSpork. [. . .] etc.[. . .]

O.K. ;-)
Just wondering about it is all! :) Thank you for the help. :) Hope to see you lot around soon. Oh by the way, I must say, Blog and the rest of the Global Forums are fantastic, but.... to tell you the truth, "Chat" isn't exactly my thing either...I rarely enter into it. At the risk of sounding like a snob, it's much too informal and simplistic for my liking...
~~L.N

“You ask ‘Is there any Florida?’ I’m inclined to answer ‘No.’ There is no Florida, there’s only this, this England, which nauseates my soul.” – DH Lawrence


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Sun May 22, 2011 4:00 pm
DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Also, how to use bullet point lists? When I try to "insert" a list, it just seems to increase the indent of whatever I have written,
Can you help me out here?
~~L.N

“You ask ‘Is there any Florida?’ I’m inclined to answer ‘No.’ There is no Florida, there’s only this, this England, which nauseates my soul.” – DH Lawrence


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Mon May 23, 2011 7:35 am
nasher168League LegendUser avatarPosts: 2518Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pmLocation: Derby, UK Gender: Male

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Don't think bullet points are possible, but if you type [li st=1] or [li st=a] (without the spaces in "list") then this is the result:

  1. test
  2. test
  3. test
  1. test
  2. test
  3. test
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PulsarUser avatarPosts: 872Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:52 pmLocation: Belgium

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Dean wrote:Also, how to use bullet point lists? When I try to "insert" a list, it just seems to increase the indent of whatever I have written,
Can you help me out here?


Use [*] inside your list:

[lis t]
[*] item 1
[*] item 2
[/list]

becomes
  • item 1
  • item 2
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Mon May 23, 2011 10:50 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 4985Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

There really should be a post that lays out all the BBcode available on this forum.

So...


Italics

[i]Italics[/i]


_________________________________________________________________

Bold type

[b]Bold type[/b]


_________________________________________________________________

Strikethrough

[s]strikethrough[/s]


_________________________________________________________________

Text size

[size=150]Text size[/size]


You can set the size by changing the number.

_________________________________________________________________

Quoting


The other Guy wrote:Quoting


The other guy wrote:Quoting


[quote]Quoting[/quote]

[quote="The other Guy"]Quoting[/quote]

[quote="[url=http://website.crom]The other guy[/url]"]Quoting[/quote]


_________________________________________________________________

Centre justify


[centre]Centre justify[/centre]

[center]Center justify[/center]


_________________________________________________________________





[ShowMore]Hide text[/ShowMore]

[ShowMore=Hidden]Hide text[/ShowMore]


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Links

[url=http://website.crom]Links[/url]


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Image

[img]http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01122/miniature-horse_1122954i.jpg[/img]


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[youtube]6XQtd9cTGFM[/youtube]


Copy/Paste the end of the url - e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XQtd9cTGFM = 6XQtd9cTGFM - between the tags

_________________________________________________________________

    Indented bullet points
    Indented bullet points
    Indented bullet points

  • Indented bullet points
  • Indented bullet points
  • Indented bullet points

    List of indented bullet points:
  1. Indented bullet points
  2. Indented bullet points
  3. Indented bullet points

[list]Indented bullet points
Indented bullet points
Indented bullet points[/list]

[list][*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points[/list]

[list=1][b]List of indented bullet points:[/b]
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points
[*]Indented bullet points[/list]


________________________________________________________________

Do not render code, Mr browser


[code]Do not render code, Mr browser[/code]


________________________________________________________________

Tags must be nested within each other for pick'n'mix like so:

Image


[quote][centre][img]http://www.vincentchow.net/images/tallest-horse.jpg[/img][/centre][/quote]



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Mon May 23, 2011 12:50 pm
DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

@Prolescum
Prolescum wrote:[. . .]

O.k. Thank you! :)
~~L.N

“You ask ‘Is there any Florida?’ I’m inclined to answer ‘No.’ There is no Florida, there’s only this, this England, which nauseates my soul.” – DH Lawrence


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Tue May 24, 2011 7:37 pm
SquawkModeratorUser avatarPosts: 2011Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:25 pm Gender: Tree

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

Blogging for a newbie is entirely possible, but you'd have to submit a couple of trial blog posts. It would also require spork to set it up, and he's pretty busy elsewhere right now so can't promise on time scales. If you fancy a go get one drafted and pm it to me and I'll see what we can do. I really ought to write one myself
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Tue May 24, 2011 11:16 pm
DeanBlog EditorUser avatarPosts: 593Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:49 pmLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Pinecone

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Squawk wrote:Blogging for a newbie is entirely possible, but you'd have to submit a couple of trial blog posts. It would also require spork to set it up, and he's pretty busy elsewhere right now so can't promise on time scales. If you fancy a go get one drafted and pm it to me and I'll see what we can do. I really ought to write one myself

    What is a "trial blog post"?
    And is there a certain criteria for what you can/not post in a blog? Apart from the obvious, of course, such as things that are in violation of the site rules...?

To be honest, I was planning to post a blog and hence begin a discussion on NOMA (Non Overlapping Magisteria). If that's cool with you, then I'll send you a PM with it and I guess you'll take it from there. Plus please see: viewtopic.php?p=114226#p114226 - - :)
As a matter of fact, I've already got a draft sorted out, and I've saved it in a Word document for now. :D Thanks for the heads up, Squawk. :)
~~L.N

“You ask ‘Is there any Florida?’ I’m inclined to answer ‘No.’ There is no Florida, there’s only this, this England, which nauseates my soul.” – DH Lawrence


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Wed May 25, 2011 4:18 pm
Foxcanine1User avatarPosts: 17Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:40 pm Gender: Male

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

How do I attach a signature? I already tried looking at FAQ and when I try it tells me

"The field "Signature" is too long, a maximum of 0 characters is allowed."

Also, How do you send PM's. I see no icon for send message or send PM or anything like it?
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Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:40 pm
CosmicSporkLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 929Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:36 pmLocation: UK Gender: Cake

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Foxcanine1 wrote:How do I attach a signature? I already tried looking at FAQ and when I try it tells me

"The field "Signature" is too long, a maximum of 0 characters is allowed."

Also, How do you send PM's. I see no icon for send message or send PM or anything like it?


Hi there, in an attempt to stop spam bots there is a restriction on these things until your first post has been approved. Since you have a post approved now, you should be able to do those things :)
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theyounghistorian77ContributorUser avatarPosts: 726Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:43 amLocation: United Kingdom Gender: Male

Post Re: **STICKY** How Do I?

How do i embed tweets, if it is at all possible?
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CosmicSporkLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 929Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:36 pmLocation: UK Gender: Cake

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theyounghistorian77 wrote:How do i embed tweets, if it is at all possible?

Just added it for you, here you go:



[tweet]https://twitter.com/scottgu/status/281488783881420800[/tweet]
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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1163Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

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Did you see that ludicrous display last night?
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:46 pm
MugnutsBloggerUser avatarPosts: 383Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:13 am Gender: Male

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Can I be directed to some tips on the quote function...pls thnx
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InfernoContributorUser avatarPosts: 2298Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:36 pmLocation: Vienna, Austria Gender: Cake

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Mugnuts wrote:Can I be directed to some tips on the quote function...pls thnx


Check here.
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